Review: Microdermabrasion (Ella Rouge)

Attention ladies and gents: do you suffer from a dead flaky build up of skin which is hard to rid? The kind that seems to come back with a vengeance each time it has been buffed away? I feel your pain because for as long as I can remember I have experienced a ridiculous build up of skin along my chin and nose... and it drives me crazy!

Believe it or not, I have a dry t-zone with enlarged pores full of teeny tiny black heads, hence why my skin build ups quickly. Sure I exfoliate once, maybe twice a week but it just does not seem to be enough to control my concern. The good news is that I discovered a treatment which can address the issue and temporarily keep it at bay. It is called microdermabrasion and it makes my skin feel oh-so-smooth... so smooth that you will want to keep on touching it. Note to self: keep those pesky fingers off!
What is it: Microdermabrasion was developed in Italy in the 1980’s. While age, stress and other environmental factors affect our skin microbrasion can help turn back the clock for a temporary glow and real results. It is a fantastic non-invasive deep exfoliation that removes dull skin in minutes, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. But that’s not all folks; it works to remove blackheads, white heads and acne whilst reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines and even mild pigmentation. The best bit: microdermabrasion is fast and convenient. Each treatment takes around thirty minutes. While commonly used on the face, neck and hands it can be used virtually anywhere on the body.
How does it work: Microdermabrasion is a physical exfoliation by a machine that contains a gentle suction – it reminds me of a teeny tiny vacuum that has been designed for the face. It works along the skin section by section removing stubborn build-up and congestion whilst stimulating the skin’s circulation and removing the top layer of skin cells. There are two types of Microdermabrasion heads for varied results:
Crystal head uses a wand which emits crystal specks to physically exfoliate the skin and provides a deeper, more intense exfoliation.

head is activated by a hand piece that contains specks of diamonds on the applicator nib and this offers a physical exfoliation.
My experience: When microdermabrasion was all the rage years ago, I cowered in the corner terrified by the name, let alone the treatment itself! I cannot believe how silly I behaved because microdermabrasion is amazing. It is such a convenient treatment - I can walk in to my local Ella Rouge Medispa feeling drab about my skin, and leave thirty minutes later feeling like a new person. Being an exfoliation lover, microdermabrasion is fantastic because it takes my current regime and makes it work twice as effective. How? Because dead skin cells are gone, giving my skincare products the opportunity to penetrate in to my skin rather than sit there building up over the horny (dead) layer of skin. My skin therapist Lauren prefers the diamond head because it is smoother and less abrasive and so do I. As the weather cools my skin dries up, she recommended that I increase my exfoliation from once to twice a week. Lauren also told me that the key to exfoliation is to be gentle because the rougher you are, the more irritated your skin will be and this is when broken capillaries can occur. After undergoing two microdermabrasion treatments over a month, I have decided that I am hooked. The treatment itself is like a relaxing facial with the micro incorporated right in the middle. After removing my makeup and cleansing my skin with a relaxing massage, Lauren commenced my treatment whilst explaining how it worked and answering many of my questions. The second time I did not ask any questions and relaxed while Lauren performed the treatment and I nearly fell asleep. It feels like a little suction nozzle that gently tugs on the skin and the Diamondhead is felt as it softly buffing dead cells away. After about twenty minutes of gentle yet extremely effective exfoliation, skin is prepped with serum, eye cream, moisturizer and sun care. Microdermabrasion stimulates circulation which is why you may leave looking a little red but a light dusting of mineral makeup will see you on your way again. My skin feels fantastic after each treatment – no built-up skin, no flaky areas, and my makeup glides on with ease. If I could I would seriously have a microdermabrasion treatment every fortnight because it has proven its self worth to me.
How long does it take to see results?
Results are instant which is why I love it so much.
Sadly the results only last between one to two weeks depending on how fast your skin builds up (one week with mine)
How much does it cost:
$99 per session, or $495 for a course of 5 treatments.

For more information on Microdermabrasion click here.
Going through a rough patch (with your skin)? Then book in a micro and see the difference!


wifluvelle said...

i tried kiehls microdermabrasion tube, and it kinda had mini tiny pieces of glasses rubbing around my face eeek i was put off after to give the expert the thumbs up to do this i reckon

xoxo elle

Microdermabrasion said...

Microdermabrasion is very effective treatment especially when skin rejuvenation and acne cure comes. It really helps me to tightening my skin cells and reduce wrinkles.
Thanks for sharing the post.

Pink Diva: Makeup Artist and Beauty Guru xx said...

Hi Elle,
Yes I agree - this is such a simple and pain free treatment when left to the experts. I have always been terrified by at-home microdermbrasions.

Microdermabrasion - I am glad you love it so much also. Hopefully we can convince others to take the plunge and enjoy the benefits.

kewiesterrock said...

microdermabrasions become more comfortable each week, with the increase in intensity, but only know what it is doing my skin, it is worth.


Tammerly Robinson said...

Nice to find another Micro fan!

anshuman said...

The treatment of Microdermabrasion has its own way and so also is its cost factor.

PeerMurphy said...

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation physical machine that contains a gentle suction - it reminds me a tiny vacuum that was designed for the face.


Tammerly Robinson said...

Thanks for your feedback, PeerMurphy

Cutis Medical said...

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Tammerly said...

Thanks so much for visiting Spoilt and for reading our microdermabrasion review.

Cosmetic Surgery Abroad said...

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Tammerly said...

Hi Cos Surgery Abroad, thanks very much for reading my review and for your lovely feedback. It is very much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I am big microdermabrasion fan just like you and even though I LOVE going to the clinic to get it done, it was just becoming too expensive :( but I didn't want to quit so I began researching at home microdermabrasion. At first I bought the microdermabrasion face washes but it wasn't giving me the same effect that the clinic did so I did a lot of research to invest in an at home machine, I decided to buy a new one on the market called skin vac that you can buy on amazon. It is amazing!! it gave me the same results as the clinic did.. it also came with diamond tips that you mentioned, not only that but they are forever diamond so you don't have to replace the tips like you do with similar machines.. Its a great buy!!

Anonymous said...

i tried kiehls microdermabrasion creams tube, and it kinda had mini tiny pieces of glasses rubbing around my face eeek i was put off after to give the expert the thumbs up to do this i reckon

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