MicroDermabrasion is a non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure, which gently exfoliates the uppermost layers of the skin. MicroDermabrasion is used worldwide to help improve and eliminate various skin imperfections and complaints.

Our MicroDermabrasion system relies on two functions:

  • Vacuum Pressure
  • Exfoliation.

The combination of these two functions offers skin an effective treatment, which immediately changes the appearance, whilst therapeutically working in the lower layers of the skin.

Vacuum Pressure causes a suction that is applied to the surface of the skin, resulting in erythema deep within the epidermis and dermis. Erythema encourages the flow of new blood towards the surface of the skin, aiding in the regeneration and strengthening of the epidermis. Stimulating the dermis causes the renewal and repair of collagen and elastin fibres. The vacuum also triggers lymphatic drainage of the face, which has a stimulating and detoxifying effect. The results are also cumulative.

Exfoliation gently scrubs the surface of the skin, removing old skin cells and allowing new skin cells to come to the surface giving you a refreshed and revitalised appearance.

When would you have a MicroDermabrasion treatment?

MicroDermabrasion might help the following skin conditions:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scars from dormant acne
  • Traumatic scars (healed)
  • Sun damaged or aged skin
  • Excessively oily skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Dull skin
  • Thickened skin
  • Pigmentation
Skin Type or Condition Caused By Result
Acne Rosacea A form of acne usually occurring around the nose and cheek area by congested capillaries that become dilated and sometimes broken. Skin is strengthened, collagen and elastin fibres are renewed and repaired; there is increased blood flow and a decreased congestion.
Acne Inflammation of the sebaceous glands from retained secretion of oil and bacterial activity. Skin is detoxified and oil flow is regulated, so breakouts can be reduced.
Comedones / Congestion A blackhead or whitehead; a wormlike mass in an obstructed sebaceous duct. Treatment allows the practitioner to easily perform extractions.
Pigmentation An antioxidant defence mechanism of detoxification within the body causes the deposition of debris in the skin or tissue. Contributing factors include sun exposure, hormonal imbalances, medication, or burns.  Discolouration is reduced and the success of the treatment will depend on the severity of the case.
Thickened Skin / Hyperkeratosis An abnormal increase in the stratum corneum (tough outer layer) of the skin. The texture of the skin is refined, thickness and appearance are improved and skin care products are more readily absorbed.
Enlarged Pores Pores are the small openings of the sweat glands of the skin. They are usually only visible when the skin is oily or dehydrated. Pore size is reduced.
Sun Damage The biological effects of UV rays from the sun produce both acute and chronic changes in the skin including couperous, fine lines & wrinkles, thickened skin, pigmentation and dry skin. Each concern is treated individually; see the other sections of this table.
Oily Skin An over abundance of sebum. The skin may or may not be blemished. Sebum production may be normalised, and blemishes reduced.
Dry Skin Lacking in oil, moisture or both. The treatment stimulates sebaceous gland to produce oil (sebum) that nourishes dry skins.
Mature / Aged Skin Lacking in tone and elasticity with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The aging process can be slowed, by strengthening the skin, diminishing surface lines and wrinkles.
Couperous Skin Identified by small broken capillaries visible just beneath the surface of the of the skin The treatment strengthens the walls of the capillaries thereby improving the health and appearance of the skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it feel like?

A MicroDermabrasion treatment gives the sensation of beach sand being rubbed gently onto your skin.

Will I peel or flake?

You might peel or flake, but only in areas where there is an excessive build up of dead skin.

Will I be red after the treatment?

The skin might have warm glow, like a “peaches and cream” appearance that should subside within 2 – 24 hours.

Can I wear makeup?

You can, but we recommend you wait at least an hour after the MicroDermabrasion treatment before applying it.

How long does the treatment take and how much does it cost?

A treatment generally lasts 30 minutes and costs $95.

See our ‘MicroDermabrasion Consent Form’ for more information on contra-indications and information on potential side effects.