Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion at a Glance

Best Results 8-12
Duration of Results Monthly
Treatment Recovery 1 -2 days
Risks & Complications Low
Anaesthetic None
Procedure Time 30 mins
Skin Specialist Therapist
Back To Work Same day

Skin Renewal Tip

Our signature anti-ageing facial, The Mesoglow facial, is one of the most effective anti ageing facials available. It involves Microdermabrasion, transdermal mesotherapy and plenty of pampering. It's a treatment facial, not a basic facial. This is a unique treatment that you will not experience at any other salon! For best results 4 treatments are done weekly in the first month and then a maintenance treatment once a month is recommended. It is also great for clients who have had the full 3 D program and who want maintenance facials in between their 3 D maintenance treatments.

At Skin Renewal we pride ourselves on visible results and encourage the use of transdermal mesotherapy in most of our treatments and facials. As an aesthetic clinic we offer anti ageing treatment options of microdermabrasion and transdermal mesotherapy with Hyaluronic acid with growth factors and problem specific additives as an addition to all our facials to ensure amazing results. See Anti Ageing combination choices below:

If you feel that your skin requires more intensive treatments please schedule an appointment with the aesthetic doctor to determine which medical aesthetic treatment should be prescribed for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1

    Are Microdermabrasion treatments available at all Skin Renewal branches ?

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    Microdermabrasion treatments are available in Johannesburg and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, Illovo, West Rand, Irene, and Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest.

  • 2

    What is Microdermabrasion?

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    Microdermabrasion is a quick, no downtime procedure that renews the skin by lifting dead cells off the skin’s surface by means of a gentle polishing with crystals. With a series of microdermabrasion procedures you can quickly achieve substantial improvement in the appearance of superficial lines and uneven pigmentation, while making your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and more radiant. Acne scars and enlarged pores may become less noticeable, and acne breakouts may be reduced. At Skin Renewal we use a Medical Microdermabrasion device which is able to perform a much stronger exfoliation that can treat and assist in improving the appearance of stretch marks and deeper wrinkles.

  • 3

    When should one start Microdermabrasion?

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    • After your initial consultation, you will be given a topical pigment lightening product which must be applied daily for ten to fourteen days before the exfoliation process can begin. This down regulates the enzyme that produces melanin and will prevent the possibility of post inflammatory pigmentation PIH that can occur after any exfoliation or peeling procedure.
    • The skin is continually undergoing natural exfoliation. As one ages the epidermal cell turnover slows down and one's skin becomes dull because the topmost layer consisting of dead cells becomes too thick.
    • This dead layer can stress the skin, retarding its normal functioning, resulting in blockages and causing whiteheads, blackheads, rough texture and an uneven appearance of the skin tone.
    • If one exfoliates with microdermabrasion regularly, new healthy skin cells are exposed to nutrients from the air, water and daily skin products.
    • These nutrients are then transported to the deeper skin cells where they are needed, improving circulation.
    • Potential benefits of exfoliation include fresher, brighter looking skin and better penetration of active ingredients of skin care products.
    • The need for invasive major facelifts will be much less because the current generation of “skin care aware” individuals 20- , 30- and 40 - year-olds have all the preventative tools available to them such as microdermabrasion and will not allow their faces to get to the stage that today's 50- and 60-year-olds have.
  • 4

    Who would benefit from a microdermabrasion procedure?

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    • Many skin problems are associated with excessive build up of dead cells making the skin hardened and dull. Problems are exacerbated by exposure to the sun, pollution, and other environmental effects, leading to skin damage and disease.
    • Mild exfoliation treatments like microdermabrasion are usually suitable for all skin types including those patients with acne or sensitive skin.
    • All skin types can be treated
    • All age groups even the very young can be treated
    • All areas of the body can be treated
    • Individuals who have sunspots, sun-damaged skin, dry, ageing skin, oily skin with enlarged pores and superficial acne scarring are also good candidates.
  • 5

    What preparation of the skin is needed prior to an exfoliation procedure?

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    After your initial consultation, you will be given a Brightening cream or topical product to help prepare the skin, which must be applied to the entire face daily for ten to 14 days before the peeling process can begin. This down regulates 6 enzyme pathways that produces melanin and will prevent the possibility of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (PIH) that can occur after any exfoliation procedure.

