Dare to Dazzle with Microdermabrasion

MicrodermabrasionA clear complexion and great skin is one of the key elements to an individual’s confidence. You can ensure that your skin gets the sparkle and glow it deserves with a microdermabrasion treatment.

Microdermabrasion is a very versatile skincare treatment. It is suitable and adaptable to suit most clients.

From teenagers and adults looking to treat breakouts and blemishes to mature clients looking to reduce the signs of aging, microdermabrasion offers something for everyone. Even the most sensitive of skins can be treated with a professional microdermabrasion treatment to provide refreshed and revitalised skin. In summary , microdermabrasion gives the boost that you are looking for to compliment your skin care routine.

The many benefits of microdermabrasion include:

√  Creates brightness to dull and lack lustre skin.

√  Helps your makeup application look smooth and natural.

√  Helps your get more out of your skin care products.

√  Treats teenage & adult acne.

√  Improves uneven skin tone and texture.

√  Reduces the look of scars and pigmentation.

√  Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

A course of 3 – 6 treatments is recommended to address specific skin concerns such as scarring, pigmentation and anti-aging. However, if you’re not looking for a course or regular microdermabrasion treatment, but more of a boost to your skin for a special occasion you can still get great results after just one treatment. This makes the treatment perfect for brides, mother of the bride, mother of groom or any special occasions when you want to brighten your skin, get a radiant glow and look at your best.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work ?

Our skin consists of multiple layers of skin cells. The newer skin cells exist deep down in the lower layers of the skin and these gradually work their way up to the surface of the skin. As they do so they age, die and naturally shed via a process called desquamation. This contributes to the dust in your house for example!

Ageing slows down this process. For example, at 20 years old the cell renewal cycle is approximately 20 days, whereas with a mature person of 60, the cycle takes 60 days. This is why your skin looks duller, more sallow and needs a little extra help. Enter the trusty microdermabrasion treatment.

Microdermabrasion is a professional cosmetic procedure that mechanically buffs the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin. This removes the dead skin cells revealing the younger more youthful skin cells underneath. This results in a more rejuvenated and hydrated appearance to the skin as well as improving the skins hydration, collagen and elastin levels. It also helps reduce pigmentation so that the skin appears brighter and more refreshed.


There are 2 types of Microdermabrasion techniques both of which are mildly abrasive on the skin:

1) Crystal Microdermabrasion

This method has been used in the beauty industry for many years. It uses aluminium oxide crystals in order to remove the dead skin cells. Any dead skins cells and crystals are vacuum suctioned away revealing younger, brighter more rejuvenated skin.

2) Diamond Microdermabrasion or Diamond Peeling

This method is crystal free. It uses a specially designed diamond tipped wand. The diamonds are made from carbon, the hardest substance known to man. With this method, the wand is applied directly to the skin to lightly abrade the skin and remove the dead skin cells.

With treatments such as CACI and Geneo+ the diamond microdermabrasion technique uses a hygienic disposable tip that is used on 1 client only and is then disposed of. The great thing about diamond microdermabrasion or diamond peeling is that the speed and therefore the treatment can be adjusted to suit the individuals skin sensitivity. This makes it a more flexible and adaptable treatment for all skin types, including those that suffer from rosacea and other skin sensitivity problems.

Regardless of what technique is used, both methods result in an increased stimulation of the deeper layers of the skin. This in turn stimulates fibroblasts activity by increasing the blood supply to the tissues, which creates increased collagen and elastin levels in the client’s skin tissue.



Microdermabrasion treatments at Studio 8 Beauty

CACI Microdermabrasion

CACI microdermabrasion uses a disposable diamond tip system and is completed with a super hydrating Hydromask, LED light therapy and lymphatic drainage combined with micro current (subject to Client suitability for micro current) making this more of a facial than a standard microdermabrasion treatment. Single use consumables assure maximum hygiene.

Geneo+ Super Facial

The latest in celebrity treatments and available from Studio 8 Beauty from 21st April 2015, Geneo+ delivers advanced skincare in a 4 in 1 Super Facial. It delivers 4 essential treatments simultaneously. These are:

  • EXFOLIATION of the outer layer of the skin.
  • INFUSION of unique revitalising formulas.
  • OXYGENATION generated from within.
  • Tripollar Radio Frequency for skin tightening.

The Benefits of of Geneo+ include:

  • Natural skin oxygenation – beneficial in anti-aging and corrective skin procedures.
  • Suitable on all skin types, colours and facial areas.
  • Nutrient-rich formulas last on the skin to allow for optimal penetration.
  • Single-use consumables assure maximum hygiene.


Alternative Exfoliation Treatments to Microdermabrasion

If you don’t like the thought of mechanical exfoliation and are looking for an alternative to advanced exfoliation, Dermalogica Active Resurface 35 and BioSurface Peel may be the just the thing for you. Instead of Crystal or Diamond Microdermabrasion, these treatments use cosmeticeutical products that are expertly blended and layered to produce a professional advanced exfoliation without the mechanical exfoliation.  


If you would like to know more about microdermabrasion or alternative advanced treatments relevant to your specific skin concerns or to book an advanced skincare treatment please contact the salon on salon@studio8beauty.co.uk or telephone 023 9238 0692. A booking button is available to the left of this article if you prefer to book yourself online or for out of hours booking.

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