Exfoliation is an important part of any skin care regimen. Allowing dead skin to accumulate makes the skin look dull and dry. It can also define fine lines and wrinkles and even cause congestion in the pores. There are many ways to exfoliate the skin, one of them being dermaplaning.
Unlike traditional microdermabrasion machines that use irritating and messy particles to exfoliate the skin, DermaSweep MD uses a patented bristle technology to give the skin a noticeable glow. The skin is left smoother as the vacuum action stimulates blood flow, cleans the pores, and removes skin debris. This also encourages collagen formation which will firm and tone the skin.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Preparing for a Microdermabrasion

A week before your procedure it is highly advised to stop using exfoliating products, acids and bleaching creams/products. Along with the discontinued use of retinols and tretinoin (Retin-A) at least 12 hours in advance (day before), do not also conduct any wax or skin treatment.

Please remember microdermabrasion cannot be done if you have active acne, cold sore or open lesions, discontinue the usage of Accutane 6 months prior to having any skin treatment or procedure due to skin sensitivity.

Skin will be cleansed and prepped for treatment. Based on the skin condition, our aesthetician will select the bristle type to use (they range from mild, moderate and aggressive). Once the bristle tip is attached, they will select the suction setting and then the treatment will begin.

What to Expect During a Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion Recovery Time

Immediately following treatment, the skin may be a little pink. This will typically subside in a few hours but can last as long as 24 hours. This is normal.

Consultations are very important when considering any skin treatment. At the consultation patients will meet with one medical aesthetician who will put together a treatment plan along with product recommendations for the patient to consider.

Microdermabrasion Consultations

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does the Dermasweep Microdermabrasion System Work?

Using a vacuum system and an assortment of treatment tips, the DermaSweep MD Microdermabrasion wand gently lifts the skin, removing the top layer and then vacuums away the dead skin. The vacuum cleans the pores and increases blood flow to the skin’s surface to encourage collagen formation.

What Type of Skin Conditions Does Microdermabrasion Treat?

Reducing early aging lines, Hyperpigmentation, Uneven skin texture, Surgical Scars, Uneven skin texture, Acne, Photo damage, Improving overall skin health.

Is Getting a Microdermabrasion Treatment Painful?

The treatment is safe and painless. The final step in the DermaSweep microdermabrasion is the infusion of serums into the skin. These serums will leave the skin feeling cool, hydrated and refreshed. Utilizing bristle technology, DermaSweep treatments eliminate risks associated with traditional crystal microdermabrasion treatments where the aluminum oxide crystals could become embedded in the skin causing irritation.

Will I Miss Work or Need to Stay Indoors After a Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion treatments are a ‘no downtime’ procedure. You are able to return to normal activities immediately following treatment. However it is advised to avoid sun exposure for a few days after treatment. Sunscreen should be worn daily.

How Long Will It Take Before I See Results After a Microdermabrasion?

You will notice a difference in your skin immediately following treatment. However for cumulative change you will need a series of treatments. You can have a microdermabrasion treatment every 2 weeks. Microdermabrasion can also be used as a routine maintenance treatment to enhance your daily skincare regimen.

What Are the Risks/Side Effects of Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a pretty benign skin treatment and carries little risk. The DermaSweep system utilizes bristles to abrade the skin. There is always a possibility that there could be a frayed bristle that could scratch the skin, but this would be very rare. Microdermabrasions are very safe.