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Skin and SanctuaryLogo

Skin and Sanctuary

[5 miles from Barking]

We are an exciting, caring & intelligent medical aesthetics team in Hackney. Supported by technology such as Visia Skin Analysis, innovative treatments like Prohfilo and the most effective of skincare...[READ MORE]


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170a Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7HD

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Dr Holmes Anti Ageing Clinic

[6 miles from Barking]

Located in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, Dr Holmes Anti-Ageing Clinic is easily accessible from Chigwell, Enfield & Loughton. Whilst he offers anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, he also offers ...[READ MORE]


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Al-fa Perio Clinic, 48a Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5BY

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Dr Leah Clinic

[8 miles from Barking]

At Dr Leah clinics you can feel confident that you are receiving the highest standard of treatment. Our approachable and highly-qualified team is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic dr...[READ MORE]


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24 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4TY

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The Cosmetic Centre London

[8 miles from Barking]

Offering the latest in skin treatments, our clinic in Leeds keeps you at the centre of our attention Across our state of the art clinics we offer a whole variety of the latest aesthetic treatments...[READ MORE]


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49 Mount Pleasant, London, WC1X 0AE

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Essex Sanctuary

[9 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 102 Review(s)

Meet the multi award winning Anti-Ageing and Skin Expert Dr Sharma. Her professional training, level of expertise and experience of 18 years will ensure that you are in safe hands achieving the be...[READ MORE]


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West Road, South Ockendon, RM15 6PL

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Vie Aesthetics Holborn

[9 miles from Barking]

Vie Aesthetics Holborn is one of the 3 Vie Aesthetics clinics in the UK, voted Best Aesthetic Practice Globally, CQC-regulated, Save Face-accredited.[READ MORE]


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95 Grays Inn Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8TX

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London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic

[10 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 10 Review(s)

"Enhancing...but preserving natural beauty" Our mission is to provide the latest innovation of laser cosmetic and non-surgical Aesthetic treatments, including Smartlipo, Cellulaze, Scar Free Laser Bre...[READ MORE]


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14 Manchester Square, Milner House , London, W1U 3PP

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The Expert Centre

[10 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 5 Review(s)

A place where you’ll find an unparalleled selection of beauty treatments, offering everything you need for your face and body. Our flagship clinics in London are equipped with the latest technol...[READ MORE]


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31 32 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DL

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Gold Angels Medical Aesthetics

[10 miles from Barking]

Gold Angels Medical Aesthetics excels at providing a broad range of advanced anti-ageing, non-surgical aesthetic procedures. We are proud to offer state of the art hair rejuvenation, PRP and hair...[READ MORE]


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12 Genotin Terrace, Enfield, London, EN1 2AF

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Devonshire Skin Clinic

[10 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 8 Review(s)

The Devonshire Clinic is a private dermatology clinic in the centre of the Harley Street medical district in London. Our team of highly experienced dermatologists in London provide specialised tre...[READ MORE]


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16 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 7AF

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Vie Aesthetics - Harley Street

[10 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 918 Review(s)

Multi-award winning, doctor-led medical aesthetic clinics in London and Essex. We offer a wide range of medical and non-surgical cosmetic solutions under one roof. Partners of the National Medica...[READ MORE]


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2 Harley Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 9PA

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The Private Clinic Harley Street

[10 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 6 Review(s)

The Private Clinic is the largest group of clinics specialising in minimally invasive cosmetic treatments and procedures in the UK. The group has eight clinics in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manche...[READ MORE]


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98 Harley Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 7HZ

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Dr Eric Toni

[10 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 3 Review(s)

Dr Eric Toni's clinic is located in Enfield, London. Ideally situated to serve the towns of Potters Bar, Barnet, Waltham Cross, Cheshunt & Enfield, Dr Eric Toni offers treatments such as Fine line &...[READ MORE]


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1 Genotin Terrace, Enfield, EN1 2AF

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Dr Haus Dermatology

[10 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 1 Review(s)

