What is Dermalinfusion and How Does it Work?

How it works

Dermalinfusion is a 3-in-1 treatment designed to:

  • exfoliate your skin
  • clear away debris like dirt and dead skin cells
  • infuse your skin with a serum that’s customized to your needs

The treatment uses a diamond-tipped or disposable vortex-tipped wand to exfoliate your skin. The diamond-tipped wand is about the size of a pen; the disposable vortex tip uses a patented technology for exfoliation.

The coarseness of the wand’s tip can be adjusted to suit your skin type. It can be made gentle enough to cover parts of your face that can’t be treated with microdermabrasion, such as your lips and around your eyes.

The wand also includes a vacuum that sucks up debris at the same time that it infuses your skin with serum. The type of serum used depends on the goal of your treatment. The serum can be designed for a variety of conditions, like:

  • hyperpigmentation
  • telangiectasia
  • acne
  • eczema
  • sun damage
  • dry skin
  • rosacea
  • fine lines

Benefits of Dermalinfusion

Dermalinfusion has several advantages over traditional microdermabrasion treatment, which is also an exfoliation-based process.

Because the wand is adjustable, the Dermalinfusion treatment can be used on people with skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis. The treatment can also be used on sensitive parts of your skin, such as around your eyes and on your lips.


In a 2006 study, 30 people with rosacea underwent Dermalinfusion treatment twice a month for 12 weeks. All saw significant improvements in redness, red spots, and pustules within 4 weeks.

Participants in the study received a serum containing 2 percent salicylic acid and 2 percent erythromycin (an antibiotic).

Hyperpigmentation and acne scars

Hyperpigmentation refers to any condition that causes dark spots or patches on your skin. Some common causes are:

  • sun exposure
  • acne
  • hormonal changes
  • inflammation of your skin

A 2014 study of just one person found that a combination of decapeptide-12 applied to the skin daily, along with biweekly Dermalinfusion, effectively treated post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The sole participant in the study had a Fitzpatrick skin type IV (medium brown skin). She received four procedures spaced out by 2 weeks each.

Dermalinfusion may also help treat acne scars. Improvements may be seen in as few as four Dermalinfusion sessions. Typically, though, more than six sessions are needed to achieve noticeable results.

Other benefits

There’s a limited amount of research on the benefits of Dermalinfusion specifically.

But Dermalinfusion is a special type of microdermabrasion, which research has found may have the following benefits:

  • evens out skin tone
  • brightens complexion
  • reduces dark spots
  • reduces wrinkles
  • unclogs pores
  • improves skin smoothness

Dermalinfusion side effects

It’s common to experience some redness after receiving Dermalinfusion. The exfoliation may cause your skin to be sensitive shortly after treatment.

Dermalinfusion shouldn’t be used if you have certain underlying conditions, like:

  • active herpes sores
  • autoimmune diseases
  • skin cancer

It should be used cautiously if you have:

  • a compromised immune system
  • compromised wound healing
  • thin skin

Where on the body Dermalinfusion is used

Dermalinfusion can be used on any part of your body. It’s most commonly used on your face, neck, and upper chest.

It may also be used on your stomach or breasts to treat stretch marks, or on parts of your body that have signs of sun damage, such as your arms or legs.

Dermalinfusion facial

During a Dermalinfusion facial, every part of your face will be treated with the diamond-tipped or disposable vortex-tipped wand. An esthetician will adjust the head of the wand when going over more sensitive parts of your face, such as around your eyes.

The procedure should be painless and will likely take between 30 minutes to an hour.

Dermalinfusion cost

The price of Dermalinfusion may vary depending on where you live. Most clinics charge at least $100 for a single treatment. Sona Dermatology & MedSpa, which is located in eight cities across America, currently lists its price as $175 per session.

Your insurance is unlikely to cover Dermalinfusion, since it’s considered a cosmetic treatment.

What you need to know about Dermalinfusion serums

The serum you get during Dermalinfusion treatment can be customized to your particular need. Some of the conditions these serums may target include:

  • sunspots
  • dull skin
  • dry skin
  • signs of aging

Common ingredients in Dermalinfusion serums include:

  • decapeptide-12
  • licorice root extract
  • salicylic acid
  • oregano oil
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E
  • grape seed extract

HydraFacial is manufactured by Edge Systems. It’s a similar technology to Dermalinfusion that exfoliates and hydrates your skin while also delivering serums. It offers many of the same benefits as Dermalinfusion.


Microdermabrasion may be useful for treating sun damage, fine lines, signs of aging, and acne scars. During the procedure, an applicator with either a crystal or diamond tip will sand away the surface of your skin, while a vacuum sucks away debris like dirt or dead skin cells.

Microdermabrasion offers many of the same exfoliating benefits as Dermalinfusion but doesn’t infuse your skin with serum.

Radiofrequency therapy

Radiofrequency therapy uses energy waves to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is the most common protein in your skin.

Because the quality and quantity of collagen decreases as you age, radiofrequency therapy is commonly used to target sagging skin or wrinkles.


Dermalinfusion is a noninvasive skin care method that exfoliates your skin, sucks away debris, and infuses your skin with a custom serum.

It’s suitable for treating a variety of skin issues, such as hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and rosacea. The serum used in the treatment can be customized to target a variety of issues, such as dry skin, sunspots, or a dull complexion.

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