How Often Should I Have a Microdermabrasion Treatment

We are often asked ‘How often should I have a microdermabrasion treatment’ and it all depends on what results you are trying to achieve. We explain more below.

Microdermabrasion is an effective, quick and non-invasive treatment to improve the overall look and feel of your skin. 

We are often asked ‘How often should I have a microdermabrasion treatment’ and it all depends on what results you are trying to achieve. We explain more below.

What is microdermabrasion? 

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses fine crystals and a vacuum to exfoliate your skin and remove the top layer of skin to leave the fresh, healthy skin underneath. The treatment has very few side effects and will leave your skin feeling fresher and looking younger. 

This treatment is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, minor scars, wrinkles, sun damage, stretch marks and age spots to leave you with glowing skin. 

How often should you get microdermabrasion? 

The number of times and the frequency you need to have microdermabrasion varies from person to person and is dependent on a number of factors. 

SkinBase recommend a minimum initial course of 6-8 treatments. Ideally these should be completed 7 – 10 days apart. Once the treatment course is completed a maintenance session every four weeks will ensure your skin continues to look and feel amazing.

How many microdermabrasion treatments do you need? 

The number of microdermabrasion sessions you need is dependent on what you’re looking to achieve and depends on your skin type too. SkinBase would normally recommend an initial course of three to six treatments. Of course, you can have a one off facial too.

You can discuss this with your therapist when you book your treatment. 

One-off Facial

One Microdermabrasion treatment session on its own will exfoliate and remove dead skin cells to reveal a clean, bright complexion. It will unblock pores and help to remove blemishes, blackheads and dry skin. You’ll definitely see the difference and you’ll probably want more!

Microdermabrasion is a progressive treatment which means you will see improvements with each treatment you have. If you decide you love the treatment (we’re sure you will) then there are a few options to consider:

Course of Facials

We most definitely recommend that you plump for a course of facials. If your skin is in pretty good condition already, a mini-course of 3 might be enough for you to get rid of all your blackheads and improve the texture and tone of your skin. If your skin needs a bit of work and you have skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, or mild outbreaks of spots then a course of 6 might be better. Ideally, treatments should be carried out every 7-10 days. This will allow your therapist to work deeper on the skin with each treatment; but safely and effectively without injury to the skin.

Treating Skin Issues

If you are suffering from a particular skin condition such as acne or have acne scarring you might need even more than a course of 6 to see great results. Remember, microdermabrasion is a progressive treatment so if you are continuing to see improvements, persevere! Acne and acne scarring may require much more than 6 treatments for the best results.

Monthly Maintenance

After a course of treatment, you will need to maintain the results and keep your skin in tip-top condition. Skin renews itself about every 4 weeks so we recommend a monthly maintenance treatment to ensure the old skin is exfoliated to maintain a glowing complexion. Microdermabrasion also helps the absorption of skincare products into the skin, so your at home skin care routine is more effective.

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