Ever wondered what a microdermabrasion is and what makes them so different to every other facial? Do you have concerns about getting one or think the treatment will leave you stuck inside with red ripe skin? Or worse, do Microdermabrasions hurt?
Microderms, as they are commonly referred to, aren’t nearly as scary as they sound. In fact, they do wonders for dry, dull skin and help to reduce breakouts and treat severe acne.
Australian Skin Clinics National Training Manager, Darlene O’Gara, answers the common questions associated with microderms, so you can throw fear to the wind and fast track your way to beautiful, glowing skin.
Myth: Microderms are just like any other facial
Microderms use active skin care products and advanced technology to exfoliate the dull, dead, outer surface of the skin, leaving it clear, bright and purified. Still just another facial? Think again.
Microderm treatments feature the use of diamond-tipped machines and vacuum suction to extract debris from your pores and collect dead skin cells. They effectively target your skin’s natural rejuvenation process, and leave skin clean, bright and purified. Regular treatments can also deliver impressive results including reduce the signs of premature ageing from sun exposure, treat mild acne scars, enhance collagen and elastin production. Microdermabrasion has also been known to increase blood circulation and lymphatic flow to improve the appearance of stretch marks, fine lines and much more!
Myth: The treatments take too long
Australian Skin clinics offer a selection of time options and treatment types to suit your lifestyle. Treatments can range from a 20-minute express treatment to a 50-minute High Performance Microderm, depending on how intensive you want your treatment experience to be. As a walk in, walk out treatment, you can even enjoy a microderm during your lunch break!
Myth: It’s a medi-aesthetic procedure so it’s going to be painful
New skin care treatments can be scary and if the term ‘abrasion’ leaves you wondering what kind of pain-scale the treatment lies under, you’ve got nothing to fear. Microderms are a non-invasive treatment that targets the outermost layers of the skin. The diamond-tipped suction machine feels like tiny sand-like particles running across your face; a strange sensation for first timers but by no means painful.
Myth: One microdermabrasion will solve all my skin care woes
You don’t expect to do one sit up and see a chiselled set of abs the next day. Well, it is the same for microdermabrasion.
Microderms are an excellent maintenance treatment for normal skin to keep skin clear and bright, as well as reduce signs of aging. A minimum series of three treatments is recommended for best results. For acne sufferers, regular fortnightly or monthly treatments can give you long-term control over your skin and breakouts.
Alongside your at-home skin care routine, a series of microdermabrasions can boost your natural glow and add to that flawless skin feeling. Australian Skin Clinics offer a range of microderms for a range of skin concerns including the 6 Steps to Shine Express Microderm, the new Diamond Microderm and the exclusive High Performance Microderm… so no more excuses!