I first heard about Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion when I was at the salon and I had it done on the back of my arms, a course of three ridded me of my keratonis pilaris for about 9 months which I was amazed by, I probably need 1 go every six months to keep it permanently at bay but that is 100% worth it.
I then read that Maria from TOWIE has the microdermabrasion facial quite often so I thought well, I have be so insanely stressed recently and my skin has been looking tired, grey and horrible so why not have it done on my face?!
Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion literally takes years off you by gently exfoliating the outer layers of skin which treats a vast array of skin concerns, on both the face and body, using a safe and controlled method of skin resurfacing. The treatment provides immediate visible results for ageing skin, lines & wrinkles, open pores, blackheads, pigmentation, blemish scars, acne scars, stretch marks and much, much more.
You'll see the difference after half of the treatment as they well my salon did anyway, do half of your face then show you the miror (or in my case let you take a pic haha) and then they do the other side.
Even though I have only had one treatment, I can see and feel the difference and my skin looks so much brighter and feels smoother. If you have more problematic skin concerns a course may be recommended. Also if you have regular treatments, the skin increases its collagen and elastin formation, to give you a naturally firmer and more rejuvenated look.
So what happens in a treatment? Well your skin is cleansed and then exfoliated, then they get the machine to work. The handset is placed onto the skin and a microscopic flow of crystals is directed onto the surface of the skin, the speed of the crystals together with their abrasive nature, gently removes the epidermal cells layer by layer. Used crystals and dead skin cells are simultaneously drawn away from the skin through the vacuum action which also helps blood flow in the skin and circulation.
The action allows for the controlled exfoliation of the stratum corneum and allows smoother and fresher skin to emerge and for surface lumps bumps and irregularities to be smoothed out. The abrasive action and vacuum action combined help stimulate the blood supply to the skins surface which enhances the provision of nutrients necessary for the stimulation of fibroblasts for collagen regeneration which helps the skin look more plumped, lifted and toned. Once that's done Jamie mixed up a lovely cooling and soothing mask which was applied quite thickly, my eyes were covered and then she gave me a lovely neck and hand massage while the mask set. My skin was a little red before the mask but once it was removed my skin looked as it does in the 'after' pic above.
Now I'm not saying this is like having a facelift or something but there is a general overall and quite noticeable look to your face that makes it looks better, younger and slightly lifted once you have finished. I am very happy.
This facial was amazing and I will definitely have more of these in the future as the effects are so noticeable and my skin looks great...if I do say so myself!
My treatment was performed by Jamie at Indulgence Bexleyheath and the price is £46.50 http://www.indulgencebeauty.com/treatments/crystal-clear/