‘Microderma-what-now?’ we hear you say. Worry not, we’ve got you covered; here’s our low-down on microdermabrasion facials and all your questions answered.
Not to be confused with dermabrasion, microdermabrasion is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to renew and rejuvenate facial skin. Unlike dermabrasion, there are very few side effects associated with this procedure and no downtime required for recovery.
By using very small crystals, or other similarly rough materials, the treatment gently removes the top layer of skin, thereby removing dead cells, to leave your skin embodying the all-important three Fs - fresh, fabulous and flawless.
The procedure is normally carried out without any need for a general anaesthetic and it’s considered non-invasive, so it’s the perfect lunchtime treatment option.
As well as leaving you with a healthy, new-skin glow, microdermabrasion treatment can help with the following kinds of skin problems to leave your complexion looking flawless:
There are two different types of procedure for microdermabrasion.
If you choose standard microdermabrasion, such as the one offered at SW11 Medical, then the procedure will typically involve:
The other type of treatment is called diamond microdermabrasion. As its rather more glitzy name suggests, this form of treatment uses diamonds instead and is offered at a range of salons, including at the Nova Aesthetic Clinic. The procedure is pretty much the same, except for the use of a diamond-tipped wand instead of tiny crystals – making the practitioner your skin’s fairy godmother.
Living the big city life can be tough on skin, so after you’ve pampered your face with microdermabrasion treatment, here’s our top tips to continue fighting facial fatigue and ensure you’re always ready to work hard and play hard, from the office to nights on the town.