As part of our ongoing commitment to provide the best industry training and the best customer service, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions so that you can be certain that you are making the right decision to invest in the Clairderm Microdermabrasion equipment for your business. We have divided up our questions into sections, please click on the sections below to view the questions.



About Microdermabrasion

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is the system of pushing specially refined crystals at high velocity onto the surface of the skin to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote the generation of new skin cells, thereby creating a skin surface which is youthful and glowing. The vacuum suction nozzle performing a dual role: to suction the skin and promote lymphatic drainage and to remove excess crystals and abraded skin cells.

This procedure can be used to treat a number of skin conditions and complaints, and results can be seen following just one treatment. As further treatments are undertaken, results become even clearer to see and feel.

Microdermabrasion can be used as a stand alone treatment or as a profitable addition to almost any other facial treatment offered by a salon or clinic.

What skin conditions and complaints can microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion provides excellent results for the following conditions:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Scar reduction
  • Excess oil production
  • Enlarged and open pores
  • Superficial age spots
  • Dull, stressed and congested skin
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Stretch marks

How does a Clairderm Microdermabrasion machine benefit my business?

Microdermabrasion allows a business to increase their turnover opportunities by providing a technologically advanced cosmetic procedure to their customers. The beauty industry is moving more and more towards procedures which can provide deeper and longer lasting effects. Purpose built beauty equipment is the only way to achieve these results. Topical application of products alone can not achieve the same deep results in the same time frame as microdermabrasion.

To stay in front of your competitors you need to be able to offer your customers treatments and results. Microdermabrasion is the perfect addition to your salon. The machines are affordable to buy and training in machine operation is provided so that you can start using it straight away. Treatments are very profitable and use very low cost consumables.

Increase your market share. With the addition of beauty machines to your business, you will attract new customers who are interested in your services. Your existing customers will also be interested in trying your new equipment particularly if you offer a special deal to entice them. This all adds up to increased turnover for your business.

Treatments are non-surgical and non-invasive, so you don’t need specialist medical training to get started. The Clairderm Microdermabrasion machines are very easy to operate and very robust. They do not breakdown frequently like some other models on the market, which leaves you to do what you do best – provide beauty treatments to your customers.

Get the Clairderm market advantage! See the question below “What makes the Clairderm Microdermabrasion system the latest and best in microdermabrasion technology on the market?” to find out why the Clairderm Microdermabrasion machine is the best microdermabrasion machine for your business.


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Case Studies

See the results for yourself! Before and after microdermabrasion treatment photos.

Subject was left with a deep scar following an injury from a falling tree. Subject had 1 treatment per week for 6 weeks. After 6 Microdermabrasion treatments, the scarring is greatly reduced and less noticeable.

Subject B presented with noticeable and ridged stretch marks across the breasts. Subject received 6 microdermabrasion treatments, 1 a week for 6 weeks. The results show the texture of the stretch marks is much smoother and much less noticable.
Please note: we have applied several filters to these photos to make it easier for you to see the images, both photos received the same filter application.


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Treatment Information

What steps are involved in a microdermabrasion treatment?

  1. (Optional step) Apply Clairderm Facial Peeling Gel 2 minutes prior to treatment. This step is optional, however you will see faster results from the microdermabrasion treatments.
  2. Vacuum mode over skin: this promotes lymphatic processes which eliminate toxins and bring nourishment to the skin cells. Allows the clinician to determine at what level they will conduct the treatment as skin sensitivity is tested here.
  3. Crystal projection over skin: deeply exfoliates skin.
  4. Vacuum mode: this is to clean up the crystals and exfoliated skin cells from skin surface.
  5. Anti-clog mode: this ensures the system is working efficiently and checks to make sure the crystals have not clumped and clogged in the tubes.
  6. Cleanse skin: gently removes any remaining crystals.
  7. Nourishing Cream Mask: deeply moisturises the skin.
  8. Apply SPF 30 sunblock cream to prevent sun burn.

For optimum skin results, how many treatments are recommended?

We guarantee visible improvements with 6 microdermabrasion skin treatments. That is one treatment per week for six weeks in a course of treatments. Naturally, maintenance is a great idea with one treatment per month once one has achieved the desired skin result.

Is a microdermabrasion treatment more effective for the skin than normal facial treatments?

Yes, the action of the microdermabrasion promotes skin rejuvenation producing new collagen. It does this by providing a superior exfoliation and aids lymphatic processes deep within the skin. This is much more powerful than a stand alone cosmetic product application. The microdermabrasion treatment is strong enough to ensure excellent results on its own, but gentle enough to be used in conjunction with other treatments.

Is there any down time for the customer?

