At Cheshire Lasers we have a Dermagenesis machine it delivers a medical grade Microdermabrasion treatment. Unlike treatments in beauty salons, we are able to remove the entire layer of the stratus corneum if needed. This procedure can be performed on the face, chest, neck, arms or hands.
This enables us to treat various skin conditions as well as improve the appearance of your skin.
Whats is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is when tiny rough grains are used to buff away the top surface layer of skin. Many different products and treatments use this method, including medical procedures, salon treatments and creams and scrubs that you apply yourself at home.
How does Microdermabrasion work?
Skin consists of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer closest to the outside world. It’s a set of dead skin cells on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of maturing. The topmost layer acts as a barrier between the outside world and the lower skin layers. It keeps all but the smallest molecules from getting through.
With Microdermabrasion you remove or break up the stratum corneum, the body interprets that as a mild injury and rushes to replace the lost skin cells with new and healthy ones. In the first hour after treatment, this causes mild edema (swelling) and erythema (redness). Depending on the individual, these side effects can last anywhere from an hour to two days.
This process improves the skin’s surface, and the healing process brings with it newer skin cells that look and feel smoother. The skin’s visible imperfections, from sun damage, blemishes and fine lines, are removed. Also, without the stratum corneum acting as a barrier, medicinal creams and lotions are more effective because more of their active ingredients and moisture can find their way down to the lower layers of skin.
Studies suggest that repeated Microdermabrasion treatment at regular intervals may influence the way the lower layers of skin grow, as well, removing deeper blemishes over time. Some evidence seems to indicate that the rapid loss of skin moisture may be what triggers the lower skin layers to work overtime in speeding healthy cells up to the surface.
Does Microdermabrasion hurt?
The procedure is not very painful and requires no anaesthetic. Microdermabrasion can be used medically for scar removal when the scar is raised above the surrounding skin, but is less effective with sunken scars.
What can Microdermabrasion treat?
Microdermabrasion can be used for treatment of acne, pigmentation and for anti-aging but must be repeated periodically to be effective.
Microdermabrasion After Care:
For best results we recommend you use our Agera skin care products.
We recommend you use the Agera recovery cream and an SPF protection as a minimum.
Using the agera Mag C serum will help stimulate new collagen production and enhance the results.
Should you have any specific skin problem such as acne or pigmentation please arrange a consultation with one of our Aestheticians who will be able to recommend the most appropriate skin care regime to use to along side you treatments.
The following conditions may make you unsuitable for Microdermabrasion:
Anyone who takes anti-coagulants
If you have taken Roaccutane (Isotretinion) in the previous twelve months.