Microdermabrasion – An innovative treatment that promises firmer, healthier skin

Microdermabrasion – An innovative treatment that promises firmer, healthier skin

by Dr Calvin Chan

MICRODERMABRASION IS A treatment that improves wrinkles, skin texture and colour by removing the topmost layer of skin, leaving it more supple and vibrant. It also stimulates the elastic tissue beneath the surface of the skin resulting in a healthier and firmer appearance.

This procedure is ideal for unclogging pores and sloughing off sticky dead skin cells that can contribute to skin congestion and mix with excess sebum to cause acne breakouts and infection. It is also very useful for people with mild acne, acne discoloration and pockmarks, and very superficial acne scars. Individuals with deeper acne scars may expect a much longer series of treatments or likely benefit from physician performed surgical dermabrasion or laser resurfacing.

How it Works

The DiamondTome microdermabrasion or Skin Resurfacing System is an innovative skin rejuvenation technology that produces superior results with absolutely no discomfort or downtime. The precise diamond wand chip size and vacuum settings assure the appropriate amount of exfoliation that will produce uniform results. With DiamondTome, exfoliation occurs only as the wand is drawn across the skin, and there are no loose crystals or other abrasives that contaminate you or the environment.

Each treatment lasts about 15 minutes including prep time and involves two passes unless your skin is very sensitive. Results last for about a month as dead skin builds up constantly.

The treatment requires no downtime from work or social activities. Normal activities may be resumed immediately after treatment.

After consultation, cleansing and skin analysis, a technician will insert a filter and turn on the machine, creating a gentle suctioning effect. The diamond tipped wand will be passed over the skin, removing the buildup of dead and dulling skin cells, as well as gently stimulating blood circulation to the area treated. The suction strength and roughness of the diamond tip will be adjusted according to your skin type, treatment programme, and area being treated.

Pain-free and No Downtime

After the procedure, your skin will look, cleaner, brighter and smoother, and the effect of any treatments of skin preparations following this will be enhanced. Dislodged blackheads, whiteheads as well as dead skin will be caught in the filter.

The treatment is non-invasive, pain-free and requires no down time after treatment. As a precaution, avoid further exfoliation at home for a few days, as this can sometimes be too much for the skin. The length of the treatment and number of treatments vary depending on skin type and condition. Results are gradual but highly effective. Most people experience softer, smoother skin after their first treatment.

Dr Calvin Chan is the director of Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic, located at 501 Orchard Road, #05-11 Wheelock Place.

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