What is microdermabrasion?

What is Microdermabrasion?

A safe and proven effective way to rejuvenate and your skin.

Microdermabrasion is a no-needle treatment that uses a fine diamond-tipped wand to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin.

Microdermabrasion also makes your skin cells regenerate and renew with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which makes your skin brighter, softer and less wrinkly.

Who is microdermabrasion best for?

If you’ve got fine lines or wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, skin texture problems, or minor scars then you are probably a good candidate for microdermabrasion. If you’ve got mild rosacea or acne you might also benefit from microdermabrasion treatments. The action of the diamond-tipped wand can improve your skin by getting rid of the dead cells and gently stimulating your skin cells to renew and regenerate.

What’s it like having a microdermabrasion?

During the microdermabrasion treatment, a mild glycolic foam is applied and the diamond-tipped microdermabrasion head is rubbed on your skin. This exfoliates the skin, and the mild suction created by the microdermabrasion system removes the skin debris and the glycolic foam.

Microdermabrasion helps produce thicker, healthier skin layers; several treatments are needed because they encourage the production of a new layer of skin cells that contains higher levels of collagen and elastin. Both of these components are essential for vibrant, healthy skin, and they will further brighten your skin and boost the collagen. Approximately five to twelve treatments spaced two to three weeks apart are usually necessary to get the maximum microdermabrasion benefits. It’s convenient and virtually painless, the microdermabrasion procedure takes only 30 to 60 minutes and is commonly referred to as the “lunch hour facial.”

Is Microdermabrasion Painful?

Most people say that the experience is actually totally painless. The feeling of the massaging diamond-tipped wand against your skin can be quite pleasant.

Recovery and Results

Microdermabrasion is a true “lunch hour” treatment because it’s a quick and can be done during your lunch hour with no pain. The treated skin may be pink after the treatment, but this will usually fade within a few hours. You can apply makeup soon after the microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion recovery and results are among the best of all the no-needle facials.

Better results from skin care after microdermbrasion

Because all the dead cells have been removed, your skin care is going to be much better absorbed and this could be a good way to dramatically improve the results. The Vitamin C serum from the Dr Mark Skincare range will work really well with microdermabrasion.

This video explains the way microdermabrasion works.

Dr Mark Aszkenasy

Dr. Mark Aszkenasy trained in London at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine and qualified in 1982. He worked in the NHS for many years as a hospital doctor, and continues in the NHS part-time. After further training in Harley Street, London, he has been working in Aesthetic Medicine since 2009. He also works for the Independent Doctors Federation as an appraiser for other doctors in terms of their annual check for compliance with the requirements of the General Medical Council.