By Lucy Mann
So today I tried Dermalinfusion for the first time. People have been going crazy over it on the internet, and I’m such a joiner I couldn’t resist giving it a go. I’m also the person that buys all the random products from the Instagram ads, so one might call me an advertisers dream. I’d say about 75% of the things I purchase/try in this fashion end up not being worth it, yet I can’t seem to help myself. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. This was one of the 25% that I’m astonishingly pleased I tried.
Exfoliation and Infusion
From what I understand, Dermal infusion sucks the gunk out of your pores while exfoliating, and replaces the aforementioned gunk with a serum. It kind of feels like someone is going over your whole face with a wet vacuum. The aesthetician who did the dermal infusion for me is named Ai, and she followed up the vacuuming with a facial steam, extractions, face mask (with a massage while it absorbed), and lastly a nice thick layer of moisturizer.
Ai told me I had clogged pores and skin so dry I could give the Sahara a run for its money. I guess my once-weekly moisturizing routine could use some alterations. She then gave me a detailed description of what I could do to keep my skin in tip-top shape. Pretty much just wash my face at least once a day with a cream or oil cleanser, use a hydrating serum, and a thicker moisturizer in the winter. Lastly, she said a weekly clay mask would minimize my pores and exfoliating twice a week with glycolic acid. This would allow my skin to absorb the products I’m using much better and penetrate the skin deeper than a scrub exfoliator. She answered every single question I had, of which there were many, with great detail and ease.
At this point, I was already sold on this whole Dermalinfusion thing, and I hadn’t even seen my face yet. After facials, I never really have a glow, I’m normally red from extractions and kind of greasy from the glob of moisturizer I need for my super dry skin. This time though, the glow is a thing. I am not red at all, somehow. My skin just looks clean and airbrushed, and I love it. I hadn’t planned on leaving my apartment tonight – but now I feel like I’m obligated.
The biggest improvement and the most mind-blowing for me was the change in my blackheads, or should I say lack thereof. I have tried everything to get rid of them. They seemed to have taken up permanent residence on my chin and nose.
I tried those black masks that you peel off, Biore strips, intense exfoliators both chemical and scrubs, extractions, nothing has worked, and I’ve had hundreds of facials. I had pretty much given up on getting rid of them unless I got a medical-grade chemical peel. Apparently, all I needed was Dermalinfusion. My blackheads are gone. I searched in vain for them in the bathroom mirror for a solid 10 minutes. I’m writing this the day of the service so I’m not sure if they just went on vacation or have permanently left the building, but even just the temporary removal is a huge improvement for me.
That being said, my pores are still visible, but the black stuff is very clearly absent where it was once prominent. I’m honestly a little bit shocked. When I commented on this to Ai, she said that they also have Laser Genesis – they often do after Dermalinfusion because after the pores are cleaned the laser seals them closed and makes them invisible. Who wants to guess what my next foray into skincare is going to include? That’s right. Next stop, Laser Genesis.
Ok one last thing, the dermal infusion machine sucks the gunk from your pores out into a waste bottle so you can actually see all the stuff that comes out of your face. Whoa. It’s gross. I can’t believe all that stuff was in my face. No wonder my pores were clogged, I’m surprised they weren’t emitting an odor. I feel so much better having that stuff out of my face. It’s also really nice to see tangible results from a treatment. Often when I leave facial treatments, I’m like eh, yeah that was nice but did anything REALLY change with my skin? This time there is no doubt in my mind that this little machine did some serious work on my pores.