What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is an effective, non-surgical way to improve the appearance of acne scars, fine wrinkles and sunspots by exfoliating the top layers of the skin. Aluminum oxide micro crystals are used to gently sandblast your skin, leaving it smooth and fresh. Micro dermabrasion also stimulates collagen production, helping your skin rejuvenate faster than normal.

Is Microdermabrasion Suitable For Me?

If the goal is to get rid of superficial acne scars, blotchy skin, large pores, age or sun spots, fine wrinkles or uneven skin tone and texture, you are a perfect candidate for microdermabrasion. Almost all skin types and colours can be treated with microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion can be combined with any of our medical peels to increase the depth of exfoliation resulting in faster, more noticeable results. At the time of your Microderm appointment, your Skin Clinician will do a skin diagnosis and can discuss if this combination is appropriate for you.

Does Microdermabrasion hurt?

No, the treatment does not hurt, most people find it quite relaxing. Certain areas of the skin, sometimes the cheeks or around the eyes may feel a slight bit uncomfortable but the treatment is in no way painful.

What to expect?

Repeated treatments yield outstanding results, but a one off treatment is great as a pick-me-up or as a kick start to a new homecare regime.
You can expect the following changes to your skin:

  • Clearer polished skin
  • Improvement in blocked pores and acne
  • Refinement of pores
  • Softening of fine wrinkles and scars
  • Reduction in pigmented blotches & marks on your skin
What are the Benefits?

Microdermabrasion buffs the skin of fine lines and discolouration while refining texture and hue. Repeated treatments yield excellent results for scar revision (whether from acne, chicken pox, or even surgery scars) as well as deep discolouration and melasma. Your skin is rejuvenated with an overall fresh, healthy-looking glow.

  • Results are immediate after the first treatment
  • Little or no discomfort
  • Effective on all skin colours and types
  • There is no inconvenience
  • Treatments are affordable
  • Treatments average about 30 minutes
  • What results can I expect?
How many treatments do I need?

As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation. We recommend a minimum of four treatments, at 2 to 3 week intervals for best results. However, many people continue treatments when they see continuous improvement in their skin's appearance.

Does it hurt?

The sensation of pain is extremely variable from one person to another. As Microdermabrasion is non-invasive, for most people it is virtually pain free. The controls on the machine are regulated by your therapist to suit your skin type, tone and area of treatment. Following the treatment your skin may feel tingly with a sensation similar to that of mild windburn.

Recommended Add On

We recommend an add on a Curelight Clear100 rejuvenation treatment to enhance this treatment.

      Curelight Clear100 Photorejuvenation
      What is it?

      This award winning light therapy from Curelight effectively and non invasively treats the most common skin complaints in both young and old population - painless and at the speed of light!
      With a number of years of proven clinic studies, Curelight is now a leading tool in medical grade treatment of acne and photorejuvenation by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and skin care specialists.
      The advantages are clear - fast, effective and safe. 

      The Science

      The Clearlight uses a combination of light wavelengths specifically designed to act as a cosmetic enhancer and revitaliser, transforming the appearance of skin. A blue light is used to decrease inflammation around the cells, often most apparent post treatment or when cells have been damaged by external sources such as sunlight. An near infrared light dilates tiny blood vessels into the skin to increase the supply of oxygen to the treated area. The emitted blue-violet light selectively targets acne bacteria, killing it, without harming any surrounding tissue. The treatment can simultaneously help to refine pores, reduce fine lines and remodel collagen without emitting any harmful UV rays.

      Who’s it for?

      This treatment is perfect for anyone who wants to minimise pores, heal skin after acne or surgery, treat acne or have a rejuvenating add on to any facial.

      • Treat fine lines, dull looking, dry and oxygen deprived skin
      • uneven patches of pigmentation
      • loss of skin elasticity
      • post surgery to accelerate skin healing