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By: Danielle Tsoklis
Posted: June 11, 2008, from the October 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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In the 1990s, microdermabrasion helped to revolutionize the industry by offering estheticians the ability to resurface the skin safely by using a noninvasive process. Pigmentation, acne scarring and stretch marks were treated effectively with natural mineral crystals. The results were astonishing.
The new millennium saw the introduction of photo treatments using LED. This nonthermal procedure utilizes the natural visible light spectrum with its different wavelengths to trigger a rejuvenation process throughout skin layers, similar to the effect of the photosynthesis process in plants.
What would happen if all of these treatments were used together at the same time? Considering the timeline of esthetic product development, the next logical step should be the integration of microcurrent, microdermabrasion and LED into a service matrix that enables each to build on the strengths of the others, therefore multiplying the effects and the results.
Although each of these applications is available separately, it is only with their intelligent combination in a single session that truly amazing results are possible. Always check your state’s regulations to ensure that an esthetician is able to perform all the functions of your multiple-modality machine legally. Log on to www.SkinInc.com/resources/931607.html for the complete contact information of each state’s cosmetology board.
The interaction of multiple technologies allows for the production of previously unattainable results and can reduce the number of treatments needed to achieve the desired effects of facial rejuvenation, including a reduction in fine lines, pore size and pigmentation. There also is an improvement in texture and tone, as well as in skin tightening. Clients enjoy a pleasant, more comfortable experience coupled with better results. Most importantly, multilayer skin rejuvenation properly treats the skin at three different levels—the epidermis, dermis and muscles—the very areas where surface problems originate.