Microdermabrasion VS Microneedling
Minimalistic routes to silky soft skin that offer big benefits
Flawless Aesthetics Clinic is here to help provide you with more education about your skin and available treatments to help you wake up feeling flawless. To learn more about how these treatments can work for you, keep reading below.
Rejuvenated skin – whether it’s from wrinkles and age spots, scarring and pigmentation, or damage from the Australian sun we all love, needs persistent effort. Topical creams and lotions do have benefits, but to get the most out of any product, it needs to be given a chance to absorb into the skin. Generating new cells not only ramps up collagen production, but also maximizes the gains from a good moisturizer.
Sometimes it’s not necessary to have invasive procedures to rectify those small flaws that are low-hanging fruit but still cause some concern. Even the more intensive non-invasive skin treatments still do feel a bit invasive, but standard home face masks aren’t giving the results you would like to see. These two cosmetic procedures fill in that gap, but in different ways. Both procedures ultimately leave your skin rejuvenated with a noticeable glow.
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GLOWING SKIN & HYDRATION
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Our skin grows and exfoliates naturally – almost like a snake sheds its skin, but far less dramatically. Instead of shedding, microdermabrasion removes the surface skin layers – or stratum corneum, to reveal the newer layers that lie below, as new cells grow. The newly polished skin surface is far more elastic and is loaded with collagen.
A minimally invasive procedure, a microdermabrasion treatment can be done in a lunch break, gently sanding down skin cells. With mild side effects such as tenderness that recedes within a few hours, microdermabrasion helps the skin cells to generate much faster than they would naturally. Consider this to be an exfoliation – but with added benefits.
Acne scarring, melasma, UV damage, wrinkles, and even plain dull-looking skin benefit from microdermabrasion. The procedure works on superficial flaws and can also be used to remove tattoos that you no longer love or need. Hyper-pigmentation also responds exceptionally well to microdermabrasion and it is suitable for all skin colors.
Please remember that there are certain things to do before the procedure. These are :
- One week before treatment :
- No tanning of the treatment area and sun exposure should be avoided
- Don’t wax the targeted area
- Three days before treatment :
- No exfoliating should be done
- Don’t use any masks on the area where we will be applying microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion offers so many benefits that it is tempting to do it at home. Unfortunately, home treatments rarely have the same result as therapist treatments – and often have some nasty side effects.
Microneedling consists of very small, fine needles to roll over the skin and create tiny punctures on the superficial layer of the skin. In consequence, the body begins to stimulate new collagen and elastin which help promote skin growth, smoothness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is very common for stretch marks, acne scarring and uneven skin textures.
Procedure time can vary between 30 minutes to 60 minutes based on the treatment area. We also like to provide our patients with the full facial experience. The procedure will also involve a gentle cleanse, as well as a hydrating peel and serum to leave the skin in a refreshed state.
Your skin will go red for 1-2 days post procedure, and it is best to stay out of direct sunlight for at least 5 days after the procedure, as your skin does become slightly weaker as it rebuilds.
Other than that, there is no other recovery or down time side effects. By the two days, your skin’s complexion will glow. It is most recommended to do this treatment every 4-6 weeks.
Although the tiny needles puncturing the skin only leaves mild discomfort, we offer our patients 3 levels of numbing cream or local anesthesia to help during the procedure.
We say just to be safe and take extra precautions. For 24 hours post your treatment:
- Avoid direct sunlight or exposure to UV
- Avoid swimming or immerse your face in salt water
- Avoid strenuous exercise
- Avoid make up on your face
All skin types are appropriate for this treatment. However it is not recommended for patients who have active acne. Best results appear 1-2 months after the initial four treatments.
Although microneedling is safe and effective, it is not recommended for pregnant women or patients using strong acne medications which cause additional sensitivity to the skin.
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The consultation fee is redeemable against the cost of any treatments performed during the appointment.