Microdermabrasion involves using a cleanser and scrub to clean the face before using a gentle skin peel and steam that softens the skin for better final results. A diamond tipped device is used with gentle suction to mechanically exfoliate away dead layers of skin to reduce the chances of acne forming.
Microdermabrasion is used to get rid of the dead layers of skin that accumulate over time, which can cause a dull and lifeless complexion by clogging up pores and causing blackheads. Microdermabrasion in Melbourne can be performed effectively on all skin types, however, some patients who have sensitive skin may be recommended a gentler treatment.
Benefits of microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and quick skin rejuvenation treatment in which the top layer of dead skin is removed to reveal the fresh skin underneath. The treatment stimulates the skin giving it strength and elasticity and to make it feel hydrated and look radiant.
Any skin type can benefit from microdermabrasion and it can be used to treat a number of skin concerns. Some of the benefits of microdermabrasion at our Melbourne clinic include:
- Improved skin texture and tone
- Improved hydration
- Promotion of skin strength and elasticity
- A reduction in wrinkles
- Clearing pigmentation
- Freshen your complexion
- Clear out skin congestion
- A reduction in pore size
- A gentle and non-invasive procedure
- Chemical free
- Deep exfoliation
Skin conditions microdermabrasion can help manage or treat
Microdermabrasion at our Melbourne clinic can help with the management of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and acne scarring
- Enlarged pores
- Dull and lifeless complexion
- Blackheads and whiteheads
- Sun damage
- Overproduction of oil
- Age and liver spots
- Congested skin
- Stretch marks
What does Microdermabrasion feel like?
Microdermabrasion is a very safe (with well undertood risks) , quick, and non-invasive cosmetic procedure. During the microdermabrasion treatment you may feel some itchiness or a slight stinging sensation, but treatments are generally painless. There may be some discomfort around the eyes. Your skin may appear slightly pink but that should go away within a day or two.
You may experience some very mild irritation for a short period after the treatment, the sensation has been compared to a light sunburn. It is important not to pick at any scabs that may form, which will go away in a few days.
The effects of the microdermabrasion will be able to be seen immediately, but a few sessions may be needed for the best results.
Immediately after the microdermabrasion process, your skin may change colour slightly, but this will depend on the intensity of your treatment and any redness should go away within a day. Occasionally mild scabbing may occur but should also setting within a day.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
Microdermabrasion at our Melbourne clinic costs:
- Each one-hour long treatment – $124
- A six-session package – $600 (a saving of $124)
We can help if you require any assistance with a skin condition. Each patient that presents with a skin condition is reviewed by our doctor, who will suggest an appropriate treatment option and an ongoing skin care plan that can be developed to suit your individual needs.
Is there downtime to microdermabrasion?
At our Melbourne clinic, Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that has no downtime. It is suggested that multiple sessions are done weekly or fortnightly over a period of time, depending on the problem that is being treated.
It is very important to use sunscreen after your microdermabrasion as your new skin is very sensitive and fresh, and can be easily damaged by the sun. Makeup can be worn a day or two after the treatment.
Risks of microdermabrasion
There are very few risks involved with microdermabrasion and any side effects that do occur are very rare. Some of the short-term side effects can include:
- Skin tightness
- Spots of bleeding
Some of the risks of microdermabrasion include:
- Cold sore reactivation
These side effects are not common occurrences after a microdermabrasion treatment. If you are prone to or have recently had cold sores it may be worth considering avoiding having the treatment done around the border of the lips. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the best course of action.
All possible side effects will be discussed before the microdermabrasion procedure during the consultation session.
Results of microdermabrasion
The results of microdermabrasion can be seen immediately. After the first session you will notice your skin is smoother in appearance and the prominence of wrinkles will be reduced. Under the surface of your skin microdermabrasion improves skin strength and elasticity and promotes healthy cell growth.
A single microdermabrasion session is perfect to get your skin looking healthy and radiant. Regular sessions will be needed to maintain lasting results as your skin naturally sheds over time.
Repeated sessions are also able to help combat skin conditions such as:
If microdermabrasion is being used to treat a specific skin problem, your doctor will be able to advise you on the number of sessions you may need and how frequently you will need them. Sessions are typically scheduled every one to two weeks and gradually extended as needed.