No. Microdermabrasion is not a harsh or deep treatment requiring days to heal. Some redness may occur and this will vary between customers, however most redness will subside within 24 hours. Make-up can be applied immediately following the procedure which enables customers to have the treatment done during a lunch break and then return to work.

Are there any special skin care requirements for the customer following a microdermabrasion procedure?

By removing the uppermost layer of skin, microdermabrasion encourages new skin cell generation. Procedures can make the skin much more porous and sensitive to sunlight. We recommend that following a microdermabrasion treatment, customers diligently apply sunscreen to those areas to prevent sunburn. Being that the skin is so receptive to products, a profitable opportunity exists to provide your customers skin care in the form of a moisturiser or serum formulated with Vitamin C and Vitamin E which will provide additional nourishment to the new skin cells. If you don’t have your own skin care range available, please visit our Cosmeceutical Solutions page to learn about our range of Clairderm pre- and post-treatment skin care products.

Are there any precautions to take whilst undergoing a microdermabrasion treatment?

It is recommended that invasive procedures are avoided directly before or after a microdermabrasion treatment. Make your client aware that waxing should not be undertaken 2 days prior to a treatment or for at least 7 days following a treatment. We strongly suggest that the customer does not use sun beds or swim in heavily chlorinated water for at least 2 weeks following a treatment.

What price should I charge my customers for a microdermabrasion treatment?

The rates will vary between locations and regions. It is best to research what other salons and clinics are charging in your local area so that you can remain competitive and still earn a sizeable profit. You will know the demand for this product in your salon or clinic and you will know what your customers can afford. Generally, pricing for treatments using the Clairderm Microdermabrasion unit will depend on what other services or treatments you provide with the microdermabrasion, such as LED light therapy and cellulite reduction. You will also be able to offer bundled packages for the customer to purchase which brings their per treatment cost down (very desirable for the customer), but ensures you continued income for a set number of treatments (very desirable for you).


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Equipment and Warranty Information

What makes the Clairderm Microdermabrasion system the latest and best in microdermabrasion technology on the market?

The Clairderm Microdermabrasion system was put together by a European Engineer who worked amongst many other systems aware of their pro’s and con’s. He was able to develop a microdermabrasion machine that simply did not have the disadvantages other systems had. Here are some of the key areas which we believe gives us the most superior system on the market:

  • Reliability of the equipment: Equipment is manufactured in Australia using quality materials including one of the most powerful European pumps on the market and a tungsten head in the handpiece to prevent laxity with the crystal output. All machines are quality control tested before shipping.
  • Ease of use: The Clairderm Microdermabrasion machine is a very easy to use piece of equipment. We provide training in the use of our machines to ensure that you are comfortable and confident in running the machine.
  • New Technological Advancements: The inclusion of a dehumidifier to ensure the crystals remain dry and do not succumb to humidity, this also prevents crystals from clogging the small openings. Advanced crystal dispersion technology ensures the crystals flow evenly through the nozzle.
  • Safety: The closed loop vacuum system enables the quick and safe removal of the crystals and dead skin cells from the skin during the procedure. This closed loop system also contains the spray of crystals which stops them becoming airborne, providing safety for both the customer and clinician.
  • Hygiene: Incorporates the highest industry standard in hygiene due to the 2 loop system – ie: one tube projects crystals, the other suctions with the vacuum which ensures no cross contamination as they do not suction and project at the same time. Further, hygiene is maintained through the use of disposable nozzles, allowing a new nozzle for each client.
  • Flexibility: Clairderm Microdermabrasion machines have been designed to provide a range of treatments from very soft and delicate applications, to more powerful and deep applications. This allows the clinician to tailor a treatment to the customer’s skin type, providing a more beneficial treatment for the customer. You also have the option of using crystals or using a diamond head for resurfacing treatments.
  • Additional Attachments: The Clairderm Microdermabrasion unit can be purchased with any or all of three additional attachments, making the machine more profitable as you can provide extra services to your clients. First is the LED light attachment kit. The LED light attachment kit comes with a Blue 425nm LED light that can be used post treatment and is beneficial to kill the bacteria that cause acne. The Green 525nm LED light is useful for redness issues like persistent erythema following a micro treatment and can help in breaking down pigmentation. The Red/Infrared 660/880nm LED light attachment can be used pre- or post-treatment to rebuild the dermis, promoting collagen production for gentle skin rejuvenation and healing. The second is the Cell-U-Slim attachment which provides three functions: suction rollers with a powerful vacuum to break up adipose tissue; increases circulation and eliminates toxins; Red 650nm LED light to increase cellular response. The third attachment is the Ultrasound attachment using 5MHz ultrasound for product infusion and skin rejuvenation.
  • Complementary Skin Care Range: The perfect solution to complement microdermabrasion treatments is the Clairderm Cosmeceutical Solutions. These products can be used pre- and post-treatment, click here to find out more about the Clairderm Cosmeceutical Solutions.

