What happens during a microdermabrasion facial?

Microdermabrasion facial


Thinking about getting a microdermabrasion treatment? Here’s everything you need to know about how this popular facial works. 

From smooth, glowing skin to more refined pores, the benefits of a microdermabrasion facial make it a great choice for anyone looking to treat their skin to an instant pick-me-up. 

If you’ve never had one done before, or it’s been a while since your last treatment, it can be helpful to know exactly what happens during a microdermabrasion. Here's your step-by-step guide to a microdermabrasion treatment at Skinsmiths: 

Before the treatment 

Before the treatment begins, you’ll be given a cap to help keep your hair in place and out of the way during your microdermabrasion.  

Next, your Skin Technician will cleanse your face to prepare it for the treatment, before making sure the microdermabrasion device is primed and ready. 

During the treatment 

Now comes the fun part! At Skinsmiths, we use aqua-microdermabrasion (a more advanced form of this treatment) that allows us to deliver all the exfoliating benefits with more hydration than a standard microdermabrasion facial.  

The treatment uses vacuum suction and diamond polishing to pull away dead skin cells and extract impurities from your pores, while applying a hydrating serum to soothe and nourish the skin as well. 

Your Skin Technician will begin by applying the microdermabrasion device in strokes all over your face and neck, taking extra care around the undereye and neck areas. This is repeated until the whole area has been covered sufficiently. The whole treatment takes around 30 minutes in total.  

After the treatment 

Afterwards, you’ll talk through any aftercare tips and product recommendations with your Skin Technician. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment so you can resume normal activities immediately following your facial, but for the first 24 hours afterwards we recommend avoiding any active skincare ingredients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A or AHAs, and you should also avoid anti-inflammatory medications (unless prescribed by your doctor) for the next three days.  

Your skin may be a little pink or even red following the treatment, but this is completely normal! Make sure to apply sunscreen with SPF 30 minimum every day, and avoid wearing makeup immediately after the treatment if possible (otherwise, mineral makeup is recommended).  

For more information, book in your free consultation online or give us a call on 020 3473 3829.