Crystal microdermabrasion uses a crystal-emitting handpiece to gently spray on fine crystals to rub away outer layers of the skin. Like the diamond-tip handpiece, dead skin cells are suctioned off right away. The different types of crystals that may be used include aluminum oxide and sodium bicarbonate.
What type of microdermabrasion is best?
While the crystal treatment is the traditional microdermabrasion treatment, it is slowly being phased out and replaced by the newer system of diamond-tipped wand Microderm. Diamond-tipped wands have been shown to be safer and more precise, and are a great option for clients with any skin condition.
What are the two types of microdermabrasion?
There are two basic types of microdermabrasion—crystal microdermabrasion and diamond microdermabrasion. They both offer similar benefits, but the process between the two is slightly different.
What does a Microderm wand do?
A personal microdermabrasion wand uses medical-grade, diamond-encrusted heads to expertly unclog and suction away dead skin cells and debris. … Microdermabrasion is also less abrasive on the skin than manual or chemical exfoliation.
Is microdermabrasion a suction?
Microdermabrasion helps to gently exfoliate surface layers of skin using abrasion and suction. Microdermabrasion uses fine crystals or minutes diamond-studded tips to abrade the skin and vacuum suction to remove dead skin cells.
What should I put on my face after microdermabrasion?
Clean your face straight after the treatment using a wet cloth and rehydrating toner to remove any dead skin cells left behind. Use a rich moisturizer once you have thoroughly dried the skin. Continue to use it for 4-6 days after your treatment as this will prevent any excessive peeling.
Should you steam your face before microdermabrasion?
How does microdermabrasion work? First, the skin is thoroughly cleansed and steamed. Steam softens the upper layers of skin and opens the pores. Using a handheld device, a mild abrasion will be targeted to specific areas of the skin.
How do I prepare my face for microdermabrasion?
How to Prepare for Microdermabrasion
- Your skin should be product-free. The skin being treated should be free of makeup and creams. …
- Avoid sunburns. Avoid prolonged sun exposure for several days to a week before your session. …
- Don’t wax or shave. …
- Avoid other procedures. …
- Don’t smoke.
Which is better chemical peel or microdermabrasion?
Both treatments are a form of exfoliation of the skin. … While microdermabrasion works well on superficial skin imperfections (some acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and sun spots), a chemical peel is more effective on serious skin problems like deeper scars and wrinkles.
What are contraindications of microdermabrasion?
Although microdermabrasion is safe, there are contraindications to the procedure.
- You Have Moderate to Severe Inflammatory Acne. …
- You Have Rosacea. …
- You’re in the Midst of a Cold Sore Breakout. …
- You Have a Rash, Wound, or Other Skin Irritation. …
- You’re Using Topical Retinoids (Maybe) …
- Your Dermatologist Nixes the Idea.
What is the difference between microdermabrasion and diamond microdermabrasion?
Crystal Microdermabrasion is more like sandblasting – serious clean for hard to reach areas, while Diamond Microdermabrasion can be compared to Sandpaper – best used on softer surfaces but will still deliver the goods.
How often should you use a microdermabrasion wand?
We recommend 1-3 times per week depending on your skin type and condition. To work on a particular area of concern, you can use as often as needed, so long as all pinkness and sensitivity has cleared up from the previous session.