Microdermabrasion Frequently Asked Questions

Microdermabrasion Frequently Asked Questions

Microdermabrasion FAQ

Are there any specific treatments available for ingrown hairs?

Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion would be a perfect treatment for ingrowing hairs when treated over a series of treatments. Microdremabrasion is a gentle and progressive way of exfoliating the skin by using fine powder like crystals. The skin is left smooth and radiant with any imperfections faded away

I have pigmentation marks on my face due to sun damage. What treatments would be suitable for me?

We have had some wonderful results using Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion. This salon treatment involves blasting the skin with very fine inert crystals that simply lift off the dead skin cells and create a deep stimulation at a cellular level. For sun damage and pigmentation, regular treatment allows the trapped pigment to be shed in its normal organised fashion, so effectively the pigmentation is forced to come up through the skin layers and be shed. The other benefit of Microdermabrasion is the ability to resurface the skin, so for sun-damaged skin where the skin has become uneven in colour and has a rough dry texture, the treatment will smooth and renew the skin. You will notice a difference even after the very first treatment.

Spots: Is Crystal Clear suitable for acne prone skin?

Acne is an inflammatory eruption that occurs in and around the sebaceous glands of the face, neck and back. It is caused by overactive sebaceous glands, hormonal activity and pore blockage.

With acne prone skin, dead cells build up around the hair follicles, they interfere with the natural drainage of oil, causing the hair follicle to clog and fill. The resulting blockage can lead to several problems, including comedones and congestion. Regular Microdermabrasion will help remove the bond holding together the excessive build-up of dead cells, removing blockages, cleansing the pores, which allows the skin to rid itself of the excessive oils naturally.

You will notice significant results as the treatments reduce the coenocytes that are a contributing factor to the development of comedones, blackheads and whiteheads. The reduction of excess coenocytes also refines the thick, rough texture, associated with oily skin. It can also substantially reduce surface sebum.

Your therapist will advise on suitability of treatment in your particular case.

Also the home care is fantastic to control excess sebum.

I have really large pores on my nose and my chin. Also, I suffer from lots of millia by my eyes, is there anything I can do to get rid of these?

Your skin would be perfect for Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion, even people with sensitive skin are able to benefit from this treatment. Because we are working on the superficial layers of the skin, the treatment is made very gentle. The powder like crystals we use help to slough off dead skin cells and produce a flawless complexion when a course of treatments are taken. We do recommend a patch test anyway which would identify if your skin would react to the treatment.

I have bad acne and I want to remove scars. What can I use and will it dry the skin out? Will it exfoliate my skin?

The best treatment you could have is Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion, this would be perfect for your type of skin conditions and would not dry your skin out as this is using natural minerals and no chemicals!

Can Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion help with my acne scarring?

In most cases, yes it can. With acne scarring a small portion of the deep germinative layer is damaged leaving it full of fibrous scar tissue. The scar is depressed, as healthy tissue destruction is more in-depth. Regular Microdermabrasion will result in a smoother skin and help create a ''blended'' effect of the surrounding scar tissue making the scar tissue less noticeable.

Ice pick type acne scars will not be improved by the use of Microdermabrasion, however regular treatment will have an overall improvement in the quality of the skin.

Also for great results, aftercare is used. Your therapist will advise on how many treatments you will need.

I am an Asian lady in my thirties and I tend to have many dark patches on my skin. Will Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion help?

Yes it will. There are many reasons why dark patches appear on the skin. Most obvious causes are use of oral birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, pregnancy or interaction with certain medications. Repeated sun exposure or over exposure also plays a part, as does inflammation or trauma caused to the skin. Certain chemicals found in perfumes etc. can also result in pigmentation marks occurring.

Regular treatment with Microdermabrasion will encourage the unwanted pigment move up through the epidermal layers and be exfoliated. As no chemicals are used,Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion makes the perfect choice for treating all skin colours.

Your therapist will on how many treatments you may need and will prescribe homecare for use between treatments - this contains SPF protection, plus skin brightening activators and moisturising agents.

Will Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion reduce or prevent lines and wrinkles?

