Always a sucker for anything that will bring my abused skin back to its former self, not enough water, too much exposure to the elements, I look far from glowing and dewy! We were invited along by the lovely team at Castlefield Clinic and Spa, a cosy and relatively unknown Medispa located just on St John’s Street, to give their Conditioning Microdermabrasion Skin Treatment a whirl.
Considering the clinic itself offers surgical and non surgical cosmetic treatments as well as traditional spa treatments. There’s no scary surgical feel, all very Zen. I arrive greeted warmly by the reception staff and offered a drink within moments of my arrival!
After filling out some paperwork about my general well being and skin condition my therapist Suzanne whisks me through to the lovely therapy room and explains how the treatment will work.
Microdermabrasion always seemed a little surgical and scary to me but if you’re looking to dramatically improve scarred, dry, ageing or simply dull skin then this is the perfect treatment.
Suzanne explains that the microdermabrasion itself will last roughly 10 minutes or so, cleansing is performed prior to the treatment and post microdermabrasion, a pressure point massage and prescription mask is applied.
Using different sized wands containing laser cut diamonds (depending on the area of your face they pick the correct size wand) which they glide gently over the skin, deeply exfoliating with every movement. This is surprisingly comfortable, almost relaxing procedure. There’s a small amount of suction performed by the wand as it exfoliates which drains the lymphatic system of grime and blocked pores. You can’t ask for more than that really!!
Balance and calm was then brought back to my skin as Suzanne went on to perform the blissfully relaxing pressure point massage on my face and scalp along with the prescribed mask!
Despite being very dehydrated before the treatment, it has worked wonders, my skin feels fresh, my redness has disappeared and even better, my pores appear to have vanished! Bingo!!!
Another winning treatment in my books, one which I’ll definitely be treating myself to regularly! And days after, WITHOUT make up, my skin looks and feels great!
A single Microdermabrasion treatment at the Castlefield Clinic and Spa would normally cost £45.00 – for Manchester’s Finest readers this is just £30.00 (saving you £15.00).
A course of 3-6 treatments is usually recommended and if you decide to take a course rather than a single treatment then a course of 3 treatments will cost £75 (saving you £60) and a course of 6 just £195.00 (saving you £75).