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Harley street clinic Harpenden

[9 miles from Houghton Regis]

Offering an expansive range of both surgical and non-surgical treatments, Harley Street Skin are renowned worldwide for their cosmetic precision, expertise and minimally invasive techniques. From ...[READ MORE]


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103 Luton Rd, Harpenden, AL5 3BB

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The AL5 Aesthetics

[10 miles from Houghton Regis]

5 out of 5

From 10 Review(s)

The AL5 Aesthetics clinic is a luxury aesthetics medi Spa in harpenden, herts offering a wide variety of cutting edge and bespoke face and body treatments and training courses.[READ MORE]


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Westley House, 42 Cold Harbour Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4UN

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The Contour Room

[11 miles from Houghton Regis]

Welcome to The Contour Room, your all-inclusive luxury aesthetic treatment room. The Contour Room offers full body contouring, fat reduction and skin tightening treatments for the face and body. ...[READ MORE]


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29 Harkness Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5GX

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Alchemy Skin Clinic

[15 miles from Houghton Regis]

5 out of 5

From 9 Review(s)

Alchemy Skin Clinic is run by Mel Recchia, a leading Aesthetic Nurse prescriber, located in a private location. Offering treatments that will enhance your natural features aiming for a refreshed natur...[READ MORE]


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5 School Hil, North Marston, Buckingham, MK18 3PE

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Karma House Clinic

[16 miles from Houghton Regis]

5 out of 5

From 8 Review(s)

Over 30 Years of Experience, True Aesthetic Professionals . We have a friendly team of expert practitioners at our professional aesthetic clinic. Our expertise extends to a wide array of cosmetic ...[READ MORE]


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32 Bishopstone Road, Aylesbury, HP17 8QX

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The Cosmetic Centre Buckinghamshire

[18 miles from Houghton Regis]

Within our state of the art clinics we offer a whole variety of the latest aesthetic treatments including anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation. Our passionate team of practitioners include some of the ...[READ MORE]


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Summerleys Road, Unit E3 Regent Park, Princes Estate, Princes Risborough, HP27 9LE

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Suzannah Nicholas Health and Beauty

[18 miles from Houghton Regis]

5 out of 5

From 10 Review(s)

Exclusive Beauty Spa and Medical Aesthetic Clinic in the heart of Princes Risborough. Full Service Beauty Spa with the latest Hydrafacial Treatments along with a Medical Doctor Led Cosmetic Ae...[READ MORE]


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2-3 Church Street, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9AA

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Skin Quest Clinic

[20 miles from Houghton Regis]

4 out of 5

From 3 Review(s)

Skin Quest Clinics is run by fully registered and accredited Doctors. We offer solutions for all skin problems. Whether you have medical skin problems, are trying to get the best out of your skin,...[READ MORE]


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20 Reddings Avenue, Bushey, WD23 3PB

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Mulberrys of Beaconsfield

[22 miles from Houghton Regis]

Welcome to Mulberry’s, an award-winning, exclusive beauty spa in the heart of Beaconsfield Old Town, Buckinghamshire. We believe in the personal touch and pride ourselves on creating an individ...[READ MORE]


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38 London End Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2JH

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ERA Skin and Laser Clinic

[22 miles from Houghton Regis]

5 out of 5

From 25 Review(s)

Award winning Oxfordshire based aesthetic clinic specialising in the latest non-surgical treatments for face and body rejuvenation. [READ MORE]


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98a High Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3EH

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Aurora Buckinghamshire

[24 miles from Houghton Regis]

5 out of 5

From 1 Review(s)

Aurora Clinics is a nationwide group of cosmetic and plastic surgery centres led by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards - voted Leading Breast Surgeon UK by The Independent on Sunday. [READ MORE]


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The Private Clinic, Stokenchurch Medical Center,, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, HP14 3SX

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Mulberry House Clinic and Laser Centre

[26 miles from Houghton Regis]

Mulberry House Clinic is comprised of a small team (one doctor, one nurse) offering personalised treatments for facial rejuvenation and skin problems such as acne, rosacea and pigmentation. The clin...[READ MORE]


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32 The Green, Hardingstone, Northampton, NN4 6TB

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Northampton Laser Clinic

[27 miles from Houghton Regis]

5 out of 5

From 12 Review(s)

Whichever treatment you need or choose, the most important factor is who you trust with the only body you’ll ever have. The founder of this clinic, Hazel Barrett, has specialised in laser treatments...[READ MORE]


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293 Wellingborough Road, Northampton, NN1 4EW

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Aurora Northampton

[27 miles from Houghton Regis]

Aurora Clinics is a nationwide group of cosmetic and plastic surgery centres led by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards - voted 'Leading Breast Surgeon UK by The Independent on Sunday.[READ MORE]


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The Gatehouse, 82 Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DF

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Henley Clinic Limited

[30 miles from Houghton Regis]

The Henley Clinic - "Medical aesthetics, Laser and Beauty Clinic" offers full range of medical rejuvenation procedures, laser, Ultherapy, beauty and nail treatments in central Henley-on-Thames Oxfords...[READ MORE]


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24a Tuns Lane, Henley On Thames, RG9 1SA

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Prem-Aesthetics & Dermatology

[30 miles from Houghton Regis]

Prem Aesthetics & Clinical Dermatology is a clinic dedicated to the promotion and preservation of healthy skin: the largest organ in the human body.[READ MORE]


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4 Forelands Place, Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9QD

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Healthium Clinic

[31 miles from Houghton Regis]

5 out of 5

From 10 Review(s)

Welcome to Healthium Clinics. We specialise in the latest anti-aging and medical treatments designed to improve your health and wellbeing.[READ MORE]


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Badgemore Park, Henley-on-thames, RG9 4NR

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Hardwick Clinic

[31 miles from Houghton Regis]

We are a bespoke, patient centred cosmetic, aesthetic medicine and weight-loss centre. Our clinic is discretely and conveniently located close to Cambridge and also Cambourne. We will discuss you...[READ MORE]


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227 St Neots Road, Hardwick, Cambridge, CB23 7QJ

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Woodford Medical Aesthetics Cambridge

[33 miles from Houghton Regis]

The clinic in Sawston Cambridge was established in 2003 by Dr Hilary Allan. Since then, she has taken it from strength to strength and today she spearheads a successful and booming clinic for her di...[READ MORE]


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1a Langford Arch, London Road, Sawston, CB22 3FX

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Indulgence Skin Laser and Beauty Clinic

[36 miles from Houghton Regis]

Indulgence Clinic in Daventry (EST 2008) is ideally situated to serve the towns of Leamington Spa, Northampton and Rugby. Treatments include - Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Laser, Cryotherapy, Dermal...[READ MORE]


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Indulgence Clinic - Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4GP

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The Cosmetic Clinic Peterborough

[49 miles from Houghton Regis]

5 out of 5

From 28 Review(s)

Specialists in non-surgical aesthetic procedures ,wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers, threadlifts, laser hair removal, thread veins, acne treatment, aqualyx, sculptra, microdermabrasion, ...[READ MORE]


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DHC Business Centre, 226 Dogsthorpe Road , Peterborough, PE1 3PB

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.

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