What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure which involves the removal of the outermost layer of skin, thus clearing the epidermis from dead skin cells. Generally speaking, microdermabrasion is a procedure designed to improve the overall appearance of the skin by targeting wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scars, sun damage, or any other concerns. It is a safe and mostly pain-free treatment. It takes minimum time to recover and side-effects are minimal, in some cases almost non-existent. 


About The Procedure

Microdermabrasion should be performed in a clinic in order to be more effective and deliver long-term results. To perform microdermabrasion, a skincare specialist uses a handheld device to sand away the top layer of the skin. Once the treatment is finished, the specialist applies a moisturiser and sunscreen on the treated area.

The most common way to perform microdermabrasion is by using a diamond wand which comes with an abrasive diamond tip. This kind of wand is used to buff and polish the skin, and our beauty experts will rub the diamond top against your skin to remove debris and dead skin cells. Some systems even have the suction to vacuum loose skin cells from the face. At Skinnovation Laser Clinic, microdermabrasion is performed by our staff who can provide advice on the best method for your skin type and colour. 


Microdermabrasion vs. Dermabrasion

Many people don’t know the differences between dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, and the first one is that dermabrasion is a fairly invasive procedure which requires the use of local or general anaesthesia. It usually takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the patient’s needs. Apart from that, a recovery period after a dermabrasion procedure is quite long – it takes between 10 and 14 days. During this period, most patients will experience moderate pain which can be controlled using pain medication.

On the other hand, microdermabrasion is non-invasive and it removes only the upper layers of the skin through controlled physical exfoliation. This procedure targets dead skin cells only, while leaving healthy ones alone. Microdermabrasion typically isn’t painful and that it requires minimal recovery time. Your skin will feel refreshed and renewed immediately after the treatment.


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Who Is the Right Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a safe procedure for people of all skin types and colours who wish to improve the appearance of their skin. You can consider yourself the right candidate if you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and enlarged pores in the first place. It is a great choice for men and women who want to get rid of blackheads, too, as dead skin cells can clog the pores and cause stubborn blackheads. 

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How To Prep For The Procedure?

Microdermabrasion is minimally invasive so there is no need for serious preparations. Book an appointment with Skinnovation Laser Clinic and we will discuss your concerns, advise you on the best approach to remove or minimise them, and teach you more about the procedure itself. Our team will check out your skin and tell you whether microdermabrasion is the right procedure for you. 

To prepare for the procedure avoid exposure to the sun and tanning several days before the procedure. Waxing should also be avoided, as well as chemical peels or other skin treatments 2-3 weeks prior to the treatment. The same goes for using tanning creams; masks and exfoliating skincare products. On the day of the procedure wash your face with a non-oily or non-soap based cleaner.


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Recovery Time And Results

Typically patients don’t need time to recover after microdermabrasion. Occasionally patients experience some side-effects that usually disappear completely after a week. The most common side effects are redness, swelling, mild bruising, increased skin sensitivity, and burning sensation. In most cases the skin fully recovers in approximately one week.

Our staff will advise you to use sun protection on the part of the skin that underwent the treatment. This not only minimises the chances of any side-effects appearing on the treated area but it also aids in delivering the most optimal results. Of course, the final result depends on the number of treatments you will go for. Between 5 and 8 treatments are typically suggested for optimal results, especially when it comes to wrinkles and fine lines. 


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Book Your Microdermabrasion Treatment At Skinnovation Laser Clinic

We are located in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs, in the Pacific Square Shopping Centre, which means that we service all of Sydney. If you want to improve your skin contact Skinnovation in Sydney to talk to our specialists!

Our team is  here to assess the overall condition of your skin and come up with a long-term treatment plan, so email or call us and schedule your free initial consultation. It is an absolute must before any procedure, invasive or not, so book your appointment now at Skinnovation Laser Clinic!

Contact Us

Having our clinic in the heart of the eastern suburbs means we service all of Sydney’s east. If you have been considering microdermabrasion or would simply like to know more don’t hesitate to call Skinnovation Laser Clinic or book an appointment below.

Phone: 02 8347 0224

Email: contact@skinnovationlaser.com.au

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