Bio Brasion vs. Microdermabrasion
If you’re thinking all of that sounds great, but it also sounds a lot like microdermabrasion, you’re not wrong. The treatments are very similar, but there are a few factors that set Bio Brasion apart. “Microdermabrasion, while effective for exfoliating the surface of the skin had some negatives associated with it,” Rouleau says. First, the crystals that spray out of the hose are often uneven and unpredictable. “So you kind of have an uncontrolled amount of exfoliation.” Secondly, the suction used can be quite strong. “So anyone with weak capillaries and redness could have some damage,” Rouleau says.
Bio Brasion, on the other hand, uses a lower suction, so you're not pulling and tugging at fragile capillaries and there’s no risk of damage. It’s considered controlled exfoliation because it uses a diamond-head tip (not crystal), which ensures a consistent amount of abrasion. “And unlike microdermabrasion, it’s performed on wet skin,” Rouleau says. “An acid-based foam is applied to the skin to instantly start to loosen up dead cells, so when the Bio Brasion hand piece goes over the skin, it works to remove the dissolved cells.” All of that boils down to more effective, deeper (and risk-free) exfoliation.