  • 6

    What results can be expected after Microdermabrasion?

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    • Fine lines and wrinkles become less apparent
    • Skin tone evens out
    • Texture becomes more refined
    • Oily or acne prone skin is improved
    • Enlarged pores appear smaller
    • Superficial scars appear reduced
    • Skin appears healthier and more youthful
    • Superficial pigmentation is reduced in all skin types
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    What to expect after a microdermabrasion procedure.

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    • Usually the skin is normal immediately after a mild microdermabrasion procedure and makeup may be applied after your session.
    • Microdermabrasion may be repeated at one to two week intervals for a series of 6 treatments until the desired clinical effect is achieved.
    • With each additional treatment, you should see incremental gains in the overall appearance of the skin.
    • Your skin usually feels tighter and smoother.
    • You will care for your skin by using a mild non-abrasive cleanser or other mild products for three to five days, as well as protecting your new skin with adequate sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as an active ingredient.
    • In addition, it is best to avoid prolonged sun exposure.
  • 8

    Can microdermabrasion be combined with other treatments?

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    Microdermabrasion can be performed alone or in combination with the numerous other treatments we offer at Skin Renewal. Microdermabrasion is part of our signature treatment 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™. For maximal benefit, 6-8 in-office professional microdermabrasion procedures every 2-4 weeks should be teamed with an anti ageing optional extra or laser treatments to create an environment in which the skin is continuously rejuvenated.

    At Skin Renewal we pride ourselves on visible results. As an aesthetic clinic we offer anti ageing treatments and problem specific additives as an addition to our microdermabrasion to ensure amazing results. If you feel that your skin requires more intensive treatments please schedule an appointment with the aesthetic doctor to determine which medical aesthetic treatment should be prescribed.

    Anti Ageing and problem specific optional extras after a microdermabrasion procedure are for:

    • Acne therapies using TCA overlays
    • Anti Ageing using Growth Factors with transdermal Mesotherapy
    • Anti-oxidant treatments using Transdermal Vit C
    • Firming treatments using the Titan
    • Hydrating using transdermal mesotherapy with Hyaluronic Acid
    • Hormonal Pigmentation using TCA overlays
    • Sensitive Skin therapies using transdermal couperosis cream or gel
    • Rejuvenation and healing acne lesions, using the PDT
  • 9

    Can all skin types be safely treated with a microdermabrasion?

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    Yes, Microdermabrasion safely treats all skin types without significant pain or down-time. It can improve acne, stretch marks, pigmentation, texture, pores and surface irregularities in only 6 treatment sessions two to four weeks apart. If the area of concern is severe, more treatments may be necessary.

Microdermabrasion treatments are available in Johannesburg and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, Illovo, West Rand, Irene, and Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest.

Microdermabrasion is a quick, no downtime procedure that renews the skin by lifting dead cells off the skin’s surface by means of a gentle polishing with crystals. With a series of microdermabrasion procedures you can quickly achieve substantial improvement in the appearance of superficial lines and uneven pigmentation, while making your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and more radiant. Acne scars and enlarged pores may become less noticeable, and acne breakouts may be reduced. At Skin Renewal we use a Medical Microdermabrasion device which is able to perform a much stronger exfoliation that can treat and assist in improving the appearance of stretch marks and deeper wrinkles.

  • After your initial consultation, you will be given a topical pigment lightening product which must be applied daily for ten to fourteen days before the exfoliation process can begin. This down regulates the enzyme that produces melanin and will prevent the possibility of post inflammatory pigmentation PIH that can occur after any exfoliation or peeling procedure.
  • The skin is continually undergoing natural exfoliation. As one ages the epidermal cell turnover slows down and one's skin becomes dull because the topmost layer consisting of dead cells becomes too thick.
  • This dead layer can stress the skin, retarding its normal functioning, resulting in blockages and causing whiteheads, blackheads, rough texture and an uneven appearance of the skin tone.
  • If one exfoliates with microdermabrasion regularly, new healthy skin cells are exposed to nutrients from the air, water and daily skin products.
  • These nutrients are then transported to the deeper skin cells where they are needed, improving circulation.
  • Potential benefits of exfoliation include fresher, brighter looking skin and better penetration of active ingredients of skin care products.
  • The need for invasive major facelifts will be much less because the current generation of “skin care aware” individuals 20- , 30- and 40 - year-olds have all the preventative tools available to them such as microdermabrasion and will not allow their faces to get to the stage that today's 50- and 60-year-olds have.
  • Many skin problems are associated with excessive build up of dead cells making the skin hardened and dull. Problems are exacerbated by exposure to the sun, pollution, and other environmental effects, leading to skin damage and disease.
  • Mild exfoliation treatments like microdermabrasion are usually suitable for all skin types including those patients with acne or sensitive skin.
  • All skin types can be treated
  • All age groups even the very young can be treated
  • All areas of the body can be treated
  • Individuals who have sunspots, sun-damaged skin, dry, ageing skin, oily skin with enlarged pores and superficial acne scarring are also good candidates.

