[6 miles from Sheerness]
Nish Clinic is a Doctor led medical aesthetic and wellness clinic based in Thorpe bay, Southend -on-Sea , Essex. [READ MORE]
204 The Broadway, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-sea, SS1 3EU
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[11 miles from Sheerness]
Why Choose Fill Your Face Aesthetics? We have been independently assessed against a robust set of standards in order to be certified as Save Face Accredited. Save Face is a Professional Standards...[READ MORE]
The Inner Goddess, 5 Standard Quay, Faversham, ME13 7BS
[18 miles from Sheerness]
Award winning clinic offeing a Consultant Dermatologist led service for anti-ageing injections, acne and acne scarring treatments, thread vein treatments on face and legs, laser hair removal, tattoo...[READ MORE]
26 Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PX
[19 miles from Sheerness]
Illuminate Skin Clinic was founded by Dr Sophie Shotter, and is based in King’s Hill in Kent. Illuminate offers a comprehensive range of treatments to help you look and feel your best. We believe ...[READ MORE]
35 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4DG
[19 miles from Sheerness]
The Dr Deborah McManners clinics offer the most effective and minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatments available including: Laser treatments, 3DLipo, Skin Rejuvenation, Restylane and Ju...[READ MORE]
One Ashford Hospital, Kennington Road, Willesborough, TN24 0YS
[20 miles from Sheerness]
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]
141 Main Road, Danbury, Chelmsford, CM3 4AA
[24 miles from Sheerness]
Dr Soumya Lanka MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, DCH is a fully qualified GP and Aesthetic Doctor from a Surgical background. She has worked at the prestigious St Andrews burns and plastics unit at Broomfiel...[READ MORE]
Skin Sense,, 27 Springfield Lyons Approach, Chelmsford, CM2 5LB
[28 miles from Sheerness]
At Facial Aesthetics (Best Clinic South England 2023) we pride ourselves on delivering exceptionally high patient care where the patient is our focus. All treatments are overseen by Julie Scott (RGN...[READ MORE]
The Clinic, Park House, Park Road, Rivenhall, CM8 3PS
[31 miles from Sheerness]
rtwskin is a doctor led Independent Healthcare Provider regulated by the Care Quality Commission and SAVE FACE. We provide dermatology, aesthetic medical skin care and beauty treatments from non-sur...[READ MORE]
Cobden House Medical Centre, 25 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1DA
[33 miles from Sheerness]
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]
Al-fa Perio Clinic, 48a Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5BY
[40 miles from Sheerness]
Our wide range of cosmetic treatments includes advanced facials, peels, Genuine Dermaroller™ and many advanced cosmetic treatments. We also stock many organic natural products as we believe in t...[READ MORE]
2a High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3AW
[51 miles from Sheerness]
In a day and age where appearance, beauty and presentation is so personally embraced, 3D Lipo Eastbourne will bring your inner beauty out and make you feel more confident in your life. Treatments such...[READ MORE]
2 Hyde Court, 22 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, BN21 4PU
[59 miles from Sheerness]
3D Lipo Brighton bringing state of the art body contouring, slimming and well being to East Sussex, offering the latest techniques in non-surgical treatments with absolutely no recovery time or su...[READ MORE]
The Sackville Rooms, 65 Sackville Road, Hove, BN3 3WE
[59 miles from Sheerness]
Advanced skin & body clinic of excellence. Experts in a vast range of skin and body treatments in a safe, relaxing environment. Including laser hair removal, skin tightening, fat reduction, tattoo r...[READ MORE]
4 Hermitage Road, St Johns, Woking, GU21 8TB
[77 miles from Sheerness]
The Chilgrove Clinic delivers results-driven non invasive treatments for the face and body. We are passionate about helping you to achieve your best look. Our practitioners are well qualified and ...[READ MORE]
4 Chilgrove Business Centre, Chilgrove Park Road, Chichester, PO18 9HU
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Microdermabrasion treatments can be in the £40 - £70 range for a 30 minute treatment session.
Multiple treatment sessions are usually offered at a discount.
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
Acne before (left) and after (right) - 8 microdermabrasion treatments, carried out once a week.
Fine lines around the eyes before (left) and after (right) - after 6 microdermabrasion treatments, once per week
Acne Scarring before (left) and after (right) - 5 of 10 microdermabrasion treatments, once per week
Before (left) and after (right) - Comedone (black heads) removal - immediately after one treatment
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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