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Dermasweep treatment proves ideal for brides

Courtesy of Marjan Kashi
Skin treatments like Dermasweep can be useful for stressed-out brides. Esthetician Marjan Kashi recommends facials or herbal peels as well, which help people of all skin tones to look and feel healthy. Courtesy of Marjan Kashi

One of the primary things a bride thinks about on her wedding day is how her skin looks when she’s walking down the aisle, both for photos and for that man waiting at the altar.

According to reports, 13 percent of brides-to-be experience social anxiety during the wedding planning phase and the wedding itself, which can lead to stress and unhealthy skin. How can a bride ensure this does not happen? Try a Dermasweep treatment.

What is Dermasweep?

Dermasweep skin resurfacing is a noninvasive technique that smooths the skin. It uses different bristle tips based on the amount of exfoliation needed. The treatment helps get the blood flowing through increased circulation and application of a variety of topical solutions.

The process involves vacuum pressure that removes the top layer of skin, sweeping away the epidermis layer while removing the dead skin cells. Skin problems are addressed without too much abrasiveness. Topical solutions are used afterward to customize the treatment, resulting in smooth, glowing skin.

One of the newer skin exfoliation methods, Dermasweep has become very popular and helps to successfully treat scars, imperfections, dull skin, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. The type of bristles used are based on the condition of your skin. In many cases, a light treatment can provide the healthy blush a bride-to-be is searching for.

How can you get healthy skin?

Healthy skin is key in unveiling a beautiful glow, even during the planning phase. Weddings can be extremely stressful, which can prompt acne breakouts.

Brides, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom preparing for the wedding day should follow these tips from the Mayo Clinic:

• Protect yourself from the sun.

• Do not smoke.

• Treat your skin gently.

• Follow a nutritious diet.

These tips, in conjunction with Dermasweep and other esthetic skin treatments, can help you maintain that beautiful glow long after the wedding has ended.

Are there other options?

Other skin treatments available include microdermabrasion, which also involves removing layers of skin. This is a more common method that involves removing the stratum corneum, which promotes the regeneration of new skin cells. Under this type of treatment, clogged pores disappear and the skin is able to absorb moisturizers better. Microdermabrasion has light side effects, such as pink skin or sensitivity to touch, but symptoms subside after a short time.

A facial or a peel also may get the job done. One of the most important things to remember about both treatments is that they should be based on your skin type. A good facial will remove all impurities from your skin, aid in resolving any skin problems and boost circulation and new cell growth.

An herbal peel is particularly good for increasing circulation and helping skin cells regenerate. A gentle, all-natural process, it will help the skin produce a healthy glow. Your skin may just need a detoxifying peel, which provides a number of benefits as well, clearing pores and removing dirt from the skin.

One of the most important things to remember is that all skin treatments should be performed by a licensed professional to ensure that they are done correctly and you are receiving the right skin treatment for your particular skin type.

Do your homework to prevent damage to the skin and too much exfoliation. Consulting an esthetician prior to deciding which skin treatment you need is key.

Marjan Kashi, licensed medical esthetician and electrologist, is owner of Pure Serenity Skincare at Rancho Shopping Center in Los Altos. For more information, call 397-5759 or (408) 472-4568 or visit pure-

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