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What is Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment that gives you younger and healthier looking skin and can help to minimize the appearance of scars and irregularities in skin tone. Microdermabrasion is similar to a deep exfoliation where the top layers of dead skin are removed to reveal fresher skin underneath and promote rejuvenation.

Microscopic crystals are applied to the skin with a special applicator to remove dead skin without damaging the new, healthier skin underneath. This is superior and more effective than creams and lotions as it reaches the middle layer of the skin where wrinkles and blemishes are founded. Creams only reach the very top layer so any change brought about by application of creams are just superficial.


Microdermabrasion can be very effective for the following-

-Fine lines and wrinkles

-Dull skin

-Scars (from acne or other sources)

-Sun damage


-Uneven skin tone

-Enlarged pores

-Dry skin

At Nu, we have specialist practitioners who can formulate an individualized treatment plant for you skin’s needs. In general, we advise a course of 6-8 treatments to achieve the best results.

The Procedure

Prior to the treatment, the practitioner will prep your skin to ensure the best results are achieved. Then, tiny micro crystals are applied to your skin via a special applicator. Following the treatment a special, deep moisturizing cream is applied to help promote rejuvenation.

Later Progress

Following the procedure, your skin may appear red and a little swollen; this is completely normal and will subside in a few days. You should avoid direct sunlight or sunbeds for at least 72 hours after the treatment and where good sunscreen thereafter to protect your skin. Your skin will appear brighter from the first treatment but we normally advise 6-8 sessions to gain the full benefit.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure normally takes 15-30 minutes.

How long do the results last?

The effects of microdermabrasion last up to a few months.

Will the procedure hurt?

No, microdermabrasion is not painful.

How many sessions will I need?

This is dependent of the condition of your skin prior to treatment and your specific goals from treatment. We normally find that between 6 and 12 treatments are sufficient.

When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?

You can go back to normal activities the same day. Though we recommend you avoid excessive heat for about two weeks after (e.g. sunbathing, sunbeds, saunas).

Are there any alternatives to this procedure?

Yes, other techniques such as laser rejuvenation and peels may be an alternative, depending on what you are trying to achieve. You can discuss this fully with your non-surgical practitioner who will be able to guide you in the right direction.

Can I combine this procedure with other procedures?

Yes, many clients choose to have other procedures at the same time.