Wellness dictionary

Little ABC for your spa-break questions ...

In their treatment discriptions, wellness hotels often use technical terms, which are hard to understand for potential guests. We have therefore collected and defined the most relevant terms in our small wellness ABC. A tip: Our wellness dictionary also supports word requests. You don't need to know the exact wording.

Microdermabrasion  -  an intensive peeling for skin rejuvenation by removing the upper skin layer

A cosmetic treatment in which the face is sprayed with exfoliant crystals to remove dead epidermal cells. The technique works the following way: The crystals are applied with high speed on the skin and are removed via vacuum after.

Because of the removed dead epidermal cells, the skin is stimulated to regenerate

and to produce new cells as well as collagen fibres. Furthermore, because of the vacuum effect the blood circulation of the skin improves.

To start with, the skin gets cleaned and then prepared with a fruit acid peeling. Depending on the area to be treated a suiting diamond tip is chosen, which releases cornification. The developing vacuum removes the remaining skin scales. After a microdermabrasion the skin is very receptive for high dosed active agent concentration. Those are injected in the skin via ultrasound. After the treatment a caring skincare is applied. For best possible results the treatment should be repeated within 1 or 2 weeks.

After a microdermabrasion direct insolation should be avoided for a week. Also the treatment is not advisable when the guest has tumors, acne or couperose.