A growing trend in the microdermabrasion field of cosmetic procedures is that if the ultrasonic microdermabrasion which is a crystal-free alternative to the standard microdermabrasion technique. Instead of utilizing the usual aluminum or zinc oxide crystals to sandblast the dead skin cells from the outermost layer of skin, the machine will use these ultrasonic vibrations which steadily remove the outermost layer of the epidermis while at the same time also stimulating the production of new collagen. In many instances the ultrasonic microdermabrasion procedure stimulates the production of collagen better than any of the other microdermabrasion techniques.
While the standard and most commonly performed microdermabrasion technique uses crystals which are sprayed on the skin at a high velocity then simultaneously the used crystals along with the removed skin cells are then vacuumed away. The procedure is done under anesthesia because it is painful.
Many dermatologists just do not have an ultrasonic microdermabrasion machine so it is important to first call around and inquire as to if anyone in your locale has one as well as if they are certified to use it. Once you find a place you will need to setup a consultation in which you will get a chance to speak directly to the physician that will be performing the procedure. This will also give you a chance to make sure all of your questions about the ultrasonic dermabrasion are answered.
While in this consultation you will also need to discuss what your expectations from the procedure are as well as what your long term goals are. Furthermore you will also need to talk about the long term treatment as in many cases not everything can be achieved from a single visit but rather multiple visits will be needed.
Unlike the standard microdermabrasion technique, the ultrasonic dermabrasion technique does not require anesthesia as there is no real pain associated with it. In general you may feel the vibrations caused by the ultrasonic dermabrasion machine, but these are usually not a big deal. The best part is that the ultrasonic vibrations not only loosens the dead skin cells but it also kills off any bacteria which means you can say good bye to any existing blackheads.
Once the procedure is complete, you will need to use some sun block to prevent damage to these younger living skin cells by the sun. Your physician will also have a list of things for you to do following the ultrasonic microdermabrasion procedure to ensure the best possible outcome.