The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ at Pure Indulgence is a safe, controlled treatment that intensely exfoliates and resurfaces the skin. It’s the leading skincare treatment in the UK & Ireland for complete skin rejuvenation, available at over 1,600 leading salons. A fine jet of abrasive crystals gently removes dead skin cells layer by layer and a vacuum action lifts away the debris, stimulating the blood flow and encouraging collagen and elastin formation that results in firmer, revitalised and youthful looking skin. Wrinkles disappear, acne scarring is reduced and dull and tired skin is completely banished – sometimes after just one treatment.

Effects are usually seen after the first treatment, with ongoing improvements seen week after week during a course. Your SkinBase therapist will perform an initial consultation and recommend a course length to you. Usually, this will consist of 6 to 8 treatments, 7 to 10 days apart. Skin problems such as acne or acne scarring, or deeper forehead wrinkles may require up to 20 weeks to achieve full improvements. After a course is completed, a single monthly treatment will maintain your skin’s improvements.

What are the benefits of The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ over other anti-ageing treatments?

  • The The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is non-invasive and painless with no recovery time.
  • Treatments can be performed in as little as 30 minutes – even during a lunch break.
  • There is virtually zero risk of allergic reaction and treatments can be tailor-made to all skin types and all skin tones.
  • The treatment is affordable with immediate results and further results are achieved progressively during a course, with a treatment performed every 7-10 days.
  • Unlike alternative treatments such as chemical peels or active creams, there is no risk of adverse reaction.
  • There is no long-term damage to the skin associated with the facial.
  • The vacuum action offers improved elasticity and muscle tone, and stimulates natural collagen production keeping your skin at its best without introducing chemicals or other active ingredients.

Are there any risks associated with The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™?

A correctly performed procedure by a fully trained SkinBase therapist will result in nothing more than the skin feeling tight, occasionally with a mild redness. It is important therefore to use a good moisturiser with an SPF. These effects will normally subside within 24 hours of the treatment.

Even extremely rare adverse reactions caused by improper use are only temporary. They include mild bruising or swelling that will subside within no more than 72 hours.

Sometimes the treatment can trigger a healing crisis in problematic skin, such as an acne breakout in acne sufferers or pimples for those with congested skin.

This is nothing to worry about and is in fact a sign that the treatment is taking affect – do not panic – this initial and temporary reaction will subside and great improvements will be seen over subsequent treatments.

Higher intensities can cause an uneven lightening effect in darker skin tones. Your SkinBase therapist will use a lower intensity treatment on these skin types.

4 step microdermabrasion facial

Step 1: Client Consultation

The SkinBase Therapist will determine your individual needs and devise a treatment plan to achieve the results that you require. Treatments plans can vary from single ‘beauty boost’ treatments to courses of 6 to 20 treatments every 7 to 10 days.

Step 2: Cleanse

A gel cleanser will be used to ensure that your skin is clean and dry before the treatment commences. For male clients, ideally your face should be clean shaved the night before a treatment (this is not essential). Dry, shaven and clean skin means that the abrasive compound can penetrate the skin unobstructed.

Step 3: Treat and Target

A wand delivering a fine jet of abrasive crystals will be passed over the skin. Dead skin particles will be abraded away and a vacuum action will remove the debris. This dual action will both resurface the skin and stimulate the blood flow, encouraging the skin to rejuvenate itself and produce collagen and elastin. After passing across the skin area once, the therapist will then target problem areas like open pores, pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and acne scarring.

Step 4: Moisturise with SPF

After the treatment a simple moisturiser with a neutral pH (pH 4.5 – pH 7) and without any essential oils, AHA’s, glycolics or retinol should be applied to replenish lost moisture and to prevent the skin becoming dry and peeling.

Sun damage can cause pigmentation and premature ageing of the skin. After a SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ it is essential to protect the skin from excessive sun exposure by applying a moisturiser with an SPF. This is especially true in the summer months and for clients that are having SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ to treat pigmentation. Failure to apply regular sun cream could cause the pigmentation to return.

