Mechanical Cleansing Of Skin
A recent concept in skin cleaning is epidermabrasion - this is, literally, mechanically rubbing off the dead cells from the skin surface. Various substances are available - among the most familiar are a variety of granules (sand, sawdust, silica and pumice) and slowly soluble abrasive materials (like sodium tetraborate decahydrate). These granules can also be incorporated into soaps and creams and form the basis of some of the peeling face-masks available in the market.
What Is Ideally Used For Epidermabrasion:
Other materials for epidermabrasion are sandpaper, hemp cloth, cellulose of the luffa plant, sea-sponges and man-made sponges of cellulose and polyurethane. Woven webs can also be used for epidermabrasion, the best known being the ubiquitous wsh cloth, which provides a very delicate level of epidermabrasion. The most recent development in epidermabrasion technology is the use of non-woven polyester webs. Most skins tolerate this treatment well, though it should definitely be avoided on the very dry skins.
Use Of Epidermabrasions:
Physical-mechanical exfoliation with the nonwoven polyester fiber web sponge is an effective adjunct to the treatment of comedonal and pustular acne. However, if you have sensitive or irritated skin, avoid mechanical cleansers such as cleansing grains, brushes and loofahs.
The micro-epidermabrasion treatment is one of the best preventive and corrective treatments for aging skin. Age thins out the dermis and thickens the corneous layer. Micro-epidermabrasion triggers the skin's repair mechanism. Allowing the dermis to form new collagen and elastin fibers, the skin then becomes thicker and more functional. The corneum is thinned to reveal a beautiful glowing skin. Clients will see a general improvement in skins texture with the first treatment; however a series of 6 - 12 treatments provides optimal skin rejuvenation benefits.
The most recent advance in mechanical exfoliation is the technique of microdermabrasion, which uses micro-fine crystals of aluminum chloride, corundum or sodium chloride to literally "sandblast" the dead cells from the skin with a vacuum or air-pulsing wand. It was first introduced in the US in the mid-90s and has been in use in Europe for many years. Some of the conditions that can be treated with microdermabrasion are:
aging and sun-damage
some types of acne scars and acne
fine lines and wrinkles.
The results include improved skin tone, refined pores, a healthy glow to the skin, even skin color, fewer acne breakouts, renewed elasticity and a diminished appearance of scars and stretch marks. True microdermabrasion requires extensive training and in some areas can only be performed by medical professionals. Although, some cosmetics companies have developed and marketed a much milder process of microdermabrasion that can be purchased and used in the home.
Exfoliation Of Skin