Regular exfoliation will remove dead skin cells allowing a more radiant and youthful skin to emerge. Just like physical fitness, our skin needs an exercise programme to keep it young and healthy.

Microdermabrasion, through regular stimulation to the microcirculation, aids in the production of new collagen and elastin formation.

If an adequate exfoliation programme is followed at an early age, it can help the skin retain its youthful appearance longer.

For at home exfoliation, to support the Microdermabrasion treatment, homecare will be advised.

Microdermabrasion: Will facial scrubs provide the same results?

Facial scrubs do not have the same stimulation effects on the skin as Microdermabrasion.

Some facial scrub products may scratch the skin, causing irritation, they are merely loosening the corneocytes and not removing the dead skin cells in a controlled manner (which the Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion treatment targets).

However the NEW homecare contains a new, biotechnologically-derived agent called Oxylastil, which stimulates cell turnover and repairs and restructures the skin. This can be used on a daily basis.

I have worshipped the sun for years and now my skin is very dry with uneven skin tone. Will Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion help?

Yes it will. When the skin is exposed to excessive sunlight, a natural response of the upper-layers of the skin is to become thicker to protect the sub-layers. This may result in slower shedding of the dead skin cells producing thickened, dry, and rough skin. Abnormal cell division is also seen in hyper-keratotic disorders e.g. overgrowth of the stratum corneum. Excessively dry rough skin is a condition that affects many people it appears to be the result of abnormal desquamation.

A course of Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion treatments can achieve beneficial results in the treatment of sun-damaged skin and uneven skin tone. Microdermabrasion is an ideal choice as it allows a gentle approach in treating all skin colours and all skin types. Regular treatment can help correct the ill functioning epidermis to become better organised, thicker, and the horny layer on the surface to reproduce in a more regular way. Even after the very first treatment, your skin will look noticeably fresher and smoother.

Your therapist will advise on how many treatments you may need and will prescribe homecare for use between treatments - this contains SPF protection, plus skin brightening activators and moisturising agents. The homecare should be used twice daily for optimum results in treating pigmentation marks or sun-damaged skin.

How does Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion work?

The Crystal Clear handset is placed on to the skin and a microscopic flow of crystals is directed onto the surface of the skin. The speed of the crystals, together with their abrasive nature, gently removes the epidermal cells layer by layer. Used crystals and dead skin cells are drawn away through the vacuum action.

This action allows for the controlled exfoliation of the stratum corneum allowing a smoother fresher skin to emerge and correcting surface irregularities.

The abrasion and vacuum action combined stimulate the micro-circulation (blood supply) to the skin''s surface, which enhances the provision of nutrients necessary for the stimulation of fibroblasts for collagen regeneration.

What are the benefits of Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion?

By performing a gentle skin exfoliation & lift, it successfully treats a wide range of skin problems of both the face and body. Even after the first treatment, the skin feels smooth and fresh.

The treatment is suitable for all skin types and is particularly effective in:

Reducing moderate early ageing signs of lines and wrinkles overall rejuvenation for aged skin.

Provides stimulation of fibroblasts for collagen reproduction and rejuvenation of the overall skin with improved tone, elasticity and muscle tone.

Enhances penetration of approved topical actives after treatment.

Perfect for congested skin with open pores, comedones and acne prone skin -deeper exfoliation can significantly help thickened, blemished skin and acne scarring.

It is also extremely effective for sun-damaged skin.

Can Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion be used on any other area of the body?

Yes, Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion is perfect for improving the skin tone on any area of skin; especially skin that displays dryness or oily skin with pimples.

Many clients are benefiting from Microdermabrasion to treat oily or pimply skin on the back.

Microdermabrasion is also perfect as an all over body exfoliation especially before applying the Crystal Clear Spray Tanning or your own self-tanning products.

If I want a consultation regarding skin problems - what will happen when I visit the Salon?

A mytime therapist will discuss your requirements and create a personalised course of treatments specific for your needs.

A combination of lifestyle age and your specific skin concern will determine the recommended number of treatments and you will be recommended a course of complementary skin care products to achieve optimum results

I am interested in the Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion. I was wondering if the process extracts blackheads?

Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion would be a perfect treatment for treating blackheads when treated over a series of treatments. Microdermabrasion is a gentle and progressive way of exfoliating the skin by using fine powder like crystals. The skin is left smooth and radiant with any imperfections faded away.

I have been thinking about giving my skin a bit of attention for a while now as I''ve never had a facial before. Do you have male clients at your salons? As visting a salon for a facial treatment isn''t exactly at the top of my agenda but I would like to give it a go nevertheless. My main reasons for the skin treatment would be for blackheads and some white dots under my eyes (Milia I believe it is known) would you be able to offer these treatments?

Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion would be a perfect treatment for your skin type. When treated over a series of treatments the quality of your skin will become improved and the blackheads will be reduced. Microdermabrasion is a gentle and progressive way of exfoliating the skin by using fine powder like crystals. The skin is left smooth and radiant with any imperfections faded away. You will also find that when you do apply moisturiser it will penetrate better into your skin therefore creating better hydration.

Most treatments in Mytime health and Beauty are very much unisex.

Recently been getting VERY dry and flaky patches around my cheeks, chin and temples, but still oily around forehead and nose. Outbreak of spots last week! Which treatment would help?

A combination treatment plan of Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion and Oxygen Therapy would be a perfect solution for your skin type. When treated over a series of treatments the quality of your skin will become more even in texture and the hydration levels increased.

Microdermabrasion is a gentle and progressive way of exfoliating the skin by using fine powder like crystals. The skin is left smooth and radiant with any imperfections faded away. By using Microdermabrasion first, it prepares the skin prior to theOxygen Therapy treatment. The Oxygen works from within the deeper layers of the skin and helps to rebuild the skin by increasing fibroblast production which results in an increase in collagen and elastin formation.

For info on Oxygen Therapy For Men Click here

For info on Oxygen Therapy For Women Click here

I have lots of freckles in the summer months and was told it was possible that Microdermabrasion could possibly help, as long as I wasn''t looking for a quick fix to get rid of them and while they may not go away entirely it could help. I also have noticed a few pock marks, or acne scarring as well as some lines which are ageing my face. Would Microdermabrasion be the answer for me and can it really help? I would like to use this as well as Retin A. Again im not sure if this is suitable or an appropriate skin care regime for home also?

Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion would be a perfect treatment for your skin type. Because the treatment works on a superficial level there probably wouldn''t be a huge difference on your freckles. This is because the pigment in freckles tends to be situated in the deeper layers of the skin. However, the skin will look brighter and the quality will improve especially on the scarring you mentioned. When treated over a series of treatments your skin will become more even in colour and texture and the skin will be left smooth and radiant with any imperfections faded away. With regards to using Retin A based products, it would not be advised to use during your course of treatments. We have a selection of protection creams which are best used during a treatment programme which will avoid any risk of adverse reactions.

I am getting married in 3 months and I''m just looking for a course of good facials which will give a deep clean and brighten my skin. I don''t tend to have any problems with my skin, apart from it being quite shiny and I have some blackheads, I don''t have problems with wrinkles, etc. Would Crystal Clear help me to achieve a glowing complexion?

Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion offers a safe and controlled method of skin resurfacing by gently exfoliating the outer layers of skin. An excellent and progressive solution to open pores, blackheads, pigmentation, stretch marks and most types of scarring.

The treatment also helps to increase new collagen and elastin fibres, resulting in a firmer and more toned texture. The gentle vacuum action also achieves an immediate lifting effect on tired muscles, just like a ''workout'' for the face.

A course of 10 weekly treatments would be recommended.

Skincare (Pregnancy): Is it safe if I use Crystal Clear skin care product while I am pregnant?

You are perfectly safe to use Crystal Clear skincare products during your pregnancy, however do not recommend the use of our electrical treatments during this time.

If you would like to still look after your skin and have a Facial. MYTIME CONSULTATION FACIAL would be the best choice as Mytime Health and Beauty have a beautiful range of Facials which your therapist will advise.

My son has acne prone skin with some scarring - is 16 too young to have microdermabrasion treatment?

Your son would be fine to receive Microdermabrasion treatments providing the following:

You escort him to his treatments and gave full signed parental consent

He undergoes a full consultation to identify any contra indications which he may have