Everything you need to know
We use a medical grade microdermabrasion machine with a pulsed oxygen feed to push the active ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate cell renewal. At its core, Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation process that uses a tool to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the face. This helps to reveal smoother, brighter, healthier-looking skin beneath. The treatment can be performed in a variety of ways, including with chemical peels or abrasive devices such as crystals or diamond tips. And while the effects of microdermabrasion are typically short-lived, regular treatments can maintain clear and healthy skin over time.
WHAT DOES MICRODERMABRASION TREATMENT DO?
The treatments are provided by our aesthetic skin specialist. There is a bespoke range of microdermabrasion treatments e.g. anti-acne, anti-pigmentation, energising, anti-cellulite etc. Some stretch marks respond well to this treatment and some people can achieve a reduction in the appearance of brown age spots.
Each treatment takes approximately 45 minutes. There is usually a small amount of pinkness and many will notice a healthy radiant look and a firmer feel immediately after the first treatment. A course of 3 – 6 treatments at one to two-week intervals is recommended for optimum results.
Microdermabrasion is not suitable for deeper wrinkles or scars (where Botox®, fillers, laser resurfacing and medical skin needling treatments may be more appropriate), deep pigmentation or broken veins on the skin.
To maintain the results of microdermabrasion, we recommend daily use of a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30, and to apply an antioxidant such as the SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic or Phloretin serums as the most effective way to protect the skin from future sun damage (photodamage). SkinCeuticals provides effective skincare solutions through dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medi-spas, and other skincare professionals. It provides a complete range of products scientifically proven to benefit your skin
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Medical Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective procedure, suitable for both men and women of all ages and skin types. It can be performed on the back, shoulders or chest, hands as well as the usual facial area. The procedure is sometimes performed in combination with chemical peels to enhance the results. It is also carried out immediately preceding laser treatment for acne and acne scars.
Microdermabrasion is not suitable for deeper wrinkles or scars (where fillers, laser resurfacing and microneedling treatments may be more appropriate), deep pigmentation or broken veins on the skin. Separate information is available for these.
We recommend daily use of a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30, and apply following directions from the manufacturer.
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WHY HAVE MICRODERMABRASION TREATMENT AT STRATUM DERMATOLOGY CLINICS?
When having non-surgical cosmetic procedures, it is vital that the person conducting the treatment is both qualified and experienced. The facilities should be clean, safe and offer the best equipment. By choosing to have aesthetic treatments at our clinics, you can be sure of all of the above.
We work with leading experts in the field of dermatology to ensure you have the best experience and treatments. All our clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify and Trustpilot. Both our clinics and the consultants who work here are recognised by the main healthcare insurance providers.
We can reassure you that our clinics remain committed to providing safe cosmetic and laser treatments in an environment that is fit for purpose, and we remain registered with, and regulated by, the Care Quality Commission.
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