Specialist in Microdermabrasion Facial Skin Treatments in Richmond Melbourne

Do you want a more youthful glow on your skin? There is a non-invasive, anti-ageing facial treatment that would suit all skin types. Microdermabrasion treatment Melbourne is a cosmetic procedure that gives you smoother, brighter, and younger-looking skin. Talk to the cosmetic experts at Swan Skin & Body Solutions to know more. 

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic technique that removes the top layer of your skin to give your skin a more radiant glow. Fine crystals are sprayed on to your skin and then gently exfoliated, removing the top layer. It is a painless treatment and will require multiple sessions with your skin care specialist to finally see the results. Each session would take up to 30-40 minutes for the face and about 20 minutes for the neck. Depending on your skin type, the sessions might be scheduled weekly or monthly and you may experience a slight swelling or sunburn-like experience for a few days. 

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Specialist in Microdermabrasion Facial Skin Treatments  

At Swan Skin & Body Solutions, we offer high-quality skin microdermabrasion treatments in the most comfortable and painless way. Our experienced skin specialists take around an hour to perform the treatment. They focus on all your problem areas with the utmost care to give you the best resultsDuring your initial consultation, our specialist will understand your skin problems and skin conditions. Then the number of sessions required will be decided and a detailed treatment plan created for you. Give us a call today to speak to our skincare team. 

What is Microdermabrasion?

Every person has a unique skin type and texture. Over time due to pollution, chemical cosmetics, natural aging, and hormonal changes, the outer surface of the skin becomes dull and suffers blemishes. Various skin problems are caused like acne, pimples, dullness, sun damage, wrinkles, etc. There are multiple products in the market to treat each of the skin conditions. However, the microdermabrasion treatment is the one solution to treat all skin conditions. 

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to renew and rejuvenate the overall skin tone and texture. The procedure exfoliates the outer surface of the skin to rejuvenate it. The procedure helps in reducing acne scars, brightening dull complexion, and reversing sun damage. The procedure is not very painful. It might require a few sessions to achieve the desired result.

What are the different types of Microdermabrasion?

There are two types of microdermabrasion treatment: diamond microdermabrasion and crystal microdermabrasion. Both treatments have similar benefits but a slight difference in the procedure.

Crystal Microdermabrasion: This procedure involves the use of a handheld device that blasts crystals onto the surface of the skin and simultaneously vacuums dirt, and dead skin cells from the outer surface of the skin, and the used crystals. The abrasive nature of the crystals was used to deeply exfoliate the top layer of the skin. Used crystals are discarded after every use. 

The crystals generally used in the treatment are of aluminum oxide(corundum) as they are almost as hard as diamonds. Magnesium oxide, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and sodium chloride (salt) crystals are also used for the treatment sometimes.

Crystal microdermabrasion is sometimes considered less reliable because of the use of crystals as they can sometimes be too abrasive and leave the skin inflamed. Another downside of the treatment is that the crystal particles might make breathing difficult for sensitive people. Also, some particles might even be left on the skin as it is hard to completely clean them off.

Diamond Microdermabrasion: Diamond microdermabrasion treatment, just like the name suggests, uses a diamond-tipped wand that is gently rubbed over the skin, exfoliating the outer layer and vacuuming the dead skin cells and impurities. The diamond-tipped wand is more reliable and high precision as it can reach the most hard-to-reach areas like near the eyes and mouth. It gives maximum control of the treatment in the hands of the practitioner, unlike crystal microdermabrasion which completely relies on the machine for the results.

Diamond microdermabrasion is also preferable because there are no stray gritty crystals left on the skin after the treatment. Also, the crystal blast can cause temporary breathing issues to certain sensitive people.

What are the benefits of Microdermabrasion treatment?

Microdermabrasion is an effective solution to skin conditions like acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. However, there are other benefits as well. It can also treat:

  • Dullness in the complexion
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma (a skin condition that causes dark spots and patches on the skin)
  • Scars

How to prepare your skin for a microdermabrasion treatment?

Taking professional advice before undergoing any cosmetic procedure is a good idea. You must discuss your skin concerns with your doctor to know if microdermabrasion is the right treatment for you. You must also discuss past cosmetic procedures, surgeries, allergies, and medical conditions if any. 

