Microdermabrasion

What is Clairderm Microdermabrasion

Clairderm Classic microdermabrasion is the preferred choice among professionals for a non-invasive, painless, and hygienic treatment designed to promote skin rejuvenation and stimulate intense cellular renewal. It combines the advantages of both crystal and diamond tip microdermabrasion technologies, offering a comprehensive array of microdermabrasion services. With its high-powered pump, it provides complete flexibility for performing treatments on both the face and body. This versatile system ensures that skincare professionals can cater to a wide range of client needs and achieve optimal results in skin revitalization.

How does it work?

Clairderm crystal microdermabrasion, often referred to as the ‘lunchtime peel,’ offers a gentle and non-invasive procedure. It involves the use of crystals accelerated at high velocity, akin to a sandblasting process, directed onto the skin’s surface to mechanically exfoliate and abrade dead and damaged layers of skin cells. This micro-trauma on the skin’s surface serves to stimulate the circulation of fresh, oxygenated blood, initiating collagen production, and triggering the healing and rejuvenation processes. A vacuum suction mechanism efficiently removes the abraded skin particles and crystals, while also enhancing the lymphatic function within the skin. The outcome is visibly smoother, brighter, firmer, and blemish-free skin. Clairderm diamond microdermabrasion, on the other hand, is a less abrasive alternative to crystal microdermabrasion. This non-invasive technique involves the use of a diamond-tipped head, infused with diamond bits, which is gently moved across the skin’s surface. This process mechanically exfoliates layers of dead and damaged skin cells, similar to sandpapering. Various diamond head sizes and grit options are available for customized treatments. The simultaneous use of vacuum suction ensures that the skin remains taut against the diamond tip, effectively removing dead skin cells, promoting oxygenated blood circulation for collagen stimulation, and facilitating improved lymphatic drainage. The outcome is refreshed, exfoliated skin with enhanced cellular function and renewal.

What to expect

The Clairderm microdermabrasion treatment is often referred to as the “lunchtime peel” for good reason. It’s a procedure that is quick, convenient, and doesn’t require any downtime. You can easily schedule it in between working hours without causing inconvenience or immobilization. After the treatment is completed, you can apply light makeup if desired. The procedure is comfortable, straightforward, and safe. Any slight redness experienced, which can vary based on the strength of the chosen procedure, should typically fade within one to twenty-four hours. This makes Clairderm microdermabrasion a convenient choice for those looking to enhance their skin’s appearance without disrupting their daily routine.

Benefits

  • Advanced non-surgical solution recommended for Skin rejuvenation

  • Acne

  • Scarring

  • Anti-ageing

  • Resurfacing

  • Pigmentation

  • Sun damage

  • Fine lines & wrinkles

  • Stretch marks

FAQ

Who is microdermabrasion suitable for?

Microdermabrasion is an excellent choice for individuals dealing with age spots, uneven skin discoloration, sun damage, and acne scars. It is also effective in addressing shallow lines and wrinkles, unclogging pores, and promoting a more balanced complexion. One of the remarkable aspects of microdermabrasion is its versatility. It can be performed year-round and is suitable for individuals of all skin types and colors with minimal preparation. However, to ensure the most favorable outcomes from your microdermabrasion session, it's advisable to follow these guidelines: 1. Discontinue the use of exfoliative products or procedures at least seven days before your appointment. This includes retinoid products (those containing tretinoin, adapalene, or tazarotene as active ingredients), as well as glycolic and salicylic acid products, and physical scrubs like ultrasonic brushes. 2. Avoid any other cosmetic treatments for at least one week before your microdermabrasion procedure. These treatments can render your skin more fragile and susceptible to damage. 3. If possible, refrain from smoking and alcohol consumption for at least a week before your session. These activities can affect the healing process of your skin and minimizing them can enhance the effectiveness of the treatment while reducing downtime. 4. Stay away from all forms of tanning, including natural sun exposure, tanning beds, and spray/lotion tanning, for 2-4 weeks before your microdermabrasion session. 5. Ensure you are well-hydrated, as skin that is adequately moisturized from within is generally healthier and more responsive to treatment.

Is it painful?

Microdermabrasion treatments are typically well-tolerated and virtually painless. Some patients have reported experiencing mild itchiness or a slight stinging sensation when the micro crystals come into contact with their skin. Discomfort, if felt, is often most noticeable around the eyes. However, as the treatment progresses, the skin tends to adapt to the crystal flow. After the treatment, it's common for the skin to appear slightly pinkish in the first 24 hours. This mild pinkish hue is a normal response and is not usually accompanied by significant itchiness or pain. Overall, discomfort during a microdermabrasion session is minimal and should not be a cause for concern.

How often can I get microdermabrasion done?

The most optimal and long-lasting results with Clairderm microdermabrasion are typically achieved through a series of treatments. This is because the skin's natural renewal cycle takes approximately 4 weeks. Therefore, the best approach is to undergo a series of 4 to 8 sessions, each spaced about 7 to 10 days apart but no longer than 14 days. Allowing this time between sessions is crucial as it ensures that the skin has an opportunity to regenerate. The exact scheduling can be somewhat client dependent.

How do I care for my skin after microdermabrasion?

Clairderm microdermabrasion offers several benefits to the skin. It enhances microcirculation, delivering essential nutrients to the skin's surface. It significantly improves the appearance of various imperfections and increases the penetration of creams and serums by approximately 4-5 times. It's important to note that microdermabrasion can have a dehydrating effect on the skin. To optimize the results and maintain skin health after the procedure, the following steps are essential: 1. Avoid direct sunlight exposure after the procedure and use a high-quality SPF50+ sunscreen like Clairderm SPF50+ Broad Spectrum, Moisturising Daily Defense Sunscreen Lotion. 2. Use a pH-balancing cleanser like Clairderm Gentle Purifying Cleanser for cleansing. 3. Apply a repair cream. 4. Be cautious with skincare, makeup, and perfume products that contain harsh chemical ingredients, especially in the 3-4 days following treatment, as the skin's natural barrier may not be as strong during this period. Following these post-procedure care guidelines helps ensure the best possible results and skin health after a microdermabrasion session.