Beauty begins with great skin. If your skin is suffering, it can make you look – and even feel – tired, ill and old before your time. An effective daily skincare regimen is an absolute must, but in addition to this there are some excellent supplementary beauty treatments available that can really promote your pursuit of complexion perfection. These include microdermabrasion – the perfect solution for anyone looking to tackle fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, milia (milk spots), stretch marks, large pores and sun damage.
How does it work?
Microdermabrasion is basically exfoliation with superpowers. Many skin and body care products/scrubs have exfoliating properties, but microdermabrasion uses mechanical exfoliation for ultimate effectiveness. It removes dead skin cells and daily build-up, unblocks pores, prevents congestion and generally boosts skin renewal – leaving you looking radiant and refreshed.
So what’s involved?
A microdermabrasion session is quick and painless, so it’s an easy treatment to fit into your day. First your face is cleansed, then a trained aesthetician uses a diamond-tip wand to gently but thoroughly exfoliate your skin. In addition, mild suction removes the dead skin cells. This process stimulates new collagen production, and also helps topical skincare products to penetrate more effectively. A typical treatment takes just 30-60 minutes, and there’s no downtime as such, although your skin may feel a little tender.
Where does it treat?
Microdermabrasion is versatile, too. While it’s most often used on the face, it’s equally effective at treating other acne-prone areas, such as the shoulders or back. And it even works on dry/flaky skin situations, often found on the hands and feet. Microdermabrasion can achieve instant improvements, although more than one treatment might be needed. Combining it with other treatments, such as a photo facial or skin peel, will boost/prolong results even more.
How much does it cost?
Single treatments start at just £55, so microdermabrasion is a fast and cost-effective way to achieve smoother, healthier-looking skin. Add it to your beauty regimen soon!