Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Since 1998, we have been leaders in home microdermabrasion at home!

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What have people experienced with microdermabrasion?

Scientific documentation can be found on all of these conditions with beneficial results: acne, acne scars and pitting, fine lines, rosacea, scars and keloids, hyperpigmentation (freckles and melasma), age spots, dry, rough, and uneven skin tone, dull skin, enlarged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, chicken pox scars, stretch marks, rough and uneven skin, skin discolorations, broken capillaries, sun damaged skin, dehydrated skin, dry skin, oily skin, hypertrophic scars, permanent make-up removal and ingrown hairs.

Already experienced the difference that using a microdermabrasion product daily can have on your skin, you may be surprised at the ingredients in your products, and why ingredients are important...(and some Quick Links for you)

What’s in Your Anti-Aging Products?  (*note highlighted ingredients)

What's in Your Microdermabrasion Product?  (*note the highlighted ingredients)

Shocking New Trend in Anti-Aging Skin Care (hint: Lye)...

Silicones and what are they doing in your skin care products?

Wrinkle Secrets...

What is Microdermabrasion?  (and why it matters)

So, how does it work?

Corundum crystal removes the surface layers of dead skin, and gently chips away at the hard, rigid outer layer of skin, the epidermis. Removal of the top layers of dead skin and bacteria laden debris that can clog pores, allows younger skin cells to the surface. In the Oct/Nov 2007 issue of Modern Bride Magazine, NYC Dermatologist Amy Wechsler, MD explained that the pores of the skin are cone-shaped, and that microdermabrasion removes the surface layer, which is the widest area of the pore, and over time the pore appears smaller.

Are all Corundum Crystals the same?
No, many products on the market use a laboratory synthesized Corundum Crystal made from Bauxite, also called “Alumina”. Bauxite has high levels of impurities and is too soft to impact the epidermis. Bauxite and other fillers lack the natural scientific benefits of Corundum Crystal and are unable to perform the same as true Alpha Alumina Corundum Crystal, that is the preference for microdermabrasion.

So, how does microdermabrasion benefit acne and skin issues?
With the removal of layers of dead skin, the pores of the skin open. Skin issues are often related to skin health. Demodex Folliculorum is a mite that inhabits the sebaceous gland, and many Dermatologists believe, it is the cause of rosacea. People with rosacea seem to have a higher growth of this mite, whose excrement causes irritation, infection and inflammation.

Many people with acne have dehydrated skin, and are told not to use products containing oils. Not all oils are bad! Most of the active alkaloids in natural botanicals come from the volatile oils, of the plant. Although there are many types of acneic conditions, the most common occurrence is a result of clogged pores, from a combination of sebum, the waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of the skin, and dirt and debris from environmental pollutants.

Powders, including the popular mineral make-up bases, can deposit in the pores of the skin, where it combines with dirt and sebum. If it is not removed, all debris can become impacted in skin pores. Most acne causing bacteria are anaerobic bacteria. Silicone-based products leave a film residue on the skin that can impede the transfer of gases. These bacteria thrive in oxygen, starved areas and feed on fatty acids in the sebum.

Microdermabrasion removes the surface layers of skin. Sebaceous glands deep within the dermis secrete an oily substance called sebum. Sebum is the natural moisturizer of the skin, and is usually deposited on the inside of hair follicles, where it is brought to the surface of the skin. Dead skin cells can mix with sebum and become impacted deep in the pores. Microdermabrasion not only removes the dead skin cells and surface debris, it can catch impacted debris, and over time bring it to the surface of the skin. You can see this process happen on your skin.

By removing layers of debris laden dead skin that can cause breakouts, you remove the "food source" that these bacteria thrive upon. Acne causing bacteria do not like acid pH environments.  Use of a home microdermabrasion product made for daily use, is a simple effective solution!

If as noted by Dermatologists, Zoe Draelos, MD, and Peter T. Pugliese, MD in the June 28, 2011 Skin Inc. article, “Microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion”, there is a deeper absorption of product ingredients, such as antioxidmeants and other beneficial nutrients post microdermabrasion. What happens when you use a product that contains comedogenic ingredients such as isopropyl, myristyl myristate and octyl palmitate, petro-chemicals such as propylene glycol, mineral oil, methyl, butyl, ethyl and propylparabens, or irritants such as paraffins, or artificial color and fragrance post microdermabrasion?

