SkinBase The Facial - Microdermabrasion

Your path to perfect skin
SkinBase microdermabrasion was The Best Advanced Treatment of 2018 & 2019!
A course of SkinBase facials can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion uses micro-crystals to exfoliate and remove imperfections in the ski, layer by layer.
Only minutes to complete Skin Rejuvenation
The Secret to Glowing Skin
Ever wonder why your favourite celebrities always seem to be glowing? The secret is SkinBase Microdermabrasion (MD)
A non surgical approach to skin rejuvenation, regular exfoliation with MD does wonders for a dull and lacklustre complexion. To get the most out of your at-home skincare products you need to remove old build up before anti-ageing creams and serums can really penetrate and take effect. Microdermabrasion treatment does this by using tiny crystals to slough away old skin cells, clear blocked pores and polish face. An immediate improvement can be seen after treatment.
MD is a firm celebrity favourite, New York City dermatologist David Colbert, M.D., who treats Sienna Miller and Rachel Weisz, says "When HDTV kicked in, it became our most sought after pre-awards show procedure, we had to open a second office!". (source: Glamour magazine)
 
Exfoliation with MD provides a great base for an even application of makeup. Mineral makeup can even be applied straight after treatment. MD has also been proven to enhance the barrier function of the skin resulting in increased hydration. (source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nth.gov/)
 
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion (MD) is a chemical free, non-invasive treatment that uses ultra fine micro-crystals to exfoliate the skin and remove impurities. SkinBase MD achieves amazing results revealing younger, healthier looking skin from the very first treatment. With each subsequent treatment, the intensity of the microdermabrasion can be increased - reaching deeper layers and successfully removing acne scarring, lifting pigmentation and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
 
Who's it for?
With numerous benefits to the skin Microdermabrasion treatment is great for anyone. MD the overall appearance of the skin giving it a healthy glow and youthful appearance. The treatment is suitable for all skin types and tones, even sensitive skin. 
 
As an anti-ageing treatment we recommend it from age 28 and up. The treatment is very effective in treating a number of skin issues which can occur at anytime of life and to any skin type, For problematic skin such as acne scarring, stretch marks or pigmentation all age groups can benefit and see an improvement with a course of MD treatments.  
What skin problems can be treated?
Acne and Acne Scarring
Microdermabrasion works by removing the top layers of dead skin cells from the skins surface making it particularly effective in treating acne. Eliminating dead skin cells unclogged pores and minimises sebum production reducing the chance of new spots developing. 
Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Ageing Skin
As we age elastane and collagen production starts to slow down. The vacuum action of the microdermabrasion treatment works to stimulate blood flow, promoting elastane and collagen production. The combination of collagen stimulation and increased skin renewal will improve the condition of the skins surface smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.  
Dull and Tired Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Dry and Dehydrated Skin
Normal skin renews itself approximately every 28 days, By removing the dead cells from the top layer of the epidermis, microdermabrasion speeds up the rate at which skin replenishes to reveal new, fresh skin and radiant glow.
Cellulite 'Orange peel effect'
Microdermabrasion can't cure cellulite, however, it will stimulate the circulation improving blood flow to the area. To improve the appearance of cellulite make sure you drink plenty of water and exercise regularly.
Pigmentation and Blemishes, Stretch Marks
Microdermabrasion can vastly improve the appearance of pigmentation and stretch marks, The microdermabrasion treatment promotes 'lifting and smoothing' effect, improving skin condition and diminishing the appearance of stretch marks and discolouration.
Benefits of MD
Super Clean Skin
A single treatment can exfoliate and remove up to 3 times the number of dead skin cells in a single session than that of many other treatments.
Zero Recovery Time
Unlike many skin rejuvenation treatments, microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and requires zero recovery time. It is often referred to as the 'Lunchtime facial' because of the convenience and effectiveness. 
Helps Protect Skin
MD is proven to improve the barrier function of the skin so treatment helps to keep moisture locked in. 
Better Skin For Longer
Microdermabrasion encourages cell renewal, which means your skin will benefit from improved elasticity, a smoother texture and reduced signs of ageing.
Everyone Can Benefit!
Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types, and therapists will access your skin before advising on the number of treatments you will need.
Flexible to Suit Individual Skin Types
The treatment settings are widely adjustable; meaning therapists are able to tailor the treatment to individual skin types and problems.
Flawless Makeup 
Exfoliation with MD provides a great base for an even and flawless application of makeup and mineral makeup can be applied straight after treatment. 
Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How often should I have Treatment?
A. Treatments should ideally be carried out every 7-10 days. This will ensure the MD exfoliation reaches deeper layers of the skin and allow acne scarring to be removed, pigmentation lifted and fine lines smoothed. SkinBase MD is progressive rather than aggressive, so skin layers are gently removed over a course of treatment carried out at regular intervals.
Q. How many sessions will I need? 
A. This will vary depending on your skin's condition. MD is a fantastic one off exfoliating treatment and it's also great for treating problematic skin issues such as acne, pigmentation or fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment for skin problems require between 5-20 treatments depending on their extent and the skin concern to be treated. Please get in touch and we will be able to complete a full consultation and offer a recommended treatment plan based on your needs.
Q. How does it feel? Is it painful?
A. No, not at all, in fact most people find it quite realxing. You will feel the suction and the sensation of the crystals on your skin. This will be a pleasnt experience when performed correctly by our qualified and trained therapists. 
Q. How long will the results last for?
A. Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment and as such should be carried out regularly. Skin is continually renewing itself and this happens approximately every 28 days. MD provides a deep exfoliation to remove build up and old skin and so your skin will continue to benefit from regular MD treatments after a completed course. Results achieved from skin problems such as pigmentation and acne / acne scarring can be maintained by protecting the skin from UV rays and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle alongside MD maintenance treatments. 
Q. Can my Son / Husband have treatment? And When can they shave?
A. Yes of course, MD is great for men too, it can help treat stubble rash and ingrowing hairs by removing skin build up around the follicle. Although not essential, male clients should shave the night before a morning treatment and in the morning before an afternoon treatment. Dry, shaven and clean skin allows the micro-crystals to reach the skins surface unobstructed. 
 
