Microdermabrasion is a mild mechanical exfoliation technique used to remove the superficial layer of old skin cells. This improves the appearance of the skin and creates better permeability of the skin – allowing topical products to penetrate deeper in to the skin. 

This is a gentle procedure with no down time. It is recommended for general skin health and maintenance between more targeted treatments.

Average treatment time

30 minutes

Average down time


Best for treating

Acne or congested skin, Fine lines & Wrinkles, rough skin texture, general skin health

Treatment cost

$99 – $149

Frequently Asked Questions

Microdermabrasion is a mild abrasive treatment that uses mechanical exfoliation to remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells, improving the appearance and permeability of the skin.

A microdermabrasion treatments involves a process of tiny, sterilised crystals being passed over the epidermis (upper layers of the skin) for the purpose of exfoliating dormant and dead cells. A vacuum suction nozzle works to extract the excess abraded skin cells, debris and excess crystals while also promoting lymphatic drainage.

This is a quick procedure with no down time, so it is well suited to being done in a lunchtime break and makes a perfect treatment to maintain the skin in between more intensive treatments.

At North Coast Medispa we use both diamond and crystal Microdermabrasion systems.

Our Deluxe Microdermabrasion takes the process several steps further by combining a double Cleanse, Microdermabrasion, Skin Rejuvenation Mask, Vitamin Infusion, Moisturiser and Sunscreen – it’s the ultimate luxury pick-me-up for your skin.

Suitable candidates for this treatment include those with sun damaged, dull or acne-prone skin, fine superficial scarring, rhytides, enlarged pores, comedones (white/black heads) and/or milia.

As this procedure only affects the epidermis (the superficial layer of skin comprised of dead skin cells), this is a very safe procedure for all skin types.

Microdermabrasion results are immediate. The skin will be noticeably smoother with a refreshing glow and radiance after just one Microdermabrasion treatment.

As skin cell turnover is a constant process, results are temporary and it is recommended to do a series of treatments at regular intervals to maintain and improve results.

Microdermabrasion treatments require no downtime. You can return to your normal routine and apply cosmetics directly after treatment.

You may experience a slight tightness and/or minor redness at the treatment location (similar to a windburn) immediately post treatment. There may also be some mild flaking or peeling over the next couple of days.

It is important to protect your skin from the sun, keep the skin hydrated with a quality moisturiser and follow the post-treatment care instructions provided to you in order to maintain your results.