Is there a warranty on the Clairderm Microdermabrasion unit and what is it?

All Clairderm Microdermabrasion units come with a 2 year warranty. This warranty covers parts and labour for 2 years from the date of your purchase.

What is the price for the Clairderm Microdermabrasion equipment?

The price of the equipment will vary depending on which Clairderm Solution you choose. Please visit our Product Solutions page for information about each packaged solutions, then click on the link to make a product and pricing enquiry. Our office will be immediately notified of your enquiry and we will respond as soon as possible with the information you have requested.

Are finance or leasing options available?

Yes, finance and leasing packages are available. We help you organise leasing and finance arrangements through a preferred credit provider.

Which type of crystals are used with the Clairderm Microdermabrasion machines?

The Clairderm Microdermabrasion devices work with Corundum crystals. These crystals are hard, coarse and uneven and don't normally cause allergic reactions with the skin. Due to their antibacterial properties, the crystals are ideal for treating congested skin conditions. Crystals are the preferred method for microdermabrasion treatments providing the best results. Less fuss, low cost consumables and replaceable nozzles reduce the time required to prepare for the next treatment.

Is there an option to do microdermabrasion without crystals?

Yes. The Clairderm Microdermabrasion machine comes with a diamond head kit which includes a diamond handpiece and 9 diamond heads. The diamond heads are of varying sizes and grits (coarseness) so that you can treat a variety of skin areas and skin types. These can be used in place of crystals. Multiple head sizes allows the treatment to be specifically customised to the client’s skin type and sensitivity. Since diamond heads are not disposable, they must be sterilised with an autoclave between each treatment to ensure absolute hygiene and safety for your customers. The diamond head does not produce the high level results as the crystals and additional treatments may be required to achieve the desired results.

What are the purple beads in the back cylinder?

These beads are silica beads and are designed to absorb any moisture which may effect the operation and effectiveness of the machine and crystals. Once the beads turn pink, remove them from the cylinder and bake (on a foil lined tray) in an oven on lowest heat for 20-30 minutes. This removes the moisture from them, they will return to a dark purple colour and can then be returned to the cylinder (once cooled) to start absorbing moisture again.

Does Clairderm provide an equipment trade-in program?

Yes. We will assess the value of your current equipment and deduct the value of your equipment from the price of a new Clairderm microdermabrasion machine purchase.

Can my Clairderm microdermabrasion machine be upgraded to use the LED, Ultrasound and Cell-U-Slim attachments?

Yes. If you have a standard Clairderm digital microdermabrasion unit, you can send your machine to our factory and for a small fee we will upgrade your machine to be able to use the LED and Cell-U-Slim attachments. Once the machine is upgraded you can purchase the attachments and plug them straight into your machine. If you have an older analogue Clairderm microdermabrasion unit, we are only able to upgrade the machine to use the LED attachments. We do have a trade-up program, allowing you to upgrade your older analogue machine to a new digital machine for an attractive price. Please Contact Us for the best trade-up price available.

Do you have references?

We have sold Clairderm Microdermabrasion units to many salons, spas, medical centres and clinics, with great results. Please contact us and we will put you in touch with our very satisfied clients.

If the microdermabrasion equipment malfunctions, what happens next and is a “loan” machine available?

The Clairderm Microdermabrasion machine is a robust unit and has always been very reliable. Most often simple troubleshooting will solve any problems. The manual that comes with the machine has a troubleshooting section to help you quickly solve the problem and get back to business. However, if the problem cannot be solved easily, we advise you to contact our head office immediately to report the malfunction. Our technical support team will endeavour to solve the problem over the phone with you if this is possible. Should the technician believe that further analysis is required, you will be asked to send the machine to our factory for a thorough investigation of the problem.

So as not to disadvantage your business in any way, we will provide a free “loan” machine whilst we repair your machine if you request this.


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Training and Training Requirements

Is training required to perform a microdermabrasion treatment?

Yes. To get the best results for your customer and for the safety and comfort of your customer, training should be undertaken in microdermabrasion treatments. As a clinician you must use a variety of inputs to determine the correct treatment for your customer. Information such as existing skin conditions, skin sensitivity, skin type, results desired and client’s mood all affect how you determine the best treatment for your client. Technique is also very important. To give your customer the best results, you need to know the industry techniques to ensure you perform the best treatment possible.

We provide practical and theory training workshops in the techniques of microdermabrasion.

Is training available in how to operate and care for the microdermabrasion equipment?

Yes. We hold training workshops on a regular basis and all users of the equipment are encouraged to attend these workshops so that they may get the best results from their machines and ultimately the best results for their customers.




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