Medical Dermabrasion

Medical Dermabrasion

See how this procedure differs from a Microdermabrasion

If you are unhappy with age spots, acne scars, stretch marks, fine wrinkles or flaking skin, you might want to consider Medical Dermabrasion. Medical Dermabrasion has been used in Europe for years. Now this exciting procedure is the number two non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. It is helping men and women everywhere experience remarkable improvements in skin texture regardless of skin color.

SO WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Microdermabrasion is a light "peel" that has no downtime. It gives you a freshened look by removing the very top layer of skin cells. It may improve very shallow acne scarring, skin tone and lighten superficial wrinkles. Dermabrasion is much deeper procedure, performed by a healthcare practitioner, which removes the skin down to the deeper collagen layer so the skin is fully resurfaced. Some patients have this done around their mouth to smooth out any fine or deep wrinkles or some choose to have their entire face done because of acne scarring. Medical Dermabrasion treatments combined with our skin care products are a safe, comprehensive approach to skin care.

Medical Dermabrasion is a medical cosmetic procedure popular in doctors' practices, and medical spas, in which the stratum corneum (dead outermost surface of the skin) is partially or completely removed by light abrasion. Different methods include mechanical abrasion from jets of zinc oxide or aluminum oxide crystals, fine organic particles, or a roughened surface. Particles and removed material are vacuumed off through the wand/hand piece through which the abrasive particles come. Medical Dermabrasion is used to remove sun-damaged skin and to remove or lessen scars and dark spots on the skin. The procedure is not painful and requires no anesthetic. Medical Dermabrasion can be used medically for scar removal when the scar is raised above the surrounding skin, but is less effective with sunken scars. Medical Dermabrasion can also be used for treatment of acne, but must be repeated periodically and performed in conjunction with blue light therapy in order to be effective. Medical Dermabrasion should not be used on patients who have taken the medication Accutane (Isotretinion) in the previous six months.

Medical Dermabrasion Treatment utilizes Diamond or Pure Hungarian Aluminum Oxide Crystals. Medical Dermabrasion treatments are available treatments in conjunction with: O2, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid or Vitamin infusion and Blue or Red Light therapy.

More About Medical Dermabrasion

Treatment (Diamond or Pure Hungarian Aluminum Oxide Crystals)
Medical Dermabrasion treatments are available treatments in conjunction with:
O2, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid or Vitamin Infusion and Blue or Red Light therapy

What is Medical Dermabrasion?

What is Medical Dermabrasion?

Medical Dermabrasion is a relative newcomer to the United States. This technique was first used in Europe and adopted by United States in the late 1990s. Today, it is used effectively to treat fine wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars left from moderate to severe acne.

Our medical aesthetic unit that contains a larger motor for the use in a clinical setting. The UPeel, has a Red 4 diode LED rejuvenation light that projects at the tip of the hand piece. While doing the treatment the RED LED will help produce new healthy cells, while the blue light acts upon destroying the bacteria that causes acne.
Instead of using harsh chemicals such as zinc and metal oxides, microdermabrasion peels capitalize on the power of debris-leeching micro-crystals. They shouldn’t be painful, but rather very comforting like a deep tissue massage! Microdermabrasion peeling can be done easily and quickly in an outpatient clinic, or at a spa as mentioned earlier.

The device is a hand-held machine which deeply exfoliates and cleans the skin’s surface. Regimens normally consist of 4-6 peels within 1-2 week intervals and then followed by a conditioning peel every 6 weeks or thereabouts where necessary.

In simple terms, a sand jet or sandblaster shoots fine sand particles onto the surface of the skin in an oscillatory motion. The friction that this motion creates abrades the surface of dead skin cells on the upper-most layer of the skin.

The skin is the largest organ of our body. It protects us from the environment and regulates our body temperature. Skin is made up of millions of cells. Each day thousands of these cells die, fall off, and are replaced by new cells from beneath the outer layer of skin.

As we age, this process begins to slow down. Dark blotches and other signs of aging and sun damage begin to appear. Our skin may become dull and begin to form wrinkles.

What do the stars of Hollywood use to keep that youthful glow?

What do the stars of Hollywood use to keep that youthful glow?

The answer might surprise you. It's not facelifts or laser resurfacing, but a painless, non-invasive lunchtime procedure known as Medical Dermabrasion. This procedure is performed by a healthcare practitioner, to create softer, smoother and fresher looking skin.

Is Dermabrasion Safe?

Yes. Dermabrasion is non-invasive. The procedure removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells to reveal the fresher, younger cells beneath. Regardless of your skin's condition, fine lines and age spots may be erased and acne scars and stretch marks will become less obvious.

Why choose Medical Dermabrasion?

Dermabrasion takes less time than other more invasive procedures, however it is a very effective skin rejuvenation procedure . There is brief recovery period, no discomfort and you can resume normal activities immediately.

Who are the best candidates for Dermabrasion?

The best candidates for Dermabrasion are those patients that:

  • cannot afford to take time off for healing from a chemical peel or laser procedure.
  • don't want to put off their outdoor activities like golf, tennis or skiing.
  • have skin sensitivities to chemicals or make-up.
  • have acne-prone skin that has not responded well to other acne remedies.
  • are younger and whose skin is showing early signs of aging.

Maintaining the wonderful results of Dermabrasion

Maintaining the wonderful results of Dermabrasion

Maintaining healthy looking skin is a daily task. Always wear SPF of at least 50 to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Keep your skin moist and fresh with daily cleansing and moisturizing using specially formulated skin care products. Ask your skin care specialist about recommendations for your skin care products.

Our physician recommends a monthly touch-up treatment to help maintain your results. Ask us about our money saving treatment packages.

What are Medical Dermabrasion treatments like?

Medical Dermabrasion treatments are slow and progressive, and best of all, they work! Most patients find Dermabrasion treatments to be quite relaxing. The treatment is like a "superficial skin scraping" using micro-crystals vacuumed through a delicate hand piece. In as little as 35 minutes, this gentle, abrasive technique efficiently produces satisfying results. Following the treatment, we may treat your skin with specially formulated creams to further soften and moisturize your skin. Treatments are applied through a course of weekly or bi-weekly sessions, ranging from 2 - 12 weeks.

How soon will I see results with Dermabrasion?

Immediately! After our healthcare practitioner performs your first Dermabrasion treatment, your skin will have a fresh pink glow. It will look healthier and feel smoother and softer. Your improvement will continue throughout your treatment program.

Contact us today to set up a complimentary consultation.

On your first call, you'll speak directly with and meet with a Mirelle MediSpa specialist who will thoughtfully listen to your needs and what you're looking to achieve. She'll advise you of all treatments that can be of benefit to you, the differences between treatment types and available the financing options.

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