Our skin is comprised of seven layers. New skin germinates at the lowest layer and slowly rises to the top where it flakes off – nature’s method of exfoliation. As years pass, the natural process slows and artificial means, such as Microdermabrasion, are necessary to return your skin to its once youthful glow.
What is DermaSweep, MD?
Dermasweep, MD is a revolutionary new particle-free microdermabrasion that uses an innovative bristle tip technology, which causes less irritation to the skin, while at the same time allowing a more comfortable, aggressive, and rejuvenating treatment. DermaSweep, MD is an advanced medical-grade form of microdermabrasion – meaning it is available only to a licensed physician and must be used by a licensed aesthetician under medical supervision.
How does it work?
The system operates using a vacuum pump that gently lifts the skin surface while the device "sweeps away" the dead layer of skin in a precise and controlled manner. The vacuum action of the wand stimulates blood flow and cleanses the pores. The increased blood flow encourages collagen formation, thus firming and toning the skin surface.
What skin conditions can be treated?
DermaSweep, MD is fully customizable to treat patients with the most fragile skin to those with the most resilient. The system provides an unmatched capability to customize each treatment depending on skin type and desired results.
Typical conditions treated include:
- Age lines (wrinkles, fine lines & crows feet)
- Sun-damaged skin
- Hyperpigmentation (regular brown patches and age spots)
- Melasma (irregular brown patches)
- Uneven skin texture
- Surgical scars
- Stretch marks
Medical Microdermabrasion treatments also combine standard exfoliation with the simultaneous delivery of skin specific topical solutions infused directly into the skin. Topical solutions are formulated to treat specific skin conditions:
- Acne — treated with a salicylic acid solution; a medicated solution used for the treatment of acne and clogged pores.
- Dehydrated skin — treated with hyaluronic acid containing aloe vera and chamomile. This solution is especially formulated for normal to dry, sensitive skin.
- Hyperpigmentation — treated with a skin brightening solution, combining hydroquinone, azelaic acid and kojic acid that work together to lighten pigmentation.
What are the side effects?
The treatment is completely painless. You may feel mild tightening or tingling after exfoliation, but the skin will be quite smooth. The moisture of any topical treatment will leave your skin with a cool, refreshed feeling. There are minimal side effects, which is why it is often described as "the lunch hour" procedure.
When will I see results?
DermsaSweep, MD treatments are approximately 45 minutes in length. You will experience remarkable, visible results after only one treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments spaced 10 days to two weeks apart, supported by a daily post treatment routine. Hyperpigmentation, acne scars, fine lines, and stretch marks will continue to disappear gradually over a series of treatments.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
A comprehensive skin analysis is necessary in order to accurately prescribe a targeted treatment that yields the best outcome. The VISIA Skin Analysis system takes all the guesswork out of what is going on at a cellular level of the patient’s skin by taking an in-depth photo of the sub-dermal layers of the skin.