It seems incredible to believe but Microdermabrasion has existed for nearly 30 years! It was developed in 1985 and the procedure originally used tiny particles (crystals) to remove the top (dead) layer of the skin and vacuum the particles and dead skin away.
There are currently over 100 different microdermabrasion machines available. The machines use different forms of exfoliation such as a diamond bur or different types of crystals. The device is designed to act as a gentle abrasive which removes the surface layers of “dead” skin. By removing the top layers the skin is left feeling smooth and clean. The microdermabrasion treatment also stimulates the blood flow to the skin and this improves skin nutrition and repair. The production of elastin and collagen in the skin is stimulated. Microdermabrasion before and after photos show healthier skin and a glowing complexion.
Microdermabrasion with crystals
There are several types of crystals used but the most common are micro-corundum crystals or aluminium oxide crystals. These crystals are preferred because they are not absorbed by the skin.
Other crystals used are sodium chloride crystals, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda crystals) and magnesium oxide crystals.
In general, the use of crystals is not the preferred method due to the risk of leaving scratch marks and the increased risk of hyperpigmentation and, sometimes, even infection.
Microdermabrasion without crystals
Certain microdermabrasion machines use an abrasive (diamond) tip incorporated into the hand piece. The tip is designed to abrade the skin mechanically but still uses suction to vacuum exfoliated skin particles away.
At Avenue Advanced Skin Care we have chosen the DermaSweep MD microdermabrasion system. The DermaSweep MD microdermabrasion machine is considered a technological leap forward in microdermabrasion. It is used in the treatment of specific skin conditions and conducting microdermabrasion before and after analysis reveals an overall improvement in skin health and appearance. Unlike traditional microdermabrasion treatments, the DermaSweep MD Wand and treatment tips offer 9 treatment combinations to provide a treatment that is customised to your skin.
The DermaSweep MD Wand uses suction to gently lift the skin against the appropriate treatment tip which removes the top layer of skin. The system then vacuums away the dead skin in a precise and controlled manner. The skin is left smoother, as the vacuum action of the wand stimulates blood flow, cleans pores and moves the skin debris to a special filter. A second pass is then performed using a silk tip which buffers away any excess dead skin cells and at the same time infuses a topical solution leaving you with fresher feeling and better looking skin.
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So if you want to get rid of acne scars, aged spots and wrinkles and get a radiant complexion that will have people turning heads, contact Avenue Advanced Skin Care now on 03 9521 5533 to book in your microdermabrasion treatment. We can assure that you will see results – almost immediately!