Dermasweep microdermabrasion is a fast, customizable cosmetic treatment for fresher, healthier, younger-looking skin. It can be performed on the face, neck, décolletté, hands, and arms. It’s an effective three-step procedure that exfoliates the top layer of the skin, increases microcirculation in deeper tissue, and replenishes key skin nutrients. Dermasweep is suitable for men and women looking to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, skin laxity, and other skin concerns. It can also be used to gently improve pigmentation issues such as rosacea and blemishes.
Everyone has unique skin problems. Many of us suffer from dull, dry skin, while others experience oily, hard-to-manage skin that breaks out easily. People facing these problems often turn to over-the-counter solutions to help. However, the vast majority of these products can only do one thing at a time. They fail to provide deep, satisfactory cleansing that simultaneously resurfaces, hydrates and delivers key nutrients. The best thing about Dermasweep microdermabrasion is that it’s customizable. The device has multiple interchangeable bristle tip attachments of varying firmness and length. This means each treatment can be tailored to your specific aesthetic requirements!
Speak to double board-certified plastic surgeon and skin expert Dr. Alyson Wells about the unique benefits of Dermasweep microdermabrasion and discover silky-smooth, radiant skin you can be proud of! Call Baltimore’s premier cosmetic treatment provider at Valley Plastic Surgery and Medi Spa at (410) 628-8200, or fill out an online form to inquire about Dermasweep microdermabrasion and the other services offered by Dr. Wells.
- 1 About Microdermabrasion
- 2 Benefits of Dermasweep Microdermabrasion
- 3 Candidates for Dermasweep
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Results
- 8 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 9 Cost of Dermasweep Microdermabrasion in Baltimore
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References
Microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive skin resurfacing treatment, and one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States. (1) It mechanically exfoliates superficial layers of the epidermis. This treatment type is not only shown to be an efficient way to address a variety of skin conditions, but also to enable the deep absorption of active substances deep into the skin. (2)
A three-step Dermasweep microdermabrasion procedure can treat:
- Dark Patches
- Dry Skin
- Dull Skin
- Enlarged Pores
- Fine Lines
- Laxity (Sagging)
- Oily Skin
- Sensitive Skin
The epidermis is the outermost layer of the three layers of skin: the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis. Our epidermis is a remarkable organ which is composed of five different layers.
Stratum Corneum – The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the skin that functions as the primary barrier between our bodies and the outside environment. It serves to protect the body from damaging elements and retains essential moisture.
Stratum Lucidum – Below the stratum corneum is a thin layer known as the stratum lucidum, which is only found in areas of thick skin throughout the body such as the soles of our feet and the palms of our hands. Fibers responsible for skin elasticity are found here, as well as proteins that control skin cell degeneration.
Stratum Granulosum – Also known as the granular layer, the stratum granulosum contains mature keratinocytes – epidermal cells that produce large amounts of keratin, the protein that makes up the structure of our hair, skin, and nails.
Stratum Spinosum – The stratum spinosum is the second deepest layer of the skin. It contains desmosomes (protein complexes that anchor cells to one another). The main function of this layer is to enable keratinocytes to mature.
Stratum Basale – The deepest layer of the skin is the stratum basale. It is a single-cell thick layer that separates the epidermis from the dermis.
Microdermabrasion treatments remove the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, but also affect the deeper layers of the dermis and epidermis. (1)
What Makes Dermasweep Different?
A Dermasweep procedure is multiple skin treatments in one convenient procedure! Unlike other microdermabrasion techniques that blast microcrystals to exfoliate the skin, Dermasweep lifts and clears debris from the stratum granulosum with uniquely designed bristle tips. This micro-resurfacing technique also promotes the production of collagen, a key structural component that strengthens and supports the skin. What’s more, Dermasweep employs Epi Infusion technology which enables essential nutrients to be dispatched directly into the skin. As the bristles gently exfoliate the surface of your skin, boosting oxygenation in the treatment area, Epi Infusion delivers tailored, advanced infusions of skin-strengthening ingredients such as growth factors, hyaluronic acid, peptides, AHAs, and vitamin C. After only 30 minutes, you’ll rediscover silkier, restored, vibrant skin once more!
Benefits of Dermasweep Microdermabrasion
Our patients love Dermasweep treatments to help them prepare for special events, or to simply give their skin a welcome makeover! There are many benefits, which include:
- Effective treatment of skin imperfections
- Smoothing of uneven texture
- Balance for dry or oily skin types
- Improved circulation
- Restoration of skin vibrancy
- Fast, comfortable procedure
- Tailored nutrient infusions
- Suitable for all skin types
- Minimal/no downtime
Candidates for Dermasweep
Dermasweep is an effective solution for many aesthetic skin conditions. Ideal candidates are patients who have dull, blemished, discolored or textured skin. These patients wish to soften and brighten their complexion, even skin tone, and promote skin health in one fast, pain-free procedure. And, unlike some other skin resurfacing treatments, Dermasweep microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types! Although it’s a highly versatile, comprehensive skin treatment, a Dermasweep procedure may not be for everybody. Microdermabrasion is not a good fit if you have any of the following conditions: (3)
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
- Skin Cancers or Growths
- Keloid Scars
- Viral Lesions
- Active Cold Sores
- Vascular Lesions
Additionally, patients who are pregnant or who take blood thinners cannot receive Dermasweep treatments. Speak to Dr. Wells about safe alternatives to microdermabrasion.