Who is it for?

The beauty of the SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is it really can help everyone to attain more beautiful, revitalised skin. Over 80% of the population will see a benefit from the SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™.

The vacuum action during The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ works to stimulate the production of collagen, something we lose gradually as we age. This stimulation and skin’s renewal improves the condition of the skin’s surface – helping to target ageing skin, stretch marks, pigmentation, cellulite, dry and dehydrated skin and acne scarring.

For anti-ageing treatments, all skin types and tones from ages 28 and up will benefit the most from The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™. However, for problematic skin such as Acne Scarring all age groups can benefit. Under 16 year olds will need a parental co-sign however.

Diagnosing your Skin Type

Dry skin types

Dry skin is caused by underactive oil glands that do not produce enough sebum to keep the skin naturally hydrated. It may have a dull appearance and feel dry and itchy. Dry skin must be hydrated regularly from the inside (drinking water) and outside with the likes of microdermabrasion treatments, hydrating creams and lotions. Removing the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin using The SkinBase Facial™ speeds up the rate at which the skin would normally renew itself, revealing new, fresh skin and a radiant glow.

Oily skin types

Oily skin is produced by glands that produce too much sebum, resulting in skin that appears shiny and has some large open pores. Oily skin types are prone to develop blackheads and acne. Oily skin benefits hugely from microdermabrasion. Light moisturisers should be applied afterwards.

Sensitive skin types

Sensitive skins can be dry, normal or oily and are characterised by their delicacy. Sensitive skin frequently reacts adversely to environmental conditions and often requires special treatment in order to remain in good condition. Due to the make up of The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™, those with sensitive skin can be sure that any reddening of the skin will be temporary and will subside within 24-48 hours.

Normal skin types

Normal skin produces sebum at a moderate rate, resulting in a balanced state. Normal skin looks consistently plump, moist and vibrant. A great blessing but still requires no less attention. It benefits from regular microdermabrasion, cleansing, toning and moisturising.

Combination skin types

Combination skin is the most common skin type. Combination skin is frequently characterised by an oily ‘T’ zone area that covers the forehead, nose and chin. While the skin around the cheeks, eyes and mouth is normal to dry. People with oily skin benefit from microdermabrasion as they can have different levels of intensity focused on different parts of their skin.

Mature skin types

Mature skin becomes dry as sebaceous glands become less active. Skin loses elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles appear. Skin appears thinner with broken capillaries, especially on the cheek area and around the nose. Blood circulation becomes poor, which interferes with the skin nutrition making skin appear sallow. Mature skin must be hydrated well through drinking water, using nourishing moisturisers and having regular microdermabrasion treatments.

The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is progressive rather than aggressive, so skin layers are gently removed over a course of treatments. With treatments ideally being carried out every 7 – 10 days, each treatment can be increased in intensity. This will make sure the microdermabrasion exfoliation reaches deeper layers of the skin and allows for acne scarring to be removed, pigmentation lifted and fine lines smoothed. Whoever you are,The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ will help you to attain smoother, youthful looking skin.*

*Please note that we regret that SkinBase Microdermabrasion cannot help clients with the vitiligo disorder.

Before and after pictures

Before Skinbase Microdermabrasion facial

“To say it was a shock to get melasma at just 24 is an understatement. My confidence dropped significantly and I became fixated that people were looking at the pigmentation on my forehead”

After microdermabrasion facial

“After just four treatments there was a really big difference and now after six it’s completely gone. I now recommend The SkinBase Facial™ to everybody.”

What can it treat?

Our experienced experts have been performing SkinBase Microdermabrasion for more than 20 years, helping hundreds of clients feel fresher faced and radiant for longer. The SkinBase Facial™ targets a whole multitude of ‘skin sins’, from stretch marks, fine lines, acne scarring and dull, tired skin. Take a look at some of the lovely ladies in our video case studies below – we guarantee you’ll be amazed at the rejuvenating effects The SkinBase Facial™ has had both physically and mentally.

