If you’re thinking about booking a microdermabrasion treatment in Manchester, you might have a few questions. We’ve got the answers to your queries, including why it’s sometimes known as an “instant facelift”. Find microdermabrasion near you and discover your new glowing skin.
What is microdermabrasion?
A skincare specialist will use a small handheld device with tiny microcrystals to gently “sand” away old cells and remove them using a vacuum action. This simultaneously boosts blood flow to the skin, encouraging the production of collagen and elastin – which are responsible for your skin’s strength and elasticity.
Microdermabrasion goes deeper than a traditional facial treatment, but it’s much less invasive than surgical treatments. It’s increasingly popular in the UK, and Manchester is no exception.
There are microdermabrasion salons from Deansgate to the city centre, where you can book a session, as well as locations further out including Wilmslow, Atherton and nearby Salford. To get the best benefits from this treatment, it’s worth booking regularly, so it’s a great idea to choose a clinic that’s conveniently situated near you.
Microdermabrasion can treat a variety of skin complaints, including:
According to Marie Claire, the best results are usually seen in people aged 35 to 50. After the first session, your skin will feel refreshed, but the real benefits will usually be visible after three to six treatments, so be patient. Luckily, many of our vouchers include the choice of several sessions, such as New Era Skin Aesthetics in the city centre, which has offers for one to six sessions.
Microdermabrasion might feel a little uncomfortable, but it’s not painful. The whole procedure usually takes around an hour or less, with no anaesthetic or numbing cream required, and you can get on with your daily life after the treatment is complete. You could even get it done on your lunch break.
Your skin might look a little red and feel tender at first, but this will quickly fade. Your dermatologist might also advise avoiding certain creams and lotions for a few days, particularly those with harsh ingredients that could aggravate your skin.
Microdermabrasion has been shown to effectively reduce the appearance of some acne scars, particularly depressed scars which appear as small pits on the skin. If you’re suffering a mild breakout, microdermabrasion might be able to help, as it not only removes dead skin cells that can clog pores, but also removes excess oil from the skin.
If you have nodular or cystic acne, or any other skin condition, you should speak to a skincare specialist about whether microdermabrasion is right for you. The treatment can aggravate sensitive or inflamed skin, so it might be best to wait until the breakout has cleared, or even consider another skincare treatment. Microdermabrasion can’t treat deep acne scars, moles or birthmarks, and it’s not recommended for people with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or acne.
Still undecided about whether to treat yourself to microdermabrasion voucher in Manchester? Check out our spa-goer’s guide to learn more about other popular facial treatments you’ll find across the city.
If you have ever wondered what facial microdermabrasion is, we’ve spoken to a skincare expert to get the lowdown on what it is, if you need it and what it can do for you. Clinetix is an aesthetic clinic with branches in Glasgow’s Bothwell and West End areas. They specialise in cosmetic and non-surgical skin procedures and microdermabrasion is one o