What is Microdermabrasion used for?
Lifestyle, our environment and the natural ageing process can all adversely affect our skin. As we age, fibroblast or cellular activity decreases and our skin’s strength and elasticity can wane. This can facilitate the appearance of lines and wrinkles as blood flow decreases, and the production of new skin cells drops dramatically.
Microdermabrasion can improve skin rejuvenation for:
- Active Acne
- Aging and Sun Damage
- Acne Scars
- Pigmentation Marks (suitable for Asian skin)
- Stretch Marks
- Fine Lip and Character Lines
- Enlarged Pores
- Improving Eczema and Psoriasis Conditions (controversial)
Are New Techniques as Abrasive as the Original Dermabrasion?
Earlier versions of this technique employed a rotating wire brush or diamond wheel to ‘sand down’ irregularities on the skin’s surface. This method overheated and burnt the skin, resulting in scarring, hypo pigmentation (removal of pigmentation) and hyper pigmentation (darkening of pigmentation). Some practitioners are still skilled in this technique but it is riskier than modern day microdermabrasion.
Modern day microdermabrasion was developed as a safer device and has been used in Europe since 1986.
|Also Known As:||Dermabrasion|
|Great For:||Active acne, anti-ageing, acne scars, enlarged pores, general skin rejuvenation|
What to Expect During Treatment
Microdermabrasion employs a modern mechanical exfoliation and gentle aspiration technique to resurface the skin. A diamond tipped abrasive disk is gently guided over the skin, erasing the layers at varying depths in a controlled manner. This technique minimises skin trauma, while a gentle suction is used to remove any dislodged skin cells.
Can I Combine Microdermabrasion With a Glycolic Peel?
Yes. Combining microdermabrasion with a glycolic peel (microdermabrasion deluxe) can produce even more dramatic results than just a standard treatment. The 30% glycolic acid peel is applied to the skin and is removed with the microdermabrasion machine. The glycolic acid breaks down and loosens more dead skin cells on the skin’s surface, helping the microdermabrasion to be even more effective. This deeper treatment is not recommended for people with sensitive skin, but is targeted more toward people with active acne, enlarged pores and tired looking skin.
Combining this with a course of IPL is a great treat for your skin.
What to Expect After Microdermabrasion Treatment?
This non-invasive technique respects the skin’s integrity, minimises trauma and creates healthy, vital skin through promoting new cell growth. It is possible to improve or eliminate some skin conditions and skin imperfections. Microdermabrasion will help create good skin tone, produce softer skin, may provide more even skin tone and produces healthy, glowing skin. The exfoliating technique can also minimise the size of skin pores to some degree, offering a more youthful appearance. It can reduce acne breakouts, renew elasticity and can improve the neck and smile lines. Having five or six treatments separated by one or two weeks often produces the best results.
The procedure is painless, requires little or no healing time and is very low risk. You may return to work after the 30 minute treatment. Healing time is generally 1 – 24 hours with minimal or no peeling or flaking.
Contact Absolute Cosmetic Medicine Perth to find out more about IPL skin rejuvenation and microdermabrasion treatments.
Please read all of below before attending your consultation and to assist you in understanding the procedure:
- Microdermabrasion Consent Form (64 KB)
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.