Tuesday, 22 September 2009
TREATMENT REVIEW: Microdermabrasion
SKIN PROBLEMS LIKE ACNE, FINE LINES AND SUN DAMAGE HAVE CAUSED MANY SUPPOSED SOLUTIONS TO EVOLVE OVER TIME. MANY INSTILL HOPE, ONLY TO BE DISSOLVED WHEN NOTHING BUT YOUR MONEY SEEMS TO DISAPPEAR, BUT SOMETIMES A SMALL MIRACLE COMES ALONG TO RENEW YOUR FAITH AS WELL AS YOUR EPIDERMIS. TECHNOLOGY CAN BE A WONDERFUL THING, AND IN THIS CASE IT IS ALSO FINANCIALLY FEASIBLE, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE REWARDS OF MICRODERMABRASION.
Although there was no promise of the normal luxurious indulgence of facials, I still feel very relaxed inside the complementary health centre at Mulberry House, as if I'm in store for something great. My treatment specialist, Sally, is calming and informative as she explains the process of this high-tech procedure.
What is about to happen? In just a few minutes, my dead skin is totally lifted away with a small vacuum that uses medicated crystals to gently break away the useless, outermost layer of skin while also exfoliating and revealing the new, living skin, its smooth and soft surface now receptive to nutrients. Sally uses a soft speed on the first sweep of my face and neck, then increasing the suction in the finishing stages of the procedure. It takes a total of 30 minutes, accounting also for the skin's preparation and therapeutic final moisturising treatments, and is far simpler than bizarre daily cleansing regimes and completely noninvasive. There's nothing painful to it at all and the recovery time, even for my sensitive skin, is zilch.
It is said that on just one treatment, a very noticeable disappearance of blackheads is present and after eight treatments, active acne is virtually gone. Sally explains that people enjoy the one-off refresher as much as a proper multiple procedure, the latter of which can apparently have remarkable, long-lasting results. She is not only helpful in recommending microdermabrasion as a solution to fine lines, sun damage, age spots and oily skin, but also offers sensible advice on daily cleansing and the right kind of moisturiser for my skin.
Overall, a genuinely great experience that left me beautifully refreshed, better-informed about my own skin and confident that it isn't too late to easily mend a few insecurities.
For price packages and to read more about services offered, sneak over to www.mulberryhouse.co.uk.
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