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by Ellen Thomas (2019-05-16)

The microdermabrasion procedure uses a hand held Hydralyft device which produces a controlled flow of fine aluminium oxide crystals at high speed. The crystals are vacuumed away, taking the topmost layer of dead cells with them. The fresh cells underneath are revealed, giving a soft and smooth appearance. At the same time the underlying skin is stimulated, producing thicker, healthier skin layers. The production of collagen is stimulated, increasing elasticity.After the treatment the skin may be slightly sensitive and it's a good idea to use a sunscreen moisturiser.As the second most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure after BOTOX injections, the treatment is ideal for those with small wrinkles and fine lines. The appearance of skin damaged by overexposure to the sun can be improved. It can reduce age spots, and some acne scars and minimise skin pore size.This is an alternative to blasting the skin with crystals. The exfoliation of the skin is done using a tip covered in tiny diamonds. Different tips are used depending on the skin type. Variable suction is used to remove dead skin cells. The diamond tip must be thoroughly sterilised between treatments. An advantage of this system is that there are no crystals to get stuck in the skin pores.Professional microdermabrasion is more effective than home systems because there is much more control over the strength of the abrasion. The operator should be a certified professional who can advise on the best treatment for your skin type. There are many home systems on the market but they vary greatly in their effectiveness, although of course the cost is much lower. Look for reviews from those who have used the system you are considering. You could be looking forward to a much younger looking you!