Still a popular first-line therapy, microdermabrasion is performed daily in dermatologic and aesthetic practices, as well as medspas worldwide. Ultrapeel II® from Mattioli Engineering Corp. (Arlington, Va.) stands apart from diamond-tipped microdermabrasion systems by providing safe, effective and hygienic treatments via sterile disposable consumables rather than reusable components that require repeated sterilization. Additionally, physician intervention is largely unnecessary during sessions, making the device ideal for use by ancillary staff.
Ultrapeel II is one of the most reliable and versatile devices of its kind on the market. According to dermatologist Lawrence Green, M.D., medical director of the Aesthetic & Dermatology Center in Rockville, Md., and associate clinical professor of dermatology at George Washington University School of Medicine (Washington, D.C.), “We tried several different systems, but once we tried this one we stuck with it. It is a completely closed, sterile system. Everything that touches a patient has never been used on any other patient.”
Flow regulation with Ultrapeel II is designed to be as efficient and clean as possible; thus, the microdermabrasion crystals flow beneath the disposable treatment tip and are suctioned away. Vacuum power and crystal flow can be adjusted to accommodate a variety of needs and is completely safe for users and patients alike. Pressure of the tip on the skin is adjustable from levels one to ten as well.
“Modulation of crystal flow and tip pressure allows us to accommodate different treatments or individuality of skin type, whether rough or sensitive, oily or dry, making it very versatile,” Dr. Green said.
Ultrapeel II also features a built-in pedal-operated air compression, enabling deeper treatments. Among the variety of treatable conditions are aging skin, wrinkles and superficial rhytides, minor scarring and stretch marks, enlarged pores, localized pigmentation, acne and blemishes, as well as a pre-treatment before other therapies.
Chelsea Madill, a licensed clinical aesthetician at Dr. Green’s office, performs microdermabrasion with Ultrapeel II regularly. “I think this device sets us apart from other offices,” she stated. “I find the safety and sterility extremely appealing. Once I mastered the machine, I fell in love with it. It is so easy to provide even, consistent treatment because I can see where we’ve treated, which also shortens procedure time and saves powder because we’re not over-treating.” According to Ms. Madill, crystals left on the surface after treatment can be massaged into the skin for additional exfoliation.
Patients love Ultrapeel II microdermabrasion. “Feedback is always very positive,” Ms. Madill reported. “Patients I’ve spoken with who have had other microdermabrasion treatments say this is better and more efficient, and provides a smoother result. Those who have used this for years often try other things, but then come back because they just love the Ultrapeel II. The results are outstanding.”
“As a community we’ve been doing microdermabrasion for decades and some things have changed over that time,” Dr. Green pointed out. “Ultrapeel II definitely has new features that other machines don’t, but Mattioli has maintained some of the features other devices have moved away from, that in my opinion improve patient safety. It merges the best of the old and the new to deliver safety, sterility, consistency and versatility.”