Start making your plan to achieve radiant, beautiful skin! To find out if Dermasweep is right for you, book a private consultation with Dr. Wells to discuss your treatment options. Book with us now by completing our online contact form or by calling (410) 628-8200.
During your personal consultation, we will listen to your skin concerns and offer our expert advice. Please feel free to ask questions and show us the areas you’d like to treat with a Dermasweep procedure. We will use this opportunity to take a close look at your skin quality, and note the presence and types of imperfection. Once we have completed a thorough evaluation of the area you wish to treat, we’ll know if Dermasweep microdermabrasion is right for you and schedule your treatment.
It is essential to follow some simple guidelines prior to your Dermasweep procedure to get the most out of your session.
- The week before your procedure, please stop at-home skin exfoliation treatments. We also advise you to increase your sun protection by wearing high SPF sunscreen and avoiding direct sun exposure where possible.
- A few days before your Dermasweep treatment, please avoid the use of any retinoid treatments and skin care products that contain acids and increase sensitivity.
- Arrive for your treatment well-hydrated and well-rested!
Dermasweep microdermabrasion is an amazingly fast, straightforward procedure. In just one session, our patients see noticeably smoother, brighter skin that looks healthier and more youthful. A session begins after the skin is cleansed, dried, and prepared. We will attach the appropriate bristle tip for your skin onto the Dermasweep wand. We will then switch the machine on, and slough off dead skin in the treatment area. The bristles exfoliate, while the suction removes debris from the skin’s surface. The motion of the bristles also turns skin pinker as it stimulates blood flow, encourages microcirculation toward the surface, and promotes new collagen production. Some patients compare the feeling to a sandpaper-like sensation, but this treatment is otherwise painless.
The buffing motion of the next stage of the treatment continues to refine and smooth pores gently with a softer bristle attachment, while simultaneously infusing the tailored nutrients chosen for your treatment. These serums contain nourishing and replenishing properties that help to strengthen and repair the skin after exfoliation. We will finish your treatment by applying moisturizing serums to nourish and protect your newly resurfaced skin.
You will notice silky smooth, brand-new skin immediately after your treatment. After the temporary redness has resolved in just a few hours, you will experience a brighter-looking complexion that will continue to revitalize itself with fresh collagen production and increased blood flow. Our patients see their results last and maintain balanced, healthy skin, helping them look their best, and “red carpet ready”.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Dermapen Microneedling is a treatment that attains similar results to a Dermasweep treatment. It’s also minimally-invasive, but instead of suction and exfoliation methods, dull, blemished skin can be addressed with tiny medical-grade needles. When applied to the skin, these needles create micro-channels which induce a healing response, resulting in boosted collagen production, and renewed, healthier-looking skin!
Many of our patients choose to receive Botox at the same time as their Dermasweep treatment. Botox is a neuromodulator which, when injected into targeted muscle groups, disrupts their messages to the brain. The muscle is no longer able to contract and cause dynamic wrinkles and lines in the forehead, at the corners of the eyes, and in other areas of the face prone to showing signs of aging. Botox can therefore smooth out skin for a more youthful appearance.
Cost of Dermasweep Microdermabrasion in Baltimore
The cost of your Dermasweep treatment will depend on the treatment choice you make at your personal consultation, and the number of sessions you choose. Valley Plastic Surgery and Medi Spa currently offers Dermasweep microdermabrasion sessions individually or in packages of five. Please speak to us to discuss your preferences and be sure to read our Patient Resources section on our website for further information. To book your consultation, call us at (410) 628-8200.
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How soon can I wear makeup after a Dermasweep procedure?
It is advisable to wait 4-6 hours before applying makeup after a Dermasweep procedure, though many people choose to wait a full 24 hours before applying foundation, to maximize their results and avoid unnecessary irritation.
Can I get any other treatments at the same time as Dermasweep microdermabrasion?
Yes! Many patients choose to receive Botox at the same time as their Dermasweep treatment. Please speak to your provider about combining services at your initial consultation.
How many Dermasweep sessions do I need to get noticeable results?
Patients notice fresher, smoother skin after just one Dermasweep treatment. However, longer-lasting, more striking results will occur with multiple treatments at suitable intervals.
- Shah, M., & Crane, J. (2021). Microdermabrasion. StatPearls. https://www.statpearls.com/ArticleLibrary/viewarticle/25105
- Havemeister, J., & Chilicka, K. (2018). Effect of diamond microdermabrasion on oily skin: a case report. Medical Science Pulse, 12(3), 32–35. https://doi.org/10.5604/01.3001.0012.1690
- Terms and Disclaimers. (n.d.). DermaSweep. Retrieved March 18, 2022, from http://dermasweep.com/terms-and-disclaimers/#:~:text=Individuals%20with%20the%20following%20conditions