Post-Summer Skin Renewal: Microdermabrasion with SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion

Fall is finally here, and along with it comes cooler, windier weather, changing colors in the leaves, and everything pumpkin spice flavored. As you bundle up and prepare to spend a lot more time indoors, this is the perfect time to give your skin some much-needed extra TLC—especially after months of intense summertime sun and heat. For those hoping to revitalize the appearance of their skin, the Germain Dermatology team offers SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion as an option for microdermabrasion in Charleston.

Summer activities can be exciting, but there’s no doubt they can put your facial skin through the ringer. In addition to blistering sunburns that can leave your skin flaky and scaly, spending a lot of time in chlorinated water can result in dry, cracked, irritated skin. Over time, UV radiation from the sun’s burning rays penetrates and even warps the DNA of skin cells.

In other words, sun exposure can accelerate premature aging—in addition to increasing your risk for certain health problems.

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic technique for enhancing skin tone and texture, good for treating everything from sun damage, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles, to fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, and melasma. SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion, a specific type of microdermabrasion, is particularly helpful for addressing typical symptoms of summer skin damage, like oily skin, dryness, wrinkles, and sunspots on the face, neck, and other sun-exposed areas.

During treatment, the pen-shaped, diamond-plated device performs three functions: exfoliating the outer skin layer, removing the dead skin cells and debris, and infusing the pores with customized treatments. This helps nourishing serums to penetrate the deeper layers of skin for increased efficiency. Just one treatment, lasting around half an hour, results in a more radiant complexion, visible virtually as soon as the session is over.

Make summer skin damage a thing of the past with SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion, so you can embrace fall with a bright and vibrant face. To find out more about microdermabrasion alternatives available at our Charleston, SC, practice, don’t hesitate to contact Germain Dermatology. Request a consultation online or call us directly at 843-881-4440.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Is it possible to buff and polish your skin to retain a youthful look? Microdermabrasion may be a buzzword in beauty circles, but aside from the most skin care-savvy among us, many people are unaware of how this treatment actually works on the complexion.

An excess of dead cells can accumulate on the surface of the skin, leading to a dry, flaky texture and a lackluster appearance. Microdermabrasion offers results that are more effective than a basic facial but less dramatic than laser resurfacing.

Patients of all skin types and tones who have acne scars, sun spots, age spots, dullness, uneven pigmentation, and clogged pores may benefit most from this cosmetic dermatological procedure. It can also have a positive impact on sensitive skin types, or patches of skin that have shown to be resistant to other forms of topical or cosmetic treatments.

Microdermabrasion sessions typically last about 40 minutes and offer a high level of precision when it comes to targeting skin cells. The treatment involves exfoliating dead skin to reduce the appearance of lesions and blemishes while generating an even, clear, and smooth complexion. People of all ages, from 20-somethings to those approaching their 50s or 60s, can benefit from its brightening and revitalizing effects.

There are several approaches used for microdermabrasion. Germain Dermatology offers SilkPeel®, which employs a diamond-tip handpiece. The tip gently scrubs the skin to abrade it, then suctions away loosened dead skin cells from the stratum corneum (the superficial layer of skin). The suction also serves to clear out pores. SilkPeel® simultaneously infuses the skin with hydrating serum, which penetrates into the deeper layers and gives the skin a fresher, plumper look.

While some patients may notice a difference after a single procedure, others may find they want to undergo multiple sessions to achieve their cosmetic goals or to maintain their results.

For more information about microdermabrasion and other available exfoliating treatments, contact Charleston, South Carolina’s Germain Dermatology directly by calling (843) 881-4440 or fill out an online contact form.

News about SilkPeel & Dermaplaning

Effective July 1, 2018 Germain Dermatology’s SilkPeel Dermalinfusion and Dermaplaning fees will be updated. Pre-payments can be made for future treatments at the current rates until June 29, 2018.

