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Medical Microdermabrasion

Medical micro-dermabrasion is a safe, fast and effective way of revitalising your skin. Using the Derma Genesis Medical Microderm system this gentle procedure will deeply exfoliate your skin leaving it feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Micro dermabrasion will restore your skin’s natural lustre, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and stimulating deep collagen production.

Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and is a safe and effective way of exfoliating the skin without using a laser. The machine produces a jet of crystals that are propelled across the skin’s surface through a sealed tube and, with a sterilised hand piece, vacuums them off to remove the unwanted dead skin cells and scarred tissue.

The vacuum pressure of the treatment is customised according to your needs and skin type. Included within the cost of treatment is a full facial cleansing and preparation of the skin before the exfoliation together with the application of specialist moisturisers and sun-protection products.

The result is a glowing, smooth, even and bright complexion. It is equally an ideal treatment to help you look fantastic for a special occasion or, more seriously, to treat unsightly skin blemishes and acne scarring.

Microdermabrasion is an amazingly simple but remarkably effective cosmetic treatment for skin rejuvenation. Medical micro-dermabrasion treatment is essentially a deep exfoliating procedure which freshens the skin, reduces the appearance of scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, uneven skin tones and revitalises dull, lifeless, sun-damaged skin complexion.

Benefits of Medical Micro-dermabrasion:

  • A very effective exfoliation, removing dead skin cells
  • Enhances your skin’s natural lustre and tone
  • Improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Stimulates deep collagen production
  • Promotes the growth of healthy new cells

Our skin treatment services are second to none with excellent recommendations from Amanda Platell in The Daily Mail . You can meet Lee Garrett in an interview here in Aesthetic Medicine.

For best results our Specialist Aesthetic Nurse Lee Garrett recommends combining this treatment with an Arctic Profractional Peel or the Obagi Nu-Derm System.

How does medical micro dermabrasion work?

The facial skin is cleaned to remove make up etc and then a sterile wand is moved gently across the face in a sweeping motion. Fine particles are used exfoliate and dislodge old skin debris, blackheads and dead skin on the surface of the skin.

Micro-dermabrasion is one of the few treatments which can truly be described as “lunch-time” treatments with no down time afterwards. The skin may be a little pinker than usual for 30 minutes or so but you will certainly be able to return to work immediately afterwards.

How many microdermabrasion sessions will I need?

This varies depending on the desired effect. Some people like the effect so much that they have a microdermabrasion treatment every few weeks as an ongoing skin care routine. Most people though will book to have perhaps 4 to 6 sessions at intervals of a few weeks.

This treatment regime allows the effect to build up over time and gradually the appearance of lines and wrinkles diminishes and your skin becomes softer and more youthful looking.

Are there any side effects to micro-dermabrasion?

In a word, no! Microdermabrasion is a gentle but effective treatment which has the advantage of very little complication. It’s ideal for a quick “pick-me-up” effect.

Can I combine other treatments with micro-dermabrasion?

Yes, other treatments can be added to the regime and they will complement each other and produce better and longer lasting effects. Our Specialist Nurse Lee Garrett will advise you on the suitability of these and discuss how best to fit them into your schedule if desired. Commonly chosen additional treatments are Restylane Sub Q for cheek enhancement; Obagi Nu Derm System for skin conditioning and Broad Band Light or BBL for reduction of red veins and elimination of skin blemishes.

How long will the effects of micro dermabrasion last?

The effects tend to last for 2 to 4 weeks after each treatment. Combining micro dermabrasion with other treatments such as Obagi Nu Derm etc will magnify and prolong the effect. A sequence of 4 to 6 microdermabrasions performed at intervals of 2 to 4 weeks will give a greater and longer lasting effect.

How much does medical micro-dermabrasion cost?

We charge £115 for a single micro dermabrasion session at Freedomhealth. A 15% discount is applied if a course of four or more sessions are bought together.