Microdermabrasion is an innovative treatment for freshening and rejuvenating the complexion. It can help to improve many skin concerns such as acne scars, pigmentation, enlarged pores and fine lines. It’s the ideal treatment if your skin is feeling dull, as it will brighten and refresh your complexion. It can also make the skin look more youthful as well as boost glow and help prevent blemishes. It works by using deep exfoliation to help your skin produce new collagen. Our Dermatologists at the Cambridge Clinic are highly trained at undertaking this simple and effective treatment for patients who want to improve their overall skin quality.
Microdermabrasion uses specialist crystals (aluminium oxide crystals) to deeply exfoliate the skin and gently remove the top layer, revealing fresh new skin underneath. When you take away this dead layer, it can also remove imperfections like acne scars and fine lines. The use of these crystals also stimulates the production of new collagen, leaving the skin firmer and smoother.
When microdermabrasion is carried out at the Cambridge Clinic, we use a specialist tool which shoots tiny crystals across the surface of the skin combined with a suction device which removes the dead skin cells. After the dead skin is removed, your skin is much better at absorbing treatments, so this can also be combined with applying a Hydrating Vitamin Serum which will then be delivered deep into the skin, detoxing, hydrating, and giving an extra boost of collagen.
It is not painful but you might feel a warm sensation during the procedure. You may have just one treatment or your Dermatologist may recommend several sessions to achieve your desired results.
Microdermabrasion at the Cambridge Clinic offers a whole range of benefits for your skin and is a recommended treatment to improve many skin issues and concerns. Firstly, it works well for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, by boosting the amount of natural collagen produced by the skin, helping it appear smoother and firmer. It can also help to remove black heads and reduce pore size by gently buffing away dead skin cells and refreshing the top layer of skin.
It also delivers incredible results for dull, tired skin by brightening the overall complexion, and improving glow. It can soften the skin, as the new skin underneath is revealed, leaving your skin silky soft.
It can also help to reduce acne scars and blemishes, by encouraging skin cell turnover and removing the top layer of skin, where most of the scarring usually is. It also helps to unclog your pores to prevent future breakouts, giving a clearer and more flawless complexion.
We can use this treatment on almost any part of the body, but it is designed primarily for the face and neck. It also requires no downtime, unlike laser treatment and you can return to your daily activities straight after treatment.
When you book an appointment for microdermabrasion, your Dermatologist will first take a medical history and ensure that this treatment is suitable for your skin, as well as discussing your desired results and any target areas. They will then take detailed photos of these areas to compare to afterwards, so you can see the progression. They will explain how the procedure works and perform the treatment on the decided areas (normally the face and neck) which shouldn’t take very long. You will feel a warm sensation but it should not be painful. Please ensure you are not wearing any make-up for the treatment.
Your Dermatologist will then usually apply a Hydrating Vitamin Serum, as your skin will be at optimum absorption. They may also put on a retinoid cream, which will further increase the production of collagen in the skin. Your skin should look its best within a couple of hours of treatment, so it’s an ideal opportunity to get this treatment done just before a big event. Your skin will continue to improve over the following few weeks and after 8 weeks, repeat photos will be taken. If your doctor recommends several sessions, then this may be spread out over a few months.
Microdermabrasion is a very popular treatment which is offered in many establishments, including some beauticians. Although beauty therapists can be trained in carrying out these treatments, their knowledge of skin care and how the skin works can not be compared to that of a Dermatologist. When you get microdermabrasion at the Cambridge Clinic, you will get a highly skilled medical professional who will perform the procedure. They can ensure it is done completely safely with no risk of damage to your skin.
If it is not performed correctly, you may risk it not just failing to work but causing more damage to the skin. Your Dermatologist at the Cambridge Clinic can also advise you whether this is the best treatment for your desired results. For example, if your goal is to remove acne scars, they may examine your scarring and suggest that laser treatment is likely to be more successful in removing them. Having your skin assessed by a professional Dermatologist means that you are more likely to achieve your goals.
At our Cambridge Clinic, we also have state of the art facilities meaning you will be in safe hands. We aim to give you the optimum results possible with this treatment. We can also advise you on the proper after care and prescribe medications for any other skin concerns you might have. We can use our years of experience and medical training to give you the facts and information that you need to have the highest chances of success.
We use the best quality, medical grade microdermabrasion machines available, meaning you are getting the best possible care and treatment. Every procedure is carried out by a trained and highly skilled doctor, that specialises in cosmetic treatments.
Microdermabrasion is a great way to improve your complexion and rejuvenate your skin, in a very non-invasive way. It’s ideal for refreshing your face before a big event or for a confidence boost.
It is also good for preventing blemishes and unclogging your pores, so it is beneficial if your skin is feeling dull and in need of a detox, perhaps in the winter months or after a time when you haven’t been looking after your skin as much as you might normally do.
However, if you have severe acne scarring or wrinkles, you may want to consider another treatment option, such as laser therapy, which may be more effective in those cases. If you have a lot of active acne, this also may not be the best option for you as this may irritate your skin further. If you are not sure, please do book an appointment with one of our Dermatologists, who can assess your skin and recommend the treatment which will be the most effective for you.
If you have any other questions about microdermabrasion or how it works, please do reach out to our team and we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.