Microdermabrasion is a safe, controlled system of intense exfoliation and resurfacing using ultra fine crystals that rejuvenate the skin. The crystals work as a gentle abrasive on the skin to remove dead skin cells layer by layer. The irregular shape of the crystals helps to work on hard to reach areas without any damage to the skin. The treatment is progressive meaning our clients will continue to see results over the course of treatment.
The degree of epidermal abrasion can be varied by altering the crystal’s speed when impacting on the skin. The removal of the stratum corneum results in skin that feels instantly smoother and fresher, whilst promoting new skin and collagen growth. Over a course of treatment your skin will be left ‘glowing’ and will feel rejuvenated.
The vacuum action draws away used crystals and dead skin cells and also works to stimulate the circulation and promotes increased blood flow to the area. The production of collagen and elastin is stimulated, which results in a firmer, more youthful looking skin.
Microdermabrasion can be used for all skin types on all areas of the body and face. SkinBase recommend a course of 8, usually performed every 7 to 10 days. People with acne or acne scarring might need more treatments and we recommend a monthly maintenance treatment after the course has finished to help maintain the results achieved. After the treatment, the skin may feel tight with mild redness. Therefore it is important that clients use a good moisturiser. These effects normally subside within 24 hours of treatment.
There is minimal discomfort experienced during a microdermabrasion treatment and you are able to carry on with your normal day afterwards. Crystal microdermabrasion uses a completely inert and sterile compound with zero risk of allergic reaction.
Eliminates possible adverse reactions often associated with chemical solutions
Can safely treat all skin colours and skin types
Immediate visible results even after the first treatment
Helps treat early signs of ageing and offers an overall rejuvenation for aged skin
Vacuum action offers improved elasticity and muscle tone of the skin and also stimulates fibroblasts for collagen production
Enhances penetration of approved products after treatment
Perfect for congested skin with open pores and comedones and acne prone skin
Variable control allowing for deeper exfoliation of thickened blemished skin and acne scarring
Successfully helps remove unwanted pigmentation marks
Perfect for sun-damaged skin
Total body exfoliation offers a cellulite treatment as the vacuum action helps with lymphatic drainage
Anyone can benefit from microdermabrasion treatment. It improves the overall appearance of the skin giving skin a healthy glow and youthful appearance. Microdermabrasion is also extremely effective at treating a number of skin problems. It can be used on the face and body making it a good treatment for acne scarring on the back for example.
Acne & Acne scarring
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dry & Dehydrated skin
Uneven skin tone
Cellulite, 'orange peel' effect
Pigmentation & Blemishes
How a course of treatments work
Microdermabrasion is a progressive rather than aggressive treatment. The epidermal layers are removed gently and safely over a course of treatments. In a course, the treatment is performed every 7 to 10 days. This means that the stratum corneum layer that was removed in the previous treatment has not had the chance to rebuild and also your tolerance to the treatment increases. Therefore, with each subsequent treatment, the intensity of the treatment can be increased in order to reach deeper down the layers of the epidermis to successfully remove acne scarring, lift pigmentation and smooth fine lines. Generally a client will opt for a course of six treatments to be performed every 7-10 days to get maximum effect. After completing a course you can then go on to have a monthly maintenance treatment to help you maintain the results achieved. Clients with more problematic skin may need a longer course of treatment, however 15-20 treatments is considered to be a maximum, after which you must go on to a monthly maintenance program of one treatment every 4-6 weeks.
Unfortunately you are unsuitable for this treatment if:
You are pregnant- we recommend waiting 6-8 weeks after the birth.
You have cancer, clients should be un remission at least 6 months prior to commencing a course of treatments.
Have grade 4 Acne or use 'Roaccutane', clients must wait 6 months after discontinuing Roaccutane before Microdermabrasion.
Have a auto-immune disease, diabetes, impetigo or Rosacea
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.
The crystals are made of Aluminium Oxide; a naturally occurring mineral. Sterile and non-toxic with no adverse skin contact reactions, however a patch test is necessary 48 hours prior to treatment as a precautionary measure.
Before the treatment
We recommend that clients adhere to the following advice prior to commencing treatment: Botox/Dermal fillers Allow 14 days before performing microdermabrasion, including any touch up injections, to allow botox/fillers to settle. Men Men should close shave the night before a treatment if the treatment is in the morning, or in the morning if the treatment is in the afternoon. Laser Treatments A course of laser treatments cannot run concurrently with a course of SkinBase microdermabrasion treatments. Please allow at least 2 weeks before commencing microdermabrasion after completing a course of Laser. Dermal Rollers Do not use for 2 weeks prior to microdermabrasion treatment. All aftercare advice will be given during your treatment.
Express SkinBase Facial | £40.00 During this 30 minute SkinBase facial thousands of tiny crystals are used to polish away the very outermost layer of skin. Using a combination of exfoliation and vacuum action, pores are unblocked and impurities removed from the skin to reveal a fresh, healthy and radiant complexion.
