FAQ's


What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a simple, non-invasive, painless treatment used to clean, refine, and smooth the skin surface while increasing blood circulation to the deeper layers of the dermis. This treatment is performed firstly dry, using the revolutionary diamond tipped wand, and then wet, combining the treatment with a water/aloe vera solution leaving the face/body feeling refreshed and hydrated.

What conditions are treatable with Microdermabrasion?

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Age Spots/superficial pigmentation
  • Enlarged Oily Pores
  • Blackheads and Whiteheads
  • General Exfoliation of dead skin cells
  • Blending of Post Laser treatments

What conditions can’t be treated?

It is best to not perform treatments on viral lesions (active herpes simplex), eczema or dermatitis, cuts or open wounds, vascular lesions, recent sunburn, or after recent use of Roaccutane.

What machine is used at SILK?

SILK Laser Clinics use the medical grade Minivac, which gently exfoliates with soft diamond tips, while simultaneously cleaning the skin using a system of water and aloe vera. The Minivac’s micro massage system vacuums away dead skin cells, while gently stimulating collagen production, to create soft, new skin and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and scarring.

How long does a treatment take?

The treatment takes approximately 30-45 mins, depending on the skin concerns being treated, and can be done during a lunch break.

How will I look after the treatment?

Initially the treated area is red due to increased circulation but will fade within a few hours. Exfoliation and mild flaking is common a few days after treatment but will decrease once multiple treatments have been performed and the area is in better condition. If breakouts have been treated, the area may be red and could scab lasting approximately four days with no residual scarring.Mineral make up can be applied to the area immediately after treatment, to ensure you can get back to your day without any interruption.

How many treatments will I need?

For general rejuvenation, it is recommended to have approximately six treatments with each treatment being performed fortnightly initially. Severe breakouts or pigmentation may require more treatments. After the first course, this can be maintained every 4-6 weeks.Microdermabrasion is a treatment that can be performed on the face/body on an ongoing basis and should be part of a complete skincare regime.

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