How It Works
A sterilized glass suction tube is placed on the skin surface and variable vacuum is applied through the tube which draws up an area of skin directly under the treatment tube. Through the tube, a stream of fine aluminum oxide crystals is directed against the skin surface effectively sandblasting the surface cells away. The used crystals and abraded skin are drawn away through the tube to a separate waste container to be disposed of at the end of the treatment.
A twin action has been demonstrated microscopically. Old, weathered surface skin cells are removed. This stimulates the production of new cells by the deeper skin layers. This speeding up of cell production produces fresh healthy new surface skin. Secondly, in the deeper dermal layer, supportive collagen fibers are produced more actively.
This may possibly be due to the suction action of the machine. However, the overall result is a reduction in skin blemishes, fine lines and scar resolution.
Usually most people look pink in the treated area for an hour or two afterwards. There is usually no weeping or crusting. Some soothing and healing preparations are usually applied at the end of the session. Makeup can be applied immediately after treatment. Sometimes, in stronger treatments, a secondary loss of skin, like a fine peel, may occur a few days afterwards.
Usually a series of 3 to 6 treatments are necessary to create the desired effect. Once this is achieved, further treatments may be necessary depending on the underlying condition. With aged and sun damaged skin, regular maintenance treatments will retain the benefits.
What Skin can be Treated?
- Sun–damaged and ageing skin on face, neck and chest
- Acne scars and active acne