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Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Dull, Congested Skin
Facial and Body Peeling
Localized Hyper Pigmentation and Mark Reduction
Pre-treatment for Further Applications
How it works A jet of microcrystals (corundum powder) is propelled across the skin's surface through a sealed tubing system with a sterilizable handpiece which removes unwanted dead skin cells and scarred tissue. A continuous vacuum of microcrystals is formed (Aspiration mode). The microcrystals are finally collected in a container that holds the waste materials. The real benefit is that after treatment, the patient/client is able to leave the clinic with a clean and fresh sparkling tone, due to regeneration of the epidermal cell structure. Safety is paramount, and therefore, all parts which come into contact with the skin during therapy, are either disposable of sterilizable.
Microdermabrasion The Basics Microdermabrasion is a general term for the application of tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of skin. It's usually done to the face, chest, neck, arms or hands. Before we can understand how microdermabrasion does what it does, it's important to understand how skin works. Your skin is made up of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer closest to the outside world. It's a set of dead skin cells on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of maturing. The topmost layer is called the stratum corneum. The stratum corneum mostly acts as a barrier between the outside world and the lower skin layers. It keeps all but the smallest molecules from getting through. When you put lotions or creams on your skin, some of the moisture passes through the stratum corneum, but not all of it. This layer is home to many minor skin imperfections like fine wrinkle, lines and blemishes. All of the action in microdermabrasion takes place at the level of the stratum corneum. Since it only really targets the epidermis (and not the dermis), it is more accurate to call it micro-epi-dermabrasion. Affecting deeper layers of skin would be painful and harmful, and it would risk permanently embedding the tiny grains into the skin.