Medical Microdermabrasion At the Laser and Aesthetic Clinic we use a medical grade machine, meaning less treatments are required to achieve your desired results. Mircodermabrasion is a term used to describe the technique of abrading the skin to remove a layer of dead skin cells. A jet of fine crystals is vacuumed across the skin which leaves the skin looking brighter and feeling smoother. We normally advise treatments on a monthly basis or more regularly if you have a particular skin concern. Treatment Summary Procedure Time 30 - 45 minutes Recovery Time None Anaesthetic None Back to Work Same day Duration of Results 2 weeks No. of Treatments Depends on skin condition Treatment Prices Treatment Cost Microdermabrasion £55 Deluxe Microdermabrasion (includes a hydrating mask) £65 Frequently Asked Questions What does the treatment involve? The treatment involves the use of a handheld device that is glided across the skin therefore removing a layer of skin cells. If you suffer from sensitive skin then we would recommend the mask to calm the skin or you may just want a soothing cooling finish to the treatment. What areas can be treated? Microdermabrasion can be used to treat the following conditions: Lined, wrinkled or sun damage skin Dull congested skin Blemished and thickened skin Soften Fine Lines around the eye area Ageing skin Acne scarring Stretch marks - removal and reduction What are the benefits of micro dermabrasion? The real benefit of the treatment is that your skin will feel soft and smooth and look younger and brighter. Some of our clients are worried about lines above the upperlip area and the microdermabrasion can help smooth these lines and fine lines around the eyes. How many sessions will I need and how far apart should I have them? Microdermabrasion can be done as frequently as weekly or up to every eight weeks depending on your skin's tolerance and desired cosmetic effects. Many people choose to start with weekly treatments for three sessions, then change to a monthly maintenance regimen. Am I a suitable candidate / what are the Contra-indications? Microdermabrasion is somewhat useful for people with dull or sallow skin, mild acne, acne discoloration, pick marks, and very superficial acne scars. Microdermabrasion may be a good treatment option for patients with superficial skin problems and busy lifestyles who are looking for minimal benefits with virtually no side effects or downtime. The main Contra-indication of this treatment is pregnancy however you may also be an unsuitable candidate due to active acne in the area, cold sores, keloid scaring and various blood disorders. If you are using harsh products such as Tretinoin or Retin A, usage must be discontinued 5 days prior to treatment. If you are not sure if you are a suitable candidate please contacts the clinic for further advice. What results can I expect? Candidate should expect softer and smoother skin that feels fresher and more rejuvenated after microdermabrasion. Are there any side effects? Some side effects include: skin tightness skin sensitivity small skin abrasions Downtime and Aftercare / post treatment advice? One of the advantages of Microdermabrasion is that it has no downtime. You can return to your normal routine and apply cosmetics directly after treatment. After care includes: Avoid heat treatments for 48 hours Avoid laser therapy or any other harsh treatments in the area Wash the face with cool water Avoid gym for 24 hours as sweat can irritate the open pores What can I combine with the microdermabrasion? We also combine microdermabrasion with our peels, this offers a two- fold treatment in one session. We normally advise the use of medically proven creams to use in tandem with the microdermabrasion. This allows the active ingredients to penetrate deeply into the skin. What is the treatment cost? Microdermabrasion £55 Deluxe Microdermabrasion £65 (includes a hydrating mask) Testimonials LH -Southfleet "Visited the clinic for my first treatment only yesterday, I had a microdermabrasion and I have to say my skin feels amazing. I have noticed the improvements the treatment has had on my face almost straight away, my skin feels firmer, smoother and my fine lines around my eyes and forehead have been visibly reduced! I am so happy and glad I found a treatment that works for me especially as the clinic is very local. The aesthetician Gita was very professional in all aspects of the treatment. I cannot wait for my next appointment!"