What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a method of exfoliation with machines created in the early 80’s. It removes the upper layers of dead skin cells from the face allowing for better penetration of serums and peptides into the skin. The abrasion forces the skin to rebuild collagen. The treatment has many benefits including softening fine lines, reduction in hyper-pigmentation and smoother skin. The ultimate result is glowing, healthy skin.
There are 3 main types as follows:
The original machines blasted out aluminum oxide crystals from a wand. The crystals came from one side of the machine and the exfoliated skin was deposited into a canister. Other crystals that were popular at the time included salt and baking soda, but the aluminum oxide crystals were the most popular. The exfoliation process was controlled by the number of passes made on the skin. The downside of crystal microdermabrasion is that you can not use it on clients with sensitive skin or anyone with visible capillaries. The other problem with crystal microdermabrasion is the vacuum suction can create damage to the skin if not used by a skilled esthetician.
Later came the diamond-tip microdermabrasion which used the world’s hardest gem to abrade the skin. While this method has grown in popularity, it does not use crystals. It has the same vacuum technology, but the tip is exfoliating the skin. While more comfortable than crystal microdermabrasion, there is still the vacuum suction that can cause damage to the skin.
Ultrasonic Microdermabrasion: (crystal-free)
Ultrasonic peeling technology uses a handpiece skin scrubber spatula. When the spatula is excited by an electrical current it emits vibrations. These rapid vibrations (27,000 per second) force the dead skin cells and skin debris to loosen. This results in deeply cleansed skin and a deep, yet gentle exfoliation. This type of exfoliation is 3-fold as it removes the dead skin cells, deep pore cleanses, and hydrates the tissue. Ultrasonic microdermabrasion or skin peeling by using a skin scrubber spatula provides a less aggressive method of skin exfoliation than traditional microdermabrasion.
Additionally, it can be used on all skin types, even rosacea, sensitive, and acne skins. The esthetician can control the speed, frequency, and number of passes with this treatment.
Benefits of Ultrasonic Microdermabrasion
The vibrating handpiece also destroys skin bacteria by causing the bacteria cells to implode. The Ultrasonic handpiece can also be set to a specific frequency to enhance the absorption of skincare products using sonophoresis.
- Deep cleanse & gently exfoliate the epidermis
- Destroy skin bacteria
- Enhance absorption of skincare formulations
- Stimulate and improve circulation
For the best results, it is generally recommended to get a series of treatments. Because the machine can be adjusted depending on skin type and condition, even people with sensitive skin can get treatment from our skilled estheticians.
The treatment is included in the following facial spa treatments at Bella Reina Spa:
- Ultrasonic Microdermabrasion Facial
- Muscle Lifting Facial
- Bella Grand Facial
This treatment is also being combined with the Zen Nano-Technology Facial for remarkable results.