Keeping skin healthy is an important part of maintaining a youthful appearance. There are lots of cosmetic treatments to tackle specific issues, but microdermabrasion is a popular facial treatment as it provides many benefits.

It’s a reliable, simple and effective form of aesthetic treatment at an affordable price-point for patients. Some of the major benefits of microdermabrasion are that there are minimal side effects and downtime.

Here at Elixir Cosmetics we offer microdermabrasion treatments to improve a number of issues within the skin. These treatments can be offered as a single form of facial rejuvenation treatment, or as part of a more substantial skin rejuvenation makeover with treatments such as PRPR and dermal fillers.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, skin resurfacing procedure that gently exfoliates or polishes away the top layer of dead skin cells, while stimulating collagen growth, to reveal healthy new skin that looks and feels smoother.

Fine lines, blemishes, dull skin and sun spots can be improved, especially with regular treatments. Products such as moisturizers, creams and lotions are more easily absorbed and therefore more effective after microdermabrasion treatment.

At Elixir Cosmetics we use the ZO peel range because it offers our patients the best results with minimal downtime. The brand is tried and tested and we’re proud to offer it to our patients.

How can microdermabrasion improve your appearance?

The appearance of fine lines, scars and wrinkles can be reduced, as well as black heads and white heads. Sun damage and uneven skin tone, superficial age spots and hyper-pigmentation can be addressed. Microdermabrasion is also beneficial for acne prone skin due to excessive oiliness or dry skin.

Who is suitable for this type of treatment?

We see both male and female patients that wish to rejuvenate their skin microdermabrasion. This is a fairly superficial treatment, so it cannot help serious skin conditions such as deep acne, active rosacea, eczema or dermatitis. It also requires multiple sessions and maintenance treatments for maximum effectiveness, so that’s worth keeping in mind.

What happens during microdermabrasion?

There are two types of microdermabrasion available here at Elixir Cosmetics:


Your therapist will prepare your face with a thorough cleanse. She will then pass the microdermabrasion wand over your face. This delivers a fine jet of abrasive crystals over your skin to remove dead skin particles. Your face will then be cleansed and moisturised.

Diamond Tip

This type of microdermabrasion works with a diamond-tip hand piece that gently abrades and exfoliates dead skin cells. Like the crystal microdermabrasion, the dead skin is either suctioned off right away in the same hand piece or in a secondary process.

The diamond-tip microdermabrasion is safer to perform closer to the eyes and has more flexibility in sensitive areas or on more sensitive skin. Microdermabrasion may be combined with a light chemical peel to increase the effect.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion offers immediate result with no downtime, pain, or side effects. It can improve the look of scars, wrinkles, and skin spots and is effective for all skin types and colours. Very few facial rejuvenation treatments can say the same, making it very popular.

It’s a popular type of skin rejuvenation treatment and has been used for many years to help people with problem skin. For some patients, a combination of skin rejuvenation treatments may be the best option, so it’s important to book a consultation.

Is microdermabrasion painful?

This is a comfortable, low-risk skin treatment that can be added to your beauty routine. There may be some slight redness after treatments that should settle within minutes. Your skin will start to regenerate and develop over time giving you a gorgeous glow.

What is the recovery from this treatment like?

Immediately after your treatments, a moisturiser with SPF will be applied to hydrate and protect your skin. The treatment takes about 20 – 30 minutes and you may experience a mild tingling sensation.

Skin may feel sensitive and be sensitive to the sun immediately after treatment. If you want to focus on what is unique to you, please consult with your doctor.

Where can you get more information?

If you would like to know more about our skin rejuvenation treatments please book a consultation with Elixir Cosmetics. Don’t forget we also offer other facial rejuvenation treatments to help improve the skin, including Fractora and ZO skin peels.



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