How exactly does microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion is great for all skin types. Let’s talk more about the treatment, how exactly does microdermabrasion actually work?

Microdermabrasion is great for all skin types. Do you suffer with spots, acne or blemishes? Pigmentation issues, dull skin or fine lines and wrinkles? Then Microdermabrasion (MD) can help. Let’s talk more about the treatment, How exactly does microdermabrasion work?

How exactly does microdermabrasion work

We start by cleansing the skin. Then a fine jet of tiny exfoliating crystals works methodically over the skin. The crystals loosen dead skin and dirt. A vacuum action sucks away the crystals and dead skin and stimulates blood flow. Your therapist will then remove any residue of crystal from the skin.  If you are having a luxury MD treatment, at this point you may have either a mask applied or massage, or both! Then your therapist will always apply moisturiser and an spf to protect skin.

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Although our skin does slough away old dead skin cells to some degree, it doesn’t happen as well as it could.  Dead skin cells can become trapped in the pores by excess oil. Makeup and pollution particles also get ‘stuck’, resulting in oxidative stress. Which all means a less than clear complexion and ageing skin.


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Microdermabrasion is an effective way to exfoliate the skin without damaging skin. It is more intense than at-home exfoliators but without ‘scrubbing’ the skin. The course of treatment recommended will depend on your skin concerns, a consultation is the best course of action to start. During a course, the intensity of treatment can increase week by week. This gradual increase helps your therapist reaches deeper layers of the skin each time. Skin will begin to look more radiant, clear and blemish-free


The vacuum action of the Microdermabrasion treatment isn’t just to clear away the crystals. It also has an amazing effect on the skin. The vacuum action stimulates microcirculation within the skin, which promotes collagen production. Collagen is one of the substances that gives the skin its structure; it keeps skin plump and firm. Increase the skin’s collagen levels with MD for a smoother and less wrinkled complexion.

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Stimulates cell renewal

As we age, everything slows down, our skin included. Old cells stick around for longer and replacing cells take longer. With regular treatments, Microdermabrasion works to remove these old cells quicker. MD removes more dead skin cells than your skin can by itself and prompts it to make more skin cells. The treatment stimulates your skin’s cell renewal processes. By having a higher cell turnover, fine lines, dullness and wrinkles are reduced.

Continued improvement

Stimulating cell renewal isn’t just a good thing for people with ageing skin.  It can help to reduce pigmentation by increasing the rate at which pigmented cells get replaced. This stimulation can also transform congested, spot-prone skin types. Increasing cell renewal can bring congestion to the surface much quicker, smoothing and clearing the skin.