I have written about the art of exfoliation and stand by the importance of peeling, but it is important that we choose the right type of exfoliation for us. As an esthetician, I can’t enough great things about Aquabrasion because it yields such good results without the pain and irritation of traditional microdermabrasion methods.
This treatment uses high pressure saline solution to clear away dead skin cells instead of aluminum-derive crystals or diamond tips. Even the more natural microdermabrasions that use walnut kernels or sea salt use friction abrasion to peel, which isn’t appropriate for all skin types. What is impressive is that the Aquabrasion has been excellent for almost everyone I’ve seen. Because it uses water, it is cooling and does not create heat, reducing the incidence of inflammation. Also it blasts the skin with moisture so dehydrated skin types do not become dried out. This is also good for sensitive complexions because dehydration leads to more irritation, so this treatment mitigates this nicely causing less redness.
The Aquabrasion has been described to be akin to a car wash for your face, or a hose down of your pores. While this don’t sound glamorous, its the results that we can revel in. I have found is excellent for clearing up acne. The saline solution is disinfecting as well as the Aquabrasion wand does not actually touch the skin, so the likeliness of spreading bacteria is much lower. Acne is also often inflamed and this form of peeling does not aggravate it. One of my clients emailed me raving about how much more clear her complexion was after one treatment and said that it also helped her cysts heal faster.
This spa service is also great for anti-aging, because the water blasts onto the skin, it creates a bit of pressure. Our skin likes the slightest bit of trauma so that it can bounce back and regenerate stronger and healthier. Along with this, when the saline is misted onto the surface of the skin’s tissue it creates microscopic openings in the epidermis. This helps to push oxygen into the skin, making complexions feel pumper and more firm almost right away.
But while this treatment may not feel uncomfortable, don’t let that fool you on how deep it exfoliates. You can rip and tear the skin, making it bleed if you aren’t careful – so like with all peels, I recommend you only have a pro do this for you. You can even do extractions with the Aquabrasion machine and it can blast impurities out of your pores when using a more narrow and specific wand piece.
So if you’re looking for a deep cleaning facial service that can even be used on hypersensitive skin, try the Aquabrasion – its multiple benefits can treat more than one beauty ailment at a time.