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Microdermabrasion Treatment – FAQ

What benefits does microdermabrasion have? What does it do?

Microdermabrasion is used to treat and minimise the most difficult skin conditions, or just to rejuvenate and maintain the health of the skin. There are many benefits to microdermabrasion. Expect to see:

  • Good skin tone
  • Softer skin
  • Even skin colour
  • A nice, healthy glow
  • Refined skin pores
  • A more youthful appearance
  • Fewer break-outs
  • Renewed elasticity


How does microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion is the holistic option for modern skin care and complements other health programs without interference.

Microdermabrasion provides a gentle and highly-effective mechanical peeling of the skin using micro diamond-shaped crystals to slough off dead cells. The patented dual control system and adjustable applicator head of our diamond microdermabrasion machine delivers a steady, powerful stream of very fine diamond crystals to the skin, leaving it smooth and fresh, while promoting new collagen growth.

Smooth skin surface is the key.

This diamond microdermabrasion skin treatment allows more control over the level and area of abrasion. This approach respects the integrity of the skin tissues and minimises trauma. The skin can then heal more evenly and naturally not as a rushed response to skin injury. Maintaining the level of cellular growth on the surface directly relates to the freshness and youthfulness of the skin’s appearance. On average, we renew our skin surface every four to six weeks. However, with age and poor general health, renewal is considerably slower.


How effective is microdermabrasion for acne treatment?

Microdermabrasion is an important part of acne treatment, but is used to best effect with a specialised skincare routine. Please see our page on acne treatments Acne Treatment for more information.


How many treatments will I need?

Most clients benefit from three to six treatments, which may need to be followed up with maintenance care, as advised by your Laser Skin Technologies consultant.


Does it hurt? And is there any down time?

The treatment is fast, safe and pain-free, leaving little or no redness. Treatments last less than an hour and do not interrupt your busy schedule.There is usually no down time, but the rejuvenating mask works best if it can be left on overnight.

Is it safe? What are the potential complications of microdermabrasion treatments?

Microdermabrasion treatments are very safe indeed.


What preparations are required for microdermabrasion treatments?

  1. Schedule a consultation with us;
    • Your medical history will be reviewed for any history of skin problems, medications, etc.
    • Microdermabrasion will be explained fully and all of your questions answered.
  2. Avoid tanning
    • For best results you should avoid all forms of tanning for two weeks prior to treatment.
  3. Other information
    • To get the best result from your microdermabrasion treatments, it’s recommended that you begin using a scrub for two weeks prior to the treatment to soften dead skin cells.
    • If you remember to remove your make up before your appointment, that’s great, otherwise we can do this at the time.


What happens after the treatment?

The skin rejuvenation mask should be left on overnight.


How much do microdermabrasion treatments cost?

The cost of microdermabrasion treatments is dependent upon your individual needs and the condition of your skin – and for maximum effect, many clients choose to have this treatment in combination with laser skin rejuvenation.

Laser Skin Technologies will provide you with a personalised treatment plan before your first treatment.

Would you like a free, no-obligation consultation? Please Contact Us to make an appointment.