Sometimes no matter how many creams and serums and masks that you pack on your face, your skin can still appear tired or sluggish.
While the skin on our face is our body’s most sensitive, it’s also the most exposed to the elements, on so sun, wind and pollutants in the air can cause a build-up of dead skin cells.
Without properly removing these dead skin cells and clearing clogged pores, the products applied to your face – no matter how expensive or technologically-advanced – can’t penetrate the surface.
And because good skin begins deep beneath the epidermis (the top dermal layer), those products can’t actively contribute to better, brighter skin.
Put simply, microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that buffs away any dead skin cells, simultaneously vacuuming them up in a filter. This helps to remove toxins and increase circulation.
Using hypoallergenic clariderm crystals, the treatment feels much like sand blowing on the skin and causes a form of micro-trauma. This helps to generate the growth of new skin cells, meaning that a few days later your skin instantly looks fresher and brighter.
With the dead skin cells buffed away and the pores cleared, it allows for greater penetration of vitamin-rich serums to help boost skin’s health. It also acts as good preparation before extractions, such as the removal of blackheads, because the dead skin surrounding the pores is removed.
Much like microdermabrasion, microhydrabrasion removes built-up dead skin. Simultaneously, it uses a diamond-tip head to circulate cool, filtered water and healing aloe across the skin, flushing it of excess dirt and increasing its hydration. Because of the soothing quality of the water, it is particularly beneficial for sensitive or dehydrated skin.
Whereas microdermabrasion can’t be used around the sensitive eye area, microhydrabasion is more soothing and is one of few treatments suitable for beneath the eyes. This can help to reduce puffiness after a big night or long flight, as the cooling water is extremely refreshing.
It’s important to remember that everyone’s skin is different. A good skin therapist will begin by assessing your skin type and its suitability to a treatment.
A person with rosacea, for example, might avoid microdermabrasion because it will aggravate the skin. And any treatments should not be applied to sunburned skin.
Face of Man offers state-of-the-art microdermabrasion and microhydrabasion treatments specifically tailored to men’s skin. Book in for a consultation or treatment today.