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What is Microdermabrasion?

The idea behind microdermabrasion is that it is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to rejuvenate the skin improving its tone and texture. It entails the use of a special abrasive surface which is moved over the skin to sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to reveal the ‘new’ skin underneath.

This type of treatment works on all skin types making subtle changes ensuring that there is no change in skin colour or scarring.


Different Types of Microdermabrasion

There are different abrasive surfaces designed for this treatment. The first, a diamond-tipped handpiece that is designed to gently exfoliate the skin while performing a suction function to clean them off the surface immediately. This targets more sensitive regions such as the eyes.

Crystal Microdermabrasion uses a handpiece that sprays a layer of fine crystals to rub away the outer layer of the skin. As with the diamond handpiece, the dead skin cells are immediately removed through the suction function.


Side Effects of traditional microdermabrasion

Under an experienced hand, the side effects of microdermabrasion should only include mild swelling, tenderness and redness that should reside within a few hours of the treatment. Minor bruising may also occur due to the suction process. In rare cases, it may be too harsh o the skin causing dermatitis and allergic reactions.

It would be recommended to keep the skin hydrated and protected from the sun with moisturiser and sunscreen.


Aquajet Microdermabrasion Facial

What is it?

At Cambridge, the client’s comfort is our utmost priority. We are proud to introduve the AquaJet Microdermabrasion Facial. This 3 step facial uses a much softer approach to exfoliation replacing rough crystals of normal microdermabrasion with much gentler jet water stream and extremely fine aluminium oxide powder.

By delivering a combination of highly potent skin solution coupled with the revolutionary VORTEX technology, Aquajet Microdermabrasion Facial effectively deep cleanses pores without extraction or any damage to the skin.

The gentle vacuum activation brings the sebaceous glands closer to the surface of the skin and applies sufficient pressure that ejects the sebaceous contents i.e. dead skin, dirt and oil and cleans them off immediately with the water stream.

What are the benefits?

Is the treatment safe?

It is a non-invasive facial only targeting the uppermost layer of skin cells hence it is extremely safe.

Is the treatment painful?

It is painless with no need for topical numbing creams. Your skin may feel slightly sore and a little bit red for a few hours after, but would go away shortly.

Is there any downtime?

There is no downtime related to Aquajet Facial treatment and you should be able to return to daily activities immediately after.

How many treatments do I need?

Patients are recommended to come back once a month for longer-lasting results.

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