DermaSweep microdermabrasion is a procedure in which the dead outermost surface of the skin is partially or completely removed by light abrasion, to remove sun-damaged skin and to remove or lessen scars and dark spots on the skin. The procedure is not very painful and requires no anesthetic. DermaSweep can be used medically for scar removal when the scar is raised above the surrounding skin, but is less effective with sunken scars. DermaSweep can also be used for treatment of acne, but must be repeated periodically to be effective. The following questions are the ones we hear most often.
What is microdermabrasion?
DermaSweep offers the latest innovations in particle-free microdermabrasion and revolutionary patent-pending treatment bristle tips for tailored and optimal results.
What is skin resurfacing or skin rejuvenation?
Skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenation are terms commonly used to describe microdermabrasion. There are different methods of skin resurfacing ranging from sand blasting to chemical peels. DermaSweep eliminates the discomfort of sand blasting and utilizes particle-free technology.
How does DermaSweep work?
DermaSweep features a closed system with a variable level vacuum pump that gently lifts the skin surface as the device "sweeps away" the dead layer of skin in a precise and controlled manner. The skin is left smoother as the vacuum action of the wand stimulates blood flow and cleans the pores. The increased blood flow encourages collagen formation thus firming and toning the epidermis.
Using the Epi-Infusion option, skin specific solutions can be directly applied to the skin leaving patients with fresher-feeling and better-looking skin. DermaSweep's patent- pending treatment tips are available in up to 9 combinations for comfort and precise results. Selecting the appropriate tip, infusion solution and adjustable vacuum pressure delivers safe, controlled and optimal results.
What skin conditions does DermaSweep treat?
Most everyone can enjoy the DermaSweep’s rejuvenation benefits. Typical conditions include:
• Reducing early aging lines
• Sun-damaged skin / photo damage
• Melasma (irregular brown patches)
• Revitalize dull skin
• Reduction of fine lines
• Hyper-pigmentation (brown patches and age spots)
• Improve and control acne
• Refine enlarged pores
• Uneven skin texture
• Surgical scars
• Improving overall skin health
Is DermaSweep safe?
Absolutely. Every DermaSweep professional is trained and certified. Carefully following our treatment protocol, DermaSweep treatments are one of the safest, lowest-risk, age defying procedures available.
Why is DermaSweep better than other exfoliation and microdermabrasion treatments?
Our revolutionary microdermabrasion system eliminates the messy and painful crystals often used by alternative systems to remove dead skin. Dermasweep features a closed system with a variable level vacuum pump that gently lifts the skin as our bristles "sweep away" the dead layer of skin in a precise and controlled manner.
Bristles really matter! DermaSweep enables airflow through the bristles to allow the skin to be gently drawn into the bristle for a more effective and less irritating exfoliation.
Our polyester or nylon bristle tips fully eliminate the mess and hazards associated with traditional crystal systems. Even more, the patent-pending bristles prevent the build-up of keratin on the wand that has been a problem with other particle-free systems.
This unique, efficient use of vacuum pressure and bristles are then customized for each treatment depending on skin type, desired level of exfoliation and results.
DermaSweep result are a clean, consistently effective treatment that patients/clients enjoy. Patients/clients see a noticeable skin improvement with fewer treatments and improved results even with the first treatment.
What is DermaSweep’s Epi-Infusion?
DermaSweep Epi-Infusion treatments combine exfoliation with the delivery of skin specific topical solutions, leaving patients with fresher feeling and better looking skin. DermaSweep’s topical solutions are formulated to treat specific dermatological conditions. The solution is applied under vacuum pressure at the same time the system exfoliates the epidermis. Our esthetician will render an effective treatment tailored to each patient's unique skincare needs. Examples of Epi-Infusions are Vitamin C, Salicylic Acid, and Hyaluronic Acid. The Epi-Infusions will be decided at each DermaSweep appointment.
Is the treatment painful or come with side effects?
The treatment is painless. The hazards associated with traditional microdermabrasion are eliminated. DermaSweep does not use aluminum oxide crystals that can remain embedded in the skin and cause irritation. Our revolutionary, patent-pending bristle tip technology causes less irritation to the skin while at the same time allowing a more comfortable, aggressive and rejuvenating treatment.
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.
An anti-oxidant enriched sunscreen is essential to use afterwards since the exfoliated skin has temporarily lost some of its natural protection to the environment. It is recommended to avoid sun exposure and tanning for a few days.
What will my skin look after treatment?
Your skin will be instantly smoother and you will notice a vibrant glow after the first treatment. Hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, fine lines, and stretch-marks will lessen gradually over a series of microdermabrasion treatments.
When will I see results?
Your skin will have a warm, pinkish glow that may last up to 30 minutes. Your post treatment care is simple and easy and will be explained by your physician or spa professional.
How long will the results last?
Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments spaced over 10 days to two weeks apart, supported by a daily post treatment routine. If you’re undergoing microdermabrasion in combination with laser skin rejuvenation (photorejuvenation or chemical peels), then the results will last much longer.
Will I miss work or need to stay indoors?
The DermaSweep treatment can be done during a normally scheduled office visit and in most cases you can return to your normal activities.
However, it is advisable to avoid direct sun exposure for at least a few days after your treatment.
What will I do after the treatment?
A home skincare regime will be recommended to maintain the results of your treatment.