Acne & Acne Scarring


“Skin conditions such as acne and acne scarring affect thousands of people in the UK and Ireland. For those who have never suffered from the effects of acne scarring, the implications are hard to explain, but both have a dramatic effect on confidence and self esteem. The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ has quite remarkable results as an acne treatment, as Angela, a sufferer of acne, found out. After eight weeks, Angela’s skin appeared dramatically smoothed, revealing even, healthy looking skin – a pretty amazing acne cure.”

– Zoe Ball

Fine Lines & Forehead Wrinkles


“All of us are looking for an anti wrinkle treatment that actually works! As we get older, the ageing process starts to become more apparent on our skin. Laughter lines, fine lines and forehead wrinkles can make anyone look older than they feel. As Donna found out, The The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is the perfect anti ageing wrinkle treatment, instantly tightened, lifting and smoothing her forehead wrinkles and ageing skin in just one session – by week 8, the anti wrinkle skin care treatments had revealed beautiful revitalised and younger looking skin with reduced fine lines.”

– Zoe Ball

Ageing Skin – An Anti Ageing Treatment


“All of us are looking for a successful anti ageing skin care treatment. We’re all getting older and it’s easy to have years when you neglect your ageing skin. Busy mum of two, Rachel was feeling as though her ageing skin was making her feel older than she should – young children and a hectic life with little time to take perfect an anti ageing skin care routine for her ageing skin left her looking in the mirror and realising fine lines were beginning to show. The 8-week SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ had a dramatic effect on Rachel’s ageing skin & feelings towards both how she looked and felt, as well as treating her *+9-caesarean scar – with hugely positive implications.”

– Zoe Ball

Dull & Tired Skin


“A reaction to hair dye left Kirsty with incredibly tired looking, dry skin, breakouts and eczema across her face and neck. As expected, the changes to her skin left Kirsty extremely self conscious about every aspect of her life, from applying a full face of make up when going to the gym, to generally becoming much less confident in her job as a nurse. The 8-week SkinBase Facial™ had amazing results for Kirsty’s tired and dull skin, her skin looks beautiful, soft and supple, even allowing her the confidence to go bare faced to exercise classes.”

– Zoe Ball

Uneven Skin Tone, Brown Spots & Blotchy Skin


“Many of us use make up as a way to cover up uneven skin tone, blochy skin and brown spots. Coming up to 50, Val was was suffering from skin spots and uneven, blotchy skin tone and really needed something to smooth lines and help to restore her to a beautiful even skin tone. The The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ visibly altered Val’s blotchy skin, with family and friends commenting on how fresh and smooth the previously uneven skin looked after the full 8 treatments.”

– Zoe Ball

Stretch Mark Removal


“Many of us wish we could find a way to quickly get rid of stretch marks. Stretch marks can affect all of us. Giving birth, losing or gaining weight, or simply through natural stretching of the skin, many of us are left with unsightly, fine white lines which can effect our confidence when it comes to wearing the clothes we love. For Sam, it was the stretch marks on her upper arms that caused her the most stress, leaving her feeling self conscious about wearing strappy tops. The The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is the best stretch marks treatment, After an 8 week course Sam had dramatically removed her stretch marks and her confidence soared.”

– Zoe Ball

Pigmentation and Skin Blemishes


“The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is a proven skin pigmentation treatment. When Chris decided to undertake a course of The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™, she was looking to reduce the pigmentation on her face and neck whilst also hoping to smooth some fine lines on her face. After 8 weeks, the results of the SkinBase treatment for pigmentation was incredible – the face / neck pigmentation has almost completely disappeared and Chris’ skin is smooth, youthful and radiant – a really fabulous and uplifting story.”

– Zoe Ball

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