As we age, our skin cell turnover slows, often resulting in dull and rough skin.
Microdermabrasion is a great way to reduce the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation, dry or wrinkly skin, sunspots, mild acne, scarring, and stretch marks improving the overall look of rough and bumpy skin.
Crystal Microdermabrasion is an amazing resurfacing treatment, leaving your skin looking lighter, younger and fresher. It is an excellent choice for those with dry and congested skin or for those with specific skin concerns to target problem areas. It’s one of the least invasive yet deeply effective facial treatments.
Thousands of crystals are jetted across the face to gently remove the outer layer of old dead skin cells to reveal new, healthy and rejuvenated skin. The treatment is also great for skin brightening, anti ageing, congestion, acne scarring, and improving the texture and tone of the skin.
Microdermabrasion is safe and suitable for most skin types and has little to no downtime.The exfoliation and vacuum action may leave sensitive skin feeling a little red but the tailored after-care will ensure this minimised and is under control.
For most untouched skin types, this is a perfect starting point to gauge how reactive your skin is to treatments.It exfoliates the skin using the purest crystals to gently lift and remove dead skin. The treatment is particularly useful for;
- Reducing first signs of ageing.
- Improving texture and tone.
- Accelerating the blood and lymph circulation.
- Reducing enlarged pores and blackheads.
- Treating comedonal acne and acne scarring .
Crystal Microdermabrasion is known for showing instant results and is a perfect preparation for stronger skin treatments.
Read more on microdermabrasion on the NHS website
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive exfoliation treatment of the top layer of the skin (stratum corneum). It’s a popular choice for those wanting to achieve the appearance of a younger, brighter, healthier complexion.
Microdermabrasion shocks the skin by removing the protective outer layer, this encourages the basel layer, where daughter skin cells are produced, to replicate and multiply the cell turnover. In turn, promoting collagen and elastin production leaving your skin feeling smoother, brighter and rejuvenated.
I get this question often. Having been in the industry for over 15 years I’ve had the unique privilege of working with both.
At Cosmetology Hub, I use clinical grade equipment. For this reason, I chose crystal microdermabrasion. Although a little more costly, I use superfine 99.99% pure crystals (high purity aluminium oxide) for every treatment yielding far greater results. The suction from the machine ensures the crystals are exfoliated into the skin and vacuumed away for a brighter complexion.
The diamond alternative, tips are generally reusable and more aggressive on the skin. They tend to leave scratches or redness on sensitive skin, but do however offer some results.
The focus is on quality of treatment and opting for the slightly costly, but most effective crystal microdermabrasion is, by far, the way forwards!
Like all facials, first, the skin is thoroughly cleansed and steamed. The steam helps soften the upper layer and open the pores. Using the crystal microdermabrasion, the device simultaneously deposits pure crystals onto the upper layer of the skin, exfoliates and vacuums any excess crystals along with dirt from the gentle exfoliation of the tip. It instantly drives nutrients and oxygen to the epidermis stimulating blood flow and circulation.
Absolutely. It’s one of the least invasive, non-surgical treatments available. Alluminium oxide (crystals) are safe to use on the skin and is not known to cause any adverse skin reactions. In the unlikely event of ingestion, they are also considered non-toxic and extremely safe.
There is no set-in-stone frequency of treatments, it all depends on your skin and its natural ability to turn cells – usually, this is 28 days. If the treatment is to repair a problematic area on the skin, I recommend treatment between 10-14 days. For ongoing maintenance I recommend treatment between 28-35 days. This is all subject based on the skin analysis.
Microdermabrasion is safe to use on almost any age above 12, to any skin type. It’s extremely versatile, for the busy city-goers or for seniors 60+. Get a consultation today to see how microdermabrasion can benefit you.
Microdermabrasion is good for clearing the build-up of debris and sebum inside the pores, reducing the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation, uneven skin tone and controlling oil production of the skin. It can also be used for acne breakouts and to reduce the pore size over time.
Yes! Microdermabrasion has very little downtime. You can go back to work with nothing to worry about.