Deep exfoliation process to remove top layer of skin softening fine lines and wrinkles, fading pigmentation & removing blackheads and whiteheads. Removing the surface layer of the skin improves the performance of any additional procedures you may have and optimises the penetration of your serums and moisturisers.
An alternative to chemical peels and laser treatments
Frequently Asked Questions
It is an ideal treatment for young or old, male or female and for all skin types with the exception of Couperose/Rosacea. Medical Microdermabrasion is commonly used to treat and diminish
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Sun Damaged Skin
- Acne Prone Skin
- Blackheads and Whiteheads
- Superficial Age Spots
- Oily Skin
- Dry or Patchy Skin
DERMA GENESIS® Microdermabrasion uses a highly controlled flow of fine, medical grade crystals to remove the dead, outermost layer of skin. This skin exfoliation process reveals the new, living skin cells that are soft, smooth and receptive to nutrients.
The procedure is performed by using a hand piece that the operator passes over the skin. This evenly removes the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of skin, at the same time the underlying epidermis is also stimulated by the abrasion and the vacuum. This promotes new collagen which thickens the dermis and improves resistance to the effects of ageing.
The microdermabrasion procedure takes approximately thirty minutes, depending upon the skin condition, the area to be treated, and the desired outcome.
Medical Microdermabrasion can be taken as a 'one off' to prep the skin for further treatments or simply to brighten the skin.
Your requirements will be determined by the skin condition being treated and your desired results. The number of treatments can vary from 4 to 12, depending on the severity of your condition and treatment goals. Acne scars require the greatest number of treatments.
Microdermabrasion treatments are usually performed 7 to 10 days apart. It is vitally important that you adhere to the schedule that is developed for you. Waiting longer than 14 days between treatments can interfere with your progress
Microdermabrasion is a progressive procedure which takes time to achieve a desired result. You will definitely feel softer, smoother skin and may see subtle improvement after only one visit. You will see likely visible improvement after four treatments but it all depends on the condition being treated. The benefits continue to multiply with each additional treatment as increased circulation is noted within the dermis and newer, healthier skin cells are seen at the surface.
Following your Derma Genesis Microderm treatment your skin may appear slightly red, this is a normal response and should settle within an hour. Just occasionally and depending on your skin type this can last for a little longer but should be no more than 48 hours. Another common reaction of the skin is that 3 to 5 days after a treatment the skin may become slightly dry or even peel a little on problem areas, this is a good reaction to have as it means the new skin cells have been encouraged to the surface and are pushing away more of the damaged and dead cells.
Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following conditions are recognised as contraindications for microdermabrasion treatment and must be disclosed prior to treatment.
- Active infection of any type
- Active acne with pustules
- Use of topical agents such as Alphahydroxy Acids, Retin-A, Hydroquinone, Steroid or Hydrocortisone Creams within the last 6 months
- Use of Acutane within the last year
- Any recent chemical peel procedure
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
- Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis
- Skin cancer
- Oral blood thinning medications including Asprin
- Rosacea, Telangiectasia, Erythema may all be worsened or brought out by skin exfoliation
- Tattoos - may lighten
- Family history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation
- HIV and AIDS patients are contraindicated, because the skin is thinned, and can cause lesions due to a compromised immune system.
- If you suffer with Herpes Simples you should be aware that microdermabrasion can bring on an outbreak of this pre-existing condition. You are recommended to apply Zovorax for 7 days prior to treatment to limit the risk of an attack though this is no guarantee.
- Sunburnt - wait until skin returns to normal
- Sunbed use - wait 48 hours after
- Facial Waxing - avoid 10 days
- Injectables such as Botox - wait 2 weeks
- Laser treatments - wait 6 weeks
- Avoid facial waxing for 10 days prior to treatment
- No Laser treatment for 6 weeks prior to Microdermabrasion
- Wait 2 weeks following Botox or other injectables
- If you suffer Herpes Simplex (cold sores) apply Zovorax for 7 days prior to limit the risk of an attack.
- Do not sunbathe or use sunbed for 48 hours prior to Microdermabrasion
- Wait 6 months after using topical products such as Glycolic Acid, Retin A, Hydroquinone, Steroid or Hydrocortisone Creams
- Do not exfoliate for 1 week prior to treatment
It is essential to keep up a good skin care routine between treatments to maintain the skins condition, this would include a daily cleanse, tone, moisturise morning and night. An SPF 25 sunscreen should also be applied even on cloudy days. A gentle mask may be used if required, but exfoliators, peels and products containing Retinova or Glycolic Acid should not be used for 3 days before and after treatment.
Heat treatments, e.g. direct sun exposure, sun beds, sauna, hot baths and vigorous exercise should also be avoided for 24 – 48 hours after microdermabrasion.
Make-Up should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment, although if absolutely essential a mineral make-up could be applied.
Our Recommended Home Care Procedure
Am & Pm - Cleanse with Exuviance Gentle Cleanser, pat dry and tone with Exuviance Soothing Lotion
Am - Exuviance Anti-Redness Serum, Multi Protective Day Cream and Hydrating Eye Complex.
Pm - Exuviance Anti-Redness Serum, Ultra Restorative Cream and Hydrating Eye Complex.
Note: If treating hyper pigmentation Exuviance Opti Light line is recommended.
Sun Beds should not be used for at least 48 hours after a treatment and should be avoided completely by persons suffering from pigmentation and sun damage.
Yes, Microdermabrasion is a great precursor to many other treatments and will in fact enhance their results.
Single Treatment - £35
Course of 6 - £175