Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation process to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. The main advantage of this technique is that it is gentle and requires no significant change in normal activities. Sante Medical uses the DiamondTome microdermabrasion system, which requires no crystals to create the abrasive action.
How Microdermabrasion Works
The DiamondTome Microdermabrasion provides a safe, precise, controllable and selective mechanical exfoliation of the skin surface. Removing the dead skin leaves a smoother surface and promotes new skin growth. The controlled peeling and rapid healing that follows microdermabrasion promotes renewal of skin surface cells and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin within the deeper layers of the skin. Treatment is possible with minimal postprocedure care and few restrictions on normal work or social activities follow.
Commonly Treated Conditions
Microdermabrasion can provide improvement in irregular skin tones, aged and sun-damaged skin, including:
- Fine lines and minor wrinkles
- Blotchy irregular skin colour
- Blackheads and whiteheads
- Superficial scars
This result include softer, smoother and more youthful appearing skin.
In those cases where conditions are more severe, photo facial rejuvenation and laser resurfacing may be more appropriate to achieve the results you are looking for.
Wands remove layers of skin through a polishing action using natural diamond chips (available in four different micron chip sizes to insure proper resurfacing for each individual ‘skin type). Resulting dead skin is vacuumed off in a controlled manner. The DiamondTome Microdermabrasion is usually painless, with minimal discomfort
The number of procedures required may vary depending on the nature of the individual patient’s concerns and their overall response to treatment.
Following the Procedure
Immediately after the DiamondTome Microdermabrasion treatment, any residual skin debris is brushed off. The area is then rinsed and dried and a moisturizing sunscreen is applied. The skin may be slightly red and sensitive for a short period of time.
To provide continuous long-lasting improvement, it may be beneficial to have a maintenance treatment every one or two months.