Microdermabrasion at our anti-aging clinic

Say goodbye to dull skin! If you’re looking for smooth, radiant skin, diamond microdermabrasion could be the answer. Offered at our Bentleigh anti-aging clinic, microdermabrasion is one of the most effective skin resurfacing treatments, making it a suitable treatment in conjunction with anti-aging products such as vitamin A and C.

Over time, frequent use of sunblock, moisturisers and make-up eventually clogs the pores of the skin. Twice daily cleansing and regular exfoliation might keep your skin topically cleaned, and using the best anti aging cream available may be beneficial, but what about deep inside the pores and follicles? The skin’s pores and follicles need to be regularly cleaned to prevent the build-up of impurities and dead skin cells, which can give your skin a dull, grey look. Diamond microdermabrasion exfoliation is an anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatment which gently removes the uppermost layer of dead skin cells from the face, hands and other parts of the body, and is ideal for superficial hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, open pores, and blackheads specially for oily skin. What’s more, the exfoliation is combined with a “vacuuming” process, which deeply cleanses the skin of impurities, giving it a fresher, younger appearance.

What is diamond microdermabrasion?

The skin consists of two main layers – the dermis and the epidermis. Above the epidermis is the stratum corneum, which forms a barrier between the lower skin layers and the outside world. Diamond microdermabrasion targets the stratum corneum, which consists of dead skin cells that can prevent the skin’s true radiance from shining through. It is a quick, safe and effective form of anti ageing exfoliation for all skin types and colours, with no downtime and no pain or discomfort. This non-invasive exfoliating technique minimises trauma and creates healthy and glowing skin by promoting new skin cell growth.

Diamond microdermabrasion treatment can soften fine lines and wrinkles, help smooth out skin texture, reduce scarring, decrease pore size, and lighten superficial hyper-pigmentation, commonly known as age spots.  Microdermabrasion can also be used on the body to reduce other types of scarring such as stretch marks. The smooth crystal-free tip with an abrasive pad works without “scratching” sensitive or thin skin areas with crystals, so it is safe for even sensitive skin. With the help of our high-quality microdermabrasion machine and our experienced therapists, Medix Skincare & Laser Clinic is one of the best microdermabrasion specialists in Melbourne Bentleigh.

What happens during the microdermabrasion treatment?

Diamond microdermabrasion systems operate without the need for crystals. The treatment tip we use at our anti-aging clinic consists of tiny diamonds that abrade the skin so that the dead, flaking skin is removed and vacuumed through the machine. The combination of skin exfoliation and slight suction stimulates reproduction of collagen by the fibroblasts and living cells at the basal layer of the epidermis. This effect improves cell turnover and blood flow, making it ideal for anti-aging as well as reducing breakouts and blackheads.

Diamond microdermabrasion is a mild resurfacing treatment that causes minimal damage to the skin surface and therefore results in younger looking skin and a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a very safe treatment that can be used on most parts of the body such as hands, arms and upper back and can also be used in conjunction with other skin care procedures such as chemical peel and VPL laser. It also makes it easier for your cosmeceutical products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin which gives your skin its youthful appearance. The treatment is painless and there is no downtime so you can return to work immediately afterward. A combination of microdermabrasion and laser is a very effective program for skin rejuvenation, anti ageing and acne scars.

How many treatments are recommended?

Having four to six treatments separated by one or two weeks often produces the best results for anti aging. Additional treatments every month as a maintenance program is recommended.

What should I do before and after the treatment?

  • Avoid direct sun exposure, spray tanning and sun beds for 3 weeks before and after treatment. If going in the sun, a high SPF sunscreen should be applied.
  • Avoid peeling or waxing for 7 days before or after treatment.
  • Skincare products that are rich in vitamin A, E and C will improve the result.

Are there any side effects for microdermabrasion?

Some people may experience a little redness, as well as tightening of the skin that’s similar to mild sunburn. This should only last for a short period of time and should not cause discomfort. There have been no major side effects associated with the treatment and the healing time is usually a few hours. There is no downtime and normal routines can be resumed immediately.

For more information about microdermabrasion for anti ageing, acne scars or stretch marks, make an appointment with Medix Skincare & Laser Clinic, Bentleigh today.