What is a Dermasweep?

DermaSweep is actually a type of microdermabrasion.  Traditional microdermabrasion uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells.  It is usually done on the face, but can be done on other parts of the body, and the treatments make skin look brighter and feel smoother.  After a series of several treatments, microdermabrasion can even make fine lines appear smoother and skin tone appear more even.  Instead of microcrystals, DermaSweep uses a special brush tip to exfoliate the skin (see image below).

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This exfoliation is combined with gentle suction to help sweep away the outer layer of dead skin cells and to unclog pores.  After the exfoliation stage, different solutions can be applied using this same tip; these may include salicylic acid to improve acne, hydroquinone to address brown spots, or growth factors to improve fine lines and wrinkles.  A DermaSweep treatment takes about 15 minutes, and there is no downtime.  You may have some mild redness that lasts for a half hour afterwards, but you can apply makeup right away.  You should also wear sunscreen when out in the sun for the next few days (and ideally all of the time!)

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Disclaimer: This webpage is for general information only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical illness, or give any specific medical advice. Because medical knowlege is constantly evolving, I cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information in this blog.

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