Microdermabrasion works on all skin types and colors. It makes subtle changes, causing no skin color change or scarring. It is not effective for deeper problems such as scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, or deep acne scars.
Our skin specialist uses a specialised tool for the procedure. The tool shoots a stream of tiny crystals, like aluminum oxide, sodium chloride or sodium bicarbonate which abrade the top layer (stratum corneum), whilst the tool collects the leftover dead skin cells and used crystals with a vacuum type process, leaving the skin looking softer and brighter.
After microdermabrasion, your skin will be pink and feel dry and tight (like sunburn or windburn) for about 24 hours. Quality moisturisers should be used to feed and nurture the skin.
Some types of makeup should not be applied for at least 24 hours after the procedure. We recommend mineral make-up if absolutely necessary.
It is extremely important, particularly in Australia where we have high UV from the sun, that you apply a SPF 30+ minimum sunscreen and avoid sun exposure where possible, particularly for the first few days after a microdermabrasion treatment.