Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Review: Microdermabrasion at The Laser Lounge


I recently attended The Laser Lounge at Westlakes (South Australia) to have my very first micro-dermabrasion treatment.*

To say I was apprehensive would be an understatement.  I knew this wouldn't be like a traditional relaxing facial and would be more invasive but on the other side the results would be more effective.  The purpose of micro-dermabrasion is to get rid of the top layer of your skin, helping to stimulate collagen and bring new skin to the surface. 

Microdermabrasion machine


The treatment involves using a wand type hand piece which has a nozzle about the size of a finger tip.  As the wand is moved slowly over the skin, a sand type substance comes out of the nozzle and brushes over the skin.  This substance is immediately sucked up with a gentle vacuuming action removing dead skin cells and unblocking pores as it goes.  This process not only unblocks pores and removes dead skin cells but also increases circulation which in turn produces more oxygen to help regenerate the skin.

Microdermabrasion Wand


Sand type substance which is pushed through the wand to exfoliate the skin


The microdermabrasion treatment wasn't at all painful, it was more of an uncomfortable feeling mostly caused by the pressure of the vacuuming action.  I felt a slight tingling and once it was over my face felt strange - almost like it was swollen (it wasn't).  Directly after the microdermabrasion, a lotion called Deep Pore Plus was applied all over my skin which is designed to close up the pores.  This felt very tingly but was over in a matter of seconds.  After this a hydrating mask was applied to the skin and I was left to relax for 10 minutes.  This mask sunk into my skin and as it is best left on as long as possible (and I was going straight home) I left the mask on overnight.

I noticed my skin was fairly red but this faded quite quickly and if I had been going back to work after this treatment I could've quite easily applied some foundation or powder over top and no one would have been the wiser.

Products applied after treatment


Results 
The Laser Lounge pointed out that I may experience a small breakout or flaking of the skin in the first week which is a result of the skin being stimulated.  I luckily didn't have any breakouts but I did notice my skin was much dryer than normal and a little bit flaky in places.  After about 5 days the real results started to come through and I was surprised by how much clearer my skin looked.  The only real way I can describe it is to say my skin looked a lot fresher and brighter.  My whole face was much more softer to touch and I didn't have to pile on the moisturiser as I normally would in Winter, it felt perfectly plump and hydrated.  I was actually really surprised that it worked so well.  All in all I would say the results of this treatment were noticeably visible for at least the following 3-4 weeks which was more than what I had imagined.

This microdermabrasion treatment can be purchased from The Laser Lounge for $100 and is recommended if you want to improve thick, oily & congested skin, fine lines, uneven skin texture or acne scarring.  I can assure you that the lovely ladies at the Laser Lounge will look after you and help get you fantastic results.

 



Have you ever had a treatment like this?

Kayte xx



*This treatment was kindly provided to me compliments of The Laser Lounge but as always this post is purely my own opinion.  


1 comment:

  1. Hi Kayte. Great thorough run down of the experience. Sounds like you had some wonderful results! I would definitely like to give it a try. Thanks for sharing :D
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