Office Parisian Peel Microdermabrasion Unit Review

Aesthetic Technologies (ATI), the maker of the Parisian Peel microderm system, claim to be the leading manufacturer of microdermabrasion equipment for the medical industry. Produced and marketed since 1998, their machines have become popular, so much so that the company now claim that the brand name "Parisian Peel" is synonymous with the entire microdermabration process. It is true that many patients, aestheticians, dermatologists and even surgeons refer to micro derm abrasion as "parisian peel" but is it really that good?

But before continuing, you might want to read about the top three micro dermabrasion kits reviewed on this site: Youthful Essence, Dermanew and Neutrogena (also see my latest microdermabrasion kit review, the Personal Microderm System).

The cost of Parisian Peels systems is difficult to find out, because the manufacturer is reluctant to giving out an exact price unless they are convinced that you really intend to buy the machine. For the sake of this review, I found a second-hand Parisian Peel machine on eBay.

The starting bid for the used Parisian Peel machine was $13,000. It's actually a good thing that the price is so high that it's prohibitive, because buying and using a micro derm machine in the privacy of one's home without specialist advice is dangerous, to say the least.

What Is Parisian Peel Microdermabrasion Machine?

Parisian Peel microabrasion machines are designed exclusively for medical use (surgeries, dermatology offices, etc). Since clients of dermatology clinics or beauty salons don't know the type of machine that has just been used to perform micro dermabrasion on their skin, we had difficulty finding consumer reviews.

How Does Parisian Peel Work?

Parisian Peel microdermabrasion works similarly to other professional machines:

Where the Parisian Peel is different to other microdermal abrasion machine is the improved lightweight, high-precision hand-held device designed to keep the professional's wrist in a neutral position to minimize fatigue. The other specific benefit of the Parisian Peel is the dehumidification system which helps prevent the appearance of clogs and keep crystals loose and free-flowing.

Parisian Peel results can be enhanced through a combined therapy of ultrasound and their own signature Satin C Serum.

Types of Parisian Peel Microderm Machines

Medical Grade Microdermal Abrasion Machines

Here are the four Parisian Peel system models produced and sold to the medical industry:

  1. The Prestige:
    • Retractable, telescoping handle and wheels for easy movement during treatments.
    • Digital information displays.
    • The fingertip compression control allows for more effective treatment than with a standard foot switch.
    • Easily viewed crystal volume through an illuminated window.
    • Dimensions: 35 x 14 x 15 inches (89 x 36 x 38 cm).
    • Weight: 80 lbs (36 kg), crystals not included.
  2. The Esprit:
    • Full abrasion power (to treat both superficial and deeper skin damage on the face, hands, and neck).
    • Unique Ergonomic Hand piece.
    • Fingertip Compression Control.
    • 3 HEPA Air Filters (for a clean treatment environment).
    • Dimensions: 15 x 17 x 16 inches (38 x 43 x 41 cm).
    • Weight: 40 lbs (18 kg), crystals not included.
  3. The Classique:
    • Fully refurbished and upgraded machines at lower prices.

These systems are the original Parisian Peel models, with new ergonomic hand-piece, re-engineered to use disposable waste canisters, new tubing, and new filters.

  1. Duette:
    • A combination of crystal microdermabrasion and the patented DiamondTome crystal-free skin resurfacing system.
    • The specialist handling the machine can easily switch from one treatment to the other not only between patients, but also during the same treatment.

Parisian Peel also sells a signature skin care line. The top of the line product is the SATIN C Lipid Soluble Vitamin C serum. It is designed to be administered after a Parisian Peel micro derma brasion treatment or as separate corrective therapy.

The other products in the Parisian Peel skin care line are:

