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Micro Dermabrasion Versus Other Skin Treatments

Looking for a renewed complexion? Microdermabrasion is a great, innovative treatment to refresh and brighten healthy skin. But it’s not the best option for every skin type. We discuss Microdermabrasion, who it’s best for, and treatments with similar benefits that are best for patients with different skin concerns.


What is Microdermabrasion? Mircodermabrasion is fantastic exfoliating treatment that gently exfoliates the top layer of your skin, removing the dead skin cells and leaving it brighter and smoother. As a result of the renewed skin, you will find your daily products such as moisturiser or make up absorb better.

How does a microdermabrasion work? A jet of micro crystals is vacuumed using a hand piece over the topmost surface of your skin called the stratum corneum, taking away the layer of damaged and dead cells.

Who a microdermabrasion suitable for? Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliator that brightens and renews skin, and evens out the skin tone, rather than being a ‘deep’ exfoliator, tackling skin concerns. So, Microdermabrasion is the best option for healthy skin that you are looking to brighten, revitalise and smooth. Alternatively, Microdermabrasion is a great top up treatment for your skin, after a treatment course, where you have achieved your desired results and are looking to maintain a good complexion.

For some skin types and cases, there are other ‘exfoliating’ alternatives to Microdermabrasion that would be more suitable, with the same benefits of renewal, and refreshed, brighter skin. For acne sufferers, in particular, microdermabrasion can cause acne to spread, and other options can be much more helpful. Let’s take a look at some alternatives, Chemical Peels and the Cocoa Enzyme Faial.

Chemical Peels and Enzyme Facials

What are Chemical Peels? If you have active acne, pigmentation, or are looking to tackle ageing concerns, chemical exfoliation (a chemical peel) could be a better choice for you for exfoliating, and brightening up the skin. While Microdermabrasion exfoliates the top of the skin, a range of chemical peels can work deeper and be more specific to different skin concerns. Microdermabrasion is an introductory treatment, while a chemical peel is a more specified intense exfoliating process.

How does chemical peels work? Your skin is firstly thoroughly cleansed, and a chemical solution is carefully applied and left on the skin for a couple of minutes before removal.

Cocoa Enzyme Facial at The Private Clinic

What is the Cocoa Enzyme Facial? The Cocoa Enzyme Facial refreshes and rejuvenates the skin while improving skin concerns and can be used on acne, ageing or sensitive skin. The treatment brightens and clarifies the complexion, while removing keratin build up. Particularly effective for acne skin, the Coco Enzyme facial calms and softens angry, red skin.

How does an Enzyme facial work? The treatment is is applied to the neck and face, during the cleansing part of the facial, to clean the skin and soften comedones. The applied treatment is usually timed for approximately 8-12 minutes.

Skin Treatments at The Private Clinic

We offer state-of-the-art skin departments in our clinics nationwide, offering top aesthetic specialists, who are highly qualified and experienced in performing an expansive range of advanced skin treatments. Each clinic offers consultations with skin specialists, in which you can be recommended a customised treatment plan for your unique skin needs.

If you are suffering with and are looking to target pigmentation (skin discolouration), we offer a range of highly effective pigmentation treatments in addition to Chemical Peels,  including: IPL Laser Skin Resurfacing and Obagi Nu-Derm. If you are struggling with and looking to address acne scarring specifically, we also offer further specialist treatments, including Dermaroller. You can arrange a free consultation one of our aesthetic specialists will be able to assess your pigmentation type or acne and best treatment(s) for you.

If you would like to arrange a consultation with one of our skin specialists, regarding treatments such as Micro Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels and the Cocoa Enzyme Peel to boost and refresh your skin, or any other skin concerns or treatments, please get in touch via 0333 920 2471 or request a consultation using our online contact form.

Our Skin Departments are available in The Private Clinic Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham, Northampton, Buckinghamshire and London.

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