Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment designed to deeply exfoliate the skin and restore your natural glow. When you exfoliate yourself (which I hands up do not do regularly enough) you’re only removing a tiny proportion of the dead skin cells where as a microdermabrasion treatment will remove the top layer of your skin so that everything is fresh and you have new skin underneath.
Pro Skin Clinics invited me along to give the treatment a go and after a slight mishap with the location of my treatment, I found myself in a lovely little clinic on Welbeck-street which was about a 5 minute walk from Bond Street station and Oxford Street’s Forever 21 store. After a quick form fill about my skin concerns I was whisked into a small room and talking to the beautician about the treatment.
The treatment is designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles which fortunately I do not suffer with, it can help to relieve large pores which is something I do suffer with and it stimulates the collagen production which promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells. For me, my biggest concern are the uneven bits of skin tone that I have and some redness on my cheeks which tend to need a lot of toning down when I’m applying my make-up.
After removing my make-up, cleansing and generally wiping my skin clean of everything on there (other than my eye makeup which was preserved) the treatment began. It’s really hard to explain exactly what the treatment felt like, the only way I can describe it would be like a pumice stone being really lightly pulled over your skin. This is all in a good way as the treatment was incredibly therapeutic and by no means painful or uncomfortable. As you’re removing the top layer of skin off I was warned that my face would be quite red and feel a little warm for up to a day afterwards and by the end of the 15-minute treatment I could feel my face getting quite warm. Some serum and gels were put on my skin after we finished as now the skin is able to absorb them better than they were before with all the dead skin cells on top.
My treatment began at 7pm and I would say my skin only stayed red for the rest of that day, I didn’t notice any redness the next day but everyone is different so some might. When the general redness died down I was impressed to find that the pigmentation on my cheeks was a lot better and the red blotchy spots I get on my cheeks were all but gone which was amazing. When putting on my moisturiser both the evening when I got home and following on my skin seemed to absorb the creams much quicker than normal which I wasn’t expecting.
Due to the lessened red areas I didn’t need to build up my layers of foundation as much on my face and the makeup that I did wear seemed to sit better on my face. Now this could just be a coincidence but who knows. While you can have a single microdermabrasion treatment to keep your natural luminosity of your skin you can have them up to once a week. After my experience I definitely think I’ll be booking in for another treatment next month.
The treatment can help people will all kinds of skin conditions including scars, acne, milia and much more and it’s well worth checking out. You can find out more about the treatment here.