PowerPeel™ Microdermabrasion Crystals
PowerPeel™ Aluminum Oxide Crystal
Our crystal is made from aluminum oxide, an
inert material manufactured especially for PowerPeel™ to our specifications. This crystal, along with the PowerPeel™ Microdermabrasion System, was submitted to the FDA in 1993 for
510k clearance. Before receiving that clearance, a dermal toxicity
study, demonstrating skin reaction to the treatment with the PowerPeel™
using aluminum oxide crystals, was performed by an independent
laboratory. It was concluded that dermal treatment with this
microdermabrasion system resulted in less skin irritation than
with mechanical abrasion.
Some customers, attempting to save money on
aluminum oxide, have purchased less expensive, but possibly impure
products which are not always compatible with their machines.
The use of non-recommended abrasives may result in damage to the
machine that is not covered under warranty, and can also lead
to inadequate or uneven abrasion.
There is some concern among the general public
regarding aluminum risks. About twenty years ago, a few scientific
studies loosely linked aluminum to Alzheimer's Disease. While
some recommended limiting dietary exposure to aluminum, the concerns
mainly focused upon cooking utensils and aluminum in drinking
water. The studies turned out to be inconclusive. In fact, scientists
have since discovered an enzyme which they believe activates Alzheimer's.
Aluminum can be found in cookware, baking powder,
antiperspirants and antacids. Antacids contain the most aluminum
of any drug. Despite the widespread use of antacids, no disease
has been associated with it.
Aluminum dust is considered a nuisance dust
in the workplace. Nuisance dusts are generally not linked with
any adverse effects on the lungs or other parts of the body when
exposures are kept under reasonable control. There are exposure
limits for aluminum oxide, which is mainly a concern in industrial
At UBS Aesthetics, we have always put safety
first. We believe that although the treatment is perfectly safe,
some crystal may become airborne during treatment, or during the
filling and emptying of the crystal containers. While we know
of no risks other than those specifically outlined on the MSDS,
it is our recommendation that all operators wear a particulate
mask during use, especially those who operate the equipment repeatedly
and for prolonged periods.
WHITE ALUMINUM OXIDE
lbs/ ft3, (1.56-1.66 g/ cm3)
White Aluminum Oxide
is graded to ANSI Standards Table 2 or FEPA sized.
an order, please call or email UBS Aesthetics, exclusive distributor
of PowerPeel™ .
Toll-free: (800) 925-5022