Dr Haus Dermatology is headed by Dr Ariel Haus who qualified in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil over 20 years ago. Since then his passion has been to help his patients feel confident about their skin. [READ MORE]


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75 Harley Street, London, W1G 8QL

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Woodford Medical Aesthetics London

[10 miles from Barking]

At Woodford Medical we are a professional and trusted partnership who have worked in the aesthetic and cosmetic industry since 1995. What distinguishes us here at Woodford Medical is that we aim to ...[READ MORE]


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8 Upper Wimpole Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 6LH

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The Mayfair Practice

[10 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 2 Review(s)

Dr Masani at the Mayfair Practice offers a diverse range of non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments that will help improve and maintain your skin, face and body. We build a relationsh...[READ MORE]


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12 Lees Place, London, W1K 6LW

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Absolute Aesthetics London

[10 miles from Barking]

Absolute Aesthetics was set up in 2007 and is a clinic of excellence providing non-surgical and surgical aesthetic treatments in a first-class clinical environment. Located in Guildford and Bond Stree...[READ MORE]


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One Chapel Place, London, W1G 0BG

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NuYu London Ltd

[10 miles from Barking]

Based in Primrose Hill, at NuYu you can be confident that you will receive an objective professional consultation, followed by expert administration of your chosen treatment. To ensure that we can del...[READ MORE]


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9 Princess Road, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8JN

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Harley Street Skin Clinic London

[10 miles from Barking]

2 out of 5

From 1 Review(s)

The Harley Street Skin Clinic was established in 2004 on the world’s most famous medical street, offering a wide range of safe, effective and proven treatments, reaching the highest levels of pa...[READ MORE]


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48 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PU

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Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic

[10 miles from Barking]

The ethos behind Dr Joney De Souza is his focus on individuality, his passion for skin and his belief that natural results are the best options he can offer his patients. Working from his beautiful...[READ MORE]


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49 Blandford Street, London, W1U 7HH

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Centre For Surgery

[11 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 6 Review(s)

Centre for Surgery is a leading UK private healthcare provider specialising in cosmetic surgery. Our plastic surgeons are renowned for achieving natural results for optimum aesthetic outcomes.[READ MORE]


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95-97 Baker Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 6RN

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London Body Centre

[11 miles from Barking]

London Body Centre: Experts in Aesthetics & skincare. Laser Hair Removal, laser tattoo removal, dermal fillers, HIFU, Lumi Eyes, Fat dissolving injections to PRP & more. Top clinic in London for...[READ MORE]


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1 The Parade, Croydon Road, Beckenham, SE20 7AA

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Medicetics Connaught Street

[11 miles from Barking]

Medicetics Skin Clinic is based in Hyde Park, London and is run by Mr Geoffrey Mullan and Dr Vicky Dondos. The Medicetics Cinic is ideally situated to serve the areas of central and West London. They ...[READ MORE]


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37 Connaught Street, Hyde Park, London, W2 2AZ

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D. Thomas Clinic

[11 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 2 Review(s)

A nonsurgical Medi-Spa headed by the renowned Debbie Thomas, this expert team offer the best in advanced aesthetic skin treatments & products while keeping customer service a priority. Specialis...[READ MORE]


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25 Walton Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 2HU

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23MD

[11 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 5 Review(s)

23MD is a specialised cosmetic and medical clinic in Chelsea. We believe in a synergistic approach to aesthetics and wellness, providing our clients with effective, medically-proven treatments and tec...[READ MORE]


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23 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London, SW33NT

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Knightsbridge Advanced Beauty

[11 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 6 Review(s)

Established in the heart of Knightsbridge in 1989, only steps away from Hyde Park and Harrods. Knightsbridge Advanced Beauty specialises in the very latest in next generation medical and aesthetic ...[READ MORE]


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118 Knightbridge, London, SW1X 7PF

The Well ClinicLogo

The Well Clinic

[12 miles from Barking]

4 out of 5

From 6 Review(s)

The Well is a leading medispa providing a range of treatments from industry-leading experts. The doctors specialise in injectable treatments for natural, balanced results, with Tweakments customised...[READ MORE]


