Monday, December 14, 2009

MicroDermabrasion in Oklahoma City at BodyTrends

MicroDermabrasion by DermaSweep
“Sweep Away the Signs of Aging”

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion, also known as “Microderm”, is a group of related cosmetic procedures in which the superficial layer of dead skin, the stratum corneum, is exfoliated or removed partially or completely by light abrasion. It has also been called a ‘lunchtime peel”, a “power peel”, or a “derma peel” The purpose of the light abrasion is to remove sun-damaged skin, to remove or less the appearance of scars, and or to improve the appearance of areas of pigmentation abnormalities or dark spots. Microdermabrasion can also help improve fine-lines, wrinkles, large pores and even skin tone, leaving it with a soft and radiant glow. It has the fewest side effects of any skin procedure and works well on all skin types and colors. It helps the skin look younger, healthier, and for some people, close to perfect. It is a common procedure performed in OKC. Microdermabrasion is quick and painless, and can be performed without the use of general anesthesia, as we do daily at BodyTrends.

Microdermabrasion is distinguished from Dermabrasion, a more extensive cosmetic medical procedure, in that Dermabrasion involves a complete abrasion of the skin. Because of the extent of removal of the epidermis, Dermabrasion, which is usually performed with an electric particle ‘sander’ is painful, involves bleeding and requires general anesthesia. The skin is frequently red and raw looking, and may take several weeks to heal. Although the results with Dermabrasion can be good, the procedure does involve a risk of infection and permanent scarring. The pain, downtime, risk of infection or permanent scarring and long time to heal has made Dermabrasion option a non-ideal option. For more extensive skin rejuvenation, most people will opt for the non-invasive laser resurfacing like Pixel, and may use microdermabrasion for an anti-aging maintenance plan.

What is DermaSweep?

DermaSweep is the medical Microdermabrasion system which combines gentle precision brush-tip skin exfoliation with variable vacuum pressure, and the option of infusion of vitamins, cosmeceuticals and botanicals that enrich the skin, making it the most comfortable and efficacious skin treatments available. Dermasweep has a variable level vacuum that gently lifts the skin, and allows the nylon bristles to perform a more effective and less-irritative exfoliation. The lack of particles avoids the problem of crystal retention by the skin. The DermaSweep technology allows the simultaneous infusion of a number of solutions formulated to address specific dermatological conditions. These solutions include Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylate, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Panthenol, Lactic acid, Azelaic Acid, Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Witch Hazel, Bearberry, or Licorice Root.

In general an improvement is seen with the first treatment, and less treatments are required than for conventional microdermabrasion techniques.
There are a number of Med Spa Microdermabrasion systems including Equipro Rotoderm, Crystalift, ProMicro, Derma Diamond, Nova Diamond Renovater, DermaGlow just to name a few. At BodyTrends, we have chosen DermaSweep over the competitors for its performance, reliability and client satisfaction.

There are also home Microderm kits. Our Bodytrends Spa clients have used many including Borba HD, Estee Lauder, Physicians Formula, Olay Regenerist, Dermelect, Mary Kay, Dr Brandt, Merle Norman, Neutrogena Illuminating, St. Ives, RoC Daily, La Prairie…. The list goes on. Some of these products are good, but none are Spa quality. Interestingly, the cheapest microdermabrasion in OKC is found not with these products, but at the BodyTrends Med Spa, with DermaSweep.

Treatment time may be as short as 15 minutes. There is no downtime. The client may return to work after the treatment. Make-up should be avoided until the following day.

Contact us at 405-608-4477 for information on how you can get complimentary DermaSweep MIcrodermabrasion treatments and a FREE skin evaluation at BodyTrends.


alvispetter said...
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alvispetter said...

Well, This is great video of Microdermabrasion. The double peeling effect should make a good peeling product but the Olay microdermabrasion system is nothing more than a good facial.