Microdermabrasion 2017-02-08T22:58:23+00:00

Microdermabrasion

  • Non-invasive gentle skin care.
  • Treatments start from just £50.
  • 15% off courses of four treatments.

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Microdermabrasion Reveals Newer, Softer, Smoother Skin

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, gentle treatment used to remove the outermost layer of dry and dead skin cells, revealing newer, softer, smoother skin underneath. The Microdermabrasion wand emits a stream of fine particles and simultaneously vacuums up the dead skin cells that the particles dislodge. The process boosts circulation to the skin, making the skin appear bright and glowing, from which all types of skin can benefit (especially acne and enlarged pores around the face and neck). For more information, please see below or speak to one of our therapists at The Avalon Laser & Beauty Clinic in Orpington.

Our skin naturally renews its cells over a period of around thirty days, and during this process, the old skin cells tend to accumulate, thickening the outer layer of the skin (stratum corneum), making the complexion appear dull and lifeless. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, gentle treatment used to remove the outermost layer of dry and dead skin cells, revealing newer, softer, smoother skin underneath. The Microdermabrasion wand emits a stream of fine particles and simultaneously vacuums up the dead skin cells that the particles dislodge. This also boosts circulation to the skin, making the skin appear bright and glowing. All types of skin can benefit from the process, which is ideal for skin prone to acne and for enlarged pores (it is generally used to treat the face and neck). Microdermabrasion also helps to improve surface pigmentation and stimulates removal of toxins by the action of the lymphatic system. In addition, a lifting procedure can be employed to plump and firm the skin. Note that because the process exfoliates the skin, Microdermabrasion can also be used in conjunction with suitable skin-care products to accelerate the Intense Pulsed Light rejuvenation process.
Patients undergo an initial consultation before treatment. During the consultation your Microdermabrasion therapist will explain the treatment process, examine any areas of concern and gather some medical history details. They will also answer any questions you may have regarding the Microdermabrasion procedure, and inform you of the likely number of treatments and costs to achieve optimum results.
There are no specific preparations required for Microdermabrasion treatments.
Microdermabrasion Wand.
Anaesthetic is not required.
Patients feel a slight tingling, like the sensation of very fine sandpaper being rubbed over the skin. It is not unpleasant, and leaves a slightly flushed, wind-burned feeling for a short while.
Your Microdermabrasion therapist will explain the recovery and aftercare process during treatment. But as a guideline, to avoid damaging the skin following treatment, further treatments that exfoliate e.g. scrubs, masks and peels should be avoided, unless your therapist recommends them. You should avoid the gym, sauna, swimming and hot baths for the first twelve hours after your treatment, but otherwise there is no need to alter your normal routine. You should always apply sunscreen daily, to protect your skin. Note that your therapist may also recommend using certain skincare products if the procedure is used in conjunction with other Intense Pulsed Light acne and skin rejuvenation processes.
Some redness for an hour or two after the treatment is quite normal, after which the skin will look brighter, with a more even colour, and feel softer to the touch. Sometimes there may be slight dryness and flaking for a few days as the skin renews itself.
Good results can be achieved in as little as one treatment. A course of between six and twelve fortnightly treatments may be recommended for problem skin. Considering that Microdermabrasion is a progressive treatment (with the skin constantly renewing itself) many patients attend regular maintenance treatments.