Updated SilkPeel pricing:

SilkPeel
$150 per treatment or 6 for $750

Hydra SilkPeel / Pore Clarifying SilkPeel
$165 per treatment or 6 for $825

Dermaplaning
$60 per treatment or $35 as an enhancement to a SilkPeel

Call to schedule your appointment now 843-881-4440

It’s Like Magic, Microdermabrasion

Put your best face forward this holiday season with one of our revitalizing microdermabrasion treatments.  Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that gently exfoliates your skin. The results will leave you with smoother, brighter and more even skin tone- with no down time!
There are many over the counter microdermabrasion products, but the microdermabrasion that a dermatologist performs goes a bit deeper into the skin making it more effective.

We offer two Microdermabrasion options:

SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion™ is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure. The only technology to provide simultaneous exfoliation, evacuation, and the delivery of condition-specific topicals, SilkPeel offers advanced skin care for almost every skin type and condition. SilkPeel is customizable and can treat skin conditions such as acne, aging, pigmentation and other common ailments affecting the skin. This clinically proven treatment offers immediate results with no downtime and in only 40 minutes. Silk Peel is great as a stand-alone treatment, for pre-event, or as a way to optimize your laser treatments.  

The DermaSweep treatment uses soft bristles to gently exfoliate the skin with simultaneous delivery of skin specific topical solutions. The topical solutions are formulated to treat acne, dehydration, hyperpigmentation and other common skin ailments. DermaSweep is ideal for patients with more sensitive skin types.


If you are concerned about a dull complexion, uneven skin tone or texture, age spots, dark spots or melasma come visit us for treatment today- with plenty of time to look amazing in those holiday photos!

Goodbye Dull Skin!

Regardless if you’re married, dating, divorced or single there is one thing we want to help you love, YOUR skin. Turn back the hands of time without an invasive surgery with our peels and microdermabrasion.  

Come on in this month for a consultation with Dr. Germain and her talented staff and they can help determine the best peel for your skin. We have a variety of peels to choose from. By meeting with Dr. Germain she can also suggest combining your peel with products to enhance your results. One of the most dynamic skin treatments around is the SilkPeel® Using Dermalinfusion™, this process exfoliates the skin leaving you feeling younger and more refreshed! Also ask about services like Pelleve, Ultherapy and more! 

You can also choose to have out Dermasweep, microdermabrasion which combines exfoliation and infusion of targeted topical solutions to keep your skin looking vibrant and fresh. Microdermabrasion is a safe and painless process that removes dead skin cells allowing the pores to be opened and cleansed while also encouraging collagen growth. 
Treat your skin right during this month of love by calling us at 843-881-4440 for a consultation. After one treatment you’ll be 100% better and be ready to come back for maintenance! 

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Love your Younger Looking Skin



We want to wish everyone a very happy and loving Valentine’s Day! Regardless if you’re married, dating, divorced or single there is one thing we want to help you love, your skin. Turn back the hands of time without an invasive surgery with our peels and microdermabrasion.  

BEFORE: LASER ILLUMINATION PEEL 

AFTER: LASER ILLUMINATION PEEL 


Come on in this month for a consultation with Dr. Germain and her talented staff and they can help determine the best peel for your skin. We have a variety of peels to choose from such as the Beta Life peel, Jesnner’s peel and the Glycolic peel. By meeting with Dr. Germain she can also suggest combining your peel with products to enhance your results. One of the most dynamic skin treatments around is the SilkPeel® Using Dermalinfusion™, this process exfoliates the skin leaving you feeling younger and more refreshed! 
You can also choose to have out Dermasweep, microdermabriasion which combines exfoliation and infusion of targeted topical solutions to keep your skin looking vibrant and fresh. Microdermabrasion is a safe and painless process that removes dead skin cells allowing the pores to be opened and cleansed while also encouraging collagen growth. 
Treat your skin right during this month of love by calling us at 843-881-4440 for a consultation. After one treatment you’ll be 100% better and be ready to come back for maintenance!