Microdermabrasion has been around for a very long time, and it’s still a popular way to rejuvenate and repair the skin. The treatment essentially buffs away damaged surface skin, revealing brighter, younger, more even-toned skin beneath. In recent years, though, our team at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center has been thrilled to offer a new twist on the procedure, called SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion®. To give you the scoop on SilkPeel® and microdermabrasion, our Licensed Medical Aestheticians are tackling some of the most common questions our patients ask about these procedures.
Microdermabrasion involves “buffing” away the damaged surface skin cells, and it’s one of the three processes that are combined in SilkPeel®. Using innovative technology, SilkPeel® does three actions at once: removing damaged skin with microdermabrasion, suctioning away pore-clogging debris, and infusing the skin with deeply penetrating topical solutions. The result is a gentle, comfortable treatment with more comprehensive and versatile results than traditional microdermabrasion.
What issues do microdermabrasion and SilkPeel® treat?
These treatments are primarily performed on the face, where they reduce fine lines, acne, dull skin, dry skin, mild acne scars, and brown spots. But for other areas of the body, they can also reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
How much recovery time do I need after microdermabrasion or SilkPeel®?
One of the features our patients love most about SilkPeel® is that, like traditional microdermabrasion, there’s no downtime necessary. Your skin may be temporarily red and slightly swollen after the treatment, but this typically goes away within a day or two.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average nationwide cost of microdermabrasion is $168 per treatment. While this varies considerably based on location, provider, treatment area, and other factors, our SilkPeel® treatment at Laser Lights costs just $125 for each facial treatment, or even less if you purchase a package.
How often should I have microdermabrasion or SilkPeel®?
The number and frequency of microdermabrasion or SilkPeel® treatments will depend on the amount of improvement you want and the specific issues you want to address. For most patients, an initial series of 3-6 treatments with about a week to two weeks in between will produce the results they want. After this series, it’s best to get consistent treatments every few months (depending on your aesthetician’s recommendation) to keep your results looking their best.
For people who want a manageable and convenient way to refresh their skin and keep it in tip-top shape, microdermabrasion treatments like SilkPeel® could be the perfect choice. As an added bonus, finding out if you’re a candidate for SilkPeel® is free. To take that step, schedule a free consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. For more helpful information about skin treatments, body contouring, and more, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.