It gently lifts the skin surface, as the device "sweeps away" the layer of dead skin resulting in a deeper peel and polish of your skin. The procedure involves the use of a vacuum, to increase blood circulation in the treated area, and the DermaSweep bristle tip, to remove the epidermal layer of the skin, in conjunction with an infusion of topical skin solutions. The combination of removing the epidermal layer and increasing blood circulation stimulates collagen and fibrin formation. Indications for use for DermaSweep include the treatment of: fine wrinkles, blackheads and whiteheads, sun-damaged skin, superficial age spots, oily skin, and for epidermal peeling of the face, neck and other parts of the body.
You may feel mild tightening or tingling after exfoliation, but the skin will be quite smooth and feel cool and refreshed. You will notice a vibrant glow after the first treatment.
Using the Epi-Infusion option, skin specific solutions can be directly applied to the skin leaving patients with fresher-feeling and better-looking skin. The following is a list of skin conditions and corresponding topical solutions that can be applied with the Epi-Infusion wand:
Acne – Salicylic Acid, a medicated solution for the treatment of acne and clogged pores.
Dehydration – Hyaluronic Acid, containing Aloe Vera and Chamomile. This solution is especially formulated for normal to dry, combination and sensitive skin.
Hyperpigmentation – This skin brightening solution, with hydroquinone, azelaic acid and kojic acid, works to lighten pigmentation.
Balancing – Great for all skin types. Contains Beta Carotene, Panthenol and Allantion to protect and restore natural pH to the skin.
A zinc based sunscreen is essential to use afterwards since the exfoliated skin has temporarily lost some of its natural protection to the environment. It is recommended to avoid sun exposure and tanning for a few days.
It is recommended to do the series of six every four weeks, for optimum results.
Instructions Prior to Procedure
· Avoid using alpha hydroxyl acid products, such as glycolic or lactic acid, or salicylic products for 24 hours before the procedure.
· Discontinue use of Retin-A or other topical acne or anti-aging products for 7 days prior.
· Avoid ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and artificial light sources – such as tanning beds and sun lamps.
· Women: avoid waxing, electrolysis, or shaving for a minimum of 48 hours before peel.
· Men: Do not shave the day of your peel.