Microdermabrasion is a full skin rejuvenation procedure that is over two decades old. Microdermabrasion uses fine crystals that are powered through high-pressured air systems.
How does microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion first began with sandblasted particles; however, over the years has evolved to implement fine crystals that are driven by air. The pressure can be controlled and the power of delivery can also be tailored to the patient’s needs. This high-pressure system causes exfoliation of the upper layers of the skin and then a closed unit system extracts the debris into a waste container.
Why is microdermabrasion outdated?
What skin conditions can microdermabrasion treat?
Traditional microdermabrasion techniques can certainly improve dull-looking skin. This treatment can help provide a rosy glow for a period of three weeks. Skin turns over within 28 days, so that is also the maximum length that the treatment effects can be seen.
Contrary to popular belief, microdermabrasion cannot treat acne scars. Microdermabrasion is also traumatic to the skin and if performed incorrectly can flare-up certain skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and rosacea.
What is the major point of difference between microdermabrasion and HydraFacial treatments?
At the Fiori Institute of Skin and Body, we have replaced all microdermabrasion devices including diamond microdermabrasion with HydraFacial technology. Microdermabrasion procedures use particles to exfoliate skin whereby HydraFacial uses a special vortex generator device that removes dead skin cells with minimal trauma to the skin. The amount of suction from this device can be precisely controlled with the power delivery system.
The biggest point of difference between microdermabrasion and HydraFacial treatments is the latter’s infusion of vital antioxidants including vitamin E, as well as plant extracts. We also infuse Vitamin A and hyaluronic acid. This final infusion step in the HydraFacial process plumps up the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and acne scars.*
Why is HydraFacial preferred over traditional microdermabrasion treatments?
HydraFacial offers the ability to deliver active ingredients into the skin after the extraction procedure. For example, for acne-prone skin and clogged pores, we confuse the skin with hydroxy acids. AHA fruit acid and salicylic acid peels can loosen up debris and decrease the number of blackheads, whiteheads, oil and overall skin congestion. After the process is completed, the addition of a healing serum, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants completes the HydraFacial treatment.
How long does a microdermabrasion procedure take in comparison to HydraFacial treatments?
Microdermabrasion takes up to an hour to perform, while the newest HydraFacial platforms offer a treatment time of only 30 minutes. The procedure is a lot quicker and less traumatic for your skin due to the use of newer technology.* The infusion process only takes three to four minutes to perform.
What does HydraFacial feel like in comparison to microdermabrasion?
What conditions can HydraFacial treat?
HydraFacial treatments are an excellent skin ‘pickup’. Much like microdermabrasion, the procedure rejuvenates dull, sun-damaged skin, and exfoliates the upper layers of the skin leaving glowing, healthy skin underneath.*
HydraFacial can also:*
Treat skin congestion, reduce oil production (double-pass suction), as well as remove blackheads and whiteheads
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Temporarily improve acne scarring
Improve skin texture and tone, leaving you with refreshed glowing skin
How much does HydraFacial cost in comparison to microdermabrasion?
Typically, HydraFacial only costs 25% more than microdermabrasion; however, the process itself is a significant upgrade. Apart from removing dead skin cells, we also infuse your skin with fruit acids, growth factors, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid. It is this infusion process that prolongs the effectiveness of HydraFacial over microdermabrasion.