Frequently asked questions
Listed below are our most asked questions to help you find out even more about Microskin.
- What is Microskin?
Microskin is a simulated second skin that is formulated individually to colour correct the patient's skin condition. It is a light liquidised application which is applied on to the epidermis (top layer of skin). Microskin is not a cream, and doesn't have the makeup appearance like other camouflage products. Once applied Microskin is durable, flexible, and it won't rub off on clothing or linen. It's waterproof, allows your skin to breathe and is suitable for all genders and skin types. back to top
- Will Microskin help camouflage my skin imperfections?
Microskin is used on conditions such as vitiligo, birthmarks, burns, scarring, psoriasis, rosacea, lupus, eczema, pigmentation and other related skin conditions. Microskin will only visually colour correct the skin condition, it will not alter the texture of the skin. back to top
- Is it a makeup?
No. Microskin is not a makeup or a cream camouflage. back to top
- What is the cost of Microskin?
A general consultation cost $75 where the affected area will be assessed and a more detailed skin colour correction program will be formulated. Ongoing subscriptions will differ for each individual. back to top
- Where do I go to get it?
Microskin is available in our Brisbane clinics and temporary clinics are held throughout Australia each year. We also have clinics in the United States, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe. back to top
- Can I have a spray tan before coming in or whilst I'm wearing Microskin?
Microskin is colour corrected to your skin tone. When a spray tan is applied it places an artificial colour over your skin giving an incorrect reading during scanning. The same procedure follows after Microskin has been applied so you cannot apply an artificial tan. back to top
- How long does the product last on your skin?
It varies with different skin types (oily/dry) and on different parts of the body. Microskin can last 1-2 days on the face, as the natural oils will break the application down faster. On other parts of the body it will last several days, and sometimes you can do a slight touch up to get a longer application. When applied to the hands the application will break down faster due to washing of hands. Burns patients are able to get more wear out of their Microskin as they don't have the sweat or oil glands to break it down. Active users or outdoor users may break down faster due to climate conditions. back to top
- How is it applied?
There are two techniques of applying Microskin. Stipple is the technique learnt for areas that are smaller than the size of the palm of your hand. A specially designed stipple sponge is used. The pore like texture of the sponge allows the Microskin to be applied by a 3D application then it is slowly built up giving the Microskin a skin like texture.
Airbrushing is the technique used for larger areas. The airbrush allows the user to achieve a fine, even application which dries quickly with the use of the airbrush. A consultant will determine what procedure best caters for your condition. back to top
- Is there a payment plan?
Yes. The Microskin subscription model allows you to pay monthly.
Do I need to have anything other than Microskin on when I'm wearing it?
We recommend the use of a sunscreen at all times while outdoors. Do not use perfumes, aftershaves on any area that Microskin has been applied. Also do not apply body creams or lotions. A compatible moisturiser will be supplied during the training. back to top
- Does it look unnatural?
Depending on the skin condition that Microskin has been applied to, some people will achieve better results than others, this is due to texture of the skin, multiple layering and the high expectations of the client. Remember Microskin is not a cure, it is a visual colour correction of a skin disorder. We have found that clients view the success of Microskin differently to what the general public sees. back to top
- What happens if I am busy and don't have the time to apply Microskin correctly?
Microskin is not a quick fix, it takes time, dedication and you must make it a part of your day to day routine, to achieve the life changing experience Microskin can offer. back to top
- Will it work on all skin colours?
Yes. Microskin caters for all skin colours. back to top
- Is there any age bracket?
No. Microskin has been successfully applied to all ages. back to top
- Have there been any clinical trials or studies?
Yes. Microskin partnered with Brisbane's Royal Children's Hospital and The University Of Queensland. The researchers from UQ's Department of Psychiatry and the RCH Paediatrics Burns Centre uncovered exception results. Microskin has entered into a further study with Professor Kimble and The Burns Centre. back to top
- Is Microskin safe?
To date there has been no reaction recorded to the Microskin formula. back to top