When it comes to surgical treatments, it’s normal to feel scared and axious -.Pre-surgery anxiety is a real thing. However, in 2019 there are plentiful options for skin improvement and feature enhancement that have become available, without the need to go ‘under the knife’,

The good news is that you don’t have to get your skin cut open and stitched to fix an imperfection, or improve the appearance of your skin. With the advent of new techniques and trends, there are non-invasive techniques with remarkable efficacy—the two most prominent ones being microneedling and microdermabrasion. They’re known for not only improving the appearance of the skin, but also bettering its health as they allow for the easy injection of minerals and essential nutrients.

However, people often confuse these treatments with each other, which is why we’re here to spell out the differences:


Microdermabrasion exfoliates the surface of your skin with the help of a small device. This treatment is said to be ablative in nature, which means the outer skin is slowly and gradually abraded to make new skin resurface.

The device uses diamonds and crystals to deeply exfoliate the skin, taking off dead skin cells. At the same time, it uses suction through a vacuum to keep blood circulation going. What you see as a result is smoother, softer, fresh new skin.

Microdermabrasion is commonly used for large pores, ageing lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and even stretch marks. This treatment is suitable for most skin types, but not all. You should always consult a certified practitioner for the right guidance. The treatment is easy, fast, and there’s almost no downtime – your friends will wonder how you got that glow within the hour!


While microdermabrasion exfoliates your skin, microneedling stimulates new skin to grow through a process that injures the skin in a controlled manner. This treatment follows the principles of collagen induction therapy, getting the body to produce more collagen. It does so by creating minute punctures on the surface of the skin. The body sees these punctures as wounds and creates more elastin and collagen to repair them. As a result, we see a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Since microneedling doesn’t scrub off the outer surface and focuses on improving the health of your skin from within, it’s known as a non-ablative procedure. For better results, the treatment is often combined with chemical peels for smoother looking skin. The number of sessions to receive maximum results varies and will always be advised to you by your therapist.

The good news is that Simply Clinics based in Hammersmith, Southgate, and Uxbridge offers both microneedling and microdermabrasion treatments carried out by highly experienced practitioners. You can book your appointment now by calling +442083523523, emailing info@simplyclinics.co.uk or booking online.