What is the operational mechanism behind microdermabrasion?
A closed vacuum system delivers aluminum oxide crystals through a tube and
handpiece creating a vacuum when the handpiece is against the skin. The particle
flow begins when the handpiece is sealed against the skin; particles flow out of
the accelerator impacting the skin and, combined with skin debris, are suctioned
back through the handpiece and tubing into the waste canister. The particle flow
and suctioning stops once the seal is broken.
Is aluminum oxide safe?
Yes. It is the material recognized as the appropriate abradant for the
microdermabrasion procedure. Also, the Material Safety Data Sheet indicates that
AI2O3, (in various forms known as Corundum, White Fused Alumina or Bauxite), is
non-toxic for ingestion, is not associated with adverse skin contact reactions
and is not a known carcinogen.
The aluminum oxide used in the Celluline system has been melted and
recrystallized for 99% purity (e.g. silica-free) but otherwise remains identical
in chemical and physical properties to the native corundum ore.
Inhalation of aluminum oxide is considered a low health risk. Aluminum is the
third most abundant element on earth and is present in innumerable products of
daily living. It is, however, prudent to adhere to the standard precaution of
wearing a facial mask because cumulative exposure to large amounts of any type
of fine particulate (e.g., nail dust) may cause irritation, coughing or
shortness of breath. In addition, the ST Peel equipment is a "closed system"
designed to minimize exposure to ambient dust: the design of the handpiece
ensures that recovery of the crystals from the skin is quite thorough; the media
comes in prepackaged and sealed containers; and both the crystal and waste
canisters are disposable.
Are there any contraindications for microdermabrasion?
It is up to each physician to determine what he or she considers to be a
contraindication for microdermabrasion. However, the following situations are
reported in the medical literature:
Patients are asked to cease use of certain topical agents such as glycolic
acids, alpha-hydroxy acids and Retin-A for a few days before microdermabrasion
Patients who present with certain facial skin disorders may be advised not to
pursue treatment, e.g. acne rosacea or even facial telangiectasia.
If a patient experiences red streaking from the treatment because of over
intense strokes or very sensitive skin, the patient should cease further
treatments until the erythema has fully subsided.
What is Crystal-Free Microdermabrasion?
recent innovation in microdermabrasion is the introduction of crystal-free
media. Particle or grit size of the surface area and vacuum pressure generated
from the microdermabrasion machine work together to determine the degree of
exfoliation as the vacuum pressure pulls skin against the abrasive surface. As
skin is abraded, exfoliated tissue is vacuumed away into a disposable waste
do not recommend the Crystal-free microdermabrasion for pocked areas or scar
tissue since there are no flowing crystals available to abrade irregular surface
All of the abrasives follow
the same microdermabrasion principle—to progressively exfoliate skin to enhance
penetration of the cosmetic products and to initiate new cell growth with no
downtime. By utilizing a system with crystal and crystal-free media, we can
customize microdermabrasion procedures to fit each client’s skin-resurfacing
needs. Patients with any signs of a sunburn should not be treated.
How Microdermabrasion procedure looks like?
The irregular shape and hardness of aluminum oxide crystals makes
the material extremely efficient for numerous skin defects. The vacuum control
located on the machine determines the depth of abrasion and the rate at which
crystals are pulled across the skin’s surface.
How Crystal Free –Diamond
tip Microdermabrasion procedure
After cleansing the treatment area,
esthetician uses the sterile diamond wand to gently exfoliate your skin. After
your treatment, you may choose an optional Oxygen Mask or/ and anti-aging
vitamin mist to optimize your results.
Microdermabrasion Good For Men?
Yes. The procedure and results are the same as for
women, there are no side effects or risks.
Is Micro Derm
Abrasion Dangerous If I Have Rosacea?
Yes. The microdermabrasion exfoliation process worsens
rosacea symptoms (redness, itchiness, flaking) and should be avoided.
Microdermabrasion be performed while nursing?
