Silk Peel Dermalfusion Microdermabrasion

The benefits of regular exfoliation are known to boost the condition of the skin. Microdermabrasion takes the effect of this one step further by using a safe yet highly effective mechanical system for exfoliating the skin, whisking away the top layer of dead skin cells and cleaning pores to reveal fresh, clear, new skin beneath. 

The benefits are not just short term, as the process of exfoliation stimulates cells renewal, which we all know slows down with ageing. The treatment speeds up cells turnover process so the skin continues to improve after the initial microdermabrasion session.

After microdermabrasion treatment, soothing and therapeutic creams are applied. These can penetrate the skin more deeply after the treatment and are therefore more effective.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a very flexible treatment which can be used to treat a wide range of problems and conditions, as it is directed at improving the health of the skin from within.

Microdermabrasion is suitable for women or men and can effectively treat:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots, freckles, pigmentation and sun damage
  • Certain kinds of acne (non-inflamed)
  • Enlarged pores
  • Mild scars including acne scarring
  • Lacklustre, tired-looking skin
  • Flaky and/or dry skin
  • Acne scarring
  • Stretch marks

It can be used on the body as well as the face – for example, improving the delicate and exposed skin on the hands.

High-Tech Microdermabrasion Technology

The microdermabrasion machine in use at Clinicbe is different to the harsher crystal dermabrasion systems commonly used at other clinics. Our machine uses a non invasive exfoliation method with medical grade diamonds plus an infusion of a dermatological solutions selected for patients on an individual basis. The treatment is also adjustable with varying grades of intensity according to the individual’s requirements.This has a series of benefits for the skin:

  • Suction device stimulates microcirculation
  • Microdermabrasion sucks the skin to place it in contact with the diamonds which exfoliate the skin through abrasion
  • Leaves the skin a healthy colour after treatment
  • Dermatological solutions (Lumisyl Infusion, Skin Hydrating, Skin clarifying, Vitamin C hydrating) bring more nutritional substances to nourish the skin.

Silk Peel Dermalfusion may be combined with other treatments. The timing of any combination of treatments will be agreed upon during consultation.

Key Facts

  • Treatment time: 60 minutes
  • Number of treatments: 3 – 6
  • How Often: intense – every week, normal – every 2 weeks, maintenance once a month
  • Downtime: 1 – 4 hours
  • Post treatment: a glowing and more radiant complexion may be immediately observed. A very small possibility of redness, dryness or irritation. Sunscreen is recommended. Make-up not to be applied for 2 hours

Microdermabrasion Prices

Microdermabrasion is carried out by the cosmetologist at Clinicbe and is priced at £225 per session.

Microdermabrasion FAQ

Is it safe?

Yes, microdermabrasion is very safe as it treats the skin at its surface. It is a good choice for people who are concerned about needles or injections and is also recommended for people that don’t want have an invasive treatment like a strong of chemical peel that might cause a short term reaction and visible peeling.

What about downtime?

Microdermabrasion is a good choice for people that don’t want  downtime, as the skin doesn’t stay red. It is a good option for a single treatment to boost the skin’s radiance in advance of a special event.

Do I need a course?

Just one treatment can give a good visible result, but for more extensive benefits, microdermabrasion can be done as a course of treatment to treat skin problems with greater effect.

Does it hurt?

The process is not painful at all. Skin will feel tingly, but it is not unpleasant.

How does Microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion is a form of deep exfoliation which uses tiny microcrystals in a mechanical process to remove dead skin cells and buff the skin, improving its texture and smoothness immediately.

What should I expect after treatment?

This will depend on which grade of abrasion we use. After an intensive treatment, the skin may appear a bit redder than usual, as may be expected following abrasion to the skin and stimulation of circulation. This tends to fade quickly. Make-up can be reapplied instantly if you wish to do so.

After the initial reaction passes, visible improvement in the skin’s appearance can be expected almost immediately.

Aftercare and sun protection

As microdermabrasion removes the protective outermost layer of skin, the new skin underneath will be more exposed to the environment and particularly sensitive to the sun’s rays. It is therefore advised to take extra care using a good quality, high protection sunscreen when outdoors, even in winter.