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Get that glow! The Benefits of Regular Medical Microdermabrasion

Take a quick glance at the magazine rack in any store and you’ll see countless headlines about the most desirable celebrity body-parts. Whether it’s Angelina Jolie’s lips, Kim Kardashian’s bum or Jennifer Anniston’s toned stomach, it seems we’d all like to look a little bit more like our favourite A-Listers.

But one feature that’s often over-looked – and that’s undeniably an enviable asset of our favourite stars – is their radiant complexion. A glowing, healthy complexion is immediately beautiful, and this is a little piece of Hollywood glamour you can achieve without dedicating hours to the gym, or enlisting the help of a professional make-up artist.

While nutrition and hydration are the steadfast foundations for great looking skin; a comprehensive skin care routine can mean a transformation from dull to dewy!

But a celeb-worthy skin care routine isn’t just about applying plenty of moisturiser (although that’s certainly important) the A-Lister’s get their perfectly polished complexions with the help of Medical Microdermabrasion. It’s the treatment Gwyneth Paltrow calls, “a miracle” and Naomi Campbell’s facialist swears by, so what do you need to know about Microdermabrasion?


What is Microdermabrasion?

During a Medical Microdermabrasion skin on the face, neck, shoulders and décolletage is sprayed with medical grade exfoliating crystals to gently buff away the top layer of skin. The process removes all of the dull, dead skin cells and encourages the production of collagen, to reveal a rejuvenated complexion with improved tone, texture and colour.

This non-invasive treatment is the equivalent of the world’s greatest face scrub: exfoliating brilliantly, painless (the vibrating sensation is more akin to massage) and suitable for all skin types.

One of the reasons the treatment is so popular is that it requires minimal aftercare. Often referred to as the ‘lunchtime facial’ Microdermabrasions take less than one hour and require no down-time for recovery.  After the exfoliation, your practitioner will apply a soothing moisturiser and, because a delicate new layer of skin has been exposed, we recommend you apply SPF daily following the treatment.

The benefits of Medical Microdermabrasion include:

  • The reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • An improvement in the appearance of oily skin with clogged pores
  • A smoother texture to the skin
  • An improvement in the appearance of minor  acne scars
  • Minimised pores
  • A more even skin tone
  • An instantly brightened complexion

Medical Microdermabrasion as part of your skin care routine

The positive effects of Microdermabrasion can be seen after a single treatment, so it’s the perfect preparation if you have a special occasion like a wedding or a big event coming up.

Though for the very best results we recommend an initial series of treatments (the exact number will vary depending on the condition of your skin) followed by regular maintenance appointments that incorporate Medical Microdermabrasion into your skin care routine.

This is because a regular Microdermabrasion creates the ideal base for the rest of your skin care regime. It’ll mean your products work harder because their active ingredients can get deeper into the skin.

Anti-oxidants for example, work by penetrating the skin and eliminating damaging free radicals. Retinol also works on the deepest layers of the skin, stimulating cell repair and boosting collagen production. By removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, a Microdermabrasion lets these ingredients be absorbed more easily, so you can feel the full benefit of their action.

Creating a smooth, matte base also makes a world of difference to how your make-up looks.  Even the best foundations, concealers and powders can look blotchy and uneven if your skin is in poor condition. Medical Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the complexion, so your make-up can be applied more easily, will look better and last longer. Plus, you’re likely to use fewer products as they’ll be less blemishes and imperfections to cover.

Whether you have problem skin, or you’d just like a little of that Hollywood radiance you see on your favourite celebrities, a Microdermabrasion can be a secret weapon for creating a glowing complexion.

To find out more about the treatment visit our dedicated Medical Microdermabrasion page, or book a free consultation with one of our Cosmetic Surgery Nurses.

Posted July 18, 2020
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