Microdermabrasion (or microderm) is one of the most popular advanced skin treatments on the market thanks to its long list of incredible benefits. As well as cleansing, exfoliating and illuminating any skin type by clearing away the dead skin cells, microdermabrasion also has other lesser-known advantages.
Microderm improves internal skin health
A microderm doesn’t only help your skin glow on the outside, it can also improve your internal skin health. The vacuum suction combined with diamond-tipped exfoliation does a fantastic job at increasing blood flow and lymphatic circulation deep within the skin. This process means that more oxygen and nutrients can reach the cells, enhancing skin health and improving elasticity. Hence that healthy pink colour your skin turns during treatment!
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Reduces the appearance of fine lines
In addition to boosting your internal skin health, microdermabrasion can also help reduce the external signs associated with ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong! By removing the top layer of the epidermis, any dead skin cells sitting in and around fine lines and wrinkles are eliminated – making the lines and wrinkles much less noticeable.
Generates cell turnover
As we age, our natural cell turnover slows down and can leave our skin looking tired, dull or lacklustre. Microdermabrasion works to stimulate collagen and speed up cell renewal and turnover. This process encourages the skin to create newer, younger-looking layers of skin, meaning the benefits of your microderm continue long after your time in the clinic!
Enhances product absorption
At Australian Skin Clinics, we’re always advocating the use of active skincare products to enhance your in-clinic treatments. But did you know it also works the other way around? Regular microderms will help to improve the efficacy of your home-care products by increasing absorption by up to 50 per cent. This is great news for anyone using a cosmeceutical skincare range to actively target their skin concerns.
Reduces pore size
Not only does this treatment work to unclog your pores and clear congestion, it can reduce pore size as well. While our pore size is mostly determined by genetics and age, they are also susceptible to enlargement due to a range of external factors (including poor hygiene, high oil flow and inflammation). Microdermabrasion uses exfoliation to keep pores clean and free of dirt, which in turn reduces inflammation, improves natural skin hygiene and controls excess oil flow.
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If you’re ready to start reaping the benefits of regular microdermabrasions, Australian Skin Clinics offer three types of microderms to suit all skin types and budgets. Start with our 20-minute, 6-Steps to Shine Microderm, perfect for time-poor clients or anyone wanting to discover what a microderm is all about. Or, go all-in and treat yourself to our top of the line 10-step High Performance Microdermabrasion.
Not sure what treatment will suit you best? Book in at your local Australian Skin Clinics location for a free skin consultation with one of our trained dermal technicians.