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Microdermabrasion Gold Coast & Brisbane

Esteem Clinic

Skin Rejuvenation


Microdermabrasion can be a great choice to renew skin tone and texture instantly to achieve clearer and smoother skin. At Esteem Clinic, your dermal clinician will ensure your microdermabrasion treatment is tailored to your specific needs. If you love the feeling of your skin after a good exfoliation, you will love microdermabrasion.

Regular microdermabrasion treatments can improve your skin’s tone and texture. They will also keep any breakouts at bay and help ensure your at-home skin care products are absorbed to their maximum efficiency.

At our patient-centred clinic, we understand and appreciate the uniqueness of each face, as well as the individual aesthetic aspirations of our clients. Our team comprises exceptional dermal therapists and skin specialists with extensive qualifications and experience in their respective fields. Prior to any procedure, we offer a complimentary consultation where we take the time to understand your concerns, assess the suitability of the treatment, and align our approach with your aesthetic goals.

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How it works

Dead skin particles can clog your pores and sit in fine lines, making your skin appear dull, tired, and lined. Microdermabrasion assists the skin’s natural shedding process by removing the build-up of particles, leaving skin smoother, brighter, and firmer.

Microdermabrasion exfoliates the top epidermal layer of the skin via a handheld device that contains micro-crystals. This device gently resurfaces the skin by shedding dead cells and stimulating new ones.

Microdermabrasion treatment can be used to exfoliate the face, neck and décolletage.

Your consultation

Before your treatment, you will have a thorough consultation to assess your skin, discuss microdermabrasion in further detail, create a personalised treatment plan and get clear on your preparation instructions.

Assessment of skin concerns

Your consultation will begin with a discussion about your skin concerns and goals. You can express any specific issues you want to address, such as uneven skin texture, acne scars, or fine lines. Your dermal therapist may ask relevant questions to understand your skin’s condition comprehensively.

Skin analysis

Our team members will perform a thorough analysis of your skin. This may involve examining your skin type, texture, elasticity, tone, and any existing skin conditions. They may use tools or equipment to assess your skin more accurately and identify areas that require attention.

Medical history and lifestyle assessment

You will be asked about your medical history, including any allergies, previous skin treatments, or existing skin conditions. It is important to disclose any medications you are taking or any recent procedures you have undergone. We may also inquire about your lifestyle habits, such as sun exposure, smoking, or skincare routines, to better understand how these factors may impact your skin health and to tailor your aftercare instructions to your needs.

Explanation of microdermabrasion

We will explain the microdermabrasion procedure, its benefits, and how it works so that you will know what to expect. Based on the assessment of your skin and your specific concerns, we will provide you with realistic expectations for the microdermabrasion treatment. We’ll explain the improvements you can anticipate, the number of sessions recommended, and the interval between treatments. We will also inform you of any potential side effects or downtime associated with the procedure.

Customised treatment plan

Taking into account your skin analysis, concerns, and expectations, we will develop a personalised treatment plan for you. We’ll discuss the recommended number of sessions, the intervals between treatments, and any complementary or additional procedures that may enhance the results.

Pre-treatment instructions

Before proceeding with microdermabrasion, we will provide you with pre-treatment instructions. This may include avoiding certain skincare products, sun exposure, or other activities that could interfere with the procedure’s effectiveness or increase the risk of complications.

Microdermabrasion costs in Gold Coast and Brisbane

Before your microdermabrasion treatment, you will have a consultation at your preferred location to create a personalised treatment plan. Your treatment plan will help our team calculate your total treatment costs.

Costs can be influenced by:

  • The type of skin concern/s being treated. Different skin concerns can require slightly different detailed treatment steps and varying treatment times.
  • The specific treatment area. The area being treated, plus the size of the area can influence your total costs.
  • The number of sessions. The number of microdermabrasion sessions required to achieve the desired results can influence the overall cost. Depending on your skin condition and goals, multiple sessions may be necessary.

To receive a personalised quote for the costs of your treatment, please book your consultation at either our Gold Coast, Brisbane or Ipswich locations.

