Uncovering the myths around microdermabrasion

Uncovering the myths around microdermabrasion Let's be honest - not all skin treatments make you feel warm and fuzzy the whole way through. We're not saying that it hurts either, but we want you to understand that there differences between a treatment and facial pampering.

With a treatment like microdermabrasion, it's not uncommon to have some reservations before you come into our clinic. There's all sorts of information that can be gleaned from the internet, so today, we're going to uncover some myths about microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion only works if it is painful

No pain, no gain, right? Wrong! The truth is, not all beauty treatments have to cause discomfort. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive technique, which is usually confused with its less gentle counterpart, dermabrasion. The difference is, microdermabrasion uses tiny diamonds or microcrystals to only work with the outermost layer of your skin, which is usually composed of dead skin cells. It shouldn't affect the lower layers of skin at all, and so, shouldn't hurt you.

Microdermabrasion can cause micro-tears in your skin

You've probably heard that the presence of apricot kernels in skincare products can do the same thing, so it's only easy to assume that using microcrystals can also cause small tears in your skin. Well, it can be so if you go to a clinic that's less than certified, but it's definitely not the case at Claire Francoise.

We make sure that all our technicians are certified, experienced and treat each client with care. You'll see that we are passionate about helping our clients, one skin problem at a time. Our microdermabrasion treatments are meant to smooth coarse-textured skin, not harm it, and in the case that we think it's not the right treatment for you, we'll make sure to say so during your consultation.

Microdermabrasion doesn't work

Unfortunately, we're not magical fairies that can wave a wand and whisk away your skin worries. We know that everyone's skin is different, hence why no one can waltz straight into a service without a thorough consultation before commencing any skin treatments.

With microdermabrasion, many women do see glowing, luminous skin after the initial visit. However, depending on skin type, others may see less differences, and therefore assume that it's an ineffective treatment.

One important thing to note about this treatment is that it's not a standalone action that'll tackle your skin problems - skincare goes further than the treatment itself. Microdermabrasion can be paired with other skin services, which all work to enhance the health of your skin. It may take a while before you see results, but let us assure you, microdermabrasion is definitely helping your skin to reach that stage.

If you have any further questions about microdermabrasion, or any of our other services, feel free to reach out to our friendly team