a popular technique for removing fine lines and facial wrinkles. In
microdermabrasion, a trained technician applies a wand that provides a steady
spray of abrasive crystals directly on wrinkled or pigmented skin.
little like a miniature sandblaster, these crystals lift the outermost layers
of the skin—it is to be hoped, without any bleeding—and allow new skin to grow
back in without creases, fine lines, wrinkles, or age spots.
can kill healthy skin
a kinder, gentler alternative to cosmetic surgery. Still there is one major
problem with the technique. Microdermabrasion kills healthy skin. The technique
relies on the hope that new skin will come back without blemishes. Moreover, nothing
in dermabrasion supports healthy skin with needed vitamins, essential fatty
acids, or antioxidants.
Skin Treatment does not harm healthy skin cells
Ultrasound is a
better way to attack fine lines and wrinkles, especially for people who are
under 60. Ultrasound bombards the skin with 1,000,000 to 1,800,000 gentle
pulses of sound every second. This setting is about 1/10 to 1/5 the frequency
used in medical imaging. The reason skin care ultrasound operates at a lower,
gentler frequency is that it is the perfect amount of energy for opening
micro-channels in the skin.
For a few
thousandths of a second, ultrasound can move all the living cells in the skin
in an arrangement allowing a molecule-sized channel to form. This channel is
wide enough for a molecule of a nutrient or antioxidant, but not wide enough
for an infectious microorganism or dirt particle. For a few thousandths of a
second, nutrients applied directly to the skin can travel exactly where they
are needed. And a few thousandths of a second is enough for astonishing
But that's not the
only benefit of ultrasound. Ultrasound is calibrated to separate dead skin
cells from the skin, while leaving healthy skin cells intact. Removing the
extra matte from the skin, leaves the skin a little more flexible after each
treatment, so that fine lines and wrinkles slowly disappear. Ultrasound
treatment also gives the smooth an even finish that makes it easier to apply
makeup for even texture and tone.