What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is the system of pushing specially refined crystals at high velocity onto the surface of the skin to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote the generation of new skin cells, thereby creating a skin surface which is youthful and glowing. The vacuum suction nozzle performing a dual role: to suction the skin and promote lymphatic drainage and to remove excess crystals and abraded skin cells.

This procedure can be used to treat a number of skin conditions and complaints, and results can be seen following just one treatment. As further treatments are undertaken, results become even clearer to see and feel.

Microdermabrasion can be used as a stand alone treatment or as a profitable addition to almost any other facial treatment offered by a salon or clinic.

What skin conditions and complaints can microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion provides excellent results for the following conditions:

Fine lines


Sun-damaged skin

Scar reduction

Excess oil production

Enlarged and open pores

Superficial age spots

Dull, stressed and congested skin

Skin pigmentation

Stretch marks

For optimum skin results, how many treatments are recommended?

We guarantee visible improvements with 6 microdermabrasion skin treatments. That is one treatment per week for six weeks in a course of treatments. Naturally, maintenance is a great idea with one treatment per month once one has achieved the desired skin result.

Is a microdermabrasion treatment more effective for the skin than normal facial treatments?

Yes, the action of the microdermabrasion promotes skin rejuvenation producing new collagen. It does this by providing a superior exfoliation and aids lymphatic processes deep within the skin. This is much more powerful than a stand alone cosmetic product application. The microdermabrasion treatment is strong enough to ensure excellent results on its own, but gentle enough to be used in conjunction with other treatments.

Is there any down time for the customer?

No. Microdermabrasion is not a harsh or deep treatment requiring days to heal. Some redness may occur and this will vary between customers, however most redness will subside within 24 hours. Make-up can be applied immediately following the procedure which enables customers to have the treatment done during a lunch break and then return to work.

Are there any special skin care requirements for the customer following a microdermabrasion procedure?

By removing the uppermost layer of skin, microdermabrasion encourages new skin cell generation. Procedures can make the skin much more porous and sensitive to sunlight. We recommend that following a microdermabrasion treatment, customers diligently apply sunscreen to those areas to prevent sunburn. Being that the skin is so receptive to products, a profitable opportunity exists to provide your customers skin care in the form of a moisturiser or serum formulated with Vitamin C and Vitamin E which will provide additional nourishment to the new skin cells. If you don’t have your own skin care range available, please visit our Cosmeceutical Solutions page to learn about our range of Clairderm pre- and post-treatment skin care products.