Comparison of Cosmetic Skin Treatments

1. Dermabrasion

This is a mechanical treatment method in which the uppermost layer of skin is removed using a diamond abrader (called a burr or fraise). This method can be used to eliminate minor wrinkles and skin impurities. The skin's appearance becomes tighter, and the skin appears fresher overall. This treatment, however, cannot be performed without medical supervision, and, depending on the extent of the treatment, may require local anesthetic or a state of twilight sleep. The healing time is up to 12 weeks; a sun block must be worn on the skin for up to 6 months following the intervention. Given the complexity of the intervention and the need for anesthetics, this is not at all appropriate for home use.

Main applications:

  • Surface scars
  • Acne scarring
  • Wrinkle smoothing (exception: eyelids)
  • Liver spots
  • Abnormal pigmentations

2. Laser therapy

Similar to dermabrasion, a laser used on the skin requires extreme precision, and belongs in the hands of a trained professional. Even this method requires local anesthetic, or even general anesthetic under certain circumstances. Depending on the severity of the intervention, the skin needs several weeks for full wound healing. Unwanted skin tissue is "burnt off" at high temperatures generated by laser. This treatment is called for particularly in the case of severe and difficult-to-repair skin changes. Again, this type of treatment is in no way suitable for home or personal use.

Main applications:

  • Hemangioma (strawberry marks)
  • Port-wine stains
  • Couperose
  • Tattoo removal
  • Permanent make-up

3. Galvanic treatment

Galvanic systems for treating skin are now very common, and there are a number of different systems for home use. Small, electric currents use the effect of iontophoresis to deliver a chemical through the skin. The mechanical effectiveness (micro-massage), however, is only of limited effectiveness, and most protein-containing biomolecules cannot be transported into the skin using galvanic systems, because the flow of current denatures the molecules, thus rendering them ineffective. For galvanic treatment, one always needs special additional products with ionizing properties to obtain lasting success. One advantage of galvanic systems for the user is that there are now systems that can be used for the scalp. There is, however, still no scientific proof of hair re-growth.

Main applications:

  • Transporting activating skin substances (various additional products)
  • Light massage effect
  • Pore-deep skin cleansing
  • Wrinkle and line smoothing

4. Cosmetic ultrasound

The use of cosmetic ultrasound is to date the safest, most effective and most natural treatment for a beautiful, healthy, youthful skin, and is completely without side-effects. It has a broad range of applications, it is easy to use, it is enjoyable, it is absolutely pain-free and it does not take up a lot of time. The combination of mechanical and thermal actions and the use of sonophoresis allow unbelievable and rapid results, with a considerable improvement in the overall skin's appearance. The innovative new development of the alloy-free titanium sonic head of the SkinDream TITANIUM significantly optimizes its effective actions, while no allergic reactions of any kind are to be expected. The SkinDream TITANIUM is designed for safe personal use, and guarantees the world's highest developmental level for your personal beauty spa at home.

Main applications:

  • Wrinkle smoothing
  • Slack skin areas
  • Spider veins
  • Couperose
  • Liver spots
  • Pigmentations
  • Impure skin
  • Acne
  • Scarred skin tissue
  • Burns
  • Stretch marks
  • Cellulite / orange-peel skin (small skin areas)