How Microdermabrasion Can Help Turn Back the Clock

June 10th, 2019

The Upper Hutt Skin Clinic now provides microdermabrasion treatments for skin rejuvenation, acne treatment, fine line, age spots, scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Microdermabrasion is the process of using tiny crystals to exfoliate the skin and then drawing out debris and impurities with suction. It uses no chemicals and is not invasive. The procedure removes the dead and dry outer layer of the skin’s surface to reveal fresh, healthy skin underneath. It rejuvenates the surface, resulting in a brighter complexion.

Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and colours and will not cause scarring or colour changes.

Skincare Uses for Microdermabrasion


Microdermabrasion can reduce acne by clearing away dead skin cells and impurities that can block pores and lead to inflammation and spots. The improved circulation also gives more nutrients and oxygen to the cells, encouraging a faster turnover. It also stimulates collagen productions to make the appearance of the skin softer. It can be particularly successful for the reduction of blackheads. The top of the blackhead can be removed by the exfoliation while the suction from the vacuum can remove the remaining hardened oil. This can ultimately reduce pore size because they are no longer clogged with matter that is holding them open.

Acne Scars

Microdermabrasion can also be a solution for people who would like to reduce the appearance of their scars that have accumulated due to acne. This is most successful on more superficial scars, which may benefit from enhanced healing due to the improved circulation and promotion of collagen production.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles can benefit greatly from microdermabrasion, particularly due to the natural promotion of collagen production. Collagen stimulates the skin renewal process but sadly decreases with age, so giving it a helpful boost can help reduce the appearance and delay the formation of fine line and wrinkles that are the results of repetitive expressions and sun damage.

Uneven Pigmentation

Microdermabrasion can lighten the appearance of areas of hyperpigmentation. It can also benefit from the improved cell turnover which replaces damaged cells, reducing the incidence of hyperpigmentation, as well as boosting the collagen within the cells to even the skin tone.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

As well as clearing away the dead skin cells, microdermabrasion also has other advantages.


The process can improve blood and lymphatic circulation deep within the skin, which can improve the internal health of the skin. The enhanced blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients are supplied to the cells.

Enhances Product Efficacy

By removing the dead skin and promoting circulation, microdermabrasion has been shown to enhance the absorption of skincare products by the skin by up to 50%. This means that if you are treating your skin for acne, the skin will be more receptive to the product, so it can have better results than it normally would.

Pore Size and Health

Microdermabrasion can not only unclog pores but also reduces the size of them. While to a certain extent we are born with a certain pore size, some external factors can enlarge them. Microdermabrasion can help clear the blockage and by improving the circulation of the skin can reduce inflammation and improve natural skin hygiene.


Many people now choose microdermabrasion over other treatments options like laser procedures and chemical peels because it is safer and still achieves great results. It is one of the safest cosmetic procedures you can have done.

Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?

No, microdermabrasion should not hurt. It may feel a little uncomfortable during the treatment, and your skin will likely feel tight for a few hours after, but it should not be painful. It is one of the softest, non-invasive skin treatments available today and can achieve great results.

Are there any side effects?

After your microdermabrasion procedure, your skin may feel tight and dry and may remain slightly pink for 24 hours. Simply treat this like sunburn and don’t put makeup on the skin for a day. In addition, make sure you keep the skin moisturized and wear adequate sun protection, minimizing the time your skin is exposed to the sun.

There is a small risk of irritation to the eyes if you use the crystal-stream method and the crystals get in. Other than that, however, there are no side effects. Plus, eye irritation can be prevented by wearing suitable eye protection during your treatment.

If you want to revitalise your skin for a more youthful and brighter complexion, get in touch with the Skin Doctors and Nurses at the Upper Hutt Skin Clinic today on 0800 Skin Clinic.