One of the most sensational advancements in skincare over the years has been in exfoliation. The simple rejuvenation of skin cells makes a huge difference to the complexion. By supporting the outermost layer of the skin, we are able to completely transform the way your skin looks, feels and functions – be that with peeling or other methods.
Microdermabrasion is a method that has been used for a number of years, but it’s not my favourite. I find it too harsh and abrasive for many skin types. I’ve never seen the benefits and often found skin can become over sensitised, so it’s not something I have personally used or recommended.
However, I am a firm believer that exfoliating and supporting the skin’s surface (the epidermis) is essential for ageing well. But we really want to work with it, not disrupt it. Which is why I absolutely LOVE hydrodermabrasion – so let me show you why one of my favourite treatments.
You might have heard of microdermabrasion before. Hydrodermabrasion is a softer, more gentle treatment option for those looking for dewy, healthy, hydrated skin. It brightens, freshens, and smooths out the skin. It’s a type of exfoliation that takes microdermabrasion to the next level in a much kinder way – respecting the skin’s barrier, not disrupting it.
It combines vacuum suction, which I personally use to support the detoxification of the skin and lymphatic system. It aids in the reduction of puffiness and supports the underlying health of the complexion. The diamond-tipped heads smoothly glide over the surface of the skin, gently removing dead skin cells as it goes, while also infusing hydration into the skin in combination with my personally selected cleansing products. My methods are gentle but really effective – perfect for aiding product penetration and making extractions a little easier!
Depending on the results you’re looking for, I could opt for something for slightly deeper exfoliation or just a light polish. At the same time, a range of high-pressured streams of carefully selected hydrating fluids give the diamond tip a helping hand, allowing the skin to stay hydrated throughout. And yes, it’s just as decadent as it sounds!
This is the best part – everyone! All skin types can benefit from hydrodermabrasion. It’s non-invasive and much kinder to the skin. Meaning there’s no downtime or redness.
I have total control over the effect I want to achieve on the skin (and, essentially, the level of exfoliation used). It can be as intense or mild as I need it to be. So, no matter your skin type, there is a form of hydrodermabrasion that is going to be great for your complexion. As a result, it can be easily added into your bespoke facials to really boost the achievable results.
However, I wouldn’t use this if you have sensitive skin or rosacea.
It’s a great addition for creating a smooth, fresh complexion because it brightens and adds a gorgeous glow. But it’s as safe and gentle as it is effective. I’ve seen the difference adding hydrodermabrasion can make to skin in need of a glow, and those that feel their skin is dull and need some textural improvement.
I personally did a lot of research into the extra methods, technology and manufacturers I wanted to incorporate into my bespoke treatments and hydrodermabrasion is proving to be a great addition.
You will find hydrodermabrasion featuring in my bespoke facials including The Hero and The WOW Factor facials find my full treatment menu here. And if you’re ready to give hydrodermabrasion ago, book a facial here.