What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a quick, non-surgical and minimally invasive technique that will enhance the skin’s texture, making it appear radiant and rejuvenated. This is different from dermabrasion – which is a lot more aggressive, and is not commonly done today.

Microdermabrasion essentially involves gentle exfoliating on the surface of the skin, and is safe and effective for any skin type / color. What’s more, this is a painless process with almost zero downtime.

In this process, a rough diamond-tipped applicator with suction is used to buff away dead and damaged skin cells from the face, neck, arms and any other area that is being treated. After this procedure, the skin will look a lot brighter, softer and smoother – giving the impression of skin that’s clear, fresh and young.

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The Different Types of Microdermabrasion

  1. Crystal Microdermabrasion
    This is a traditional system of microdermabrasion – which entails application of micro-crystals onto the skin to exfoliate the skin.
  2. Diamond Microdermabrasion
    It’s a modern system which doesn’t rely on the use of crystals. Instead, it uses an exfoliating tip to gently exfoliate 20-25 microns of dead skin cells of the topmost layer (stratum corneum). This tip creates a gentle vacuum on the surface which sucks away dirt and dead cells. Once this is done, the skin feels noticeably fresh and young.

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Almost anyone (men / women with any skin type or color) who has experienced skin that's dull, aging,flaky,dry,congested, blemished, thickened, blotchy or unevenly textured or sun damaged can opt for this. Even those with an acne scarred skin could look at microdermabrasion as an option for clear, blemish free radiance.

Microdermabrasion, because of its gentle nature, can be used to treat almost any area of the body.

Having said that, the face and the neck happen to be the most popular areas for this procedure. Other common areas that we often treat are the décolletage, the back of hands, arms and abdomen.

Our skin renews itself with a fresh layer of skin, approximately every 28 days.

As these new cells are formed, they push the older, dying cells to the top surface of the skin. These dead skin cells often settle on the skin’s surface, giving a dull, uneven look.

This process of renewal slows down further as we age, and our skin looks aged and tired.

At Chelsea Cosmetics, we recommend a six session course and follow up treatments. These could be regular monthly treatments, but could also be more frequent, depending on your specific skin requirements.

However, one will observe, smoother, fresher, cleaner skin after the first session itself, and these results become more pronounced after the third session.

The time taken for this procedure is completely dependent on the area of treatment, as well as the strength of the setting used. If high settings are being used, then we do not recommend longer treatments – as then it would cause skin irritation.

Microdermabrasion is a safe, minimally invasive procedure.

However, there is the possibility of a slight tingling sensation, followed by the skin feeling taut and warm, like it has been exposed to the wind or sun. Sometimes, the skin could also look a tad flushed, but this generally subsides within 12 – 24 hours.

Precautions to be taken:

  • A consultation with our in-house experts in case you are suffering from any of these conditions – Hepatitis C, AIDS, rosacea, dermatitis, skin cancers, eczema, easy bruising or if you are on blood thinners / Accutane.
  • In the case of people suffering from cold sores, it is advised to use an anti-viral cream prior to the treatment, so as to contain the spread of these sores over a larger area.
  • For those who use Retin A products / any other skin products that might irritate the skin, they should stop using these atleast 2-3 days before and after the treatment.
  • For a week prior to and following the procedure, it is advised to stay away from treatments and products like electrolysis, depilatories, waxing, peels, any other glycolic or lactic treatments, and Vitamin A acid skincare products.

Unlike other skin treatments for similar conditions, microdermabrasion doesn’t involve any post treatment swelling or healing. So it is possible to return to one’s normal routine with absolutely no downtime. This is thus a perfect treatment for people who wish to enhance their skin, without taking days off work!

On your first visit to Chelsea Cosmetics, one of our expert therapists will offer you a free consultation, during which you will get to know what the procedure involves, the benefits you can expect from it, as well as answers to any other queries that you might have.

Our therapist will also assess your skin’s specific requirements, and will make personalized recommendations on the number of treatments you would need, the ideal skin care routine for the best results as well as any other treatments that will be good for you.

While we’ve attempted to answer the most common questions in this article, you can always reach out to our team of experts on (03) 8822 3472 or at admin@chelseacosmeticsmelbourne.com.au.

