13 things to know about Microdermabrasion

13 things to know about Microdermabrasion

Micro this, Micro that, Derma this and Derma that!

What on earth is going on in the world of micros and dermas? Don’t panic people, I’m here to help. In the first of my guides to all things machine and skin treatment related you will learn all you need to know about the wonderful little treatment known as Microdermabrasion. This treatment happens to be a personal favourite of mine and if you have never had one I highly recommend you treat your skin to one immediately

It is possible to write screeds of info about Microdermabrasion so I have condendsed for you to create a quick guide, if you (like me) want more info please email info@inthelineofbeauty.co.uk


  • Not to be confused with Dermabrasion, Microdermabrasion is a quick, painless, non-invasive, chemical free treatment to gently remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells to reveal healthier, fresher looking skin
  • There are many different machines on the market, some use a crystal method and some have diamond tip abrasive heads but the aim is the same – exfoliate the dead, dull skin then vacuum to suck it up
  • Removing the outermost layers of the skin causes the face to have a slight freak out and jump into panic mode. This is a good thing though, as the interpretation of injury causes the body to quickly replace the lost skin cells with beautiful healthy new ones. Phew
  • If anti-ageing is your concern, MD is known to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, increase circulation, help encourage collagen and elastin production and can also help reduce the appearance of age spots (pigmentation) and sun damage
  • If your concern is acne or blemish related, MD can unclog pores, remove blackheads, aid in the reduction of bacteria which causes the blemishes and help to reduce oiliness
  • The treatment itself is painless though may cause slight erythema (redness) on sensitised skin
  • Home kits are available, but do not confuse scrubbing your face with a pumice to the professional service you will get when visiting a salon. Exfoliation can be harsh and may be better done with a softly, softly approach which can be increased gradually to a more abrasive treatment
  • One treatment of Microdermabrasion will rejuvenate, refresh and smoothe your skin
  • Multiple treatments are highly recommended for optimum results, a course of 6-12 with 2-3 weeks in between will work wonders for all skin conditions
  • There are some skin conditions not suitable for treatment – eczema, psoriasis, herpes, sunburn, open sores, grade 3/4 acne and fragile capillaries do not react well to the treatment. Rosacea can benefit but must be agreed with your GP before starting treatment
  • Microdermabrasion is usually done in 30-45 minutes, I always apply a moisturising mask to clients after MD as moisture levels are reduced during treatment so the skin can feel quite tight, the mask reduces this discomfort and helps restore moisture immediately
  • Aftercare is super important to protect your skin from damage and to maintain optimum results – avoid direct sunlight immediately after treatment or wear an SPF of 30 or more (the stratum corneum is our natural protector and has been disrupted) avoid heavy make up for 24 hours, no waxing on the face for 48 hours, avoid sun beds and self tan
  • And last but by no means least, always find a qualified, experienced therapist to consult with. It is ok to ask questions – Where did you do your training? How long have you been doing the treatment? Your skin can benefit fantastically with Microdermabrasion so make sure you’re in the right hands
Diamond Tipped Microdermabrasion

At In The Line of Beauty a Microdermabrasion Treatment costs £39.50 or you can save money with the recommended course of 6 which is £200. Email info@inthelineofbeauty.co.uk or text 07889365086 to book your appointment








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