Scarring left from any kind of skin complaint, whether that be sun damage, acne, or a penchant for picking, is no easy feat to shift. But forget the scar smoothing lotions and potions out there, because I’ve tested out a treatment that can make a real difference. Intrigued? Read on to find out what I thought of the CACI Microdermabrasion facial.
I may be only 24, but my poor skin has already been through it – it’s not the worst but it’s definitely not the best. Thanks to acne in my teens and regular breakouts of ‘adult acne’ (damn you hormones), together with a habit for scratching and picking at said spots, I’ve been left with unsightly dark, uneven scars, which means leaving the house without some kind of cover up is not an option. Basically my skin is the kind that will bear the mark of a spot forever which sucks.
It was for this reason I was eager to give the CACI Microdermabrasion treatment a go, which promises to visibly reduce marks left behind by your skin sins, while kick starting the production of fresh, new cells for smoother skin and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
What is microdermabrasion?
The term Microdermabrasion might sound scary but let me assure you this is not the case at all. It’s a cosmetic rather than surgical procedure, in which the dead outermost surface of the skin is partially or completely removed by light abrasion.The removal of the dead skin cells reveals softer more youthful looking skin cells underneath, for a smoother, clearer complexion.
I was greeted at the Seduire Clinic by the lovely Yasmeen who talked me through what the treatment actually entailed and answered my own questions (which were mainly about the pain factor) too.
The treatment room is super relaxing and I felt at ease straightaway. I laid down on the bed, put the blanket over my legs and let the therapist work her magic. The first step is to run the micro needle all over the skin, paying particular attention to the areas which need it most, which in my case is along my forehead and chin where most of my blemish scarring is.
To be honest as someone who gets watery eyes from having her eyebrows threaded, I was a bit apprehensive that this part might be painful but it just feels like a gentle scratching rather than a painful digging – and that means a lot coming from this wimp. The pulses and vibrations work to remove dead skin cells and brighten the skin.
The next step of the treatment is a cooling gel mask which feels like a cold flannel…