Deep cleanses, exfoliates, and refines
Microdermabrasion is treatment that uses a device that propels fine granules onto the skin surface, while simultaneously applying suction to remove exfoliated dead skin cells, oil and debris. As a result, a smoother texture can be felt, clogged follicles (‘pores’) appear less apparent and blood circulation is increased.
At Flawless Rejuvenation Skin Clinic our experienced dermal clinicians perform microdermabrasion using a Clairderm unit. This device has an open ended pen-like handpiece that is systematically moved over the skin while aluminium oxide crystals (exfoliation medium) are propelled onto the skin through the handpiece nozzle. The advantage of aluminum oxide crystals is they are inert (ie a substance that is not chemically reactive), reducing the chance of allergic or adverse reactions occurring. Our machine uses a ‘closed loop system’ with isolation of clean and used crystals, with single-use-only microdermabrasion handpiece nozzles, which means a more hygienic treatment for the client.
Do you have a question about microdermabrasion treatments?
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Frequently asked questions
What is microdermabrasion used for?
- Treating the symptoms of mild acne
- Refine the appearance fine lines (mild rejuvenation)
- Manage recurrent clogged pores (blackheads and whiteheads)
- Revitalize a dull appearance
- Increase the penetration of active skin ingredients (eg. Vitamin C)
- Treat and manage keratosis pilaris (‘chicken skin) symptoms
- Enhance and maintain skin as part of wedding preparations
What areas of the body can microdermabrasion be used on?
Microdermabrasion is not just for the face, it can be used on most areas of the body. Popular areas include the neck and décolletage, upper back, and upper arms (espcially for keratosis pilaris). Prices will vary for these areas. For a quote for specific body areas, call the clinic on 03 9827 5246 or contact us and we will respond to you via email.
Can microdermabrasion be used in combination with other treatments?
Your dermal clinician may recommend you have a combination of treatments, however microdermabrasion can be effective on its own. An individual plan is always personalised for each patient.
Chemical peels are sometimes used in conjunction or alternated with microdermabrasion. LED is also a complementary treatment to microdermabrasion as it provides anti-inflammatory and collage-stimulating benefits.
How many treatments will I need and how often?
The number of treatments will be determined by the condition being treated or desired goal. Often patients will need more than one treatment to achieve a satisfactory result, however they will start to see and feel changes immediately post treatment due to microdermabrasion’s exfoliating and circulation stimulating effects.
Treatments are normally spaced 1-4 weeks apart, depending on the skin condition. As part of skin maintenance regime microdermabrasion may be an ongoing regular skin treatment or performed in a limited series, to then be followed by sustained home care and less frequent treatments.
Your dermal clinician will discuss expected treatment frequency and number with you in your complimentary initial consultation.
What level of discomfort is expected with this treatment?
Microdermabrasion does not require anaesthetic and most patients report that it is a relatively comfortable treatment. The treatment parameters are adjusted for more sensitive areas, such as around the eyes. The dermal clinician will also supports the section of skin they are working on to further increase comfort.
Is there any downtime with microdermabrasion treatments?
Immediately after the microdermabrasion it is an expected that you skin may feel tight, with mild erythema (pinkness), this may last for 1-24 hours after treatments. In the days to follow you may also notice slight flaking or dry patches, however with the regular application of a mild moisturiser or balm this will appear less apparent and resolve quickly. Your dermal clinician will advise you of the skincare does and don’ts in your post procedure care plan. You can return to daily activities immediately after these treatments.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
Please view our price guide.