Microdermabrasion Facial Therapy

Microdermabrasion sounds vaguely painful, but it’s actually one of the gentlest, fastest, non-invasive anti-aging treatments around today.

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical facial resurfacing technique performed in a series of about 6 to 10 treatments. It mechanically exfoliates the outermost layer of dead skin cells (the stratum corneum) and vacuums them away, leaving your skin feeling softer and smoother — and if done well, looking younger and more vibrant.

The way it works is that when you remove the stratum corneum, the body has a minor freakout, interpreting it as an injury. It quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones.

Microdermabrasion is non-invasive and recovery time is as little as one or two days.

Best of all, you can have it done during your lunch hour and go straight back to work looking pretty good for someone who has just had their skin cells vacuumed off their face (take your foundation along as your skin may be a little pink afterwards).

Microdermabrasion Therapy - Good to Know

  • Microdermabrasion has been shown to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, shallow acne scars, though results may vary from person to person.
  • Those who suffer from enlarged pores will be pleased to know microdermabrasion can help minimise pores and is great for unclogging them.
  • Microdermabrasion may decrease the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, age spots and other superficial skin damage caused by the sun.
  • Removing dead skin through microdermabrasion can aid in the penetration of skincare products by up to 50% and with  a more even surface to work with, it allows makeup to go on more smoothly.
  • Many people choose microdermabrasion over chemical peels and laser treatment because it is generally safer and more cost-effective.
  • The procedure may be a little uncomfortable but shouldn’t hurt (though skin can feel a little tender afterwards).
  • Microdermabrasion stimulates blood flow, which increases the nutrition delivered to skin cells. This improves cell production, which improves skin’s elasticity and texture.
  • Microdermabrasion temporarily removes moisture so it should always be followed by application of a rich moisturiser.
  • The best results are usually seen by people in the early stages of ageing, between 35 and 50.
  • It’s not recommended if you have skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, active sunburn, herpes, lupus, open sores, psoriasis, fragile capillaries or widespread acne. Seek medical advice first.
  • A series of 6–10 treatments is usually recommended for optimum results, with 2 weeks in between for skin to recover.
  • The entire procedure usually takes about 30 minutes for the face, longer if you want your neck and other body parts such as hands and feet done.
  • Skin will be more sensitive to sunlight afterwards so stay out of the sun or use a good sunscreen.

Microdermabrasion Treatment Costs

Treatment Duration Price (Single Treatment) Price (Course of 6 Treatments)
45 mins (Initial Consult & Treatment) 85.00 N/A
30 mins $70 $350
45 mins $95 $475
60 mins $120 $600