The field of cosmetic skin care is constantly changing thanks to new medical and technological advancements, and at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we pride ourselves on offering our patients the latest and greatest. In fact, one of our most popular treatments is the latest twist on a long-time patient favorite: microdermabrasion. The procedure we offer is called SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion®, and after offering this treatment for over three years, we can testify to its effectiveness for age spots, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, and just overall complexion. To give you a better idea of what Dermalinfusion® is and how it’s evolved from microdermabrasion and even earlier, here are a few fun facts about its history.
All the procedures in this blog use the same general process: manually exfoliating damaged skin cells from the surface of your skin in order to allow the younger, fresher skin beneath to shin through. This originally began as dermabrasion (“abrading” away the top layer of skin) in the early 1900s. Original dermabrasion is a rather significant treatment that requires local anesthesia and can take around 7-10 to recover from – an even longer recovery time than our fractionated laser skin resurfacing treatments.
As its name suggests, microdermabrasion is a less invasive version of traditional dermabrasion. It was designed in Italy in 1985, but it wasn’t introduced in the US until 1996. Still, it quickly took off because it offers a quick and easy way to get rid of damaged skin at a more superficial level than original dermabrasion. It can be performed to varying degrees, but it generally requires little if any recovery time.
Microdermabrasion mastered the art of minimally invasive resurfacing, so rather than making the procedure milder, SilkPeel®’s unique Dermalinfusion® process actually combines microdermabrasion with two other processes to make it more effective (though still maintaining the convenience of zero downtime). Dermalinfusion® combines gentle suction with a diamond-tipped wand to buff away damaged skin while also cleansing the skin of pore-clogging debris. During the same procedure, specialized topical medications are applied to this newly rejuvenated skin, amplifying the results and targeting your specific cosmetic concerns. This three-in-one process is what makes Dermalinfusion® the next step up from a typical microdermabrasion.
SilkPeel® has provided a gentle, painless, and convenient option for so many of our patients who want clearer, brighter, more youthful skin. Ultimately, though, every patient deserves a treatment that’s catered to their exact needs, and that’s why we always start with a personal consultation to discuss your cosmetic goals and customize a plan. To get started and schedule a free consultation with our licensed medical aestheticians, give us a call today. For more skin care tips, fun facts, and special savings, follow Laser Lights on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.