Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion can be used to rejuvenate all skin types. It is a method of providing a peel to the epidermis which leaves the skin smoother. There are no side effects and the results are instantly visible. Our Microdermabrasion system uses diamond tipped wands to gently abrade the skin surface while simultaneously vacuuming the area to remove the exfoliated dead skin cells. It is a controlled peeling process that can help remove the imperfections from the top layers of skin, revealing the fresh new layer underneath. After the first few treatments, the skin is noticeably softer and firmer.

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What conditions can be treated?
    • Facial lines, (especially around the eyes and mouth),
    • Hyper-pigmentation,
    • Sun damage,
    • Acne scarring
    • Stretch marks*
      Though Clinical trials for the effectiveness of microdermabrasion has shown that it does not eliminate the stretch marks entirely, it has been found that they do become less noticeable. Optimally, treatments should be performed every 10-14 days to allow skin to heal. Patients should be realistic in expectation as this treatment results are culminative in their effect. So that, normally, a package of 5 or more is recommended for results that are retainable.
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  • Can it be used with other skin care treatments?
    Yes, as long as the prescribed waiting times are observed between the procedures
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  • How many passes will be made?
    Normally two passes are made in different directions that respects the lymphatic drainage system.
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  • What is the average treatment time?
    A full procedure that includes pre and post treatment protocols lasts between 30-45 minutes.
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  • Is there post treatment Home Care
    A in-depth written information is provided for patients to follow e.g. the need for Sun block, when to start using make up etc.
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  • What are the complications and contraindications for this type of procedure?
    A precisely prescribed treatment protocol is followed that rarely results in undesired complications. An in depth case history is taken and following conditions are ruled out.

    • Undiagnosed lesions
    • Recent herpes outbreaks
    • Warts
    • Active, weeping acne (stages 3-4)
    • Active Rosacea
    • Unstable diabetes
    • Auto-immune system disorders