A lot of clients come into Perfectly Smooth requesting Micro-dermabrasion as a skin treatment, but on assessment I find that they should never have that particular treatment in the first place due to their skin typing and concerns.
So, I am going to give you some good tips and knowledge about micro-dermabrasion, so that you can choose whether this is a treatment you would like for your skin, and please remember, this is a guide, there are always exceptions.
Firstly, Micro-dermabrasion is a physical way to remove the very top layer of your skin. The clinician moves a wand over the skin that works as a vacuum, and an abrasive tool. There are a few different methods of abrasion used now, these being a diamond head, crystals and water. Your clinician will advise you on the one most suitable for your skin.
Who is suitable for micro-dermabrasion?
The people who respond the best to this treatment have thickened, oily skin. Their skin thrives on having that top layer removed and for these clients a monthly treatment is perfect! When using the correct AHA/BHA’s and serums, the result is fantastic. If clients have allergies to products, because this is a manual treatment, they appreciate being able to have a high-end treatment that requires minimal product.
Unfortunately the list is extensive on who shouldn’t have micro’s. If you have fine, vascular skin, then avoid this treatment. It can cause more capillaries if the treatment is too aggressive. If you have active acne, rosacea or highly reactive skin, then a peel may be more effective then micro. Under no circumstances if you are on Accutane or have only been off the drug for less than six months should you have this treatment or any treatment for that matter. If you are diabetic, please be cautious.
Another couple of factors to be aware of:
Look at the cleanliness of the clinic.
You should fill out a consent form.
Be concerned if they haven’t asked what or if you have allergies.
Ask what sort of experience the clinician has.
This is not a pigmentation treatment. If however it is done incorrectly, it can develop pigmentation.
This is a very brief overview of micro-dermabrasion. I hope it helps and if you have any questions, please post them below.