When excess skin cells build up on the surface of your face, the skin can appear dull, dry, congested or in some cases rough and flaky. Blackheads are more likely to develop into pimples as excess skin can trap the pores, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Dehydration accelerates the appearance of fine lines and ageing. Removing the excess skin that blocks the surface means skincare products penetrate up to 50% more, so serums can work more efficiently and get you better results. With regular microdermabrasion treatments, the skin gets into a healthy rhythm, the cells in the lower layers can work more efficiently, which means collagen and elastin production is increased, in turn giving the skin strength and slow ageing. This will also increase the stimulation of blood flow, so oxygen and skin nutrients reach all areas and cells. This is what gives a healthy natural glow and radiance. What is microdermabrasion? Using a diamond tip head piece, we screw it onto a pen like hand piece, which gives the suction. The tiny diamonds are run along your skin in 2 inch lengths to loosen and exfoliate the build up of dead skin cells on the surface and the suction will vacuum it into the machine as it goes. This reveals a fresher, healthier looking skin. By removing this top layer of skin it promotes cell renewal to increase the production of newer and healthier skin calls to be brought up to the surface. Why diamond tip microdermabrasion? The reason we have a diamond tip is we believe it is the gentlest, most thorough type on the market. The reason that we use both those words together is for a few reasons. If you have the type of skin that can get micro (congested, rough, dry, uneven skin texture) then you want it to be thorough to ensure you smooth out and soften the skin. But as with everything if you exfoliate too much you can do damage- cause dryness and even more roughness also sensitivity. The diamond tip gives an even exfoliation all over, but we also have the ability to reduce the vacuum and be gentle on certain areas if needed. 4 reasons why you should have a micro treatment. 1.Evens skin tone The exfoliating properties of microdermabrasion results in removing the top dull layer, showing beautiful glowing skin. By increasing the circulation to the skin, microdermabrasion can also improve the results of topical products that you apply to address your pigmentation or scaring concerns. Because as the circulation increases, cell metabolism increases allowing for greater penetration. 2.Unclogs pores. Microdermabrasion is particularly effective in the control of congestion (blackheads) Blackheads are more likely to develop into pimples as it is the dead skin that can cover the pore, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. The exfoliation loosens the top layer of skin allowing the suction to loosen the top of the blackhead. It can minimise the appearance of superficial blackheads, but extractions will still be needed for a thorough deep cleanse. Microdermabrasion though will make extractions much easier. By removing this excess dead skin, the skin instantly feels softer and congestion has less of that bumpy feel to it. Micro is best for whiteheads and blackheads, if there are any active breakouts at the time it can still be done. We just go around them, so as to not spread the bacteria. 3.Smooths texture. The main function of microdermabrasion is to exfoliate. So If you are after a smoother fresher skin then this is the treatment for you. We use a diamond microdermabrasion. This allows us to control the power of the exfoliation, but also how gentle we can go to, as over exfoliation can have as many undesirable side effects as over-exfoliating. It will give you super soft velvety skin. 4.Bright healthy skin Microdermabrasion can improve circulation in the skin by not only increasing blood flow but also lymphatic drainage. This aids cell function in many ways. By increasing blood flow we will bring more oxygen and nutrients to the cells, giving more vibrancy and health to your skin. Stopping that dull sallow look. By having a healthy skin this has a flow on effect on other cell functions to also become more efficient, for example, the production of collagen and elastin, and balancing oil flow. The increase in lymphatic drainage means that waste products from cells are carried away faster, meaning there is less build-up of debris which can lead to acne and congestion.