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Microdermabrasion

Think of a device that sandblasts grime and debris off granite buildings, and you get the idea of microdermabrasion, with the emphasis on 'micro'! Small particles passing through a vacuum tube remove the top layer of the skin and are said to stimulate new cell growth. These devices have become more sophisticated recently with the development of the DermaSweep device which uses patented bristles to achieve a remarkable degree of improvement in the skin texture and tone.

Microdermabrasion is a non-laser alternative for the treatment of skin irregularities. Because of the superficial nature of this technique, patients with mild scarring are the best candidates, and multiple treatments are usually required to achieve subtle results.

The latest development in microdermabrasion with the DermaSweep device gives much for significant results. It uses a nylon or steel brush infusion technique which gives surprisingly good results in patients with mild to moderate acne and acne scarring.

The DermaSweep's, eight combinations of bristle tips and variable vacuum pressures to provide optimum results. The following are key features of DermaSweep:

  • Particle free
    Dermasweep features a closed system with a variable level vacuum pump that gently lifts the skin as our bristles "sweep away" the dead layer of skin in a precise and controlled manner. This eliminates the messy and painful crystals often used by other systems to remove dead skin.

  • 8 patent pending bristle tips
    The polyester or nylon bristle tips fully eliminate the mess and hazards associated with traditional crystal systems. Even more, the patent-pending bristles prevent the build up of keratin on the wand that has been a problem with other particle-free systems. These multiple bristle tip options provide an unmatched capability to customize each treatment depending on skin type, desired level of exfoliation and desired results. The result is a clean, consistently effective treatment. More importantly, you see a noticeable skin improvement with fewer treatments as well as increased efficacy as compared to other systems.

  • Advanced Variable vacuum levels
    The DermaSweep MD enables airflow through the bristles to allow the skin to be gently drawn into the bristle for a more effective and less irritating exfoliation. This unique airflow design allows the vacuum pressure to be used in a safe yet increasingly effective manner to target deeper layers of skin.

  • Customization
    The DermaSweep system adds customization to your treatment, giving the doctor 8 choices of bristle tips, variable vacuum control with high vacuum lock out capabilities, and simultaneous topical delivery with exfoliation using our Epi-Infusion delivery system.

  • Safety
    Carefully following our treatment protocol, DermaSweep treatments are one of the safest, lowest-risk, age-defying procedures available.

Intense pulsed light (IPL)

Intense pulsed light (IPL) (500-1200 nm) is not a laser, but instead emits multiple wavelengths of light, so is useful for both color and textural changes. IPL technology is also employed in the treatment of medical disorders of the skin including: sun damage induced dyspigmentation and vascular changes, Poikiloderma of Civatte, Acne Rosacea, Broken capillaries/telangiectases, Vascular and pigmented birth marks.

It is generally safer, quicker because large spot sizes are available, and less painful than other devices, but overall may yield less impressive results. Theoretically IPL is best suited for the various aspects of poikiloderma. IPL may be combined with various nonablative lasers and trichloroacetic acid peels to improve outcome.

Axillary Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term given to the condition commonly referred to as excessive sweating. When it involves the underarms excessively, it is called as Axillary Hyperhidrosis. Axillary Hyperhidrosis can be effectively treated with botulinum toxin (BTX). By blocking the release of acetylcholine, the injections are expected to give you about six months of dryness...sweat free!