If there is deeper absorption of ingredients post microdermabrasion, such as the ingredients below that may be found in the NaturDerm products Chrysalyx™ and Naturdermx™, the maximum results from products, should be achieved post microdermabrasion.

As noted by Dr.’s Draelos and Pugliese, “There is some evidence that repeated microdermabrasion can have a longer-lasting impact on the amount of ground substance in the skin responsible for holding water.” and “In addition, as the skin ages, the bonds between the cells do break easily, and dead skin can accumulate. This is why exfoliation produces a benefit in mature skin. Microdermabrasion can return the skin exfoliation process to a normal rate if performed on a recurring basis.”

What results can we achieve with some of the ingredients discussed by Dr. Schwartz, in his article co-authored with Santiago Centurion, MD and Cristina Solis, RN, titled "Cosmeceuticals" (web MD). The following are quotes from the article Dr. Schwartz.

Robert Schwartz, MD, MPH, Professor and Head of Dermatology, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Pathology, and Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School said the following in his article titled, Dr. Schwartz states:

"Retinoids are possibly the most prevalent cosmeceuticals on the market. Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives present in all living organisms either as preformed vitamin A or as carotenoids. Vitamin A (Retinol) is the prototype of all other retinoids and is necessary for proper growth, bone development, and integrity of mucosal and epithelial surfaces." "Since then, vitamin A and its derivatives have been useful in the treatment of many skin disorders, including ichthyosis, acne, and psoriasis." "Vitamin A and its derivatives have 2 main functions: they act as antioxidants, and they activate specific genes and proteins. Vitamin A also exerts a hormone-like effect on the skin, activating specific genes through nuclear receptors." "Histologically vitamin A and its derivatives induce epidermal thickening, increase mitoses, differentiate keratinocytes, and reduce the number of sebocytes. The dermis shows increased amounts of glycosaminoglycans (GAG's) and anchoring fibrils. Structural changes underlying the cosmetic benefits include correction of epidermal atrophy, deposition of new collagen, generation of new vessels, and enhancement of mitogenesis." "Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is essential for life." "Vitamin C has been used effectively to stimulate collagen repair, thus diminishing the effects of photoaging on the skin. However, vitamin C is easily degraded by heat and light, which along with its high acidity, presents certain challenges for use in a multipurpose skin care formulation." "Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) is the major lipophilic antioxidant in plasma, membranes and tissue. The term vitamin E collectively refers to 8 naturally occuring molecules (4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols), all of which exhibit vitamin E activity." "Vitamin E topically applied before UV radiation has been shown to reduce erythema, edema, sunburn cells, immunosuppression caused by sunlight, and DNA adduct formation." "Alpha Lipoic Acid is a unique free radical protector. It is fat and water soluble. Once Lipoic Acid crossses the cell membrane it is broken down into dihydrofolic acid, which is also an antioxidant. Alpha Lipoic Acid also recycles other key antioxidants, such as vitamin C, vitamin E and glutathione." "Topical preparations containing dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) have been touted for their ability to improve skin firmness and to lift sagging skin." "DMAE is able to diminish the cross-linking of proteins that occurs during aging, probably acting as a free-radical scavenger." "Hyaluronic Acid (HA), or hyaluronan, is the prototype of all other GAGS. Studies have demonstrated that decreased amounts are present in aged skin and that topically applied HA accelerates wound repair. Other studies have noted epidermal regeneration after the application of low molecular weight HA." 

Dr. Schwartz also states, " Cosmeceuticals represent a marriage between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Like cosmetics, cosmeceuticals are topically applied, but they contain ingredients that influence the biological function of the skin." "Resveratrol and polydatins are glucopyransosides found in many fruits and vegetables, the highest concentrations being found in grape skins, which synthesize these compounds in response to exposure to UV-A and UV-B and fungal pathogens. Biologic activities of these glucopyranosides include potent free radical scavenging activity, with cardioprotection and neuroprotection and inhibition of lipid peroxidation simiar to that seen with vitamins C and E." "Polyphenolic compounds (eg, catechins, flavonols, thioflavins, thearubigins), also know as epicatechins, are antioxidant in nature. These compounds, tested against human keratinocyte cells stressed by UV-B irradiation, showed high antioxidative properties." "One of the major and most chemopreventive consituents responsible for the biochemical or pharmacologic effects is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), found in green tea."  


Disclosure:  These are actual stories sent in by customers.  No products, or services were provided.  Customers followed recommended use, which requires daily use.  They are not typical of all customers.  Typical use can expect to see smoothing of the skin within the first week of daily use.

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