What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is one of the best anti-ageing skin care treatments available. This safe and painless treatment accelerates the exfoliation of dead skin cells which in turn stimulates new cell growth and the renewal of collagen. Using a gentle vacuuming system and diamond tips, microdermabrasion removes dull, dead skin cells, unclogs pores and polishes the skin. It is a non-invasive treatment that can be used to treat a number of skin concerns, on any part of the body, with no downtime. Microdermabrasion perfectly prepares the skin’s surface for the enhanced infusion of active ingredients applied during a sonophoresis treatment.

What is Sonophoresis?

Sonophoresis is a safe, gentle treatment that uses ultrasonic technology, warmth and motion energy to significantly increase the depth and absorption rate of active ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin. Ideal for both the face and body use.  The skins natural waterproofing barrier can often impede the absorption of active ingredients. The oil/water bilayers in the stratum corneum act as a defensive barrier that serves to protect the lower layers of the dermis. Sonophoresis works by using ultrasonic technology to relax this natural barrier by opening up the intracellular pathways to allow the active ingredients to be absorbed.

Sonophoresis is already included when you book in for a ASAP Facial

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Who can gain the benefits of Micro?

Micro can be used on anyone from 16 to 60 with a suitable skin type. Micro in combination with a good skin care routine and Peels is excellent for stage 1 or 2 acne. Older skin benefits greatly from micro, helping to remove dry, dull, thickened skin and clogged pores.

It is not recommended if you have skin conditions such as psoriasis, fragile capillaries, dermatitis, active sunburn, rosacea, eczema, herpes, lupus, or open sores. However, it is possible to do the procedure on some people with these issues, avoiding problematic areas.

It is also not recommended for clients with stage 3 acne or widespread severe acne. It's best to seek medical advice from a doctor prior to seeking topical skin treatments. It is possible to treat this level of acne with ASAP Peels to help clean and hydrate the skin so long as you are not taking medications such as Roaccutane.

Some medicines such as Roaccutane cause drying and thinning of the skin and for this reason, Micro or Peels are not an appropriate treatment.

What results can I expect?

The results of micro can vary from person to person, you can be sure it will always clean, refine and illuminate the skin but treatments have shown to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and shallow acne scars. It may also decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation, age spots, and other minor sun damage.

Afterward, your skin may feel slightly dry so be sure to use a moisturiser and sunscreen as it will also be more prone to sunburn. The procedure is generally described as painless but due to the abrasiveness of the technique, it can leave the skin with a slight tingling sensation and some redness.