Q. Will it make my facial veins worse?
A. MD cannot be used to treat broken capillaries or thread veins, if they are mild and in a small are then we will simply avoid them. If the area affected is quite large then we will advise against MD, an IPL Vascular treatment would be a more appropriate treatment, please ask in clinic for more info. 
.Q. Can I have the treatment in the summer months?
A. Yes you can still have MD treatments int he summer months. A high SPF should be used after and between treatments all year round, this is especially important in the summer months as MD exfoliation will make it vulnerable to UVA and UVB rays. Where possible we recommend you avoid exposing your skin to direct sun,. We don't want you undoing all our hard work!
.Q. I've got sensitive skin can I have this treatment?
A. Aluminium oxide crystals are an insert compound and as such, this means reactions are extremely rare even with the most sensitive skin. For added peace of mind, we ca perform the treatment on a low pressure setting to allow the skin to acclimatise.
Q. What are the crystals made of?
A. The crystals are made of Aluminium oxide a naturally occurring mineral. It is an inert compound that resists reaction with other materials making it a very safe option and also what makes it particularly suitable for even the most sensitive skin. 
Client Testimonials
"I can't begin to describe what this treatment's done for me, my skin feels absolutely great and I feel great, I feel really confident now" Lynne Colcough
"It's making me look outside, how i fell inside, I feel really good actually, feel fantastic. Quite surprised by the positive effects. The results of the treatment have been fantastic and I didn't think it would be that beneficial to me so if I found that, then lots of other people are going to get even better results, so i would definitely recommend it" Rachel Dodd
"To say it was a shock to get Melasma at 24 at just 24 is an understatement. My confidence dropped significantly and I became fixated that people were looking at the pigmentation on my forehead. After just four treatments there was a really big difference and now after 6 its completely gone". Hannah Slater 
Here is what SkinBase clients have had to say about their treatments. Before and after pictures and oter testimonials are available on our FB and Insta pages and on the SkinBase website.