Dr. Bruce Freedman
Plastic Surgery Associates
of Northern Virginia

Hydradermabrasion

HYDRADERMABRASION:
AN INNOVATIVE MODALITY FOR NON-ABLATIVE FACIAL REJUVENATION

Bruce M. Freedman, MD, FACS

Background: Hydradermabrasion is a relatively new procedure that combines crystal free microdermabrasion, immediately followed by the pneumatic application of a rejuvenating serum. This study analyzed the histologic and clinical changes associated with hydradermabrasion.

Method: Twenty female volunteers, ages 34-52, with skin phototypes I-IV underwent a series of 6 facial hydradermabrasion treatments spaced 7-10 days apart. The applied serum contained antioxidants including Vitamin E, camellia sinensis and horse chestnut extract. Skin biopsies, photographs and skin antioxidant levels, determined by Raman Spectroscopy, were obtained prior to and after the study.

Results: Compared to controls, the treated skin demonstrated significantly increased epidermal and papillary dermal thickness (P<.05); hyalinization of the papillary dermis with newly deposited collagen fibers; and lessening of solar elastosis. After hydradermabrasion, skin antioxidant levels increased 30% (P<.05). These changes were supported clinically with reductions in pore size, dyspigmentation and fine rhytides. Patients also noted improved skin texture and tone. There were no reported complications.

Conclusion: Hydradermabrasion effectively and safely

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