Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an advanced cosmetic procedure in which the outermost surface of the skin (dead skin or stratum corneum) is partially or completely removed by light abrasion.

 

As we grow older, the natural process of skin exfoliation and cell renewal slows down, Microdermabrasion is a safe and well practiced method to aid in that process and by removing the dead skin cells, it reveals the softer, younger looking cells beneath.

This superficial abrasion of the skin will also stimulate the body’s own natural repair mechanism which aids in the production of new collagen and releases glycoaminoglycans.  These rehydrate and replenish the recently abraded area and has a remarkable softening effect on surface lines and wrinkles.

The procedure is not painful and requires no anesthetic. A mild tingling sensation may be experienced depending on the method used, but this is generally regarded as being pleasant.

Great for scar removal, sun damaged skin and acne.

Microdermabrasion can be used medically for scar removal, particularly if the scar is raised above the surrounding skin. (It is less effective with sunken scars.) It is also utilised to treat sun-damaged skin and to improve problem acne, it must however be periodically repeated to be most effective.

OrbitalMicrodermabrasion

This method utilises a special handset that rotates at different speeds on an elliptical axis. Instead of using exfoliating crystals, orbital abrasion utilizes a selection of disposable, abrasive treatment tips coated with a layer of silicon carbide to either superficially or deeply exfoliate the stratum corneum.

The orbital rotation of the abrasive treatment tip performs a progressive and controlled skin exfoliation and polishes and massages the skin at the same time. The speed of rotation, the abrasiveness of the treatment tip selected and the speed at which the hand piece is moved across the skin surface determines the depth of abrasion.