We work from 9am – 5pm Tuesday to Friday and from 9am – 1pm on Saturday. You could also choose to have a live chat with us. Alternatively, you could simply click on the “Contact Us” tab on our top menu and we will reach out to you.

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At Chelsea Cosmetics we charge from $150 for microdermabrasion.

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Grace Barry
Grace Barry
22:03 27 Feb 20
Chelsea is a fantastic clinic, Mark and the team are friendly and professional. He is highly skilled, I would always trust his judgement and reccomend his services. My self confidence has transformed after my visits to him :) It's always busy there too which is credit to their treatments. Thank you
Metin Celalettin
Metin Celalettin
04:20 20 Feb 20
The surgeon is incredibly attentive like you are his most important patient. He answers your questions at any hour after surgery. Before I decided on Dr Attalla I went to another very well known and publicized cosmetic surgeon. Dr Attalla and his staff have the best bedside manner and Dr Attalla has insisted on keeping an eye on my recovery, always making himself available
Thelas Mcdonald
Thelas Mcdonald
05:33 09 Dec 19
I had gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Mark Attalla, He has changed my life and made me the happiest I have been in over 8 years. I am very pleased with the results and how everything has turned out. Thank YOU, sir, hope you know how you changed my life.
00:01 23 Oct 19
Consistent professional service and results. I have always been happy with my results and could not recommend Chelsea Cosmetics any more!!!! I am always given an honest and careful opinion and Dr Mark listens to exactly what I want and delivers!!
Marty Fincher
Marty Fincher
22:17 15 Oct 19
As a B2B client of Chelsea Cosmetics it is indeed refreshing to deal with a business that values their staff so highly. Nermin and Mark go above and beyond the call of duty in providing a Fair and Safe workplace for their employees. They are an employer of choice and a pleasure to deal with.
Manh Tran
Manh Tran
13:00 14 Oct 19
Very caring staff and excellence doctors. We found Dr Mark & Dr Nermin is excellence and very knowledgeable and provide very good follow up care and advice after surgery. Overall, highly recommended place to come.
Jomaan Sibug
Jomaan Sibug
04:45 09 Oct 19
Fantastic results! The whole team was so professional, caring and I was well looked after from consultation to post follow up. I cannot thank you all enough especially Mark and Lilian. The only surgical team with the biggest hearts! I highly recommend Chelsea Cosmetics.
Hanady Khoury
Hanady Khoury
05:58 30 Sep 19
This place is amazing! Dr. Mark is great and full of knowledge. The staff are lovely and always have a smile on their face. Wont ever go anywhere else!
H Owen
H Owen
05:27 29 Sep 19
I have done both upper and lower blepharoplastry this April at Chelsea Cosmetics. I am so happy with the results now. It takes times to heal so you need patience. My eye areas are so rejuvenated and I enjoy the make up ever than before. I feel I should have done it earlier. Dr Mark listens to your concerns and provides the best advice. Dr Mark and team looks after you. Thank you.
Lucia Dingani
Lucia Dingani
22:52 10 Oct 18
I enjoyed going to this place so professional and they gave me all the information about the procedure would recommend.
Jovana M
Jovana M
00:56 26 Jul 18
Amazing staff, amazing service! The staff at Chelsea Cosmetics are kind, welcoming and very helpful, with continually excellent communication. Dr. Mark is very professional and knowledgeable. I will definitely be a client for a long time to come!
Lillianne Lord
Lillianne Lord
05:52 25 Jul 18
Really friendly staff, they really listen to your personal needs. Highly recommend this place.
Stella Anyaogu
Stella Anyaogu
13:04 29 Jun 18
Fantastic staff, very professional, answered all my questions and did a great job. My non-surgical rhinoplasty looks natural and really suits my face shape. I'm a few weeks in at the moment and am loving the result.
Amany Gendi
Amany Gendi
11:35 20 May 18
Thanks for the best doctors and caring staff I’m so happy to do my face with Chelsea Cosmetics and best results I have been getting PRP treatments for my face and other injectables for over 4 years..My results are amazing. 100% happy.
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