We asked our SkinBase experts…
Which treatments can be combined with SkinBase microdermabrasion?
We are often asked how people can add to microdermabrasion for extra pampering. Making your microdermabrasion treatments last longer can transform it into a longer, more luxurious beauty treatment. Microdermabrasion can also help to enhance the results of other beauty treatments.
First of all, what is microdermabrasion doing to the client’s skin?
Microdermabrasion essentially removes the top layer of dead skin cells, leaving a rejuvenated layer of skin. The skin then readily absorbs skincare products. It’s this deep exfoliation which over time leaves clients with an intensely smooth skin tone and minimised fine lines. Microdermabrasion can also help with a whole host of other skin problems, including acne scarring.
Addition of Luxury Add-ons
Undertaking further treatments including facial massages with essential oils directly after a microdermabrasion session is as a no-no. The skin is vulnerable and liable to large outbreaks or excessive redness should it be overworked or subjected to a deluge of product after treatment. A calming, soothing mask, (collagen masks are popular) is a great option. LED light therapy is also proving a very popular choice with our therapists.
Another way to add luxury is by working on other areas of the body. This can be done while a mask is applied. For example, treating customers to a luxury scalp or a neck and shoulder massage, or in conjunction with a relaxing, sculpting body wrap.
Microdermabrasion Body Treatments
People often forget about using microdermabrasion on other body areas. It’s great for uneven skin tone and congested skin. Used on the arms it can really help keratosis pilaris; removing the build up of skin. If you suffer with spots or scarring on the back or chest area it can be used here too. Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment so can be used on any area that requires exfoliation
Microdermabrasion Manicures and Pedicures
Another great treatment option is to incorporate your microdermabrasion into a luxury manicure or pedicure, older clients particularly can benefit helping to remove fine lines and wrinkles and the appearance of age spots. Don’t let those hands give away their age!
Consultation is key
Just how sensitive a client’s skin is will be determined during the consultation. At SkinBase, we provide full training, placing particular importance on the client consultation and skin condition. This is your guide to suitable aftercare products and possible complementary treatments and so is an important aspect of the treatment process.
Microdermabrasion to maximise results
There are many instances whereby microdermabrasion is hugely beneficial as a precursor to maximize the effects of further treatments. For example, some therapists perform electrical facials after microdermabrasion. The intense exfoliation beforehand allows deeper penetration of products, maximising the benefits from the further treatments. Another favourite, is to use microdermabrasion prior to laser treatments. Microdermabrasion leaves the skin at its most clean, in turn there is less scatter from the laser, enabling the best penetration of the laser beam.
Wait to perform Botox or Fillers
Botox and dermal fillers are best used after a course of microdermabrasion treatments. Microdermabrasion treats fine lines by increasing collagen production – this is beneficial as it significantly reduces the need for injectables. They can then be administered on just the deeper lines the microdermabrasion is unable to shift. For best practice, it’s advisable to leave at least 48 hours before any injectables are used following the microdermabrasion. Leave at least two weeks before microdermabrasion if the client has had Botox or fillers already.
Leesa Keys, SkinBase