Yes, but we still recommend that you wait until you
deliver your baby and finish the nursing period before microdermabrasion because
your skin is more sensitive during pregnancy and nursing because hormonal
changes during this and microderm abrasion products may cause irritation,
scarring and may reduce the effectiveness of the procedure.
How Can Microdermbrasion help reduce large Pores?
stimulate collagen production which is why it works on large pores. The vacuum
function of most microdermabrasions tools sucks out hardened oil, dust and other
dirt which may clog your pores. This way, the oil in the glands can again reach
the surface of your skin and your pores can return to their natural shape and
How good Is Microdermabasion for the Face?
It is very beneficial. It can help fight mild acne, acne scarring, clogged
and enlarged pores, age and sun spots, stretch marks, freckles, and fine lines,
tired and dull skin. More severe skin imperfections require more invasive
procedures like laser or chemical peeling.
How Can Microdermabrasion help
eliminate Facial Scars?
Microderma remove the dead skin layer (the outermost
layer) in order to even out skin texture and fade superficial facial scars. Fore
severe facial scarring microdermabrasion might be use in conjunction with other
non-surgical techniques, like deep chemical peels or laser skin rejuvenation.
will I need?
It all depends of patent skin condition, but
in average it is required 4 to 8 treatments spaced from 2 to 3 weeks apart. Most
people should see improvements after one treatment. With multiple treatments,
fine lines, acne scars and enlarged pores become less noticeable and skin looks
more translucent. Maintenance of results requires periodic repeat treatments
after the initial regimen is completed.
Are Man and Women
happy with Microdermabrasion results?
Yes, most man and women who have tried
microdermabrasion say that the procedure successfully improve or removed
superficial aging signs like fine line and age spots, acne scars and made skin
look younger and feel smoother. Some say that procedure cause skin damage,
irritation and dryness, or had no effect whatsoever.
What is the
recovery time after the Microdermabrasion treatment?
Microdermabrasion is the “lunchtime”
procedure. There is very little recovery time needed after Microdermabrasion.
Your treatment area may feel slightly sunburned after the procedure, but this
should last only a few hours. Our staff will recommend a moisturizer to use
after your treatment. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun after
Microdermabrasion, so please wear a high-quality sunscreen with a SPF 25 or
higher. You should avoid Alpha-Hydroxy Acid, Glycolic Acid products and skin
exfoliation scrubs 3-days before and 3-days after a treatment. We discourage the
use of full face make-up, such as liquid foundations or pressed powder
foundations for 24 hours after a treatment.
Microdermabrasion be used with Accutane ?
No, microdermabarasion is not recommended for patients
taking Accutane. Having microdermabrasion while on Accutane may cause
Microdermabrasion treat Acne?
The Microdermabrasion is used first to clean the skin and peel out the dead
cells' layer. In doing that it clears out the blocked pores. The
Microdermabrasion treatment is similar to gently vacuuming your skin. The
Microdermabrasion treatment works in two ways:
1. It heals already existing acne by cleaning the pores;
2. Then by eliminating the dead skin cells' layer, it prevents pimples from
appearing. Pimples are most often caused by dead skin cells that clog the skin's
pores. When you eliminate the dead skin cells the chance of having pimples is
Microdermabrasion does not only cure acne. A very pleasing side effect of
repeating this treatment is increased smoothness of skin by removing minor skin
Who gets Acne?
More than 80% of all teenagers suffer from acne and more than a quarter of them
will have permanent acne scars. About 20% of all adults also suffer from acne.
Microdermabrasion Get Rid Of Acne?
Most anti-acne cleansers claim they penetrate deep down into the pore to remove
dirt and oil which cause inflammations.
Microdermabration clears blackheads out from pores via a combination of mild
skin abrasion and suction. The layer of skin that comes off is very fine (about
10-15 microns) but it has no live cells therefore the skin is not damaged in the
process since only dead skins layers are removed.
The diamond wand or crystals used in microderm abrasion abrade the skin, while
the vacuum sucks up any dead cells and dirt that clog the pores. To treat acne,
micro dermabrasion employs stronger suction to unclog all of the pores.
