What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a highly effective treatment that can achieve dramatic results: it softens fine lines, smoothes the skin & decreases the appearance of scarring and pore size. Treatments involve a microdermabrasion machine, which removes dead skin cells and exfoliates the skin. Older models will use crystal microdermabrasion technology, while newer ones use a diamond-tip (the latter is more comfortable and less intense). Microdermabrasion is best done as a series of treatments, with typical regimes consisting of six treatments every two weeks, though your aesthetician can recommend a program suited to your skin. For more, read our comprehensive guide to facials.

Types of microdermabrasion

Know Before You Go

Microdermabrasion treatments can be uncomfortable – especially those that use a crystal tool rather than the newer diamond version. The experience should never be painful, so be sure to tell your aesthetician if you experience pain. If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to choose diamond-tip microdermabrasion. For more, read our comprehensive guide to facials.