What exactly does the Lymphatic System do?

The human body can be a complex subject, with 12 different systems working together to help the body function. One organ system that some may not be familiar with is the lymphatic system.  The lymphatic system is composed of lymph, lymph nodes, and lymph vessels. The lymphatic system defends the body against infections and diseases by removing waste and toxins and moves lymph between the blood and tissues. The body’s “second circulatory system” consists of lymph nodes, a connecting network of lymphatic tissues, and helpful components such as the thymus, spleen, tonsil and bone marrow. There are some health conditions that can cause lymph fluid to build up in a particular area of the body where it causes swelling. This condition is called lymphedema. Lymphatic drainage is very beneficial for people with this type of condition.  It can even help people who experience fibromyalgia, swelling, fatigue, arthritis, digestive problems, and even stress. The results are almost immediate, with significant reduction of swelling in the area. A properly functioning lymphatic system is crucial to a healthy life.

How do I get a Lymphatic Drainage at DCCM?

Here at DCCM, we offer a lymphatic drainage Hydrafacial treatment. HydraFacial treatments are the latest advancement in non-laser procedures used for skin resurfacing. Hydrafacial is the only procedure for hydra-dermabrasion, that involves a thorough skin treatment by combining cleansing, extraction, exfoliation, hydration and antioxidant protection. The results from our patients is truly astonishing. By combining these steps into one machine. many of our patients begin to see great improvement in their skin health. The following steps are offered in a Hydrafacial treatment:

  • Vortex Exfoliation: The serums used in this stage moves the dead skin cells.
  • Vortex Peel: A mixture of glycolic and salicylic acids is used to scale your skin.
  • Vortex Extraction: Automatic vortex suction cleans the pores of your skin.

  • Vortex Boost: Specific skin solutions considering your skin condition are given at this stage.
  • Vortex Fusion: A serum of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid is infused into the skin to nourish and protect.

The lymphatic drainage Hydrafacial begins with lymphatic drainage therapy to reduce facial puffiness and sinus congestion. Interestingly enough, 33% of the lymphatic system is in the face. Gentle, lymphatic massages can stimulate the opening of the lymphatic system, increase lymph flow, and assist in the drainage of dormant cellular fluid and released toxins. The HydraFacial treatment continues with the full 5-step process and also includes lymphatic drainage on the neck. Removing toxic build up is important in optimizing skin health so that the skin can be healthy from the inside and out.

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