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

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

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.

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Review -I am privileged to have her as my therapist!
Reviewed on 7 July 2014 by Anonymous

Tammy has been my beauty therapist since she started at the Stellenbosch practice. She is very professional in her work, but she also has a wonderful warm personality. She has a strong work ethic and is not scared of working hard. She is definitely an asset to any company! Tammy is sincere and loyal and I am privileged to have her as my therapist.

Review -Expect me to come back soon!
Reviewed on 16 May 2014 by Angela Alchin

Excellent Service! Received professional and friendly service from Tammy and felt comfortable at all times. It was a real treat compared to previous salons. Expect me back soon!

Thanks

Review -I am feeling the best I have ever felt
Reviewed on 18 April 2014 by M L

Just a note to Dr Graham Duncombe to say thank you for your compassionate attention as I began The Body Renewal Diet Programme.

I have lost 14kgs since October last year and I am feeling the best I have ever felt, health-wise, in my adult life.

I value what you and my previous Doctor in Zimbabwe do as Integrative Health Practitioners and the significant changes this has made to my life and lifestyle. There should be more doctors like you who want us not just to get better, but also to live better. I have referred a few of my friends to your practice. I'll make an appointment to see you soon to check up on progress with all other aspects of my health.

Just wanted to say "Thank You"

Review -Voortreflike ervaring
Reviewed on 1 February 2014 by Wilna

Goeie diens met 'n glimlag is darem maar altyd 'n treffer en die belofte van Skin and Body Renewal Willowbridge! Baie dankie aan Cindy en Juliana vir 'n voortreflike ervaring, ek hoop om julle gou weer te sien!

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! My therapist 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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