Medical microdermabrasion is a great way to get rid of rough skin, blemishes and wrinkles; it’s essentially a kind of biological sand- blasting, using medical-grade crystals in a closed loop power system.
How Microdermabrasion Works
Minute crystals circulating at a high velocity are vacuumed against the outer surface of the skin using a hand-held device, which exfoliates the upper layer of the skin.
This is where all the obvious damage lies-brown spots; hyperpigmentation, sun-damage and minor scarring-so that by eliminating the tired-looking upper layer of the epidermis, your face will look instantly refreshed.
Added Benefits of Microdermabrasion
The crystals expose the living cells underneath, which are soft, smooth and much more receptive to nutrients from topical moisturisers or treatment creams. The mechanical action of microdermabrasion also stimulates the skin, promoting the production of new collagen which makes skin like plump, dewy and youthful.
Microdermabrasion is recommended for the following skin problems:
- blackheads and whiteheads
- fine lines and wrinkles
- sun damaged skin
- acne prone skin
- superficial age spots
- oily skin
- dry or patchy skin
The grade of the crystals used is quite important; they have to be of the correct size and shape to refine the skin without damage, and precisely target only the top layer. Slievemore Clinic uses the DermaGenesis system, designed for medical microdermabrasion, to get optimum results safely.