Microdermabrasion is a way of gently removing the stratum corneum, which is the dead outer protective layer of the skin. It provides a bit of a barrier to the sun and anything that comes into contact with the skin, but it also gets in the way of absorption of beneficial products as well as skin turnover to promote skin metabolism.
Hydrodermabrasion uses water in conjunction with a diamond tip to gently exfoliate the skin. It is adjustable from extremely light to very aggressive so that we can tailor the treatment to the individual and their goals. This allows us to simultaneously infuse products that can hydrate, lighten, tighten pores and reduce acne or fortify so that the procedure is really 2 in one. Even the most sensitive-skin individual may benefit from a silk peel that has been adjusted for their skin type.
How do I know if I need DERMALINFUSION®?
Patients looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, age spots and acne concerns with no downtime are good candidates for this procedure. Patients who have diabetes, autoimmune disease, history of cold sores or have had injectable fillers in the area to be treated should let us know prior to having the DERMALINFUSION® treatment. All skin types can benefit from the DERMALINFUSION® treatment.
How does DERMALINFUSION® work?
The DERMALINFUSION® can help anyone who has acne, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, brown spots, mild wrinkles, skin dullness and large pores. Unlike other micordermabrasions, the DERMALINFUSION® System combines non-invasive exfoliation with deep delivery of patient-specific solutions directly to the skin – without the use of crystal or other chemical exfoliants. DERMALINFUSION® is exclusively offered through facilities with medical directors on staff, and isn’t available at a typical day spa or salon. The procedure is non-invasive and even soothing; delivering the results you want without harsh chemicals or uncomfortable treatments. The DERMALINFUSION® is a 30 minute treatment and patients can return to activities immediately.
What benefits can I expect?
To jump start your new skin we recommend 3-4 treatments 2 weeks apart and maintenance every 2-3 months. However, even one silk peel will usually refresh your skin for up to six weeks!
What are the risks and side effects?
Usually there is no downtime with the DERMALINFUSION®, but some patients can experience tightening of the skin and mild exfoliation. Post treatment the skin may be slightly pink but this should last for about one hour.
Prior to treatment all potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you by your medical provider and cosmetic coordinator.
How will I look and feel during and after the treatment?
Your skin care professional will choose one or more of our specialized Pro Infusions, formulated to address a variety of skin conditions. The DERMALINFUSION® infuses these products deep into the skin where they are most effective. The solution delivers hydrating, antioxidant, acne-fighting and pore-reducing, and/or lightening infusions into your skin. After cleansing and preparing your skin, your esthetician will perform the procedure with the specialized hand-piece.
The treatment uses a closed-loop vacuum system resembling that of a wand to exfoliate the skin. An aesthetician will recommend the appropriate topical to infuse the skin and stimulate new cell growth. Each pass gently abrades away dead skin, thoroughly and evenly exfoliating while infusing the treatment solution into the skin. Your skin immediately looks clearer and brighter and definitely feels smoother and your makeup will go on easily.
Patients can return back to work post treatment or resume their everyday routine. Mineral makeup is recommended as it heals and soothes the skin without irritation post procedure and covers up possible redness which should lighten after a few hours.
Can this be combined with other treatments?
The DERMALINFUSION® may be combined with many other cosmetic treatments in our office such as Photorejuvenation, Tissue Tightening Lasers, BOTOX Cosmetic and Injectable fillers. Many patients choose to undergo combination treatments in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result.