Deluxe Facial | £55.00 The SkinBase deluxe facial includes a deep exfoliating Microdermabrasion treatment that will leave skin super smooth, clean and refreshed; perfectly prepped for applying one of our hydrating masks. The pampering doesn't end there, while our mask works its magic, we will work ours with a relaxing neck and shoulder massage for the ultimate pampering. Pure bliss.
Targeted Facial | £40.00 Similar to our Express facial but with particular attention paid to problem areas. Ideal as a second treatment to really concentrate on areas of congestion around the T-Zone, fine lines on the forehead and around the eyes. A course of treatment may be more appropriate so make sure to ask us about those. Courses can be specially tailored to your needs to achieve the best results possible.
Monthly Maintenance | £40.00 After a course of treatment you will need to maintain the results and keep your skin in tip top condition. Skin renews itself about every 4 weeks so we recommend a monthly maintenance treatment to ensure the old skin is exfoliated to maintain a glowing complexion. Microdermabrasion also helps the absorption of skincare products into the skin, so your at home skin care routine is more effective. MD also enhances the barrier function of your skin helping to lock in moisture.
Acne Treatment Plan | Prices start from £-- for a course of -- Microdermabrasion is an extremely effective treatment for acne. We recommend a course of 6-20 facials depending on the severity of acne. A full skin consultation will be carried out to recommend a personalised treatment plan. During treatment old skin particles will be abraded away and a vacuum action used to remove the debris. This dual action will both resurface the skin and stimulate blood flow, encouraging skin to rejuvenate itself. New collagen and elastin production will improve the appearance of any acne scarring and speed up healing.
Pigmentation Treatment Plan | Prices start from £-- for a course of -- The SkinBase facial was designed as a skin pigmentation treatment and can therefore vastly improve the appearance of facial pigmentation and skin blemishes, especially melasma. Microdermabrasion will gently exfoliate the topmost layer of skin removing the dark skin which has formed. We would generally recommend between 6-8 treatments. The final result and number of treatments required depends on a number of factors. These include the type of lesion, skin type, the degree of sun tan, size and depth of the pigmentation and the location to be treated. A full consultation will be carried out to give you an accurate recommendation based on your requirements.
Anti-ageing Treatment Plan | Prices start from £-- for a course of -- SkinBase microdermabrasion is a targeted and effective anti wrinkle facial treatment. It works by removing the skin’s dead cells and increasing the collagen produced by our ageing skin. MD leaves skin looking fresh and smooth as soon as the treatment is over. With microdermabrasion there is no recovery time and no discomfort just a noticeable difference to fine lines and wrinkles. A course of 6-8 followed by a monthly maintenance treatment will help to maintain results long term.
Body Treatments SkinBase MD Back Repair Treatment | £40.00 Our most powerful MD treatment specifically designed to treat the back area. During treatment a vigorous jet of crystals will slough away old skin and imperfections. Meanwhile the powerful vacuum action will unblock pores and stimulate blood flow to the area to promote healing and improve the appearance of the skin. To achieve the best results we recommend a course of treatments. A full consultation will be carried out to establish the best course of treatments for your needs.
SkinBase MD Stretch Mark Treatment | £55.00 Stretch marks form when rapid growth causes the skin to over-stretch. Hormones affect the normal levels of elastin and collagen production which results in what we call stretch marks. Treatment for stretch marks is most effective when they are still red in appearance. Microdermabrasion stimulates collagen and elastin production to help contract the marks so they appear smaller and thinner. Over a course of treatment the level of the skin surrounding the stretch marks is also reduced to be closer to the stretch mark itself, this also makes them less visible. Course length can vary considerably depending on the size and extent of the stretch marks, typically 6-10 treatments will be required.
SkinBase MD Decolletage Treatment | £40.00 This delicate area requires a sensitive touch. Our Decolletage treatment will use the MD’s variable control to ensure just the right amount of pressure for your skin. Also prone to pigmentation issues, the decolletage will see benefits from a course of treatment to gently remove pigmentation caused by sun damage.
SkinBase Luxury MD Manicure | £40.00 Our hands are one of the first areas to show the signs of ageing and they work hard for us too! This treatment will not only ensure your nails look good it will make your hands look amazing too. Age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, dry and dehydrated skin; microdermabrasion will fight the signs of ageing and improve the absorption of hand creams whilst keeping moisture locked in.
SkinBase Luxury MD Pedicure | £40.00 They serve us well but our poor feet deserve a break too and what better way than with our luxury microdermabrasion pedicure. Put your feet up while we work our magic to slough away hard skin, invigorate and stimulate the circulation, and get those feet smoother than they’ve ever been. Your feet will thank you for it. We promise. Individual Body Areas | From £40.00 Priced according to the size of the area. We can formulate a treatment plan specifically for you so please do get in touch for a full no obligation consultation.