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MicrodermabrasionMedical microdermabrasion is the most popular non -surgical aesthetic treatment in the world.

We use Dermagenesis 11 one of the world leaders in providing these machines.

Microdermabrasion History

The concept of abrading the skin, or removing the upper layers, for skin rejuvenation dates back as far as 1500 BC, when Egyptian physicians used a type of sandpaper to smooth scars.

More recently, in the early 1900’s in Germany, rotating wheels and rasps to remove the upper layers of the skin. Because these instruments were human-powered, they were wieldy to use and therefore not used very often.

In the mid 1950’s motorized wire brushes replaced their human-powered predecessors and the use of dermabrasion became more commonplace. There were many problems with dermabrasion, including:

  • Pain
  • Long downtime
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Danger to the practitioner

Modern Microdermabrasion

Microdermabration MachineIn a response to the risks of dermabrasion, the first microdermabrasion machine was developed in 1985 in Italy by Drs Mattioli and Brutto. This first machine was a “closed-loop” system, meaning the skin that was abraded was returned to a “dirty” container in the machine instead of being aerosolized. Microdermabrasion machines were introduced in America by Mattioli Engineering in the mid-late 1990’s, and the production of microdermabrasion machines has exploded.

What is it and what does it treat?

The crystal microdermabrasion device consists of a compressor that draws in air through a hand-held wand. When the wand touches the skin, a vacuum is created. Aluminum oxide crystals, known blast across the skin’s surface, picking up dead surface skin cells along the way. The crystals and dead skin cells are quickly sucked up through a different tube in the same wand and go to a disposal canister.

The depth of exfoliation is controlled by the strength of the vacuum and crystal flow, which is determined by your nurse.

Crystal microdermabrasion can be uncomfortable, especially around the sensitive tissue of the mouth and nose, but it should not be painful. The nurse should be checking in with you about your comfort level during the treatment. If anything hurts, speak up.

  • Conditions Treated
  • Dull/Tired skin
  • Rough Skin Texture
  • Congested Skin
  • Comedome removal, black and white heads
  • Treats dry, oily skin, acne prone skin

What are the benefits of Microdermabrasion treatment with Derma Genesis®?

  • Global leader in Microdermabrasion Systems
  • Most powerful and clinically effective Microdermabrasion System on the market today
  • A single microdermabrasion is as good as 30% glycolic peel x 3
  • FDA Approved
  • Exfoliates and removes dead skin cells
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Improves texture
  • Gives skin a luminous glow
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