Microdermabrasion – Adelaide
Get back your glow! Experience the rejuvenating power of high-performance microdermabrasion.
People worldwide choose microdermabrasion as their treatment of choice for healthy skincare. It is a simple but very effective means to achieve youthful, healthy skin, by applying deep exfoliation and hydration to treat your aesthetic skin condition. Microdermabrasion is the ideal facial treatment to ready yourself for that special occasion. With regular and continued treatments you will see lasting results and an improved appearance to your skin.
At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we use the advanced “Silver Peel” microdermabrasion machine from Silhouette Tone.
How it works
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure. It is a gentle procedure that deeply exfoliates and buffs your skin encouraging the growth of new skin cells.
It uses diamond tips and a gentle vacuuming system to remove your dead skin cells and unclog your pores, to unveil a fresher and younger complexion.
With microdermabrasion, your skin will feel instantly smooth. The procedure requires no downtime, it is pain-free and non-invasive and will treat numerous skincare concerns.
What can microdermabrasion treat?
- Fight the Signs of Ageing
- Pigmentation Issues
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
- Rough and Dull Skin Texture
- Skin Damage By The Sun
- Acne Scarring
- Dehydrated Skin
- Dry, Flaking Skin
- Uneven Skin Texture/Tone
- Congested Pores
Does microdermabrasion really increase elastin and collagen production?
Aggressive treatment with a course grit handpiece is an effective treatment that can stimulate healing factors and collagen production. It is a very useful procedure to stimulate skin remodelling and create a smoother, glowing, youthful appearance.
Is microdermabrasion suitable for me?
If your goal is to remove fine wrinkles, blotchy skin, large pores, acne scars, age/ sun spots or uneven skin tone, then you will be a perfect candidate for this procedure. The good thing is, all skin colours and skin types can be treated. It is important to discuss your past medical history with the therapist to determine if you have any contraindications to the treatment.
Dr Rahma Targett
Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide. She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques. At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.
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Will there be any discomfort during the procedure?
Microdermabrasion is a painless procedure. Some patients may experience stinging or itchiness when the diamond wand comes in contact with the skin. Because the skin is thin and sensitive around the eye area, you may experience slight discomfort in this area. As the procedure continues, you will become used to the sensation and feel more comfortable. It will feel a bit like a facial only using a special wand. Most people find it a pleasant experience. You may have some slight facial redness after the procedure for the first day.
What can microdermabrasion do for me?
This treatment can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It can be used as a treatment to help fight acne as well as helping to reduce acne scars. It helps to reduce pore size and revitalises dull appearing skin to achieve glowing, youthful, soft skin.
Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the skin by increasing collagen and elastin production. This plumps the skin to give a youthful and resilient appearance.
As soon as the procedure is over, your skin will appear softer and smoother.
Is there any downtime?
You will be able to return to work as soon as you leave our clinic. Your skin may appear reddish like a sunburn. If this is the case, you can cover up by using a light application of make-up.
What should I expect after the treatment?
After the procedure, your skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure. Please stay out of the sun after the procedure and if you do need to go outside in the sun it is recommended to apply sunscreen.
For the first day after the procedure, your skin will feel a bit like a sunburn or windburn. This should gradually subside over the next day.
How long does it take to see results?
This will depend on your skin condition and the grade of microdermabrasion tip used. Some patients will see changes after only one treatment. After a few microdermabrasion sessions, your skin will appear smoother, healthier and softer. When treating wrinkles and scars, up to five sessions will be needed before visible results can be seen.
What are the contraindications for microdermabrasion?
Please discuss your medical history with the doctor or therapist performing the procedure. Microdermabrasion is not recommended for people with; dermatitis, eczema, diabetes, active rosacea or acne, infected lesions, psoriasis or lupus. If you take Accutane acne treatment then this will need to be stopped for six months before the treatment.
Are there any risks involved?
The microdermabrasion procedure has minimal risk. You need not be concerned about any ill effects from this procedure. It is a mild and non-invasive procedure and no anaesthetic is required. The equipment is sterilised after every patient and we do not break the skin surface, so you should have no chance of any infection.
How often should I have microdermabrasion?
The frequency of treatment depends on the condition of your skin and what you are hoping to achieve. During your consultation, we will assess your skin type and condition and determine the most appropriate treatment schedule.
As a rough guide, we suggest having an initial two to four treatments at two-week intervals. For maintenance, a treatment once every four weeks would be optimal.