What Is Microdermabrasion?
The ancient Egyptians are said to be the first to use dermabrasion skin care techniques to improve their skin. Kings and queens used alabaster and pumice to remove blemishes and rough spots and make their skin smooth and soft.
Microdermabrasion is a technique for removing the topmost layers of skin leaving it supple and vibrant. It can reduce the effects of aging on our skin. Years of sun exposure and the aging process take their toll on the skin, creating lines, wrinkles, and changes in texture and color. Not only is the face a likely victim of these changes, but the neck, chest, cleavage, arms and hands may be affected as well.
Microdermabrasion improves wrinkles, skin texture and color by exfoliating dead skin cells on the surface of your skin leaving it softer and smoother. Microdermabrasion also stimulates the elastic tissue beneath the surface of the skin resulting in a healthier and firmer appearance. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, pain-free and requires no "down time" after treatment from work or social activities.. This skin care treatment is ideal for people on the go.
Microdermabrasion treatment series vary from four to ten sessions depending on the condition being treated and the type of skin. Leading plastic surgeons and dermatologist regard the NewApeel® system as being more gentle and affective than other exfoliating systems, even at higher settings. The length of the treatment and number of treatments vary depending on skin type and condition. Results are gradual but highly effective for clearer, healthier looking skin. Most people experience softer, smoother skin after their first treatment.
|-Reduction of minor to moderate early aging fine lines: Your defense against aging
-Minor revision of scars
-Sun damaged skin: Face, neck, &shoulders
-Reduction of acne scars
-Rejuvenation of overall skin health
-Extraction of blackheads and whiteheads
-Viral Lesions, Herpes simplex (active), et al.
-Oral Blood thinners
-Tattoos - not effective
The NewApeel® Aesthetic Exfoliation system with DiamondTomeTM Wands is an evolution in microdermabrasion.
NewApeel® offers a twenty-first century skin care technology for applying the millennia old technique of dermabrasion. By eliminating the powders and crystals (aluminum oxide and salt) NewApeel® has made skin rejuvenation the clean, controlled procedure it should be.
Wednesday July 4, 2001
Their faces are their fortunes. But long hours under hot lights and heavy makeup can wreak havoc on a celebrity's skin. So what's the secret to keeping faces looking fresh?
Vera Brown says, "I can honestly say that I have never seen anything that is more beneficial than the diamond dermabrasion." Skin specialist to the stars, Vera Brown says diamonds are not only a girl's best friend, but also their best beauty secret. "It's a tip that is made of fine, fine diamond and when it goes over the skin, there's no redness."
Diamond microdermabrasion peels away dead skin and reduces wrinkles, acne scars, and brown spots. It's a kinder, gentler twist on an old procedure. You may have heard of microdermabrasion. Crystals sand blast the face leaving skin red and sore.
Mary Becker was looking for a more pleasant peel. So she visited Vera's Retreat in the Glen. Using the diamond tipped wand, the top layer of skin is removed while a gentle vacuum takes away the dead cells. Next a cooling is mask is applied. Then the face is massaged with a vitamin-filled cream to help new skin cells grow. Finally, air is blown over Mary's face to cool and re-moisturize.
Afterward Mary said, "I feel great. My skin feels really fresh and tingly." Diamond microdermabrasion, seems like this treatment's is a real gem!
"The DiamondTomeTM Wand peel is a new type of microdermabrader offered by Richard G. Glogau, clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco. It uses a "diamond encrusted wand to vacuum the skin, so you get a more even abrasion without the gritty residue of the sodium bicarbonate crystals," he says.
October 2000...a new machine that is under the brand name of NewApeel® doesn't even use particles. Instead, it resurfaces with "a diamond-chip-encrusted wand" with variable grits. Like in regular microdermabrasion, this machine uses suction, and the doctor can turn it up or down to control the depth of the procedure. It's also supposedly less drying than the aluminum-oxide crystals.
HOLD THE FACE-LIFT Until recently, microdermabrasion, the skin-resurfacing treatment (about $200), meant bombarding your face with tiny crystals shot through a wand. In the NewApeel® microdermabrasion system by Altair, a diamond-encrusted tip replaces the crystals, polishing the skin and reducing fine lines, large pores and mild acne scars. We heard about it at New York plastic surgeon Norman Pastorek's office where skin care specialist Janice Pastorek told us that patients love it because it's more comfortable (and less messy-no particles flying around), yet the results are more dramatic.