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micro peel vs microdermabrasion
do you really know the difference?

Words by Tanya Grimson
February 28th, 2017

There is always a lot of talk surrounding skin peels and microdermabrasion when it comes to beauty but there is also a degree of confusion in regards to what both treatments actually entail. This is accompanied by trepidation and fear stemming from the word ‘peel’, as flashbacks of Samantha in Sex and the City with her burning skin come to the fore of your mind. Does beauty really come at such a price? With that in mind, we figured the only way to find out the real truth behind the processes was to try them out for ourselves and see if these processes are something we should approach with caution or if they have been harshly judged without real substance. And of course, what really is the difference between the peel and microdermabrasion?
Not wanting to opt for any beauty boutique, we decided to work with Renew Clinic due to the calming fact that the founders and technicians are registered medical nurses who know what they are doing. Note of advice, never ever proceed with an unregistered practitioner without medical expertise, even if they have a good deal on, as this could ultimately result in your loss as you rectify whatever damage may have been done to your skin. So, myself and maven46 co-founder, Agata (who I have to admit was little braver than me) decided to test both treatments and compare the processes and results so you too can have a real life experience of the truths, the myths and the reality.

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Rave review on the DiamondTome Medical Microdermabrasion by Emma Henderson in the Metro Herald.

“I feel a gentle suctioning as the wand is moved over my face – it is vacuuming away surface skin cells, to reveal softer, healthier new skin below.

More than two weeks later, my combination skin is still reaping the benefits. It’s more balanced; the dry patches are gone from my cheeks, and my T-zone is considerably less oily.”


Read the full review: Metro Herald Beauty with Emma Henderson

To book in a free consultation with one of our nurses in our Dublin or Naas locations, please click here

If you want an honest account of how Microdermabrasion works, check out Rosemary’s MacCabe’s visit to Renew Clinic for The Irish Times

“Renew is run by two nurses, Jeanette Dunne and Sinead Gallagher, which makes it a little different from your average salon in that they have medical experience, which I think is always comforting if you’re dealing with something that has the potential to have a lasting effect…it also seems as if the congested areas on my cheeks have cleared up quite a bit, which is a welcome development! I especially liked the serum, which made my skin feel really great – of all of the steps, that’s one I’d definitely invest in”

My skin is definitely looking better than it ever has from a run-of-the-mill Dermalogica facial.”

Read the Full article on Rosemary’s Experience with Renew’s Microdermabrasion on the Irish Times website

Pretty sure everyone loves getting their copy of The Gloss Magazine with their Irish Times. When they wanted to test out our Microdermabrasion treatment, we were delighted. See what they had to say below:

“This combo suited me – the microdermabrasion polished up my dull skin, while WEEKLY PEELS SLOUGHED AWAY DEAD SKIN CELLS…I loved co-owner Sinead Gallagher a former nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital) for her warm, no-nonsense manner but, most importantly, for being realistic”

There are lots of myths out there in regards to Medical Microdermabrasion. However, it is one treatment that really should be carried out by an expert. See what the Sunday Business Post thought when they came to visit:

“After the treatment a cooling mask is applied and my face is massaged with a vitamin-filled cream. I look apprehensively in the mirror, expecting to see a red face that I won’t be able to bring back to work for the afternoon. Instead, I see smooth and healthy skin. For someone averse to the paraphernalia around most facial treatments, this is ideal. It doesn’t rely on fancy scents to lull you into believing in its efficacy, you don’t go on any ‘heavenly journey’, but you will have a relaxing half hour where skin is exfoliated properly, plumped up with nutrients and sent packing. Dunne and Gallagher are meticulous, and their nursing background means extra care is given to look after clients’ mental and physical wellbeing. I was delighted that my usually troublesome skin remained free of blemishes throughout the Christmas party season. Further, its location and booking policy that ensures no two clients arrive or depart at the same time should make it popular for clients wishing to keep their appointments private.”

If you’re interested in Microdermabrasion or just want more information, please give us a call here at Renew:

30 Hatch St Lower, Dublin 2 – p: 01- 6619261
7 Basin St., Naas, Co Kildare – p:045 901111

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