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Berkshire Skin Clinics in Newbury offers a deep exfoliating treatment known as Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion instantly produces smoother, softer and more radiant skin. Results are most effective over a course of treatments, as fine lines soften and any blemishes or skin markings reduce. Pores are deep cleansed, skin tone, texture and colour become more even and the production of new skin cells and collagen is boosted. With results like this Microdermabrasion should be an essential part of your skincare regime. For best results our aestheticians recommend combining this treatment with our AHA Skin Peels.

Why do we need Microdermabrasion?

Our skin has a natural skin cell renewal cycle of approximately 30 days. As the skin renews, dead skin cells can ‘build up’ and thicken the Stratum Corneum (the outer most layer of the skin). This causes your complexion to look dull and lifeless. Microdermabrasion can help skin concerns such as: fine lines, blackheads, acne, age/sunspots, enlarged pores, uneven and rough skin, pigmentation and sun-damaged skin just to name a few. It can also improve the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth (common in puberty) or weight gain (e.g. pregnancy or muscle building) or in some cases, severe pulling force on skin that overcomes the dermis’s elasticity. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, muscle building etc

How does it work?

A fine stream of tiny particles from the applicator, combined with vacuum is glided over the skin. The light abrasion technique mechanically removes dead skin cells on the face, neck, back and shoulders although more attention is spent on your main areas of concern.

How does the treatment feel?

The treatment is not uncomfortable and only a slight tingling sensation is felt. It can be described as mild sandpaper rubbing on your skin. After treatment you will have a slightly flushed faced with a windburn feel.

How many treatments are necessary?

For problematic skin an initial course of 6 to 12 treatments at fortnightly intervals is recommended. However, as skin is constantly renewing itself most clients return on a regular basis to keep their skin looking at its best.

What are the immediate results?

The skin will feel softer, appear brighter and be more uniform in colour. In addition, a special lifting technique can be carried out to plump and firm the skin.

Are there any side effects?

It is not uncommon for the skin to be red for a couple of hours after treatment. The skin may also be slightly dry and flaky for several days post treatment as the renewal occurs. Daily application of sun screen is required but otherwise you can return to normal activities.

Results can be maintained with the correct use of professional homecare products such as our Priori Advanced AHA skin care range and regular microdermabrasion maintenance treatments.