Abralase features the precision of a handpiece projecting a flow of fine aluminum crystals. Small (100-micron) particles of aluminum oxide are mixed into the airflow, and they are then delivered to the surface of the skin. After the particles stream across the skin surface, they are sucked back up into the machine along with the cellular debris.
The Abralase procedure
After the particles stream across the skin surface, they are sucked back up into the machine along with the cellular debris. The operator can control the intensity of the abrasion, starting from a light exfoliation of the skin, progressively increasing up to a deep exfoliation in specific areas, if necessary.
Abralase: Clinical cases
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Microdermabrasion with Thermopeel?
Microdermabrasion is an effective method of skin peeling to treat acne scars, fine wrinkles, sunspots and other skin conditions. No chemicals or lasers are used in microdermabrasion, only aluminum oxide micro crystals are gently sandblasted against the skin, leaving it smooth and fresh. Microdermabrasion also promotes collagen production, helping the skin rejuvenate faster.
Is Aluminum Oxide Safe?
The aluminum oxide crystals used in microdermabrasion are perfectly safe and non-toxic if ingested. They don’t cause adverse skin reactions and are not a carcinogen. During the procedure, the eyes will be protected to avoid discomfort.
Is the treatment painful and what should I expect after the procedure?
The treatment is not painful and downtime is marginal, some patients fell a slight stinging when it first starts. After the treatment the skin might be mildly red, but this usually lasts as long as 24 hours. The following day, dryness , similarly to the effects of a mild sunburn may be present. It is advisable to moisturize the skin during the first few days, and avoid sun exposure for at least a week.