After your initial consultation, you will be given a Brightening cream or topical product to help prepare the skin, which must be applied to the entire face daily for ten to 14 days before the peeling process can begin. This down regulates 6 enzyme pathways that produces melanin and will prevent the possibility of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (PIH) that can occur after any exfoliation procedure.

  • Fine lines and wrinkles become less apparent
  • Skin tone evens out
  • Texture becomes more refined
  • Oily or acne prone skin is improved
  • Enlarged pores appear smaller
  • Superficial scars appear reduced
  • Skin appears healthier and more youthful
  • Superficial pigmentation is reduced in all skin types
  • Usually the skin is normal immediately after a mild microdermabrasion procedure and makeup may be applied after your session.
  • Microdermabrasion may be repeated at one to two week intervals for a series of 6 treatments until the desired clinical effect is achieved.
  • With each additional treatment, you should see incremental gains in the overall appearance of the skin.
  • Your skin usually feels tighter and smoother.
  • You will care for your skin by using a mild non-abrasive cleanser or other mild products for three to five days, as well as protecting your new skin with adequate sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as an active ingredient.
  • In addition, it is best to avoid prolonged sun exposure.

Microdermabrasion can be performed alone or in combination with the numerous other treatments we offer at Skin Renewal. Microdermabrasion is part of our signature treatment 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™. For maximal benefit, 6-8 in-office professional microdermabrasion procedures every 2-4 weeks should be teamed with an anti ageing optional extra or laser treatments to create an environment in which the skin is continuously rejuvenated.

At Skin Renewal we pride ourselves on visible results. As an aesthetic clinic we offer anti ageing treatments and problem specific additives as an addition to our microdermabrasion to ensure amazing results. If you feel that your skin requires more intensive treatments please schedule an appointment with the aesthetic doctor to determine which medical aesthetic treatment should be prescribed.

Anti Ageing and problem specific optional extras after a microdermabrasion procedure are for:

  • Acne therapies using TCA overlays
  • Anti Ageing using Growth Factors with transdermal Mesotherapy
  • Anti-oxidant treatments using Transdermal Vit C
  • Firming treatments using the Titan
  • Hydrating using transdermal mesotherapy with Hyaluronic Acid
  • Hormonal Pigmentation using TCA overlays
  • Sensitive Skin therapies using transdermal couperosis cream or gel
  • Rejuvenation and healing acne lesions, using the PDT

Yes, Microdermabrasion safely treats all skin types without significant pain or down-time. It can improve acne, stretch marks, pigmentation, texture, pores and surface irregularities in only 6 treatment sessions two to four weeks apart. If the area of concern is severe, more treatments may be necessary.

15 Reviews (average: 5 out of 5)

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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -"Microdermabrasion treatment"
Reviewed on 30 April 2016 by Jabu from West Rand

The treatment was awesome. My skin feels good and looks fresh and young. Lisa was amazing! lovely lady!

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Review -"Glow to the face!"
Reviewed on 9 February 2016 by Isabella Desai

I really love the Microdermabrasion and the serums for hydration and overall glow to the face. I didn't feel my pigmentation treatment worked as well, but I have seen the doctor and he has recommended a different treatment for me.

