Often a short treatment that takes between 45 minutes to an hour, Microdermabrasion is a popular non-surgical treatment that treats acne scars, fine line, hyperpigmentation and more.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that removes dead skin cells from the skins surface using a diamond-tipped hand-held applicator. This abrasive surface removes the top layer of the skin so that new skin cells can be reformed.
There are several types of microdermabrasion: hydradermabrasion and crystal microdermabrasion.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
- Reduce and fade the appearance of acne scars
- Increase collagen production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimize the appearance of pores
- Reduce the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation
- Radiant and smooth-looking skin
Possible side effects
Due to the harsh nature of removing the top layer of your skin, it can appear slightly red and swollen. In extreme cases, the skin can bruise, burn or sting, or become extremely sensitive to sunlight.
It is therefore important that a certified dermatologist registered the Ministry of Health (MOH) perform this procedure to reduce any possible side effects.
In addition, many salons in Singapore have uncertified aestheticians perform these procedures. This can be detrimental to your skin condition - causing sensitive skin, increased risk of pigmentation without proper care and more. Always understand the procedures you are undergoing for your skin and who is performing them in order to keep your skin healthy and happy.
Alternatives to Microdermabrasion
These treatments are gentler on the skin and can be performed by beauty therapists and aestheticians. We recommend starting your skin care journey with these treatments.
To treat oily skin, acne and acne scars
Treating it correctly is key to reducing sebum production without drying your skin out - thus resulting in flaky, sensitive skin AND acne.
The Soin Dermatologique Impurity Treatment is created and tested by dermatologists to regulate sebum production, balance the skin hydration levels, reduce acne and blackheads effectively and long-lastingly.
Using intensive and gentle peels that harvests the power of natural fruit acids and enzymes and glycolic acid, your skin is smoother in just 1 session.
To treat pigmentation and uneven skin tone
Hyperpigmentation is a distressing condition which can affect any skin type. It is caused by an excess of melanin - the Soin Dermatologique Pigmentation Treatment minimises the effects of hyperpigmentation by diminishing dark spots and brightening the complexion.
The treatment brightens the skin and fades unsightly pigmentation marks, guards against new ones from forming and protects the skin from the effects of pollution.
To test the efficacy of the Soin Dermatologique Pigmentation Treatment, dermatologists assessed a sample of Asian females and males - participants saw 60% reduction in pigment spot intensity and significantly brighter skin.