Parisian Peel Microderm Abrasion Chart Review

Overview
What Is It? Parisian Peel is a brand of office micro dermabrasion machines.
How Much Does It Cost? Unknown
Advertised Results Works on acne scars, stretch marks, large pores, clogged pores, fine wrinkles, age spots, hyper pigmentation, uneven skin texture, dull skin.
Rating from Reviews No consumer reviews found
Where To Buy It From?
  • Exclusively at the manufacturer/dealers
How To Use Parisian Peel Microderm Unit
Professional or Personal Kit? Professional machine (salon, spa, clinic machine)
Does The Manufacturer Offer Training? What's this? Yes
Ease of Use Rating out of 5 stars - 5 stars easiest, 1 star most difficult
Can Be Used On
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolleté
How Frequently Can You Use It?
  • Once every 2 weeks
How Long Does It Last For? Indefinite
What To Do After Treatment?
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Apply nourishing and hydrating moisturizer
Can You Use Makeup After Treatment? What's this?
  • No makeup
  • No foundation or powder
Parisian Peel Unit Safety & Risks
When To Avoid It?
  • Malignant cutaneous tumors
  • In conjunction with Accutane (isotretinoin)
  • Certain keratoses
  • Evolving dermatosis
Is It Safe To Use? Yes
Side Effects What's this? None mentioned
Can It Irritate Your Skin? What's this? Yes
Can It Cause Scarring? What's this? Yes
Can It Cause Skin Damage? What's this? Yes
Can It Cause Acne Breakouts? What's this? Yes
Can It Cause Bruising? What's this? No
Does It Leave Your Skin Red? What's this? Yes
Does It Make The Skin Age? What's this? No
Parisian Peel Microdermabration Results
How Long Does It Take To See Results? One use to a few uses, typically
Is It Effective? Yes
How Long Do Results Last? What's this? Three months
Does Parisian Peel Microdermabrasion System Help
Remove Acne Scars? What's this? Yes
Erase Wrinkles And Fine Lines? What's this? Yes
Get Rid Of Blotchy Skin? What's this? Yes
Minimize Enlarged Pores? What's this? Yes
Eliminate Freckles? What's this? Yes
Treat Hyperpigmentation? What's this? Yes
Remove Sun Spots? What's this? Yes
Even Out Skin Tone? What's this? Yes
Remove Age Spots? What's this? Yes
Get Rid Of Stretch Marks? What's this? Yes
Stimulate Collagen Production? What's this? Yes
Get Rid Of Blackheads? What's this? Yes
Unclog Pores? What's this? Yes
Get Rid Of Whiteheads? What's this? Yes
Improve Complexion? What's this? Yes
Restore Dull Skin? What's this? Yes
Make Skin Smoother? What's this? Yes
Remove Tattoos? What's this? No
Remove Vergetures? What's this? No
Can You Use Parisian Peel Micro Dermabrasion On
Rosacea What's this? No
Active Acne What's this? Yes
Eczema What's this? No
Psoriasis What's this? No
Keratosis What's this? No
Lupus What's this? No
Severe Skin Disorders and Infections What's this? No
Broken or Abraded Skin What's this? No
African American Skin What's this? Yes
Sensitive Skin What's this? Yes
Dry Skin What's this? Yes
Acne-Prone Skin What's this? Yes
Can You Use Parisian Peel Microderm After
Retin-A What's this? Yes
Accutane What's this? No
Retinol What's this? Yes
Differin What's this? Yes
Restylane What's this? Yes
Chemical Peel What's this? No
Glycolic Acid What's this? Yes
Salicylic Acid What's this? Yes
Laser Resurfacing What's this? No
Can You Use Parisian Peel Microdermabrasion When
Pregnant What's this? No
Nursing What's this? No
Ingredients In Parisian Peel System
Sponge What's this? No
Cloth What's this? No
Applicator What's this?
(changeable parts)
Yes
Crystal Cream What's this?
(type of crystals used)
No
Brush What's this? No
Vacuum System What's this? Yes
Pre-care Products What's this? No
Post-care Hydrating Cream What's this? No
Post-care Nurturing Cream What's this? No
Post-care Calming Cream What's this? No
Other Kit Contents What's this? No
Manufacturer
Who Makes It? Aesthetic Technologies
Where Is Aesthetic Technologies Located Colorado, USA
How Long Have Aesthetic Technologies Been Making A Microderm Machine? 1998
Specialized In Microdermabrasion Only? Yes
VIP Or Expert Endorsement No
Available In US, Canada
Before And After Pictures No
Microderm Machine Pictures Yes
Do They Send Out Samples? N/A

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Micro Derma Brasion As Good As Chemical Peels?

A: Chemical peels involve applying a mild acid solution to the skin that exfoliates the upper layers of the skin, while Microdem abrasion is a mechanical peel that uses a stream of crystals (or a diamond tip wand) and suction to gently exfoliate the skin. Deeper chemical peels can be more effective than micrdermabrasion treatment. because they exfoliate a thicker layer of skin, thus being able to remove deeper skin imperfections. On the other hand, a deep chemical peel requires 14 days downtime and involves serious side effects like flaking, redness and swelling.

Q: Does Micro Derma Brasion Make Face Scars Improve?

A: By removing the top layer of skin, microdermbrasion evens out skin texture and helps fade superficial face scars. Deeper face scarring needs more invasive non-surgical techniques, like deep chemical peeling or laser facial resurfacing.

Q: Does Ponds Micro Derma Abrasion Work?

A: The Self microderma abrasion cream from Ponds works for some people and doesn't work for others. There are many happy customers who say that Ponds creams does make their face feel smother and look young. On the other hand, there are some unhappy people who say the kit is either too harsh, causing them skin irritation and breakouts, or not very effective in reducing superficial scars and fine wrinkles. The only way to find out if the kit is effective for you is to try to obtain a free sample and test the formula on your skin.

Q: Can Micro Derm Abrasion Be Used On Skin Complexion?

A: This procedure exfoliates the top layer of skin which consists of dead skin cells. Microdermabasion machine stimulates collagen production, essential to a beautiful skin complexion and also evens out skin texture and tone.

Q: Does Microdermabasion Work On Fine Lines?

A: Microdermabarasion system is effective on fine lines. It evens out skin texture through abrasion of the top layer of skin. The effect is a reduction or even total removal of fine lines.

Q: How Long Is The Skin Red After Micro Derm Abrasion?

A: Redness following microdermabasion fades in a few hours after the procedure.

Q: Can I Use Microdermabration On Your Neck?

A: Over The Counter microdermal abrasion kits can be used on your neck as long as it's especially formulated as a face micodermabrasion kit (unless otherwise stated). Using a body cosmetic microderm abrasion product on your neck may be too harsh and result in irritation. Clinic microderm abrasion is suitable for use on the neck.

Q: What Cream To Use After Micro Dermabration?

A: You only need three products after micro abrasion treatment: a mild cleanser to remove all micro crystals, a rich moisturizer across the treated area and generous application of sunscreen, for at least a month after treatment. If you want to speed up the recovery process, you need copper based lotions (to heal the skin), Vitamin A, C and E formulas (to increase skin elasticity) and thermal water absorbing cloths (to calm down any swellings or itchiness).

Q: Is Micro Dermabrasion Good For Acne Scars?

A: By removing the top layer of the skin, office micrdermabrasion diminishes or even removes superficial acne scars. Deeper acne scars require a more invasive procedure, like deep chemical peeling or laser resurfacing.

Q: Can Young People Use Micro Abrasion?

A: Microdemabrasion is safe for young people of all skin types but most doctors recommend it for patients aged 14 and older, mainly because they want to make sure that all major hormonal changes are over and the results of the procedure are as good as they can be.