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What is microdermabrasion?

In microdermabrasion, the upper skin layers are removed in a controlled manner with the aid of small crystals. The crystals consisting of aluminium oxide, salt or diamonds are blasted onto the skin at high speed and then sucked off again by a vacuum. The removal of the upper skin layers stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. After the treatment, active ingredients can be applied to the skin, which can now penetrate deeper into the skin.

What is treated with microdermabrasion?

Wrinkles on the face and neck/décolleté
Pigment disorders
Horny skin areas
Stretch marks (e.g. after pregnancy)
Skin impurities and large pores 

Effects of cosmetic microdermabrasion

  • Skin becomes more elastic and firmer with finer pores.
  • The wrinkle depth is significantly reduced.
  • Active ingredient absorption of the skin is optimized.
  • Activation of the skin’s own collagen and elastin production (deep effects).

How many treatments are necessary?

As a rule, 6 to 10 treatments are recommended. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to completely eliminate a skin problem.

At what intervals do the treatments take place?

💫 The first 4 treatments usually take place in weekly intervals.
💫 The following treatments take place in monthly intervals.

What is the advantage of this method?

The advantage of this method is that it’s also suitable for darker skin types 4-6.

What is the disadvantage of the method?

With a mechanical peeling, such as microdermabrasion, even healthy skin is quickly damaged

What are the costs for a microdermabrasion treatment?

The costs range from $80 to $200 and depend on the size of the skin area to be treated and the duration of the treatment. Microdermabrasion can be performed by a family doctor or a cosmetic studio.

How long does a microdermabrasion session last?

A session usually lasts between 30 and 90 minutes and almost any area of the body can be treated.

Is microdermabrasion suitable for melasma treatment?

Microdermabrasion is only conditionally suitable for melasma treatment. The cause of hyperpigmentation, the overactive melanocytes (pigment-forming skin cells), lie in the deeper basal layer of the skin and not on the skin surface. Microdermabrasion only works on the immediate skin surface.

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