What Is Oxydermabrasion? Does It Work? – Skin HQ Review

Disclosure: This post is a collaboration with Skin HQ. The Oxydermabrasion was a complimentary treatment. However, all thoughts expressed are my own honest opinions. You can read my full disclaimer policy here. A massive thank you to Lola for the treatment, and Clara for the beautiful imagery included in this post.

What In The World is Oxydermabrasion?!

You may or may not have heard about the new facial cosmetic procedure in town. The Oxydermabrasion. Let’s start with the basic microdermabrasion. This is a non-invasive treatment, where a diamond-tip with a vacuum is glided over your face to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells.

Oxydermabrasion however, is similar to microdermabrasion, except it is infused with ozone and steam. This takes your treatment to a whole new level! The warming steam helps to open your pores fully to remove impurities at a deeper level. The combination of ozone and steam helps to rejuvenate your skin by encouraging the upper epidermis to undergo cellular respiration. This in turn, helps to speed up the production of collagen and elastin, and therefore the skin’s cell renewal process. The treatment in total took 60-minutes. For those wondering, this is a completely pain-free procedure as well. Otherwise, Little Miss Wimp here would definitely not go through with it!

Jennifer Lam from The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic at Skin HQ in Manchester for Microdermabrasion treatment

Microdermabrasion with Diamond Tip (Photography: Clara from Skin HQ) 

Why Did I Choose to Have An Oxydermabrasion?

I was approached by Skin HQ in Manchester a few weeks ago about a possible collaboration. I’ve always complained about my skin having really open pores around my cheek area. Not to mention some of the scarring left due to my spotty teenage years. My skin in general doesn’t really breakout very often (I feel very blessed), but the enlarged pores and scarring leaves me feeling self-conscious.

I never leave the house without a bit of foundation on my face to conceal it all. I’ll be honest, I feel really conscious about leaving images of my bare face during the treatment all over this post. However, I’m an open book and I like to be completely honest with my readers. The dream would be to not have to wear makeup at all, and feel happy about my skin.

“If I could get away with not wearing makeup, believe me I would!”

Jennifer Lam from The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic in Oxydermabrasion treatment with Skin HQ

Oxydermabrasion stage (Photography: Clara from Skin HQ)

How Did My Skin Feel Straight After the Treatment?

My skin genuinely has never felt so soft following the Oxydermabrasion. The only thing I could compare it to is how soft a baby’s skin is. I was suffering from a few dry patches around my nose and under-eye area, and they had been exfoliated away. There were a few blackheads around my nose area, but the exfoliation must have helped to greatly reduce them. The advice is to not wear any makeup for one or two days following the treatment, to allow your skin to breathe and regenerate. However, the best thing about this treatment is that you can get back to your normal routine as soon as you leave the clinic. Your skin does look slightly red and tender following the Oxydermabrasion, but this subsides about 30-minutes after.

Jennifer Lam from The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic with nourishing mask being applied following Oxydermabrasion treatment at Skin HQ

Nourishing Mask Following Oxydermabrasion (Photography: Clara from Skin HQ)

What Was My Skin Like A Week After The Treatment?

Admittedly, I was a little naughty for the first few days following my treatment. I didn’t moisturise my skin as often as I should have. My old skin around my nose area had started to flake, as the new skin underneath was coming through. The onset of how quick the skin renewal was, took me by surprise. However, as soon as I noticed this problem, I started moisturising several times a day. This won’t happen to everyone, it’s just that my skin is going through a rough time with the weather. But, the moisturiser did the trick and my skin still feels very supple and smooth.

I noticed that my makeup glided onto my skin with ease, as the Oxydermabrasion definitely evened out my skin. I even realised a reduction in the amount of oil my face produced. This was an incredible result that I didn’t think would happen. I have combination skin, and normally find that my t-zone is quite oily by the end of the day. But, since the treatment, I haven’t noticed this as such a prominent issue.

Steam treatment with nourishing mask on following Oxydermabrasion with Jennifer Lam from The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic at Skin HQ

Steam treatment (Photography: Clara from Skin HQ)

Would I Go Back For More Treatments?

Yes, I would definitely have to go back for at least a few more sessions to see a major result. Especially, for smoothing out the scarring on my face. I saw instant results in how instantly soft my skin felt, however, I’d need further sessions for my enlarged pores and scarring.

“I would actually rate this kind of mechanical treatment over chemical treatments.”

There are many facials involving all sorts of scrubs, but they don’t give targeted results to certain areas of your face. For instance, if you had a small dry patch on your face, the therapist can precisely apply the diamond-tip wand over this area.

Cleansing following the mask and steam treatment at Skin HQ with Jennifer Lam from The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic

Cleansing after the mask (Photography: Clara from Skin HQ)

Do I Recommend the Oxydermabrasion?

I would highly recommend the Oxydermabrasion to those who suffer the following skin concerns:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne-scarring
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Discolouration of the skin due to Sun damage
  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Oily skin
  • Dehydrated & flaky skin

I’ll be honest and say this treatment is a little on the expensive side. However, I do believe that if you’re serious about your skin concerns, you would invest in your skin health. This isn’t a short-term fix, its a long-term fix. Once your skin is given the kickstart that it needs, you just need to upkeep a skincare routine. I believe that 3-5 treatments is more than sufficient to sort many skin concerns included in my list above.

Want to See the Treatment in Action?

If you’re interested in seeing the Oxydermabrasion treatment in action, you can click the play button below to see my latest YouTube video!

I hope this post helps you to decide whether to have the treatment done, or helped you to understand what it’s all about! If you have any questions, just leave them down below.

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Disclosure: This post is a collaboration with Skin HQ. The Oxydermabrasion was a complimentary treatment. However, all thoughts expressed are my own honest opinions. You can read my full disclaimer policy here. A massive thank you to Lola for the treatment, and Clara for the beautiful imagery included in this post.

4 Comments

  1. March 26, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    I’ve heard of microdermabrasion before but haven’t heard of oxydermabrasion! Love that this is a nice alternative and leaves you feeling fresh! I like that the treatment didn’t take long at all!

    Glad you found some improvements after the treatment! Glad it was worth getting over that little initial fear :). Thanks for sharing your experience!

    exquisitely.me

    • March 31, 2018 / 12:42 am

      It’s definitely an interesting take on microdermabrasion! I wish it lasted longer, but yes it’s definitely great for on-the-go people! Thank you, I’m glad as well haha! Thank you for reading ☺️

  2. Creative Nails
    March 30, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    I hadn’t heard of this treatment before, it sounds really good though. Especially with it being pain free! I have had some skin treatment before – I think it was the Dermapen and it worked nicely on the skin but it was a bit painful! This sounds like a really nice alternative!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • March 31, 2018 / 12:50 am

      Definitely, it’s great for people who have problem skin or don’t have problem skin, because exfoliation of the skin is always important! I’ve heard about the Dermapen, but admittedly I think I’d be terrified of it because I don’t work well with needles haha! I’ll have to look into it to see if I can be swayed however! Thank you for reading Amy ☺️

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