Microdermabrasion is a gentle yet effective treatment that uses an exfoliating material and a machine applicator to “buff away” the top layers of skin where lines, wrinkles, and acne damage can be found. The result is new, fresh, more youthful skin.
Crystal-free microdermabrasion at Laser Cliniqúe
Traditionally, crystals have been used to effectively “blast” dead cells off the surface of the skin, and then both the crystals and skin cells are vacuumed off the skin’s surface. However, this can be problematic. Not only can it be damaging and even painful for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin; it also poses the risk of loose crystals getting into the eyes during this procedure.
This is why we offer crystal-free (non-particulate) microdermabrasion in San Diego. Using this method, no foreign particles are introduced to the surface of the skin. Instead, a diamond-tipped instrument is used to exfoliate the skin, and then a suction function to remove the dead cells. The diamond tip is four times harder the crystals, and has been shown to be twice as effective at removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells for a healthier, rejuvenated appearance. Other variations of crystal-free microdermabrasion include the use of various reusable or disposable paddles to exfoliate the skin.
While the cost of crystal-free microdermabrasion is a bit higher than the traditional method, it’s typically considered the best choice, and preferred among those with sensitive skin.