For acne sufferers, dealing with acne and then bearing the marks after it has gone seem like a double punishment. Not only will the scars remind you of what you had to deal with, you will also feel unconfi...Continue Reading
About The Procedure
Microdermabrasion is a light cosmetic procedure that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis. Most commonly, microdermabrasion uses two parts: an exfoliating material like crystals or diamond flakes and a machine based suction to gently lift up the skin during exfoliation. Microdermabrasion is a procedure to refine the quality of the skin. The procedure is painless and takes anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour after which the patient has a finer skin which is initially pink in appearance, however this can be covered up immediately with makeup and resolves within a few hours leaving a fresh appearance and better complexion.
Microdermabrasion may be performed to help diminish the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, and photo-damage, as well as diminish fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and shallow acne scars. A further benefit of microdermabrasion is enhanced skin penetration by other skin creams and serums. The controlled skin exfoliation afforded by microdermabrasion will afford make-up and self-tanning products to go on much more smoothly.
Microdermabrasion Works as a Wrinkle, Photo Damage & Acne Treatment
Microdermabrasion is performed by ‘blasting’ small/micro crystal particles across the skin through a wand to exfoliate all the dead skin cells that build up in spite of normal skin care regimens. Results from microdermabrasion are best when the procedure is repeated four times in consecutive weeks. Results can also be enhanced by performing microdermabrasion in conjunction with some of the clinics gentle skin peels.
Affordable Microdermabrasion Treatment in Sydney
There are many cheap solutions being advertised for microdermabrasion in Sydney. Often being performed by unqualified beauty therapists, results can be nominal. In many cases, you get what you pay for so we caution, buyer beware. We aim at providing an affordable microdermabrasion treatment that is delivered by a trained cosmetic nurse. As we stand by our results, the treatments we provide here at the Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery Clinic are discussed with the patient before the treatment to agree on what the patient is wanting to achieve is indeed achievable.
For more information on microdermabrasion please contact the clinic on 02 9362 7400 or email us at [email protected]
Will A Chemical Peel Improve my Acne Scarring?
Acne scarring usually occurs during the teenage years and, with age, worsens as the skin progressively loses its elasticity. Chemical peels will lighten the colour of your skin and remove freckles or age spots but will not improve scarring. For acne scarring, we can utilise other resurfacing techniques such as dermabrasion, Erbium or carbon dioxide laser treatment. Unfortunately, as a side effect of trying to improve the scarring, resurfacing procedures may lighten the skin pigment permanently. Dermabrasion, using newer, highspeed air-driven diamond burrs, improves the scarring with less likelihood of a permanent skin colour change than the laser. All resurfacing procedures usually require two to three sessions to achieve the optimal result. Ten to 14 days are needed to recuperate from resurfacing. The skin is still pink and due to its sensitivity needs protection from the sun for up to six to ten weeks. Make-up and sunscreen must be used fastidiously during the healing process to protect the newly resurfaced skin.