DIAMOND TIP (CRYSTAL-FREE) MICRODERMABRASION (MDA) TREATMENT
Microdermabrasion (MDA) is a rejuvenation technique involving controlled mechanical exfoliation of the skin. MDA was introduced in cosmetic dermatology more than 2 decades ago. Originally, MDA was performed using aluminium oxide crystals and/or sodium chloride salt. Crystal based MDA has a number of “drawbacks” including a harmful effect of crystals that may be inhaled by the client and operator and partial incrustation of the skin with the crystals is also common (it is difficult to remove all the crystals from the skin). In order to minimize skin incrustation with crystals, higher levels of vacuum suction are used on MDA instruments, which may cause an unpleasant sensation and bruising making the MDA procedure more sensitive for the client. It is also difficult to obtain a uniform exfoliation of the skin using crystal based MDA.
The new generation of microdermabrasion is CRYSTAL – FREE. This method overcomes the “drawbacks” of the older method.
ABOUT DIAMOND TIP MICRODERMABRASION TREATMENT
Diamond Tip microdermabrasion is an aesthetic procedure for non-invasive, crystal-free, controlled and uniform mechanical exfoliation of the skin. Diamond Tip MDA is performed using crushed industrial diamonds mounted on the tips of the applicators and a vacuum suction. MDA causes very little or no discomfort while it gently removes the outer layer of the skin. The depth of microdermabrasion with crushed diamonds may vary depending on the skin type and the condition to be treated. Mechanic removal of the superficial layers of the skin promotes skin regeneration, synthesis of new collagen and elastin, and thus has an anti-ageing effect. An improvement in the treated area is noticeable immediately after the first session – skin appears smoother, younger-looking and more radiant. These desirable effects should increase over the course of MDA treatment series.
Microdermabrasion may be performed on the face, neck, décolleté and other parts of the body. It is beneficial for both female and male patients, from the age of 16 years and older, and may be applied to all skin types (including Asian and African skins).
WHAT CAN BE TREATED WITH MICRODERMABRASION?
The course of MDA series will gradually improve the following conditions:
- sun damaged skin
- enlarged pores
- poor/rough skin texture and unclear complexion
- oily and acne-prone skin
- acne scars
- blackheads and white heads
- age spots and superficial pigmentation
- dehydrated skin
- fine lines and mild wrinkles
- stretch marks
HOW MANY MDA TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
Most patients require 5 to 10 MDA treatments, after which a maintenance program can be established. A course of MDA will result in the thickening of the epidermis (the outer skin layer), which will provide the skin with better hydration levels and a long term anti-ageing effect. Depending on the severity of the skin problem(s) and the area being treated, MDA procedures can be performed as often as every 10 days to 2 weeks. In most patients, treatment intervals are 2 to 4 weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER EACH MDA TREATMENT?
Crystal-free microdermabrasion is “the lunchtime treatment” because the procedure takes only 30 to 40 minutes and requires no recovery time, i.e. a patient can return to work immediately after the treatment. Some patients may have mild temporary redness, which subsides within 10 to 30 minutes. As we mentioned above, an improvement in skin texture and complexion is noticeable immediately after each MDA treatment.
Microdermabrasion is a highly effective and non-invasive solution to younger and smoother looking skin.