Microdermabrasion versus Dermabrasion


Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, what is the difference?


Dermabrasion is a more aggressive form of treatment than microdermabrasion and is a surgical procedure. There are various ways it can be performed, but the most common include CO2 and modern medical lasers.


Dermabrasion treatment requires a local anaesthetic and the skin will appear red and raw afterwards. This is because the top layers of skin are removed during the process. Healing can take several months and the procedure can be used on fine wrinkles, small scars, moles and tattoos.


Microdermabrasion is much less invasive than dermabrasion. As a result, it can be carried be performed as an in-office treatment or even at home. This treatment uses a mechanical medium to remove the dead surface cells and expose the healthy new skin underneath.


The skin may feel more sensitive after treatment and it is advisable to wear sunscreen when out and about. In most cases the skins heals within one to two days, which is considerably less than the estimated weeks or months for dermabrasion.


Microdermabrasion is used to deal with fine lines and wrinkles, shallow acne scars, hyper pigmentation and sunburn damage. The removal of the dead skins cells aids the absorption of skincare products by up to 50% and will also make applying makeup that much easier.


Where can I have microdermabrasion done?


Any cosmetic surgery clinic, such as a Thérapie Clinic, will be able to perform the treatment for you. Before you undergo any form of procedure you will need to be assessed. Personal details will be taken and information on any conditions you suffer from will be noted. A member of the clinic will speak to you before any treatment is agreed to. During this consultation you will be able to highlight your issues and what your desired result is.


The clinician will then be able to advise you on the treatments that are available and which would be most suitable for you.


Microdermabrasion treatment is effective at targeting fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, age related spots, pigmentation, uneven skin tone and acne scars.


For further information please call Thérapie Clinic on 1890 650 750 or visit our Microdermabrasion treatment page.