Your guide to microdermabrasion
It’s often referred to as a half hour face lift, others call it the glowing skin miracle worker. But you may be wondering whether microdermabrasion treatment is right for you and your skin type? Many sceptics in the beauty industry have questioned its merits, positing negative comments about how safe it is and what it actually does for the skin. Comments range from ‘it hurts’, ‘it’ leaves marks’ or quite simply ‘it’s too expensive’. Fortunately, our highly skilled therapists at Bonnie Quines always deal with actual facts.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is considered by industry experts to be the leading skincare treatment in the UK and Ireland for complete skin rejuvenation. People with uneven pigmentation, fine lines and clogged pores can benefit from a series of microdermabrasion treatments. Skin Base microdermabrasion is a safe, professionally controlled, non-invasive procedure, that uses tiny crystals to help remove a superficial layer of dead skin cells. It’s a treatment that intensely exfoliates and resurfaces the skin. It’s not in the slightest bit painful or even mildly uncomfortable and it’s very effective in treating a number of skin problems such as acne scarring, ageing, uneven skin tone, tired/dull skin and/or dry/dehydrated skin. Another common misconception is that it’s restricted to facials. Microdermabrasion treatment is very useful for repairing skin problems on the back and the neck too. Skin might be a little red for a day or so, but patients have reported a pleasant glowing sensation afterwards.
How does microdermabrasion work?
When you remove the stratum corneum - the medical term for the top layer of skin - the body interprets this as an ‘injury’. In practice blood flow is stimulated by a fine jet of non allergenic crystals penetrating the skin to gently remove dead skin cells layer by layer, whilst simultaneously a vacuum sweeps up both the crystals and the cellular debris of the skin. Through a nutritional process, it then quickly produces new skin cells which improves both elasticity and texture, whilst markedly reducing the appearance of scarring. Depending on how many treatments a client has, they’ll notice a change in the clarity, elasticity and texture of their skin. They’ll also see the reduction of scarring and fine lines. Most dermatologists recommend a session very four to six weeks. And the best results are usually seen by people in the early stages of ageing, between 35 and 50.
What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?
There are many and whilst they vary from person to person, it’s worth pulling these out here:
It’s great for achieving a brighter and more youthful complexion
It can minimise the appearance of wrinkles
It can fix hyper-pigmentation or discolouration
It can reduce the size of your pores (because it sucks all the dirt out of them)
It can ease skin congestion
It can reduce the appearance of blemishes and age spots
It’s also great for lymphatic drainage, which helps to reduce under-eye circles
Speak to our beauty experts about microdermabrasion
An important part of the process is an initial discussion with our expert team of Quines. Our highly skilled and accredited therapists will firstly discuss your thoughts and feelings and then recommend how many skin treatments you’re likely to need. With repeated treatment skin will be truly radiant. For days afterwards previously deep and impenetrable blackheads will rise to the surface and be easily removed with general skin care products. There are also some effective ground rules to follow after every microdermabrasion session, if you’re to get the best out of the treatment. It’s recommended that patients don’t drink alcohol for 48 hours after the procedure. It’s also useful if aspirins or any products that contain aspirin or ibuprofen are avoided for one week afterwards.
Time to book your microdermabrasion treatment? We think so.