Microdermabrasion treatments are used to improve the quality and texture of the skin; this treatment works well to brighten dull skin, rehydrate and smooth dry or rough skin, improve pigmentation, reduce fine lines, refine pores and can be used to treat mild acne scarring.
Medical Microdermabrasion is a medical polishing exfoliation treatment that removes the build-up of dead skin cells and vacuums them away. After your treatment your skin should look brighter, smoother and will feel softer.
A course of six sessions fortnightly is recommended to achieve the best results. However, every patient is different and a plan can be arranged to address specific concerns.
Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment on its own, however, it can be combined with other treatments such as glycolic acid peels, Dermapen skin needling, Venus Viva, Fraxel Laser, Isola and the aura blood vessel laser. An individual treatment plan is always personalised to suit every patient.
Do You Use a Diamond or Crystal Microdermabrasion Machine?
We use a diamond-tipped machine; this due to the preference of Dr Lanzer as well as the results this type of machine has shown to deliver. More information regarding the benefits of the diamond-tipped microdermabrasion and how it differs from crystal microdermabrasion can be found below.
What Is the Difference Between a Crystal and Diamond Tip?
Crystal Microdermabrasion is an ablative procedure. It blasts away the dead skin cells by heat, force or friction. At the same time, the machine’s vacuum system sucks away any dead cells, dirt and used crystals.
Diamond Microdermabrasion is an abrasive procedure. It buffs the dead skin cells by scratching, grating or sanding. At the same time, the machine’s vacuum system sucks away dirt, debris and dead cells.
Both treatments have proven effective as rejuvenation treatments. Therefore, both types of treatments can still be obtained today. The choice of dermabrasion at a certain clinic comes down to the personal preference of the surgeon or those of the dermatologist.
Is There Any Downtime?
Any redness, temporary flaking and mild discolouration has usually settled by the end of your treatment. If there is slight redness after the treatment, it can be covered with a thin layer of mineral makeup.
Regular makeup opposed to normal makeup is not recommended. While many people use regular makeup still, mineral makeup provides more benefits for the skin, keeping it healthy and radiant without clogging pores or causing other harm to the skin.
Where Can the Treatment Be Done?
Treatments are most commonly performed on the face but can be used on the neck, chest, hands and back.
Is the Treatment Painful?
No, it is a gentle treatment that is feels similar to having a facial. Most patients find it very relaxing.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
The treatment can take between 30 to 60 minutes.