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Microdermabrasion: Choice is Good!

2019-03-13

Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation procedure that removes part of the horny layer of the skin. Its goal is to make the skin softer, smoother and more even, while stimulating it. But what does a microdermabrasion treatment look like, exactly? The answer will vary according to the type of device used.

Two distinct procedures

For more than 20 years, the default method has been to launch corundum crystals at high speed with a specialized stylus. Used crystals as well as dead skin cells, dirt and other impurities are simultaneously suctioned off thanks to an integrated vaccum system. Microcrystal-based microdermabrasion is a tried-and-true method: efficient, comfortable and flexible. Then why is it that we see it being slowly replaced by the new diamond-tip devices?

This question requires a nuanced answer. There are things about which this new technology is a definite improvement. For starters, diamond-tip microdermabrasion devices such as Dectro’s own Sophy Diamond allow for direct contact between the abrasive surfaces and the skin. Because no volatile particles are involved, it is now possible to safely treat zones closer to the eyes and mouth. Diamond-tipped dermabrasion is also an easy technology for professionals to deal with. It is also more economical in the long run, since one does not need to keep buying crystals to continue operating the device. That being said, the end-piece still needs to be cleaned and sterilized after each use. As for those who claim that diamond-tip dermabrasion treatments allow for more comfortable treatments, this we leave for the individual to decide.

Why choose when we can enjoy both?

We hope you’ll draw from this cursory discussion that the traditional microcrystal treatment method is by no means obsolete. One could even agree that it is preferable in some cases. Indeed, microcrystals can be a more efficient way to deal with highly irregular surfaces, as a stream of particles is by nature better suited to conform itself to the uneven features of the skin. This treatment method also offers more power output in order to deal with deeper-set lesions. Last but not least, because corundum is inert matter, it is not subject to contamination. There also is no need to clean and sterilize the end piece, as it is designed to be single-use only.

Therefore, if both methods have their utility, why choose one over the other? That very idea was the driving force behind development of the VitaPeel at Dectro. Thanks to this device, one is able to seamlessly transition from one technique to the other in order to use the strength of each, according to circumstance.

One is a good thing, but two it definitely better!

Here are two videos showing you both treatment options in action. The first one using the diamond tip technique:

 

And here is corundum crystal technique. Notice the eye protection.

 

News

New: Microdermabrasion Diamond Tips

2015-05-11

Dectro is innovating by offering microdermabrasion devices that combine 2 mechanical exfoliation techniques! Indeed, according to the skin type it is now possible to select either diamond tips or microcrystals on any Dectro-made microdermabrasion device.

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Aesthetics

What is Microdermabrasion?

2014-08-22

Initially, microdermabrasion was only performed by professionals in the medical field to correct important skin imperfections for their clients. However, since its introduction in the 1970s, microdermabrasion has greatly evolved. This method, created in Italy, was adapted to the field of aesthetics in the mid-80s. Thirty years later, microdermabrasion has become an essential treatment in most North American beauty institutes. Continue Reading…

Aesthetics

What causes pigment spots?

2013-07-08

Pigment spots are the result of repeated and unprotected sun exposure, but they can also be caused by a genetic predisposition, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, contraceptive or antibiotics intake. The skin can also become pigmented due to inflammation after sustaining an injury, an irritating intervention or after prolonged exposure to UV rays.
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Aesthetics

Can we perform microdermabrasion in summer?

2013-05-27

We have long considered it best to abstain from performing microdermabrasion in summer, but in doing so, we have deprived our clientele of excellent results! Don’t forget that for you, this means one less service to offer during the season. Take California for example: they have been practicing microdermabrasion for many years, even at very warm temperatures, and with great success. Continue Reading…