About Silkpeel® Microdermabrasion
Do you want to have a healthy looking, vibrant, even-coloured porcelain skin, but do not feel ready for radical measures involving injections, lasers, harsh abrasives, or chemical peels? At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic we now offer an innovative and exciting new procedure: Silkpeel® Microdermabrasion with Dermalinfusion® - a procedure so gentle and efficient that you can even do it on your lunchbreak or the day of any event, as it requires no recovery period!
What is Silkpeel Microdermabrasion with Dermalinfusion, and how is it different?
Silkpeel® Microdermabrasion with Dermalinfusion® is a particle free, wet form of microdermabrasion, which combines a gentle mechanical abrasion of the skin with an infusion of specific topical solutions tailored to your particular skin condition. It is a completely new approach to microdermabrasion.
In this new procedure, we use highly precise diamond heads, which produce an extremely smooth and painless abrasion of the skin. Something else that really sets this treatment apart from any traditional microdermabrasion, is the simultaneous Dermalinfusion®. This is an infusion of expertly formulated, pharmaceutical grade topical solutions, tailored to your individual skin condition. Combining the Silkpeel®with the Dermalinfusion® has a dual benefit: it makes the treatment appear gentle and comfortable, and at the same time delivers the pharmaceutical grade ingredients to the skin in the most optimal fashion. As the skin is being exfoliated and stimulated by the smoothing Silkpeel® procedure, the Dermalinfusion®delivers the pharmaceutical solutions deeply into the skin, where they can effectively work their magic far more superiorly than any creams or ointments simply applied topically. The Silkpeel® and the Dermalinfusion® work in tandem to give your skin a youthful, smooth, taut and more even-colored appearance, even after only one treatment.
Furthermore, the stimulation of the skin increases circulation, speeding up the natural collagen production, so that the skin continues to improve after the procedure. The infusions delivered into the skin supply vitamins and nutrients, enhancing this natural process by plumping and hydrating the skin.
How Many Treatments are Required?
While most of our clients find that their skin is noticeably smoother and softer just minutes after their first treatment, we normally recommend a few repetitions spaced a week or two apart, in order to obtain the ultimate results. Our patient consultant will be able to recommend the number of sessions to treat your particular skin condition in accordance with your desired results.
What Skin Conditions is the Silkpeel Microdermabrasion Procedure Designed to Treat?
Most will benefit from the treatment, as it is an advanced form of a facial. It is definitely more effective than a “regular” facial that you would receive at a spa, however without any of the side-effects of more drastic measures such as laser treatments and chemical peels. This treatment is safe for all skin types.
Silkpeel® Microdermabrasion with Dermalinfusion® is designed to:
- Get rid of dull and tired-looking, uneven skin, and give it a new luminosity
- Make the skin firmer, taut and toned
- Treat fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce acne and appearance of acne-related scarring
- Minimize appearance of pores
- Clear cellular debris, excessive oiliness, and remove bumpy and uneven skin to reveal a silky and clear complexion
- Repair sun damage
- Reverse the effect of dehydration
- Treat Melasma (a tan or dark blotchy discoloration of the skin, quite common in pregnancy)
- Lighten pigmentation for uniform color or tone, and reduce the effect and appearance of hyperpigmentation and other forms of uneven skin coloration
- It is also used to maintain the results of more aggressive laser or photofacial treatments that have been used to rejuvenate or correct the skin
- Stimulate the natural production of collagen in the skin in the long-term, making the skin look more youthful, smooth, soft and healthy
What Kind of Creams and Solutions are Used in the Dermalinfusion®?
The infusions are all pharmaceutical grade and have been carefully developed by dermatologists, and are specifically tailored to be used in conjunction with the Silkpeel® procedure. Since they contain a higher concentration of active agents, they are not even comparable to creams and solutions found in the drugstore. A tailor-made combination of different cosmoceuticals targets your unique skin condition. Some of the most commonly used solutions include:
- Hyaluronic acid; all of our patients receive this solution, to soothe, plump and hydrate the skin
- Salicylic acid to treat acne prone skin and prevent new breakouts
- Various vitamins and minerals are also used as required to treat and nourish the skin, based on a careful evaluation by our skin-specialists
What is the Recovery Time?
None! Because of the gentle, yet effective, nature of the procedure there is no required recovery time. Your skin may turn slightly pink but, if it happens it will normally go away after a few minutes. You can return to your normal life right away. In fact, this makes for the perfect lunch-time facial! The whole procedure takes about 20-30 minutes and you can get back to your desk or meeting without anyone knowing. What they will notice is that your skin has a more healthy and rejuvenated glow!
Since the top layer of the skin has been thoroughly exfoliated, we definitely recommend that you apply a cream with a high SPF the first few days after treatment. We also advise you to not use exfoliants and products with active ingredients for the first few days, as this might irritate the skin and cause redness.
What Areas Can Benefit From This Procedure?
This procedure is most commonly performed on the face. However, it can successfully be performed on other areas too, such as hands, neck and the décolleté. The décolleté is the area on your chest which is one of the most prone areas for sun-damage in women.
Who Should Not Get This Treatment?
Those with extremely sensitive skin might experience increased redness after the procedure, and should allow extra time for this to subside after treatment. Although it is one of the gentlest types of skin treatments available, certain conditions indicate that you should either avoid it or postpone it for a while. This includes if you have had a recent viral infections such as cold sores or shingles, have pronounced eczema, or if you have had a laser treatment within the last 2 week.