Hydradermabrasion with DermaClear

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Hydradermabrasion vs. Microdermabrasion

Dermabrasion treatments have become highly popular, but not all treatments are the same! Solutions and serums used in the DermaClear treatment allow better cleansing, extraction, and exfoliation. Moreover, they posses antioxidant properties which cannot be delivered with traditional microdermabrasion.

DermaClear’s fast rotating tip uses strong vacuum pressure to extract debris from clogged pores and remove other impurities and debris from the skin. The result is chemical and physical peeling at the same time. The rotation assists cosmetic solution to be absorbed into deeper layer of the skin and the entire process stimulates blood flow and thereby collagen production.

The DermaClear is a powerful 3-step hydradermabrasion platform for deep cleansing, nourishment, and skin hydration treatments.

DermaClear combines simultaneous crystal-free exfoliation with dermal fusion. It can serve as both as a standalone exfoliation and skin rejuvenation treatment, but not only. Additionally, it is an excellent pre-treatment solution for a diverse range of skin procedures. Those procedures can be radiofrequency, IPL or laser skin treatments.

A 3-step process comprises the full range treatment:

  • Cleanse and peel – gentle exfoliation opening pores and removing dead skin cells
  • Extract and hydrate – removes debris from the pores with powerful yet painless suction
  • Fuse and protect – infusion of anti-aging and anti-oxidant solutions into the skin for improved texture and better hydration

The convenient and easy-to-use platform features a unique 360° rotating tip and powerful suction action. Those features enable deep skin cleansing and extraction of impurities while ensuring highly effective penetration of solutions into the skin. Made of flexible silicone material, the soft tip operates in a complete circular motion for improved and homogeneous coverage, leading to a thorough cleansing process.


Dermaclear by Alma hydradermabrasion treatment


How does exfoliation actually work?


The epidermis of our skin is made of several layers with the basal layer being the deepest and the upper-most layer called the stratum corneum (SC). Exfoliation occurs naturally as cornified cells in the SC detach and are shed from the skin’s surface. Replacement of stratum corneum cells occurs by a self-renewal process as keratinocytes stop dividing, stratify and migrate upwards from the basal layer, ultimately giving rise to corneocytes in the SC.

In the basal layers, keratinocytes are tightly adhered to the basement membrane and to each other through integrin-based adhesions and desmosome structures.

Desmosomes are made up of complex proteins, including keratin and cytoskeletal components and bond the cells together. We need constant formation and removal of desmosomes in order to allow the keratinocytes to move from the epidermal basal layer to the upper layers.

Breaking up the desmosome bonds

In the SC, there are unique junctions between corneocytes termed corneodesmosomes. In order for natural exfoliation to occur we need to break up these desmosome bonds. Only then can they release the dead skin cells (corneocytes) and this is termed desquamation.

Various exfoliation methods can remove dead skin cells, accumulated sebaceous secretions, and dirt while providing a gentle deep cleansing that returns skin to a more youthful physiology and appearance. This promotes the epidermal regeneration described above and helps skin regain softness, uniform texture, and suppleness. Practitioners can perform cosmetic exfoliation by using chemical or mechanical means.

Beauticians can perform mechanical exfoliation using a device or small particles of various types. Chemical exfoliation methods include acids, non-acid peels, enzymes, or other agents. The DermaClear uses both!

The benefits of DermaClear’s skin solutions


Our DermaClear solutions have been formulated by experts with agents that combine cleaning, peeling, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties.

Most aesthetic providers perform chemical exfoliation with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). AHAs help promote corneocyte discohesion (cell desquamation). They break down the bonds between the desmosomes, which allow for easier exfoliation of dead surface cells. BHAs are fat soluble and makes them ideal for clearing clogged pores.

Our deep cleaning solution contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is naturally occurring BHA with anti-inflammatory in ancient times. Since it is lipophyllic (attracted to oil) in nature, it has the ability to penetrate through the oils in the skin and clear out follicles of excess debris and skin cells. Therefore, salicylic acid is especially effective in the treatment of acne.

The DermaClear hydradermabrasion treatment experience


The treatment is on average a 30 min pleasant treatment. The practitioner can customize the protocol for the patient’s needs. Moreover, they can combine it with post beauty treatments immediately after such as masks and oils.  Patients leave with cleaner, smoother and healthier looking skin. On special occasions, DermaClear users can also perform treatments in areas such as the neck, back and decollete, for instance. It is an excellent choice for persons with darker skin tones, aging skin, sensitive skin areas, and oily and dry skin complexions.

video of DermaClear treatment courtesy of Alma Lasers GMBH

More than a red carpet treatment – combined protocols for dermatologists


For dermatologists, it is important to know that DermaClear can be used at a pre-treatment for priming the skin before light-based or laser treatments. In our studies, we have learned it can increase the effectiveness of tattoo removal by clearing the skin of dead cells. This helps us maximize energy absorption and minimize laser reflection.

Subsequently, the laser procedure can be more efficient. Our clinical team is collaborating with leading aesthetic dermatologists to develop synergistic treatment protocols for improved results.

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