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Microdermabrasion Treatment Clinic in Cambridge

Microdermabrasion Treatment Clinic in Cambridge

The London Dermatology Centre (Cambridge) clinic offers microdermabrasion, a popular aesthetic treatment effective for giving patients’skin a fresh and youthful glow. Microdermabrasion is a method of deep exfoliation that refines the skin using special medical-grade polished crystals. Microdermabrasion speeds up the process by which your skin cells produce new collagen and elastin which enables your skin to naturally appear more youthful. It has been used for over 30 years to treat wrinkles and fine lines as part of an anti-ageing programme.

Microdermabrasion is one of the most sought after treatments that can transform your complexion, giving you a newfound radiance. It is a non-invasive treatment which requires no downtime. It can help with many different skin issues such as fine lines, acne scars, uneven pigmentation/texture, along with clogged and enlarged pores. At the Cambridge clinic, we have achieved excellent results using the highest quality, medical-grade microdermabrasion machines available on the market. All treatments will be carried out by a highly trained doctor who specialises in performing cosmetic procedures.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Microdermabrasion is a method of deep exfoliation through the application of special medical-grade crystals (aluminium oxide crystals). These tiny crystals are used to buff away the top surface layer of skin. The very top layer of skin is made up of dead skin cells and underneath it is a layer of fresh, maturing skin. This dead layer of skin cells is the home of several minor skin imperfections such as fine wrinkles and acne scarring. The special crystals used in the microdermabrasion procedure breakdown the very top layer of skin, stimulating the production of new collagen and exposing the newer, healthier skin below. During the microdermabrasion procedure, a special tool is used to shoot a stream of tiny crystals at the skin and at the same time, the vacuum in the tool head sucks away the used crystals and the dead skin. The vacuum pulls a small section of skin to be worked on towards the tool and brings many of the impurities closer to the skin’s surface making them easier to remove. Resultantly, microdermabrasion is a very effective treatment for giving you fresher, younger-looking skin. As the dead top layer of skin has been removed, the skin is temporarily much better at absorbing topical lotions. Many patients, therefore, use this opportunity to combine the microdermabrasion treatment with the application of a hydrating vitamin serum that will be optimally absorbed. The serum applied will be delivered deep within the skin, delivering antioxidant protection, an extra boost to collagen production and some essential hydration. Your aesthetic practitioner at the Cambridge clinic can discuss this option with you.

What Can Microdermabrasion Do For Your Skin?

Microdermabrasion is a great treatment for improving fine lines, blackheads, acne scars and smoothing the skin. It does this by removing dead skin cells and delivering an intense exfoliation to the skin. It can also help to brighten and refresh your complexion, even out your skin tone and generally help your skin look healthier and more radiant. Microdermabrasion can be used on any part of the skin but has the best results when used on the face.

What Skin Conditions Can Microdermabrasion Be Used For?

Microdermabrasion can be used to significantly improve

  • Fine lines
  • Blackheads
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Age spots
  • Enlarged or clogged pores
  • Pigmentation
  • Sun damage

Additionally, microdermabrasion can help to improve the texture of the skin and may also benefit patients with rosacea. Many patients have microdermabrasion to help rejuvenate their skin. It can be particularly effective for those who want to rejuvenate their complexion before a special occasion, in a similar way to a facial. This is more intense than a spa facial, as it uses medical grade crystals to provide a deep exfoliation of the skin.

Is Microdermabrasion Painful?

Microdermabrasion is not a painful treatment and you will not require any anaesthetic. Though it is not painful, as the crystals buff away the dead layer of skin you may feel a slight warm sensation across your skin. Many patients associate and describe the feeling of microdermabrasion with that of a massage.

What Are The Risks/Side Effects Of Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a safe procedure. As is the case with other cosmetic procedures risk can be mitigated by ensuring that your medical practitioner is suitably qualified, which all of our doctors at the Cambridge clinic are. Side effects such as redness and swelling are very temporary. Individuals with sensitive skin may experience dry or flaky skin for a couple of days. Furthermore, skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure afterwards.

