Quick Facts

  • Microdermabrasion is a process that deeply exfoliates the skin using a gentle vacuum that brings skin into contact with a diamond coated head
  • It can be used for various skin conditions, including acne, or just to help improve dull or rough skin
  • Microdermabrasion takes around 60 minutes and usually a few sessions are required for optimal results
  • Transient redness may occur after microdermabrasion
  • Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective procedure. 

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a process that deeply exfoliates, polishes, and increases the lymphatic drainage of skin. It uses a gentle vacuum to bring your skin in contact with a diamond coated head that gently abrades the top layer of dead skin. It can be used to help treat various skin conditions such as acne, comedones (blackheads), and dull or rough skin. It is most commonly used on the face, but can be used on the neck, back, and hands.


What does microdermabrasion involve?

Generally, a session of microdermabrasion of the face takes approximately 60 minutes. It is not painful and it may feel like you are having a facial. 

Prior to microdermabrasion, your face is thoroughly cleansed. The microdermabrasion head is then systematically passed over the face multiple times. Particular creams or serums are put on your face after the procedure has been completed. After microdermabrasion, your skin may appear red and this usually persists for a short time only and you will notice that your skin feels soft and smooth afterwards.

We recommend 6 sessions at fortnightly to monthly intervals to achieve the best results. Ultimately, the number and frequency of microdermabrasion will depend on the skin type of the patient was well as their needs. 

Is microdermabrasion safe?

Microdermabrasion is a very safe and gentle process. There are very few risks to microdermabrasion. You may experience some transient redness of the treated areas.

What alternatives are there to microdermabrasion?

Chemical peels are also an alternative to removing the dead skin layers from the surface of the skin and stimulating new collagen growth. At The Victorian Cosmetic Institute, we are able to perform a variety of chemical peels from superficial to deep. The deeper the peel, the greater the results, and the longer the recovery period. The type of chemical peels performed include; glycolic, lactic, retinol based, jessner, blueberry smoothie, and deep sea peels (similar to green peels).

How much does microdermabrasion cost?

 Microdermabrasion (1 hour) 1 session


 Microdermabrasion (1 hour) 6 sessions

660 (payment in full required upfront)

 Microdermabrasion (1 hour) + 30% glycolic peel


 Microdermabrasion (1 hour) + Jessner's peel


 Microdermabrasion hands


 Microdermabrasion full back (1 hour) 1 session


 Microdermabrasion full back (1 hour) 6 sessions

660 (payment required in full up front)

Comedonal Extractions

We perform extractions of comedones (blackheads) using an appropriate and gentle technique that causes as little trauma to the skin as possible. $50 per 1/2hr.

Why should I choose The Victorian Cosmetic Institute as my provider of microdermabrasion?

At The Victorian Cosmetic Institute, our staff are highly experienced and qualified to perform microdermabrasion. We take sufficient time to perform your microdermabrasion and the procedure is performed only by nurses or doctors. Furthermore, we only use the latest microdermabrasion machines to ensure the best result for your skin.  

The first step is simply contacting us for an initial microdermabrasion consultation, so our doctors will be able to carefully assess your skin to determine whether microdermabrasion is appropriate for you.

Making that first phone call about any cosmetic procedure can be a confronting task - many of our patients have preferred filling out our online enquiry form. We can then contact you with an understanding of what you are hoping to achieve.

It's as easy as clicking the button below and completing the provided form.

Otherwise, you can phone us directly on 1300 863 824.


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