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8-9 Lambton Place, London, W11 2SH

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Brigstock Skin and Laser

[13 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 5 Review(s)

Brigstock Skin & Laser is located in Croydon & specialises in Laser & Dermatology services. The clinic is run by Dr Vajpeyi & is situated to serve the towns of Croydon, Beckenham & Bromley. The clin...[READ MORE]


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83 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon, CR7 7JH

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Aesthetic Skin Centre

[13 miles from Barking]

5 out of 5

From 5 Review(s)

Aesthetic Skin Centre is based in Finchley. With over 15 years of experience in medical aesthetics, the Aesthetic Skin Centre is a highly professional, nurse-led clinic. We offer a wide range of ...[READ MORE]


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34 Hendon Lane, Finchley, London, N31 TTS

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Laser and Cosmetic Clinic

[14 miles from Barking]

Laser and Cosmetic Clinic located in London is ideally situated to serve the towns of High Wycombe, Watford & Barnet. Laser and Cosmetic Clinic offers a variety of treatments such as Muscle Relaxing ...[READ MORE]


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183 Dudden Hill Lane, London, NW10 1AU

Microdermabrasion background information

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive “skin rejuvenating” technique employed to help improve the texture and appearance of the skin.

Microdermabrasion is one of the category of treatments such as botulinum toxin (Botox®), dermal fillers and superficial chemical peels where the treatment session is short, with few side effects and virtually no time off work. They also do not require any surgery.

Microdermabrasion was discovered in the U.S.A. and in 2017 nearly 107,000 treatments were performed in America, a decrease of 40.0% on 2016 figures. These statistics come from the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and they make microdermabrasion the seventh most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in that country. ASAPS decided not to gather data for microdermabrasion in 2018.

Various types of microdermabrasion machines have started to be used in the U.K. in the last couple of years, with many becoming available in beauty salons.

If you are considering microdermabrasion, the following information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure. It can't answer all your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the practitioner. Please ask a practitioner about anything you don't understand.

What is microdermabrasion and how does it work?

Microdermabrasion involves a stream of fine micro particles being blasted across the face by a kind of “skin vacuum cleaner”. The powder used varies between different machines and can include crystals of aluminium salts, sodium bicarbonate crystals, or even sodium chloride (table salt) crystals.

Movement of these crystals under pressure loosens and partially removes the outermost epidermal layer of the skin (see diagram below) in a kind of “sandpapering” effect. Alternatively some systems use “diamond microdermabrasion” where the treatment tip contains tiny diamonds that abrade the skin. It helps improve the appearance of the skin and the circulation and generally gives the skin a healthy glow. Once the outer layer of skin has been removed, the layers of skin beneath then increase their production of new skin cells to renew the surface layer.

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What skin problems can microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion is a mild treatment causing minimal damage to the surface of the skin. Results are subtle and include a freshening in the appearance and improvement in the texture of the skin, and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles.

Some stretch marks respond well to this treatment and some people can experience a reduction in the appearance of brown age spots on their skin.

This procedure is sometimes used in combination with chemical peels or some skin creams.

Microdermabrasion is not suitable for deeper wrinkles and scars, deep hyperpigmentation problems (areas of darker pigment) or broken veins in the skin.

What happens during a microdermabrasion treatment?

Your first discussion with a practitioner should clearly set out your expectations and what the practitioner thinks will happen to your skin as a result of microdermabrasion. A medical history should be taken, to ensure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t have the treatment, and you would normally be asked to sign a consent form at this time which means that you have understood the potential benefits and risks associated with microdermabrasion.

Photographs may also be taken by the practitioner, as a “before and after” comparison at a later date.
 

If you have a history of herpes simplex infections (cold sores), an anti-viral drug may be prescribed as a precaution for the course of the treatment.

The skin is usually cleaned prior to treatment, and you will be provided with goggles to protect your eyes from any stray crystals as the wand of the microdermabrasion machine is passed over the skin in smooth, stroking movements. The intensity (or pressure at which the crystals hit your skin) of treatment can be varied, either by altering the amount of crystals used, the pressure used, or the length of treatment.

