Over the last few years, I have been doing a lot more microdermabrasion treatments for teenagers. Often parents are so heartbroken seeing their children unhappy about unsightly spots they make the appointment for them and sit in the waiting room. Sometimes, teenagers make the appointments themselves because they just want to feel good about themselves with clear skin. It is something I can understand, both of my own children struggled with acne as teenagers (as have many others).
So what is acne? Acne is a build-up of infected sebum (oil) under the skin’s surface which is blocked by dead skin cells. This results in both the bacteria and dead skin cells causing inflammation and producing the white top of the acne pustule or small cysts. It can be caused or triggered by a variety of contributing factors including hormones, food sensitivities, genetics, poor diet, stress, fatigue and an obstruction of the pore by dead skin cells and sebum. As the cause is largely due to blocked pores, using active skin products daily in conjunction with crystal free microdermabrasion sessions can remove dead skin cells and unblock the pores, decreasing the build up of sebum and reducing the acne and redness over a course of treatments.
When teenagers come in for their appointment, I start off by explaining what acne is, then I go through the microdermabrasion process with them and explain how it works. After that comes the part many get frustrated by – one session unfortunately won’t clear up their skin, they will need to come and see me a few times to really make a difference.
Then, I take them through a skin regime, because consistency is important when dealing with acne. I suggest products that I know will work and explain that it is up to them to keep the regime up. I also like to ask a few questions about diet and suggest changes because great skin only happens when you’re looking after it on the outside and the inside.
Please keep in mind that patience is the final step, nothing will change overnight (though, it would be nice), but it will change. Some come back, others don’t.
If you’ve seen ads on television for certain skincare brands you’ll notice that the celebrity always talks about how much more confident they feel with clear skin, and that is very true. Acne can really bring down confidence levels. If you have a teen struggling with acne, please come and see me.
PS. We have a special just for students on micro-dermabrasion sessions – only $60.00 instead of $110.00. You can book here.
Known as the ‘instant facelift’ medical grade crystal free microdermabrasion vacuums the top layer of skin cells and stimulates the production of fresh new skin cells, collagen and elastin which diminishes skin imperfections and leaves the skin feeling soft and silky.
Crystal free microdermabrasion used by AAA Skin Solutions is suitable for all skin types and conditions and is a solution to a number of skin complaints.
Microdermabrasion provides visible results in successfully treating acne, uneven skin tone, fine line and wrinkles, sun damage, blackheads, whiteheads, pigmentation, Milia, Rosacea, age spots and more.
Crystal free microdermabrasion is safe to use on skin effected by Rosacea.
Crystal free microdermabrasion is a medical, cosmetic procedure which exfoliates the outermost layer of the of dead skin cells from the dermis stimulating collagen, elastin and blood flow.
With crystal free microdermabrasion, the initial result is smoother, softer skin but after one, two, three and four weeks, skin is visibly improved, brighter and more youthful looking with a clearer completion, more even skin tone and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
Medical grade crystal free microdermabrasion is a popular skin treatment as no other facial treatment of the same price offers the short and long term results and benefits of microdermabrasion.
At AAA Skin Solutions, a course of 2 to 3 treatments are recommended and represents true value for money treating the face, neck, décolletage and top of the arms.
AAA Skin Solutions recommends using sunscreen every day, and an active skin care routine at home. Micro-dermabrasion can give skin the fresh start it needs to make the products used at home more effective
When deciding on microdermabrasion choose a trained, qualified practitioner as damage caused by an inexperienced practitioner may be difficult or impossible to repair.