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What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is literally a superficial sanding of the skin, resulting in exfoliation of the thickened outer layer of the skin surface and results in a smoother more even appearing skin texture and tone. Microdermabrasion involves the use of tiny particles blown onto the skin to abrade the skin thereby removing dead and flaking skin cells. As this is being done, small vacuum removes the particles along the upper layer of skin. The production of new skin cells and collagen is thus stimulated. Each treatment takes less than half an hour and no anaesthesia is required.

What is it used for?

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Reducing skin dullness that accompanies aging skin
  • Smoothing out fine wrinkle lines.
  • Procedure will not make a huge difference on advanced deep wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Blackhead/ whitehead removal

Can all skin types and colours be treated?
Yes, and when combined with aesthetic creams, the physician can achieve much greater results in treating various skin conditions.

What does the treatment feel like?
The treatment is painless and quite relaxing, much like a deep facial. Your face maybe slightly red after the treatment but it is very mild.

How soon can I expect results?
You should notice an immediate improvement in the texture and appearance of your skin after the first treatment. However, more dramatic results are obtaining after multiple treatments.

How soon can I resume my daily activities?
Microdermabrasion takes less time than other more invasive procedures. There is no recovery period, no discomfort and you can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. However, you should minimize sun exposure or use a daily sun block for the next 2-3 days.

What do I need to do before and after treatment?
You should avoid exfoliating creams containing alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) and glycolics 48 hours before each treatment. Patients are also advised to eliminate tanning, waxing or collagen injections 2 weeks before having a microdermabrasion treatment.

How many treatments are needed?
It depends on your skin condition. Most patients require a series of treatments. When repeated every week or two for anywhere from 6-16 weeks, the cumulative results can be significant.

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