As I move deeper into my 30s, I’ve realized I need to pay more attention to wrinkle prevention. Yay. Going out late and falling asleep with my makeup on isn’t exactly the technique to preserve a youthful face. I’ve also been investigating different types of facials and aesthetic facial treatments. So, when Richmond Dermatology and Laser Specialists offered me the opportunity to try SilkPeel Dermalinfusion I jumped at the opportunity.
What is SilkPeel Dermalinfusion?
If you’re like me, you’ve heard of chemical peels and microdermabrasion, but the term SilkPeel is a new one. While microdermabrasion uses a spray of microcrystals to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, SilkPeel uses a diamond head that removes dead skin and applies a topical dermaceutical treatment at the same time.
SilkPeel Dermalinfusion is recommended for people with oily or acne-prone skin, dry skin in need of hydration, those looking to reduce wrinkles, and those looking to reduce the appearance of age and sun spots.
As for the treatment, there are four solutions available. Vitamin C hydrates, soothes and protects skin from sun damage. The hydrating formula uses hyaluronic acid to protect and rehydrate skin as well as provide antioxidant properties. The skin brightening formula uses Kojic Acid and Arbutin to brighten skin and repair sun damage. And lastly, the clarifying formula leverages salicylic acid to penetrate the pores and provide additional exfoliation. When you visit Richmond Dermatology and Laser Specialists, you can discuss your specific skin concerns with your esthetician and choose the right formula.
What’s the SilkPeel Process?
After you arrive at Richmond Dermatology and Laser and check in for your appointment, you’ll be asked to stop by the restroom and remove any makeup you have on your face. Next, you’ll head into the treatment room and discuss your skin concerns with your esthetician. After chatting with Heather, my esthetician, we decided I should go with the clarifying formula. I always seem to be hearing that my skin needs extra exfoliation.
Heather took a look at my skin, removed any makeup I may have missed (I never seem to win the mascara removal battle) and got to work. She carefully moved the SilkPeel wand over my skin twice. Next, she applied a mask with steam to help calm my skin along with moisturizers and sunblock. The whole process only takes around 30 to 45 minutes at most.
What Does SilkPeel Dermalinfusion Feel Like?
As the wand moves over your face and neck, you might feel a light tingle. It doesn’t hurt in the least. As the tool suctions away the dead skin, it applies the solution, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and fresh.
What Does Skin Look Like After SilkPeel Dermalinfusion?
Right after the SilkPeel, your skin might look a tad pink, but it should also have a healthy glow. If my skin has a chance to turn pink, it goes for it—hence the lack of after pictures shown here. It’s nothing that won’t disappear in an hour or two, so you can get a SilkPeel the day of an event. I got mine in the early evening, so I felt like I really saw a difference the next day when I woke up. With some skin treatments your skin might be red for a few days or temporarily break out as it detoxes. With this one, my skin just looked clean, clear and refreshed. I would definitely be interested in getting SilkPeels regularly.
How Often Should You Get SilkPeel Dermalinfusion?
In the beginning, if you want to see drastic changes, you can get 4 to 6 treatments scheduled 7 to 10 days apart. You can also get them monthly as part of a regular skincare maintenance routine. SilkPeels can be purchased individually or in packages of three or six. If you try one and are interested in trying them monthly, make sure to inquire about the Peel Club. $79 per month gets you one peel per month (a substantial discount compared to the normal cost of $155). When you go the treatment is a bit more basic without the mask, but at that price, who cares? You can also choose two other peels as part of the peel club.
Shop the Products at Richmond Dermatology and Laser Specialists
Whether you’re going for a service or not, you are welcome to stop by Richmond Dermatology and Laser Specialists any time to shop the product lines they carry. I was impressed to find that they carry Colorscience, one of my favorite sun protection brands I was buying online before. Colorscience is the only brand I’ve found that makes a tinted lip gloss with SPF. Richmond Dermatology and Laser Specialists carries it in several shades.
Richmond Dermatology and Laser Specialists also carries SkinMedica and its own brand of skincare products. Most of these products are medical grade and come at slightly lower price tags than I’ve seen in comparable lines on the market. Stop in and chat with them about serums, moisturizers and sun protection products. I’ve been testing out some retinol at Heather’s recommendation and appreciate that the business sells several grades and options.