To prepare your skin for the treatment, you may be told to avoid exposure to the sun, tanning creams, and waxing for about a week before the procedure. Also, you must stop using exfoliating creams and masks approximately three days prior to your procedure.

What happens in a Microdermabrasion treatment?

Microdermabrasion treatment is an in-office cosmetic procedure used to exfoliate the top layer of the skin and vacuum dead skin cells and impurities. The procedure does not take more than an hour. Since the procedure is not very painful, anesthesia or any numbing agent is not necessary for microdermabrasion.

Before the procedure, there are a few things you must discuss with your beauty service provider, including

  • What to expect after the treatment.
  • The number of sessions required.
  • Any potential side effects.
  • Risks if any
  • The cost of the treatment

Also, it is advised to consult a healthcare specialist before undergoing the treatment. 

During the procedure, you will be seated on a reclining chair. The treatment will begin with cleaning the facial skin. Depending on the type of microdermabrasion you have opted for your provider will use a handheld device to either spray crystal particles over your skin or gently sand away the outer layer of your skin in the targeted areas.

Post-treatment practice – Microdermabrasion Melbourne

Microdermabrasion treatment either has very little or no downtime at all. You can go back to your usual routine immediately after the treatment. 

Use moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated all the time. Make sure you use only gentle skin care products and avoid using topical acne medications at least for a few days after the treatment.

The results of the treatment can be noticed immediately after. The number of microdermabrasion sessions depends on the severity of the skin condition and your expectations.

Why Choose Us for Microdermabrasion Treatments in Melbourne? 

It is important to speak to a skincare specialist before you decide to go for microdermabrasion. Even though it suits all skin types and tones, you will have to undergo a thorough consultation. This will allow you to understand the treatment in detail and then come to a decision about whether your skin is suitable for it. There are specific questions you could ask to get a clear idea, such as: 

  • What are the expected results? 
  • How many sessions would it take approximately? 
  • Are there any possible side effects or risks? 
  • How much would it cost per session or for the whole treatment? 

    When you choose us, we will help you understand everything you need to know about the treatment, whether it would benefit you, and how. We will walk you through the whole process and help you make an informed decision. You can also take a look at some before and after photos on request.

    Preparation and Aftercare of Microdermabrasion Treatment in Melbourne

    Microdermabrasion is a non invasive treatment. Can be done every 3 weeks. However monthly visit is recommended for most people. There is no side effect. 

    Mild pinkness can happen due to the stimulating effect of the treatment, that will go away in a few hours at most.

    There is no swelling or bruising or burning sensation.

    The therapist will apply sun protection after the treatment. We apply SPF after every treatment.

    Microdermabrasion is a very effective treatment for hyperpigmentation as it removes the top layer of pigmentation, giving a more even skin tone. However for melasma continuous treatments needed and homecare products to be used for maximum result. Our expert therapists will help you to choose the best products that serves your skin the best.

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    1. Does microdermabrasion treatment hurt?

    Microdermabrasion treatment typically does not hurt. You might feel a little tugging on your skin due to the abrasive nature of the treatment. The side effects might include temporary bruising and mild abrasions but the treatment does not cause any pain. 

    Who must get a microdermabrasion treatment?

    Microdermabrasion is a safe procedure for most skin types and complexions. People with the following conditions can opt for the treatment:

    • Hyperpigmentation
    • Age spots, dark spots
    • Enlarged pores and blackheads
    • Acne and acne scars
    • Stretch marks
    • Melasma
    • Sun Damage
    • Uneven skin tone

    2. How much does Microdermabrasion treatment cost in Melbourne?

    The cost for microdermabrasion treatment may range from 75$ to 300$ per session based on the location and the expertise of the practitioner. The treatment is typically not covered by any medical insurance provider even if the treatment is performed by a dermatologist.

    3. What are the risks of getting microdermabrasion treatment?

    When performed by a dermatologist or a certified aesthetician microdermabrasion treatment is a safe procedure, if not, there are risks of scarring. However, there are a few temporary side effects like mild abrasions, increased sun sensitivity, bruising, and dry flaking skin.

    4. How much time does the procedure take?

    Microdermabrasion is a very quick treatment. It only takes 15 to 30 minutes per session to complete the procedure. You can go back to your usual routine after the procedure as it does not take too long or has any major after-effects. 

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