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.