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Why microdermabrasion remains a top treatment

Microdermabrasion remains one of our most popular treatments, and it’s not hard to see why! It’s a non-invasive, relatively quick procedure that renews and rejuvenates the overall appearance of your skin’s tone and texture. As a bonus, it’s an affordable option compared to many other cosmetic treatments.

How does it work?

Microdermabrasion uses a unique applicator that features an abrasive surface and the use of tiny crystal to deeply exfoliate your skin. In the hands of an experienced cosmetic nurse, this exfoliation process removes dead and damaged skin cells to reveal a fresher, more radiant appearance.

What skin issues can it address?

Microdermabrasion can be used to address a whole range of skin-related concerns, such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, active acne or uneven skin tone. It works extremely well to banish dull skin! 

If you’re unsure whether microdermabrasion is the right treatment for you, we can firstly assess your skin to recommend the most suitable course of treatment.

How is it different to microneedling?

While both treatments rejuvenate the skin, they work quite differently. Microdermabrasion is a deeply exfoliating treatment that smooths the skin from within. In-clinic microneedling uses very fine needles to create tiny ‘holes’ in the skin, which trigger collagen production. 

While not recommended to have both treatments at the same time, microneedling can be a good option to maintain a radiant complexion between microdermabrasion treatments. 

Cosmetic nurse Marie performs microdermabrasion in our Townsville clinic.

How often can you have microdermabrasion?

At first, many people choose to start with weekly treatments for three sessions and then change to a monthly or six-weekly maintenance regimen. Once again, this is something our cosmetic nurses can discuss with you after assessing your skin. The regime will depend on your desired outcome and your skin’s tolerance.

How long does it take? 

Microdermabrasion treatments takes around 15-30 minutes, depending on the condition of your skin and what areas are being targeted.

So, if you’re juggling a busy daily life, this is the perfect procedure to squeeze into your schedule.

What to expect after treatment?

Common side effects could include mild tenderness and redness. These generally disappear within a few hours. We can apply Oxygenetix aloe-enriched foundation to cover any redness and assist in your skin’s healing.

How long to see results? 

After just one microdermabrasion treatment, you will notice a rejuvenated and brighter skin tone. Most clients have noted visible results immediately after their treatment.

24 hours after the initial treatment, the effects will become more pronounced as the skin settles from the procedure.


Simply put, microdermabrasion is one the most affordable rejuvenating treatments on the market. Over time, this procedure offers an economical and non-invasive way to resurface your skin, leading to a younger looking, radiant appearance.

At Skinovation, our microdermabrasion treatments are affordably priced at $130.

We also offer an ongoing clinic special: When you pay for 4 microdermabrasion treatments, the 5th treatment is free! 

Book a consultation by calling us on 4775 5664 or submit a request here.

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How Skincare is Connected to Wellbeing

Many of us may assume that skincare is only an aesthetic practice. However, a good skincare regimen has the potential to offer you a range of benefits that will boost your wellbeing. 

Better skin can help you look better but more importantly can make you feel better. Read on to discover how your skincare routine can create a meaningful difference in your life. 

The Brain-Skin Connection

Have you ever noticed why your cheeks go red when you feel embarrassed? This is because your brain and nervous system have a direct impact on the skin’s immune cells through various chemical messengers and receptors that respond to stress, anxiety, and other emotions.

Negative emotions such as stress and anxiety can have a direct impact on the quality of your skin. This is because how you feel relates to the way your body reacts. As such, the act of practicing a regular skincare routine will help instil the thought that you are giving your skin the care it needs. The mental association that ‘good skin will improve your mindset’ will help to connect your skincare routine with positive emotions. As a result, maintaining a regular skincare routine works to create a cycle that not only improves both your skin’s appearance but also your inner wellbeing. 

Skincare is SELF CARE

Having a consistent daily skincare routine is a great way to practice self-care. By taking a moment from your day to cleanse and moisturise your skin, you are dedicating your time and complete attention to yourself. 

More than this, your skincare routine can also do wonders for your mental health. A daily regimen works to provide structure, stability, and structure into your week. If everything else seems out of control and stressful in your life, it’s a few minutes set aside to spend some time on you. 

Your daily skin routine also creates a time to practice mindfulness, which enables you to focus your thoughts on the present moment. According to research, mindfulness has been known to be linked to regulating emotions and reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Keep Your Skin Nourished with The Right Ingredients

Your skincare routine will achieve the best results when paired with good nutrition and regular exercise. Foods such as broccoli, spinach, avocados, and sweet potatoes are packed with plenty of antioxidants that will not only help to revitalise the skin but also combat the visible signs of aging. 

