10 things to consider before having Microdermabrasion

Most people think pain when they think of Microdermabrasion, however it is actually one of the gentlest, fastest, non-invasive anti-ageing treatments around.

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical facial using a resurfacing technique performed by a skincare professional over a recommended course of 6 to 8 treatments depending on each person. The machine works to mechanically exfoliate the outermost layer of dead skin cells (the stratum corneum) and then vacuums the cells away leaving your skin feeling softer, smoother and youthful looking.

When you remove the stratum corneum (dead skin cells), the body interprets this as a form of injury, resulting in it quickly replacing the lost skin cells with new, healthy cells.


  1. The procedure has been shown to diminish fine lines, wrinkles and shallow acne scars (results may vary from person to person).

  2. Those who suffer from enlarged pores - microdermabrasion can help minimise pores and is great for unclogging them.

  3. The treatment can decrease the appearance of superficial hyper-pigmentation, age spots and other superficial skin damage caused by UV sun.

  4. The treatment can assist with the penetration of skincare products by up to 50%.

  5. The procedure may be a little uncomfortable but shouldn’t hurt (though skin can feel a little tender afterwards).

  6. Recovery time is as little as one or two days (may vary from person to person).

  7. One of the benefits of microdermabrasion is that it stimulates blood flow, which increases the nutrition delivered to skin cells. This improves cell production, which improves skin’s elasticity and texture.

  8. You can have it done during your lunch hour and go straight back to work looking pretty good for someone who has just had their skin cells vacuumed off their face.

  9. Skin will be more sensitive to sunlight afterwards so stay out of the sun and use an SPF 30+ sunscreen.

  10. The best results are usually seen by people in the early stages of ageing, between 35 and 50.

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