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What’s a Microdermabrasion or Microhydrabrasion Facial?

Microdermabrasion, commonly referred to as ‘microderm’, uses specialised equipment to gently remove the outermost layer of dead cells from the skin. It is a highly effective procedure to improve minor skin imperfections like skin texture, reducing wrinkles and sun spots. The added benefit of improvement in the density of collagen fibres due to the stimulation provided during treatment plumps up the skin, keeping the skin looking younger for a longer period of time.


Technological advancements these days have allowed for more effective infusion of serums and a variety of antioxidants to the skin via a liquid medium. This procedure is referred to as microhydrabrasion.


The results from microhydrabrasion treatments are amazing and have caused quite a stir in the beauty world. Skin treated with microhydrabrasion showed increased hydration and superficial sun damage reversal. In a study on facial rejuvenation, researchers found that the participants who received microhydrabrasion treatments followed by the application of creams and serums had significantly better skin quality with denser collagen fibres, than those who were only applying the same serums on their faces. Results from the study showed visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines, pore size and hyperpigmentation over a series of treatments.


Typically, the skin regenerates in approximately one month which makes monthly appointments with a salon the ideal duration between treatments for continued improvement. Whilst microhydrabrasion provides a deeper cleanse and hydration to the skin, not all people are comfortable with the wet feel of the procedure. Microderm still remains as effective and as popular as ever.


As skin continually ages, all treatments regardless whether it is a facial, microderm or microhydrabrasion need to be upkept with good skin maintenance such as moisturisers, sun screens and other protection.


When making an appointment for your treatments, check for more information on the do’s and don’ts before, during and after treatments.

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