• Clients receiving microdermabrasion treatment and a facial

    Microdermabrasion VS Facials: What’s the Difference?

    Busting the myths and helping you understand the difference between 2 commonly confused treatments.

We’re on a mission to help you better understand your skin treatments, and in this blog we’re talking about the difference between microdermabrasion and facials; something that people often question. At DestinationSkin, we offer microdermabrasion and customised facials, which we want to help you understand the difference between.

Let’s begin with microdermabrasion; this treatment uses vacuum and crystal technology to deeply exfoliate, unclog pores, and rejuvenate tired and dull skin. In comparison, facials do not use any tools but instead use clinically proven products that are matched to your skin type and concerns, to deep cleanse the skin and target any problematic areas. Read on to find out the main questions that we receive on these treatments, and how the two differ.

 MicrodermabrasionCustomised Facial
How does it work?Crystals are applied to the skin to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. A vacuum tool is used to work the crystals into the skin and stimulate collagen production, giving the skin a plumped, refreshed look.Our customised facials use clinically proven products to cleanse, exfoliate and penetrate the skin to the deepest layer. They calm, correct and clear a range of concerns such as: calm acne, congestion, fine lines, dehydration, and dullness.
Does the treatment hurt?The sensation microdermabrasion gives can be described as a very light suction from the vacuum being rolled over the skin and is not generally described as painful.Because our customised facials do not use any acids or invasive tools, the treatment is not painful.
Is it invasive?No.No.
Are there any side effects?No chemicals or acids are used in this treatment, therefore we would not expect anyone to experience any side effects.No, there are no side effects associated with customised facials.
Is there any down time?One of the great things about microdermabrasion is that there’s no down time!Again, one of the things we love about our customised facials is that there’s no down time with them and you can walk straight out of clinic back to work, to pick up the kids or go on a date!
Can everyone have treatment?We do not advise this treatment to those with active acne as this can cause the condition to spread further across the face, however other than this, everyone is eligible for treatment.Yes, everyone is eligible for this treatment and the right one will be recommended for you.
How much does it cost?Microdermabrasion is £69 for a single treatment, or for a course of 3 it is £189.Our Customised Facials begin at £59 for a single treatment or £169 for a course of 3.


Top 3 points to remember:

  1. Microdermabrasion uses a vacuum and crystals to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells whereas facials use a combination of specifically selected ingredients and plant extracts to deeply cleanse the skin and target specific concerns.
  2. Neither treatments require any down time
  3. Microdermabrasion is not advised for those with acne, yet customised facials can be performed on anyone and will be tailored to your skin type
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