Microdermabrasion (Vibradermabrasion) Scar Treatment
Smooth away scars with Microdermabrasion at Allura Skin and Laser Centre in Mississauga!
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion works by using a vibrating exfoliation paddle to remove the outer layer of the skin without stretching or pulling of the skin. This treatment not only rejuvenates your skin’s appearance but also helps smooth out bumps and skin irregularities such as scars.
The vibration and exfoliation also helps in the absorption of topical creams such as those used in the reduction of the appearance of scars. These will be absorbed up to 500% more with the use of this treatment. The scar treatment creams are able to penetrate your skin much more effectively, aiding in the healing of your scars!
How Does It Work?
Since it’s development in Italy in 1985, Microdermabrasion has become an increasingly popular.
This non-invasive procedure is used for skin rejuvenation, and the treatment of acne and certain acne scars.
The procedure uses the abrasive qualities of aluminum oxide crystals in conjunction with mild suction, to gently remove dead skin cells and surface debris.
It’s a simple, painless and rapid procedure, which can be performed in an office setting, with minimal recovery time.
Until recently, there had been a scarcity of peer-reviewed literature published to assess its efficacy.
Microdermabrasion uses aluminum oxide crystals to gently ablate the skin. The machine used to perform the treatment is a closed loop system that works under vacuum pressure.
Particles of aluminum oxide are drawn, under suction, from a container and pass over the skin though a small hole at the end of the hand-piece.
At the same time, the skin is sucked into the handpiece under the vacuum pressure while the crystals pass over that area. The crystals are then collected in a reservoir and discarded.
The particle flow rate and vacuum pressure determine the amount of skin contact with the particles.
More aggressive treatments can reach the superficial papillary dermis. The degree of exfoliation is determined by the vacuum pressure, particle flow, the speed and movement of each pass, as well as the number of passes over a given area of skin.
What areas respond best to the treatment?
Microdermabrasion is recommended for anywhere on the body:
Face, Back, Arms, and Legs.
How many Microdermabrasion treatments do I need?
The number of Microdermabrasion treatments depends on the severity of your scars. Typically, the minimum number of treatments is 4 to 8 sessions.
You can call or visit our Mississauga location to learn more about our Microdermabrasion (Vibradermabrasion) scar treatment service.
Or learn about additional skin care treatments.