Antioxidants offer a range of benefits to your skin including:

  • Works to neutralise free radical production
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties that prevent sun damage and enable your skin to correct visible damage. 
  • Helps to brighten skin tone by stimulating melanin production.

Combining a balanced diet with regular exercise will help to get your blood pumping around the body. This helps to deliver the essential nutrients to the skin’s surface, which accelerates the healing process of your skin. When you work up a sweat this helps to flush out all the dirt and oils from the skin and keep your skin looking clear and bright. 

Exercise also releases feel-good hormones like endorphins that regulate the stress hormone, cortisol that is responsible for oil production and inflammation. 

Drink Plenty of Water

‘Keep hydrated’ may seem like overused advice but this is for good reason! Ensuring your skin is properly hydrated is a vital step in maintaining healthy and glowing skin. 

Without sufficient water intake, skin can appear duller, and your wrinkles, spots and pores can appear more prominent. Hydration helps to make your skin appear plumper and boosts elasticity, which means it’s less likely to produce spots and blemishes. 

Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help to flush out the toxins in your body, unclog pores and keep your skin moisturised. 

At Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic we believe in the holistic approach to skincare. If you would like to discover a skincare regimen that is best suited to your individual needs, please book with one of our trained nurses by calling us on 4775 5664 or click here.

Have you discovered the benefits of Cacay Oil yet?

Imagine a skincare product that is 100% pure, 100% natural, good for you and good for the planet.

Now stop imagining – because we have recently added a product that ticks all of those boxes to our retail range here at Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic.

We are very excited, after years of research, to introduce you to Cacay Oil, a natural superfood for your skin that boasts proven anti-ageing properties and will give you a glowing complexion.

What is Cacay Oil?

Cacay Oil is a new, natural anti-ageing oil that skincare experts are amazed by.

The oil is made from the Cacay nut, which grows naturally in the Amazon regions of South America. Cacay Oil is highly rich in a perfect combination of vitamins and fatty acids that will set to work regenerating your skin thereby reduce fine lines, blemishes and loss of firmness within weeks, leaving your skin glowing.

Cacay Oil is extremely rich in natural retinol (vitamin A), vitamin E and linoleic acid (vitamin F) containing far more than most other natural oils worldwide.

So, how does Cacay Oil compare to other natural oils?

Argan oil and rosehip oil are well known, popular natural skin care products that you have no doubt heard of. By comparison cacay oil has 1.5 times the vitamin E of both argan oil or rosehip oil and 3 times as much vitamin A as rosehip oil (argan oil has none at all).  When it comes to linoleic acid, cacay oil has almost double the linoleic acid of rosehip oil and 2.5 times that of argan oil.

Natural retinol (vitamin A) helps reduce wrinkles and pigmentation while boosting collagen thereby plumping, smoothing and brightening the skin. Because this is a natural form of retinol it can be used during the day while in the sun. Vitamin E locks in hydration and helps reduce any visible scarring. Linoleic acid helps with easy absorption of this miracle oil thereby locking in moisture while leaving the skin feeling smooth and non-greasy.

How will Cacay Oil improve my skin?

Being so rich in skin-nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids twice-daily use of Cacay Oil will provide visible improvement to your skin’s clarity, plumpness and texture within the first few weeks of use.

The benefits of this wonder oil will be amplified by using a dermaroller either immediately before or after its application.

The benefits of Cacay Oil include:

  • Rapid skin absorption
  • Reducing wrinkles
  • Improving skin elasticity
  • Improving skin tone
  • Reducing the formation of acne
  • Reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks
  • Reducing pigmentation
  • Improving skin texture; and
  • Increasing skin hydration and smoothness

How is Cacay Oil good for the planet?

While a large percentage of Cacay Oil is currently being processed from nuts gathered from wild-grown trees, the increasing popularity and economic potential of the product is encouraging farmers to replant native Cacay trees in deforested areas of Amazon rainforest.

These trees are fast growing and add nutrients back into the soil as they grow. The budding industry is also helping to improve the lives of low-income families in Amazon regions by creating more employment opportunities.

Additionally, no part of the harvested Cacay nut goes to waste. Once the oil is extracted, the remaining flesh is processed into ground flour for various uses and  the inner peel is composted for improved productivity of local agriculture.

Our team at Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic is proud to support the production and promotion of this wonderful natural product, which not only benefits you, but also the indigenous Amazonian people and our planet.

We encourage you to try Cacay Oil for yourself and let us know what you think.

Available in our clinic (70 Mooney St Gulliver) or shop online – free Click & Collect available! 

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