What is Medical Microdermabrasion?

Medical Microdermabrasion is a non surgical method of rejuvenation by means of mechanical skin exfoliation without using chemicals or a laser. The treatment can be used on the face, chest, back or shoulders.


Is this the right treatment for me?

Medical Microdermabrasion is an ideal treatment for anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars and wrinkles, sun damaged and uneven skin tone, acne prone skin, blackheads, whiteheads, superficial age spots and hyperpigmentation and excessive oiliness or dry skin.

Please note, Medical Microdermabrasion is not a suitable treatment for patients who have visible broken blood vessels and we may recommend other procedures for this problem.


How is the treatment performed?

A highly controlled flow of medical grade crystals is then passed over the skin using a hand held device. These crystals, delivered at high velocity directly onto the skin’s surface are immediately vacuumed away, taking the top-most layer of dead skin cells with it. This mechanical exfoliation process improves both the tone and texture of the skin and also reveals the new, living skin cells that are soft and smooth. At the same time the underlying epidermis is also stimulated by the treatment, promoting new collagen, thickening the dermis and improving the resistance to the effects of ageing. At the HSJ Clinic we use the Dermagenesis Medical Microdermabrasion which is widely accepted to be the most powerful available thereby producing better, more reproducible results.


Are there any after care recommendations?

After having your Medical Microdermabrasion treatment you may experience slight redness in the first 48 hours. Some patients, dependent on skin type may experience slight shedding but this is a natural side effect and nothing to be worried about. We recommend patients to avoid heat treatments, such as saunas, sun beds, hot baths and vigorous exercise 24 hours after having treatment.


Can I have other treatments with Medical Microdermabrasion?

We will always recommend regimens that are appropriate to your requirements and skin condition. It is more likely than not we will suggest combining Medical Microdermabrasion with other procedures such as Chemical Peeling, Micro-needling, PRP, Radio-frequency etc to obtain optimal results. This will always be discussed and explained during your initial consultation.