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Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is not only an excellent maintenance treatment for normal skin, it is also a desirable option to treat acne and the signs of premature ageing. For acne sufferers, fortnightly to monthly treatments can put you back in control of your skin.


The Diamond method provides a deep exfoliation using a diamond tip wand that gently moves over the face with gentle suction movements which remove dead skin cells and stimulates blood flow improving texture and skin tone. It delivers a uniform exfoliation to all facial skin areas, without any damage. This method is best for clients with less problematic skin, seeking to smooth fine wrinkles and wanting a more intense form of exfoliation.

We love performing this treatment as a maintenance in between the more advanced treatments for even better results.

Microdermabrasion

Treatment

Avoid if you have the following

  • Current inflamed acne lesions;
  • Skin cancer;
  • Active cold sores;
  • Uncontrolled diabetes;
  • Dermatitis;
  • Open skin lesions;
  • Use of Accutane currently or in the past six months; and/or.
  • The use of prescription retinol within a week of treatment.

Instructions

Pre-Treatment

  • Do not use Retin-A or other exfoliating creams 24 to 72 hours prior to your treatment.
  • Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams/sprays for at least a week before treatment.
  • You must NOT have recently had laser surgery or used Accutane products.
  • Candidates who have had a recent chemical peel or other skin procedure, such as collagen injections, should wait at least 2 weeks before undergoing microdermabrasion.
  • Prospective patients should also refrain from waxing or tanning the skin to be treated for 2 weeks prior to microdermabrasion treatment.
  • Wash your face and neck with a non-oily, non-soap based cleanser before each scheduled treatment.

Instructions

Post-Treatment

  • Anti-inflammatory tablets or cold compresses may be used if necessary.
  • Maintain the new skin with daily cleansing and moisturising.
  • Trauma such as scratching or picking the treated area should be avoided.
  • Avoid irritating the treated skin with harsh chemicals, rubbing or tanning for one week.
  • Avoid staying in the sun for at least 7 days after the treatment to prevent UV rays from damaging your skin which slows down the recovery.
  • Clients who absolutely cannot avoid sun exposure should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Do not use glycolic, alpha hydroxy, beta hydroxy, retinol, benzyl peroxide or topical acne medications for 24-48 hours following treatment.
  • You may resume prescription retinoid products (Retin A, Renova, Tretinoin, Avita, Alustra or other brands Tretinoin and other prescription retinoid products (Adapalene, Avage, Differin, Tazorac, Tazarotene) 3 – 7 days after last microdermabrasion treatment.

Microdermabrasion

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Acne scarring
  • Age spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Congested skin
  • Pigmentation

It’s completely normal for the skin to be pink for a few hours after the treatment. You can expect your skin to be mildly dry for the first few days of the early treatments but is uncommon once the skin is in better condition.

It is important to have a course of treatments over a period of time for the best results and then move onto more advanced treatments. Depending on your skin and what you are wanting to achieve, the general treatment requirement is six treatments either fortnightly or monthly and the duration of the treatment can be between 30-40 minutes. Severe cases of acne scarring may require more microdermabrasion treatments or more invasive treatments.