Crystals are directed onto the face and then immediately “vacuumed “ away, along with the loosened skin particles. All the waste goes into a separate, closed container to make sure that there is no risk of contamination from dead skin products.

The crystals are not re-used.

Follow-up treatment

This procedure can be repeated every week or so for a series of 5 to 10 sessions. Maintenance treatments can then be scheduled every three or four months.

How long will it take to recover from microdermabrasion?

Treatment usually takes around 10 – 30 minutes, but stretch marks can take as long as 2 hours to treat.
 
Most patients find that they can return to work immediately after treatment.

What are the risks and potential complications from microdermabrasion treatment?

The treatment is usually painless and doesn’t irritate the skin greatly. All patients will experience some tightness and redness of the skin, which may last for an hour or two following treatment.

On occasions, redness or streaking of the skin may continue for a day or so and sensitive skin around the eyes can become swollen, but cold compresses will help to get rid of this side effect.

Deeper treatments aimed at scar tissue or stretch marks may produce some spotting of blood, with healing taking around 3 - 4 days.

There is a very small risk of mild pigment changes to the skin that generally clear up within a month, and the risk of any scarring is very rare with this procedure.

What should you do after a microdermabrasion treatment?

Use a bland moisturiser to help hydrate the skin, and liberal amounts of sunscreen to protect it from the sun.

Deeper treatments for scars and stretch marks may require the use of antibiotic ointment for a few days whilst the skin heals.

Contact your practitioner if you notice any signs of infection or pigment changes.
 

Who should not have a microdermabrasion treatment?

This treatment is generally suitable for all skin types.

Patients not suitable are those who have any active skin infections (such as cold sores); a history of problems with skin healing; or those who have taken isotretinoin within the last 6-12 months.

Who can perform microdermabrasion?

There are some very mild microdermabrasion machines which can be found in beauty salons and which can be used by trained beauticians.

There are also some more aggressive machines that can have a deeper effect on the skin that are designed for nurses’ or doctors’ use only.

What is the average cost of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion treatments can be in the £40 - £70 range for a 30 minute treatment session.

Multiple treatment sessions are usually offered at a discount.

Summary of advice for microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a quick and safe treatment which doesn’t involve any surgery.

Its results are not permanent, but it makes your skin look younger and fresher, with a more uniform complexion. It can stimulate circulation in the face, as well as causing new skin cells to grow more rapidly.

Microdermabrasion can be also be an effective option for improving the appearance of stretch marks and some other scars on the skin.

Similar results can be obtained using mild chemical peels to remove the outermost layer of the skin to stimulate new skin cell growth or hydradermabrasion which is a newer, but similar, alternative to microdermabrasion that is promoted as a more comfortable form of mild skin resurfacing and is available in some UK clinics.

Before and after photographs of microdermabrasion

Acne before microdermabrasion treatment  Acne after microdermabrasion treatment

Acne before microdermabrasion treatment Acne after microdermabrasion treatment

Acne before (left) and after (right) - 8 microdermabrasion treatments, carried out once a week.

Fine Lines Around the Eyes Before Microdermabrasion Fine Lines Around the Eyes After Microdermabrasion

Fine lines around the eyes before (left) and after (right) - after 6 microdermabrasion treatments, once per week

Acne Scarring Before Microdermabrasion Acne Sacrring After Microdermabrasion

Acne Scarring before (left) and after (right) - 5 of 10 microdermabrasion treatments, once per week

Before Comedone Removal With Microdermabrasion After Comedone Removal With Microdermabrasion

Before (left) and after (right) - Comedone (black heads) removal - immediately after one treatment

Before Laser Blending With Microdermabrasion After Laser Blending With Microdermabrasion

Before (left) and after (right) - Post Laser Blending with 4 microdermabrasion treatments, once each week

Images provided courtesy of Eden Aesthetics Distribution Ltd.

All before and after photographs are real patients, your results may differ.