What type of acne
Microdermabrasion can treat?
A light to mild form of the blackhead and whitehead type of acne. Note, a
moderate to severe acne can’t be treating with Microdermabrasion.
How do I
prepare for the
Celluline recommend that you avoid any the
Acid Peels, Accutane, Retin A, and Sun burn that will leave your skin
sensitive on the day of treatment.
How Celluline Microdermabrasion differs from other?
Celluline offer both Crystal or crystal free Microdermabrasion
that best suits the patient needs with the most advanced third generation (crystal or diamond - crystal
free), computer controlled devices along with competitive prices performed with
professionally trained registered aestheticians. Celluline also analyze and
documents progress before, doing and after procedure with the specialized
other Acne treatment options?
Other Acne Treatments
like Accutane there are many systemic side
effects including birth defects, liver abnormalities, mood
depression, nausea, dizziness, night vision changes , stomach aches
and acne may develop resistance to them if over used
The salicylic acid peels or Beta-Lift peels
which is made with an aspirin derivative. These
peels are not given to patients with an aspirin allergy and are not
recommended during pregnancy.
Blue light therapy
Wavelengths of light (400-475 nm) It works by
killing the P. acnes bacteria.
For the more severe forms of acne need
prescription-strength medication, the important goal is to eliminate
break outs and to prevent scarring.
PCA Peel HQ Free (non-resorcinol
We use the PCA Peel HQ Free (non-resorcinol)
This peel will help unclog the pores, eliminate acne and rejuvenate
It is 1450 NM WAVELENGTH DIODE LASER Used for
acne, acne scarring on the face and back. It is also used for
Vitamins A, C E and zinc
and other nutritional supplements can also help
PCA Peel® with Hydroquinone (non-resorcinol)
This formula is for those who have no
sensitivity to hydroquinone. It will inhibit active acne and correct
post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (brown-spotting) from acne.
Laser resufacing is the method of choice for
scar revision, treatments of acne and the treatment of photo-aged
skin. Some FDA approved lasers for the purpose of acne treatment
- Aramis Erbium Glass Laser by Quantel Medical (1540 nm)
- Smoothbeam Diode Laser by Candela (1450 nm )
- V-Star Pulsed Dye Laser by Cynosure; V-Beam Pulsed Dye Laser by
Candela; N-Lite Pulsed Dye Laser by EU Photonics (577-585 nm)
- Aura and Aura-i KTP Lasers by Laserscope (532 nm )
- Cooltouch Nd:Yg Laser by Cooltouch (1320 nm )
- Profile Nd:Yg Laser by Sciton (1319 nm )
Birth control pills
They can help balance hormones and get rid of
acne caused by hormonal imbalance.
PCA Peel® with Hydroquinone and Resorcinol
Excellent for those with active/cystic acne and
asphyxiated skin (dry on the surface, oily underneath).
Cool Touch Laser
The Cool Touch laser is the nonablative
resurfacing laser of 1320 nm wawelenht. The laser light energy
stimulates the fibroblasts and produce new collagen and elastic
tissue in the skin. The technique has to be applied several times
before the clinical effect is seen. It is mostly used to treat
facial acne scarring.
Only for milder forms of acne - drugs,
cleansers, gels or moisturizers with anti-acne ingredients
Ultra Peel™ I and II
It is a cream containing natural hormones and
vitamins to provide freshening and moisturizing properties to aging
skin. These natural hormones make this peel great for males, as it
helps to counterbalance testosterone levels that create frequent
break-outs during teenage years.
Photodynamic Acne Treatments
or “ALA/PDT treatment is a new procedure that
treats resistant, hard-to-treat active acne as well as older acne
scars. The procedure, which combines light and a special
light-activated topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan.
Levulan is a 20% solution of Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA) The Levulan
is applied to skin and left on for 15-60 minutes. The Levulan is
absorbed by active cells like acne sebaceous gland,. making the
targeted acne cells more sensitive to the light. During the
procedure, the ALA is activated with the correct wavelength of light
within the non-UV blue spectrum.
How procedure looks like?