Post-treatment care

After your treatment, your skin may be sensitive, slightly flushed, and feel similar to windburn or chafing. This is quite normal.

We will provide you with personalised advice on how to take care of your treated skin after microdermabrasion. Typically, aftercare instructions include to:

  • Avoid advanced AHA’s and BHA’s, Retin A, and exfoliators for at least five days post-treatment.
  • Use aftercare serums/creams and gentle cleansers for three to five days post-treatment (as the technician prescribes).
  • Avoid hot showers, spas, pools, saunas or exercise for 24 hours.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for a minimum of one week post-treatment.
  • Avoid broad spectrum SPF 30+ or 50+ daily.
  • Avoid waxing or threading post-treated areas for at least seven days.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Esteem Clinic on 1300 693 783

Risks and complications

All skin treatments can be associated with potential risks and complications. The key is to follow your aftercare and preparation steps to minimise these as much as possible. We will go through the risks of the treatment with you during your consultation, but they can include:

  • Skin irritation:After microdermabrasion, you may experience temporary skin redness, sensitivity, or irritation. This usually subsides within a few hours to a day, but in some cases, it may persist longer.
  • Dryness and tightness: Microdermabrasion can temporarily cause dryness and tightness in the treated skin. It is essential to moisturise the skin adequately and follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your dermal therapist to minimise these effects.
  • Increased sensitivity: Following microdermabrasion, your skin may become more sensitive to sunlight. It is crucial to use sun protection measures, such as wearing sunscreen and avoiding excessive sun exposure, to prevent sunburn and potential skin damage.
  • Bruising:In rare cases, microdermabrasion can lead to bruising, particularly if the skin is treated aggressively or if the individual is prone to bruising. This risk is higher for individuals with sensitive skin or those who are taking blood-thinning medications.
  • Infection:Although extremely rare, there is a slight risk of infection associated with microdermabrasion. It is essential to ensure that the equipment used during the procedure is properly sterilised and that the treated area is kept clean and protected to minimise the risk of infection.
  • Allergic reactions:Some individuals may have an allergic reaction to the products used during or after the microdermabrasion procedure. It is important to inform your dermal therapist about any known allergies to avoid potential adverse reactions.
  • Skin discolouration:In very rare cases, microdermabrasion can cause temporary or permanent skin discolouration, especially in individuals with darker skin tones. Discussing your skin type and potential risks with your dermal therapist before undergoing the procedure is crucial.


What should I expect from the treatment?

You may feel a ‘scratchy’ sensation as the device runs over your face. However, most people find this sensation quite satisfying. No numbing cream or anaesthetic is required.

Downtime is minimal, if any and some redness may occur; however, most redness will subside within 24 hours.

The procedure is available as an express (30min) or deluxe (45min) treatment, plus a pre-treatment consultation process, where your dermal therapist will explain the procedure, confirm your suitability, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

What can I expect regarding my results?

Brighter, smoother, clearer skin, with improved tone and texture, and less likelihood of breakouts and blemishes.

Regular treatments are recommended to ensure continued improvements and maximum benefit from at-home skincare products (ability to absorb and have an effect).

Who is not suitable for the treatment?

The following people are not suitable for microdermabrasion. Anyone who:

  • Has sunburn on the face, neck or décolletage
  • Has rosacea
  • Has eczema, dermatitis or severe telangiectasia
  • Has had anti-wrinkle injections within the past 24 hours and filler injections within the past two days
  • Has a healing tattoo on the treatment area
  • Uses cortisone regularly

Your Esteem Clinic therapist will confirm your suitability during the consultation process.

Awards and Recognition

Esteem has been awarded Best Aesthetic Practice Queensland for three consecutive years, by the prestigious “My Face My Body Awards”. In 2018, Esteem was extremely proud to have been recognised as the Best Aesthetic Practice in Australia. Esteem was also honoured to have been entered into the “My Face My Body” Hall of Fame in 2018. These prestigious industry awards are testiment to the group’s ongoing commitment to delivering advanced aesthetic techniques and the latest in anti-ageing technology.
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