Rejuvenate Your Skin with Microdermabrasion and DermaSweep-MD.
Deep cleanings and exfoliation are essential to helping to keep your skin at its healthiest. Exfoliation treatments involve removing the outer dead layers of skin to expose the fresher, living skin below. At the Skin MD and Beyond in Plano, TX, we strive to set the gold standard for skin care with safe and gentle procedures. That is why we offer several methods of exfoliation, including Microdermabrasion and the DermaSweep-MD system. Both treatments are excellent options for individuals who are suffering from several skin problems, from acne to dull-looking complexion, or who only find their makeup no longer looks smooth on their skin. If you are interested in learning more about our DermaSweep-MD, Microdermabrasion or other exfoliation methods, please call our dermatology office in Plano, TX at (972) 608-0808 to schedule your consultation!
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a med-spa treatment that renews your skin’s surface by removing the dead, outermost layer of skin to reveal new living skin cells that are soft, smooth and receptive to nutrients. The procedure was First introduced in Italy almost three decades ago with the aim of removing skin layers to reduce wrinkles or irregular depressions and regain smoother, more youthful looking skin. Most microdermabrasion machines use crystals which are blown across the skin and then vacuumed off. The crystals will create an abrasive cleansing effect that an at-home microdermabrasion system cannot achieve.
The depth of polishing will be greatest when using a specialized physician-licensed, medical strength machine. In addition, microdermabrasion involves a vacuuming and suctioning process to remove the crystals and dead skin debris, but also increases microcirculation in the skin. Overall, the procedure is fast, predictable, painless and will leave you with a fresh, clean, bright and new complexion!
What is DermaSweep-MD?
DermaSweep-MD is a third generation microdermabrasion procedure that is only available through your physician. Featured in Elle Magazine, this innovative treatment does not use crystal particles or abrasive diamond tips. Instead, it uses patented bristle tips to peel the dead outer skin layer revealing new healthy skin underneath. The vacuum wand gently lifts the skin surface as the bristle tip “sweeps away” the dead skin layers in a precise and controlled manner. The DermaSweep-MD process leaves the skin smooth and the pores empty.
You can also further customize your treatment with the addition of Epi-fusion Serums which are skin-specific treatment solutions.
- Hydrating Serum – with Hyaluronan for dry and dehydrated skin
- Lightening Serum – with Hydroquinone, Azelaic acid, and Kojic acid to remove pigmentation
- Acne Serum – with Salicylic Acid for active acne and clogged pores
- Exfoliating Serum– with Glycolic Acid for oily skin
- Antiaging Serum – with anti-oxidants including Vitamin C for mature skin.
How does it work?
The word ‘abrasion’ implies wounding. By creating a gentle “micro” wound, the tissues are stimulated to repair itself. This stimulation also encourages and produces new collagen and elastin.
What Can Microdermabrasion and DermaSweep-MD Treat?
Since these treatments work at a superficial depth of skin removal, they works best on improving conditions on the surface of the skin. Some of the effects these treatments can have:
- Improves early photoaging (sun damage)
- Reduced fine lines
- Improves acne scars and acne prone skin
- Improves superficial scarring
- Unclogs pores
- Removes brown spots and age spots
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Removes excess oil and dry/patchy skin spots
The results create a vibrant, smoother, softer, and healthier-looking you!
Where can microdermabrasion be used?
Although the face is the most common area for treatment, any skin area, including the neck, chest, back, and hands, may be treated.
What is the treatment process?
Treatments begin with a personal consultation with Dr. Wright to create your individualized treatment plan. A physician provides direct supervision of all treatment performed. These therapeutic treatments are very relaxing, as we can also add a calming facial to increase your results and extend the relaxation experience. The finishing facial and mask will calm and soothe the skin, leaving you feeling great with all the massage, pampering, and professional skin care products soaking into the deep layers of your skin. Because the procedure is low risk and has a rapid recovery, some consider microdermabrasion the perfect lunch-hour procedure.
How Often are Treatments Recommended?
Dr. Wright suggests an initial series of six treatments when treatments are done as a “stand-alone” rejuvenation plan. Much like brushing your teeth, this exfoliation helps to remove “plaque” and skin debris gently. Since human skin typically regenerates at approximately 30-day intervals, the results of microdermabrasion are temporary. Regular repeated treatment at an average interval of two to four weeks is best for continued improvement. Multiple treatments in combination with sunscreen, sun avoidance, and other skin-care creams yield the best results.
What Results Can I Expect?
Results will vary between individuals, depending on why they are receiving Microdermabrasion or DermaSweep-MD treatments, as well as their skin. Take a look at some of the results our patients have experienced.
Although some people see great results from Microdermabrasion and DermaSweep-MD treatments, other people’s skin responds better to chemical peels. At Skin MD and Beyond, we offer peels of many different strengths, including minimally invasive ones that can leave your skin immediately fresher-looking.
Some people also need targeted solutions for their specific skin condition. People looking for treatment of blotchy skin might see better results with intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment. Some skin conditions might require more invasive treatment to see good results, including laser skin resurfacing
Are There Any Risks to Microdermabrasion Treatments?
Similar to many cosmetic procedures, microdermabrasion does come with a few potential risks. Since microdermabrasion removes the top layer of your skin, it does leave it vulnerable to potential issues.
These issues include the following:
- An increased risk of contracting an infection.
- Having dry, flaky skin.
- Changes in your pigmentation.
- Having more sensitivity to the sun.
- An increased chance of having acne.
- Having a burning sensation.
What Are The Contraindications For Microdermabrasion?
In addition to the risks, some contraindications can disqualify you from having microdermabrasion.
Below are the contraindications of microdermabrasion:
- You are pregnant.
- You currently have bruising or swelling on your face.
- You currently have scarred tissue.
- You have sensitive skin.
- You have recently sustained sun damage.
- You currently take oral blood thinners.
- You have cuts or abrasions on your face.
- You have recently had laser skin resurfacing.
Before anyone can get microdermabrasion, you will need to be considered a good candidate by Dr. Fiona Wright. She will go over your medical history as well as assess the quality of your skin to see if it can handle the procedure. If you are not considered a viable candidate for microdermabrasion, Dr. Wright will recommend alternative treatment methods.
How Many Treatment Sessions Do I Need?
The amount of microdermabrasion sessions you need depends on your skin quality, the conditions you currently have, and what your goals are. The average number of sessions people usually receive is around three to six every two to four weeks. Dr. Wright will tell you how many sessions you will need during your consultation with her.
Schedule a Consultation
Have you been considering getting microdermabrasion in Plano, TX? Dr. Fiona Wright is more than happy to help! Contact us at 972-608-0808 to schedule your consultation today!