What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a deep exfoliating treatment designed to brighten dull, tired skin and helps to smooth away minor lines and wrinkles.
You Are In Safe Hands.
At The Trinity Clinic, we pride ourselves with practising safely. By using Diamond Microdermabrasion, you can be confident of getting the best results without any risk.
We strongly advise you avoid bargain price treatments elsewhere as this usually indicates the use of replica microdermabrasion machines which may leave raw lines and tracks over the face.
How Does It Work?
At The Trinity Clinic, we use diamond headed nozzles and vacuum to buff and effectively remove the top layer of dead skin. This stimulates blood flow to the area and renewal of cells thus helping to deliver a healthy and refreshed glow.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
The main area we treat is the face, although other areas of the body can be treated. This can be discussed in more depth during your initial consultation.
Is The Treatment Right For Me?
Microdermabrasion is one of The Trinity Clinic’s most popular treatment. Not only are the results instant, your therapist can also combine microdermabrasion with our Non-Surgical Face-lifts to tone and lift facial muscles to help give a more youthful appearance, (a course of treatments non-surgical facelifts is recommended for best results).
What Happens During My Treatment?
It is advised you arrive for your appointment make up free. Our therapists use a diamond headed nozzle and wand over the neck and facial areas. This removes the surface layer of your skin, (the stratum corneum) which together with the gentle vacuum stimulates the underlying epidermis to promote new collagen production.
How long does a Microdermabrasion treatment last?
A Microdermabrasion facial treatment lasts approximately half an hour. Additional time is required for added areas.
Who are candidates for Microdermabrasion?
The ideal candidates for microdermabrasion are healthy adults who have relatively minor skin conditions or imperfections and realistic expectations about what microdermabrasion can and cannot do. Microdermabrasion works well for damaged skin, whether affected by acne, sun damage or aging; and skin of any type or colour.
What are the benefits of Microdermabrasion over other procedures?
Microdermabrasion over other procedures?
• Less time
• Less discomfort
• Quick recovery
• No disruptions to normal activities
• Chemical peels and laser resurfacing are most effective on the face; but not as safe and less effective on the neck, chest and hands. Microdermabrasion is safe and effective on the face, hands, chest, neck, knees and even elbows.
Who should avoid Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is not recommended for people who have deep scars, active keloids, undiagnosed lesions, a recent herpes outbreak, warts on the face, skin cancer, active acne (stages 3 and 4), sunburns or active rosacea, eczema, an auto-immune system disorder, or unstable diabetes. Pregnant women should not undergo microdermabrasion. Individuals with deep scars, facial creases, or other moderate-to-severe skin defects should consider a stronger treatment such as a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing.
How does the treatment feel?
Microdermabrasion does not require anesthesia, although it may be mildly uncomfortable. Tightness and heat are common effects and quickly fade. The feeling is often compared to a cats’ tongue licking your face.
How long do the results last?
Lasting effects are dependent on proper skin care. Additional treatments will renew your youthful appearance. A series of six treatments over a few months is recommended for best results, followed by regular maintenance treatments.
What are the limitations of Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is designed for minor imperfections and general improvement. Those with very large or dark spots, moderate to deep wrinkles and serious scars should seek an alternative treatment.
How many treatments are required?
Initially 5 to 8 treatments spaced 7-10 days apart are recommended for most people. Acne scars and or discolorations may require more treatments. Monthly maintenance treatments every 2 or 3 months may be necessary to maintain results.
Is Microdermabrasion safe?
Microdermabrasion is a safe and common procedure. Unlike laser resurfacing or chemical peels, this procedure is not traumatic and therefore there is no downtime to allow for healing and recovery. But, as always, provide your full medical history and follow your pre and post-treatment instructions.
Can I go back to work after a microdermabrasion treatment?
YES!!!!! A few patients do notice their skin feeling tight immediately after the treatment as if the skin has been exposed to the sun or wind. You might experience a slight dryness of the skin depending upon your skin type. An effective moisturizer is applied after the treatment to prevent this drying of the skin. The skin might appear slightly red for the remainder of the day. Additionally, the patient is asked to refrain from using makeup on the day of the treatment to give the skin chance to breathe and regenerate itself.
Initially, you may feel a very mild scratching sensation as the crystals make contact with the skin. As the treatments continue, this experience compares to a deep massage. Mild redness may occur for ½ an hour to one day depending on the aggressiveness of the program.