Microdermabrasion is the gentle exfoliation of skin cells, using a laser. Microdermabrasion fades imperfections, helps to even out skin tone and texture, and acts as a collagen stimulating anti-ageing treatment.
We need to space out microdermabrasion treatments, since if we did it too regularly, it would damage the skin, rather than improve it. The best results from microdermabrasion are found with time between treatments, so the skin can heal itself and allow the treatment to work its magic.
How often you are best suited to undergoing microdermabrasion treatments largely depends on your skin type and aesthetic goals. If you have problem skin, you may need more treatments than someone with a clear complexion. If you have sensitive skin, you may need fewer treatments again to keep your skin healthy.
We tend to recommend a series of microdermabrasion treatments at our Melbourne clinic for best results. One is not enough – walking out of a microdermabrasion session thinking you’re done a good deed for your skin for the year is a mistake, since repeat treatments are the only way microdermabrasion is really effective. One treatment will literally just skim the surface, just once, and produce minimal, short-acting results.
We recommend a series of 4-6 microdermabrasion treatments, with maintenance treatments conducted across the year as part of an anti-ageing strategy. Your skin regenerates itself every month, with the outer layer of your skin made up of dead skin cells. This means regular removal of these dead skin cells (keratin) will result in optimal results. Regular, consistent microdermabrasion treatments will give you the best long-term results.
How many microdermabrasion treatments is optimal for you requires a consultation with one of our Melbourne-based cosmetic dermatologists, who can advise you of the best way forward based on your skin type, budget, and goals. Only a consultation will determine what the best treatments for you are, with no guarantee that microdermabrasion will even be suitable for your skin type. We have plenty of options for you, however, so book a consultation today to find out more.
Microdermabrasion at our Melbourne clinic is performed using a laser, not crystals with the vacuum. The laser vaporises the top layer of dead skin cells comfortably and quickly, leaving fresh new skin cells underneath, and stimulating collagen and elastin. This stimulation occurs over the course of the coming weeks since collagen production takes time. This means between treatments, your skin is working hard to stay beautiful.
Microdermabrasion can be performed on any part of your body, from hands, feet, face, arms, legs, and back. Microdermabrasion can help:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin discolouration
- Skin texture
- Skin tone
- Shrink pores
- Reduce acne
- Improve the appearance of acne scars
Microdermabrasion treatments are safe, effective, and don’t take long – you can pop in on your lunch break, and walk out with minimal redness, which will fade quickly. Microdermabrasion, unlike some other, more drastic skin treatments, has no downtime. We would recommend if you have a special event the same day as your treatments, to either reschedule your appointment or book another type of treatment that doesn’t cause any inflammation, like the Hydra Active Facial.
We love skin.