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Microdermabrasion FAQs

A non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation

How does it work?

Microdermabrasion is a system of intense exfoliation and resurfacing that rejuvenates the skin. Ultrafine crystals strike the skin to remove its outer layer, known as strata corneum. The production of collagen and elastin is stimulated, which results in a firmer, more youthful skin. At the same time, a vacuum tube sweeps up both the crystals and the cells cellular debris


What skin conditions can be treated?

It is safe and effective for all skin conditions and can be used for the following:


  • Active Acne & acne scarring
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Ageing skins
  • Dry & Dehydrated skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Pigmentation, blemishes
  • Cellulite “orange peel” effect


Is it new?

MDA has been in use for over 20 years, millions of treatments have been performed.


Is it painful?

Not at all. Without reaching the critical peeling depth, MDA remains free of discomfort and pain. The action of the crystals and the hand piece is extremely gentle on the skin. The intensity of the treatment (the rate of crystal flow and vacuum pressure) is completely controllable by your therapist


How many treatments do I require?

The number of treatments required is dependent on the skin condition. Most common conditions require between 5-10 sessions. Treatments are usually performed every 7-10 days. A maintenance session is required every 5-6 weeks


When will I see results?

Immediately! You will start to see results after the first session and progressively better with each treatment, as the appearance of the skin and its texture improves.

Is it risk-free of allergy?

The crystals we use are completely inert and cannot cause a reaction.


Is it risk-free of scars and pigmentation?

Far from causing scars, MDA is used to treat them. Pigmentation problems can only occur if the peeling depth reaches melanocytes in the base membrane. The base membrane is only reached during scar treatment.


What are the side effects?

After the treatment, the skin may feel tight with mild redness. It is important to use good moisturisers. Side effects normally subside within 24 hours.


I have been told I may break out after a treatment, is this true?

Most clients feel they have very clear skin after each treatment, however a small percentage of clients may experience some break out activity after a treatment. This occurs because we are encouraging new cell formation and a more rapid turnover of skin cells in the treated area. If any congestion is lying under the skin surface, this can be brought to the surface quicker resulting in breakout.


Will I need to avoid the sunlight after a treatment? 

Yes, as we are removing some of your skins natural protection from sunlight, temporarily, after each treatment. Therefore you will need to avoid tanning the area and wear SPF 30 on the treated area for at least 1 week post treatment


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