A Brief History of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive modality for treating superficial skin blemishes resulting from trauma, aging or prolonged exposure to the sun. Medical microdermabrasion became available in the United States in 1998 under the Parisian Peel brand and others. In Europe, where the technology originated, microdermabrasion has been used successfully since at least 1992 to treat acne, fine lines and wrinkles, unwanted pigmentation and other superficial skin damage.
In clinical experience to date, a consensus is emerging among plastic surgeons and dermatologists that medical microdermabrasion adds unique value to their therapeutic and cosmetic armamentarium. Physicians are also reporting that high patient satisfaction with the quick results of microdermabrasion has helped “jump-start” patient compliance to an overall skin care regimen.
How Microdermabrasion Works
Treatment is delivered using an electro-mechanical device such as the Parisian Peel Medical Microdermabrasion System that gently abrades the skin surface using chemically inert micro-crystals and air suction. The clinician uses a handpiece to direct a stream of crystals and mild suction exactly where needed on the patient’s skin. The gentle abrasive action of the crystals combines with the suction to exfoliate the epidermis while uncovering the smooth underlayer to promote a thicker, healthier dermis.
Application of Microdermabrasion
Simplicity makes microdermabrasion both safe and economical to use as an alternative or adjunct to laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels. Treatment can be administered in 15 to 20 minutes by Dr. Buckley.
Patients require no anesthesia, experience no “down time” and can return immediately to their daily activities. Physicians are reporting optimal results after 5 – 8 treatments, depending on the patient’s skin type and condition. Microdermabrasion works equally effectively on all Fitzpatrick Skin Types and can be administered as often as indicated without fear of side effects.
Benefits With Microdermabrasion:
- Improvement of Sun-damaged skin
- Smooth Out Fine lines and Wrinkles
- Improved or Removed Age Spots
- Improved or Removed Hyperpigmentation
- Evened Pigmentation
- Reduced or Removed Acne scars (and some other forms of scarring)
- Improvement in Enlarged or oily pores
- Removal, Improvement or Cleaned Blackheads and Whiteheads
- Improved Post-traumatic Pigmentation
- General Exfoliation/Rejuvenation
- Adjunctive to cosmetic surgery
- Blended post-lasered skin
- Blending and Brightening of Uneven skin tone
- Bring a youthful appearance to dull aging skin
- Improve Keratosis Pilaris (rough skin bumps)
- Improve Some stretch marks
Non-Treatable Conditions Include:
Parisian Peel Medical Microdermabrasion should not be used for the following conditions:
- Malignant cutaneous tumors
- Adjunctive use with Accutane® (isotretinoin)
- Certain keratoses
- Evolving dermatosis
- This is not a method for removing of skin growths
Parisian Peel® is the gentle, non-invasive skin rejuvenation therapy available exclusively from your doctor.
Parisian Peel® uses a directed stream of micro-crystals, combined with vacuum to rejuvenate the skin.
Parisian Peel® is a powerful but gentle anti-aging procedure that exfoliates, refreshes and renews your skin. It is an effective therapy that, when used alone, or in combination with surgery, facials, moisturizing treatments and chemical peels reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, photo damage, brown spots, acne scars and other skin imperfections. Parisian Peel and your doctor can bring a new vibrant glow to your skin that is fresh, vital and rejuvenated!