Private Dermatology and Specialist Care

Microdermabrasion

Controlled medical mechanical exfoliation to remove the outer layers of dead skin and reveal a smoother, clearer complexion.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a medical form of mechanical exfoliation to remove the outer layers of dead skin and reveal the smoother, clearer skin below. It’s a deeper and more controlled version of home exfoliation that can leave your complexion brighter and fresher.

You may notice a difference from one treatment but a course of six sessions, followed by maintenance every four to six weeks provides optimum results.

 

What can microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion treatment resurfaces the skin to provide an instant glow. The procedure also encourages cell renewal to improve your skin’s texture and elasticity to give younger looking skin.

Microdermabrasion can help if you’re concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, superficial scarring, uneven skin tone or sun damage, spots and blackheads. A course of microdermabrasion can also rejuvenate and restore tired, dull and lifeless complexions.

 

Why choose The Medical Chambers for microdermabrasion?

The Medical Chambers provides professional, safe and effective care in a state-of-the-art Kensington Clinic.

  • Consultant-delivered service: All patients attending The Medical Chambers for microdermabrasion see Dr Ramia Mokbel a highly-qualified consultant cosmetic dermatologist with extensive knowledge, experience and skills.
  • Treatment you can trust: The Medical Chambers uses the latest microdermabrasion device and the highest quality aluminium crystals for reliable aesthetic results.
  • Legacy: Over ten years The Medical Chambers has built a reputation for excellence and the highest standards of service and professionalism.
  • Comprehensive care: The Medical Chambers has a team of world-leading consultants from different specialties under one roof. If you need to see another specialist, we can arrange for rapid referral to a trusted expert.
  • Bespoke treatment programmes: The Medical Chambers believes in an individual approach to skincare. Dr Ramia Mokbel will carefully assess your skin and your goals before recommending resurfacing treatment to enhance your natural beauty and restore a youthful glow. Microdermabrasion is one of several ways of resurfacing the skin, removing dead skin and improving the appearance. Alternatives include chemical peels. Dr Ramia will discuss the best treatment for your skin.

 

What happens in microdermabrasion?

Dr Ramia Mokbel performs microdermabrasion in the outpatient cosmetic dermatology clinic. The procedure is usually pain-free and there is no need for anaesthetic.

Dr Ramia uses a hand-held device to pass fine aluminium crystals over the skin at high speed, through a vacuum. The crystals are immediately sucked away back through the vacuum, taking the top layer of dead skin cells with them. She will tailor the treatment to your skin’s needs, altering the crystal size and the level of exfoliation to achieve your treatment goals.

 

Recovery from microdermabrasion

You will have minimal downtime following microdermabrasion. You can get straight back to work and normal activities. However, you should avoid intense heat from jacuzzies, saunas, hot baths and vigorous exercise for twenty-four hours.

Your skin may be red and you may notice flakiness and peeling for the first few days after treatment. Following microdermabrasion, your skin may be in a better condition to absorb and respond to your usual skin creams, so discuss applying anti-ageing or acne creams with Dr Ramia.

After any resurfacing therapy, your skin is especially vulnerable to sunlight, so make sure you protect it with sunblock, even in cloudy Britain.

 

Complications from microdermabrasion

In Dr Ramia’s skilled hands microdermabrasion is generally safe and there are few side-effects. You may notice:

  • Redness, swelling and skin shedding.
  • Bruising, particularly if you have delicate skin or take aspirin or other blood-thinning medication.
  • Resurfacing treatment can cause pigmentation irregularities, especially in people with darker skin tones.