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Review -"Wonderful “first time"experience!"
Reviewed on 23 January 2016 by Rose Mullan

Had a wonderful "first time"experience at Skin Renewal. Charmainewas exceptionally friendly and very helpful. Clearly explained each product used during treatment and the benefits which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Review -"Bernice is a great brand ambassador!"
Reviewed on 8 December 2015 by Sarita Du Toit

I go to Bernice at the Stellenbosch branch for treatments on a regular basis. She keeps my skin in great shape with a combination of peels, laser, PDT and microdermabrasion treatments. I can really recommend Bernice, she is a fantastic therapist and informs me of new treatments and products that have become available as well as special product offers. She always conducts a follow up check with me to ascertain the effectiveness of the treatment. I can highly recommend Bernice for her professionalism and knowledge as well as confidence in her work. She is a great brand ambassador for Skin Renewal.

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Review -"Amazing as usual!"
Reviewed on 8 October 2015 by K.M from Cape Quarter

Yoscha was amazing as usual. My skin feels smooth and amazing. Will definitely have this treatment done again!

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Review -"Excellent treatment and experience"
Reviewed on 4 April 2015 by Mrs G P Stellenbosch

Sammy, from Skin Renewal Stellenbosch, has been an excellent therapist. She has suggested new treatments and has been excellent. She is very professional and has a friendly personality. Altogether a very good experience, You will see me again!

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Review -"A Clinic I would highly recommend!"
Reviewed on 4 November 2014 by Susan Woudberg

All my treatments with Chevaun were most enjoyable, The therapists were all very competant, friendly and discreet. Skin Renewal Constantia is a salon I would highly recommend. Thank you for all my wonderful experiences!

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Review -"So pleased with my treatment"
Reviewed on 27 September 2014 by Dale Hickey

This was my first Microdermabrasion and Facial. I was very pleased with the treatment and I booked a follow-up appointment.

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Review -"Kundige advies en professionele diens!"
Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Anonymous

Ek het 'n paar maande gelede vir die eerste keer Skin Renewal Stellenbosch besoek. Hulle diens was van die begin af vriendlike en professioneel. Tammy het NeoStrata se SkinActives reeks vir my aanbeveel en my vel was nog nooit so "gelukkig" nie! Ek het die afgelope week my eerste verjaarsdag facial by Tammy geniet, wat 'n heerlike bederf - 'n behandeling spesifiek vir my vel se behoeftes. By Skin Renewal weet ek, ek is in goeie hande!

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Review -"Overall Experience"
Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by Anonymous

Excellent treatment, therapist always friendly and very experienced in all treatments and always provides me with honest/informed advice. Skin Renewal is very personal and provide a very welcome environment where I can relax and know that I am in excellent hands. I definitely do recommend Skin Renewal to all my friends and colleagues. Thank you for the great service and friendly faces.

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Review -"Enjoyable facials at Skin Renewal"
Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by A. M from Skin Renewal Parkhurst

Enjoy the facials at Skin Renewal. Tamara professionally gives advice on my skin, recommends treatments and follows the progress of any skin issues. Would highly recommend.

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Review -"Professionalism that is unsurpassed!"
Reviewed on 6 September 2014 by Anonymous

Tammy's level of professionalism is unsurpassed!

She is an asset to Skin Renewal (Stellenbosch) and sets a very high service standard - the results from her treatments speak for them self!

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Review -"Tender and caring therapist"
Reviewed on 3 September 2014 by Anonymous

Idalia is a tender a caring person. Is patient when asked questions and ever willing to explain and clarify.

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Review -"Wonderful and professional treatment"
Reviewed on 9 July 2014 by Helena de Kock

For my birthday present from Skin Renewal I chose the facial. I expected a quick, rushed procedure, (seeing that it's for free), but how wrong can one be! Helette Swart walked the extra mile - as she always does - and gave me a wonderful and professional treatment. Always such a nice experience to go to her and the clinic in Willowbridge.

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Review -"Excellent Job - the treatments were amazing"
Reviewed on 20 November 2013 by Trish

I went for a birthday facial and free manicure at Skin Renewal Willowbridge yesterday - free manicure due to my loyalty points having reached the required level. What a treat! I can recommend it with confidence! Johandi took such great care of me and ensured that I was comfortable and warm throughout. The quality of the treatments were amazing - I spend quite a bit of time at various establishments throughout the year especially hosting clients for massages, mani's, pedi's - and I must commend her on the excellent job done. She has a lovely nature and they play the best music! Very nice environment and way with clients in general at that establishment.

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