What Happens After The Microdermabrasion Procedure?

After the microdermabrasion treatment, you will be left with a fresh new layer of skin. This skin may be more sensitive to the sun and will require sunscreen. Moisturising creams can also be used to calm the skin and keep it hydrated. As the dead top layer of your skin has been removed, this will be the perfect time to apply a hydrating vitamin serum that will be absorbed optimally. Your doctor can also use prescription only retinoid cream that will increase collagen production in your skin. Many people have the procedure at 4 pm and are out at a dinner party or the theatre a couple hours later at 6 pm looking their best.

Why Should I Have Microdermabrasion At a Dermatology Clinic By a Highly Trained Doctor Rather Than By a Beauty Therapist Or a Trained Nurse?

The Doctor who sees you will first undertake a comprehensive medical history to ensure that you are suitable for this procedure. They will also explain the benefits of the treatment so you can be assured it is ideal for your individual needs. The doctor will also take detailed two-dimensional images of your face using the Visia Facial Analysis System. After 8 weeks repeat images will be taken to tangibly show you the improvements to the structure and appearance of your skin. The Doctor can also use prescription-only medications to improve your skin.

Is Microdermabrasion The Best Option for Me?

Microdermabrasion is ideal for anyone who wants to refresh and rejuvenate their complexion, without undergoing laser therapy. It is a great way to improve your complexion, in a very non-invasive treatment. It is best for those who wish to brighten, smooth and even out their skin. It can also help to unclog pores, offering a deep clean to remove dead skin cells and dirt, helping to prevent blemishes and breakouts. If you have any particular concerns about your skin, such as acne scars or hyperpigmentation, you may wish to choose another type of treatment that is more targeted towards desired results for your individual skin needs. Your aesthetic practitioner at the Cambridge clinic can guide you through this decision process.


Microdermabrasion is an overall effective procedure for improving the appearance of fine lines, blackheads, acne scars, stretch marks, age spots, large pores, pigmentation and sun damage. Resulting in the appearance of smoother and younger-looking skin. The treatment removes dead skin cells (usually on the face) using tiny crystals and a vacuum. Microdermabrasion is minimally invasive (non-surgical) and when done by an experienced and well-qualified practitioner it is generally considered safe. The treatment involves the aesthetic practitioner moving a device over a specific area of your skin. Fine crystals remove dead skin cells and the dead skin cells are in turn vacuumed away. The special crystals used in the microdermabrasion procedure break down the top layer of skin stimulating the production of new collagen and exposing the newer, healthier skin below. Treatment usually takes 30 to 60 minutes. Side effects may include swelling and redness, but these subside very quickly, so much so that people often chose to treat microdermabrasion as a pre-event treatment to unlock their skin’s radiance.


Read below on what our patients have had to say about microdermabrasion:

"My skin felt baby soft straight after one treatment and all of my blackheads had disappeared. I've now had 3 treatments and I've stopped breaking out in acne spots and I have a more even clear complexion."
-Karen Whittington (30 years old from London)

"I've been having microdermabrasion for 2 years now at the London Dermatology Centre. I find it keeps me looking fresh and treats my wrinkles. My friends tell me that my skin looks plumper & my pores have really decreased in size."
- Angelica Greene (53 years old from London)

"I had been having microdermabrasion treatment at a health spa by a Beauty Therapist for months with little benefit. I had one Microdermabrasion treatment at the London Dermatology Centre and noticed improvements in my skin immediately. The doctor also talked to me about my entire skin care regime and explained to me that the expensive creams and washes I had been using on my skin were actually doing my skin harm."
- Thomas Sanders (39 years old from Bournemouth).

*Treatment results may vary. All opinions expressed are personal and subjective to each patient.

If you are interested in microdermabrasion or would like more information about the treatment, please get in touch with The London Dermatology (Cambridge) clinic where a member of our clinic team will respond to your enquiry.