What is SilkPeel?
SilkPeel is an advanced form of microdermabrasion that treats acne and acne scarring, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and dry or dull skin. Despite the name, it is not a kind of chemical peel.
How does it work?
The SilkPeel treatment removes pore-clogging debris and the outermost layer of dry, dead skin with an exfoliating diamond-tip and gentle suction. It simultaneously delivers an infusion serum specially selected by your Aesthetician to best treat and hydrate your skin.
What kind of results can I expect?
The removal of dead skin, dirt and other debris causes skin to appear noticeably smoother and more radiant after treatment. Because SilkPeel delivers deep hydration, you’ll notice plumper, more moisturized skin. SilkPeel infusions also improve specific skin issues over a series of treatments by delivering vitamins, antioxidants and other therapeutic ingredients that address skin quality, dullness, dryness, uneven complexion and acne.
How long will the results last? How many treatments are necessary?
Skin will appear smoother, plumper and more hydrated for up to 72 hours after treatment. A series of treatments are recommended for improvement of acne and acne scarring, tonal unevenness and fine lines. Depending on the treatment area and concern, you should plan on a series of four to six treatments, spaced about two weeks apart. More advanced issues may require additional treatment.
What can I expect during the procedure?
A SilkPeel is performed by a trained Aesthetician under the medical direction of Dr. Sue Ellen Cox. You will recline comfortably as your Aesthetician cleanses your skin and then moves the SilkPeel wand over the treatment areas. The SilkPeel is most commonly performed on the face, neck, chest, hands and feet, but is gentle enough to be performed on most skin of the body. Patients sometimes say the sensation is similar to being licked by a cat’s rough tongue. You should not feel any pain or discomfort.
How long does recovery take?
There is no downtime associated with SilkPeel. Immediately after the procedure, your skin may appear pinker than normal, but this typically resolves within a few hours of treatment. Your skin will look and feel noticeably smoother and more hydrated.
Is it safe?
In the hands of a trained Aesthetician, SilkPeel is a very safe procedure. It is completely non-invasive. Unlike traditional microdermabrasion, SilkPeel is not associated with a risk of prolonged redness, bruising or scabbing.
Is SilkPeel a chemical peel?
No. Chemical peels exfoliate the outermost layer of dry, dead skin through the use of chemical solutions. SilkPeel instead uses medical grade diamond tips of various roughness to exfoliate your skin without the use of chemicals. It is an advanced form of microdermabrasion.
Who is a good candidate?
Good candidates are those seeking smoother, more hydrated skin and the improvement of acne and acne scarring, tonal unevenness and fine lines. SilkPeel can be performed on any skin type, and is especially effective for those seeking to jump-start an acne treatment regimen. It can be performed the day before major social or formal events, making it a popular celebrity treatment to prepare for red carpet events. As with any treatment, good candidates are those who understand the procedure and have a realistic expectation for results of the treatment.
Why come to Aesthetic Solutions for treatment?
Our SilkPeel treatments are performed by board certified Cosmetologist Kim Forster, board certified Aesthetician Jamie Westermann, and board certified aesthetician Emily Dionne. All are experts in the procedure. They are supervised by Dr. Sue Ellen Cox, a leader in the field of aesthetic medicine. Call us today at (919) 338 5007 to arrange a consultation.