Move over Microdermabrasion, Hydrodermabrasion is the new kid in town!

So, winter is at long last over, the weather is finally starting to heat up and summer is FINALLY on the horizon. If, thanks to the colder weather your skin has been left a little parched, dull and in need of some serious TLC, read on to discover how to beat those winter blues and give your skin back its glow this summer.

Microdermabrasion - A popular favourite

These days, you would practically have to be living under a rock to have not heard of microdermabrasion. In fact, some of you savvy skincare junkies or gadget lovers may even have your own personal microdermabrasion device (PMD) that you use at home to help keep your skin smooth. 

A fancy word for exfoliation, microdermabrasion is an immensely popular treatment, gaining traction over the last 10 years due to its all-round effectiveness and the immediate visible results it delivers to the skin.

Whether you have oily or acne-prone skin, sun-damaged, dry or dehydrated skin; or are bothered by some pesky fine lines - microdermabrasion machines can treat it all. One of the best parts about microdermabrasion is the ability to readily address multiple skin concerns whilst being suitable for almost all skin types. 

Microdermabrasion is essentially a form of manual exfoliation in which an aesthetician will use a handheld device with a diamond tip and or crystals (depending on the device) to gently buff and polish the skin, removing any surface grime and dead skin cells and leaving your skin smooth as a baby’s….well you get the idea. During this process, the bodies healing response is triggered which in turn encourages cellular turnover and promotes new collagen growth. This results in a fresh, brighter complexion and why clients immediately experience radiant glowing skin afterwards. 

What is Hydrodermabrasion how does it differ from traditional microdermabrasion? 

Well, in a nutshell, hydrodermabrasion is the newer, cooler more grown-up sister. It’s essentially the same treatment, however hydrodermabrasion incorporates gentle, yet effective skincare solutions combined with exfoliation to infuse products into your skin.

By first priming the skin and paving the way as a result of the exfoliation, this allows for better product penetration. Your at-home skin care will be more effective also as its not trying to get past all the build-up and grime that was on your skin prior to the treatment.

What to expect during treatment

During the treatment, a gentle vacuum uses vortex suction to clean out your pores, sucking up excess sebaceous oil, grime and superficial dead skin cells into a waste container. It doesn’t feel uncomfortable, merely a light brushing sensation is felt as the crystal tip passes over your face. If you are game – you can ask to “see” what has been sucked out of your skin – just be prepared, it’s pretty gross! I like to think I take pretty good care of my skin and I was stunned at what came off my face. 

Depending on your skin’s sensitivity, you can expect your skin to be a little pink immediately after treatment however this should fade within an hour. Otherwise, your skin will feel ridiculously smooth and look invigorated, fresh and glowing. This should last a week or so, however its recommended that you get a series of treatments and then the results will last longer. These results just keep on giving so expect your skin to keep on improving as the week progresses – hallelujah!

What can it treat?

Hydrodermabrasion is gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin-types whilst being effective enough to deliver immediately visible results as well as providing long term benefits to the skin. It removes surface damage whilst replenishing the skin and is extremely effective at improving the appearance of congested, acne-prone, aged, dull or dehydrated skin. Congested skin? Blackheads? No problem - it can assist with all of this whilst at the same time pumping the skin full of moisture and nourishing ingredients.

According to a 2019 consumer survey, 51% of consumers enjoy regular microdermabrasion treatments – so why not go one better and opt for a Hydrodermabrasion treatment next time. You will enjoy all of the benefits of a traditional microdermabrasion service; with the added boost of whatever nourishing skincare ingredients your skin needs at that particular time. If you are a big fan of original microdermabrasion treatments, you can always ask your technician to perform what is known as a “dry pass” on that particular area - that way, you are getting the benefits of two treatments in one. This treatment, in combination with other treatments like this one, can really make you will pretty and youthful.

With no downtime, Hydrodermabrasion is the perfect in-out skin rejuvenation treatment for busy people. The service only takes 30-40 mins so you can easily sneak out on your lunch break and return to work with beautiful glowing skin! Just be prepared for your colleagues to pester you about what you’ve had done – the results are that good.