DermaSweep™ is an advanced microdermabrasion procedure that gently sweeps away dead surface layers of the skin with a vacuum device to produce fresh, younger-looking skin and a renewed appearance. Patients with sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other unwanted skin problems seek this treatment to effectively enhance their complexion with no downtime and minimal side effects.
Using different treatment tips, additional topical skin solutions and adjustable vacuum pressure, patients can achieve optimal results for the treatment of wrinkles, fine lines, dull skin, acne, surgical scars, uneven skin texture and more. The gentle techniques used as part of the DermaSweep™ procedure are considered a worthy alternative to traditional microdermabrasion and other exfoliation procedures.
Candidates for DermaSweep™
The DermaSweep™ treatment is considered ideal for any patient with dull, damaged skin seeking to improve their overall appearance gently yet effectively. It can be performed safely on patients of all skin types, as each treatment is completely customized for the patient’s individual skin needs.
It is important for patients to have realistic expectations for treatment, and understand that this procedure cannot completely reverse the signs of aging and other unwanted effects, but will instead enhance your skin to a more pleasing appearance. Your doctor will evaluate your skin prior to treatment and determine whether or not you can benefit from this unique procedure.
During the DermaSweep™ treatment session, the vacuum device is moved gently across the skin of the targeted area to lift the surface layers in a clean and controlled manner. The suction from the vacuum also stimulates blood flow beneath the skin and cleans out the pores for a smoother and fuller complexion with increased collagen production.
This treatment may also include Epi-Infusion technology, which combines exfoliation with topical treatments for the patient’s unique skin needs to maximize results. Topical solutions used in this procedure may include salicylic acid for acne, hyaluronic acid for dehydration and hydroquinone for hyperpigmentation, among others.
Each treatment session takes about 30 minutes to perform and is painless for most patients with no need for anesthesia. There are no messy and painful crystals used so patients can easily achieve their desired results.
Results and Recovery
After the DermaSweep™ procedure, patients may experience a pinkish glow that lasts for about 30 minutes, as well as some tightening or tingling, but often enjoy an immediate refreshed feeling. You will be able to return to work right after treatment, but may be asked to refrain from wearing makeup for the rest of the day, although many patients feel that makeup is unnecessary anyway because of their revitalized complexion. The results of this procedure are visible right away and will continue to improve with ongoing treatments.
The number of treatment sessions required depends on each patient’s individual condition, and will be determined by your doctor. Many patients notice effective results from a series of four to six treatment sessions spaced two weeks apart. Treatments may be continued on an ongoing basis in order to maintain results and attain the enjoyable fresh feeling achieved after each session.
Safety of DermaSweep™
DermaSweep™ is considered a safe treatment for patients of all skin types, especially when performed by an experienced doctor. There is less irritation involved with this procedure than other types of microdermabrasion, allowing for a more comfortable treatment experience. It is important for patients to avoid direct sun exposure and tanning for a few days after treatment, as exfoliated skin lacks some of its natural protection. Your doctor will provide you with specific post-treatment instructions in order to promote proper healing and reduce the risk of side effects.
To learn more about the DermaSweep™ procedure and to find out whether or not this treatment is right for you, please call us today to schedule an appointment.
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