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SilkPeel Dermalinfusion

SilkPeel Dermalinfusion cleans the skin and infuses the pores for maximum hydration. The treatment also stimulates healthy cell renewal and collagen production. SilkPeel Dermalinfusion can be applied on multiple areas including the face, neck, hands, feet, back and chest. Its double dose of exfoliation and nutrient-rich moisturizing improves a variety of skin-related woes including:

  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pigmentation issues including age spots
  • Rough texture areas including keratosis pilaris  
  • Stretch marks
  • Cellulite
  • Oily skin and acne
  • Superficial scars and acne scars

Am I a Good Candidate for SilkPeel Dermalinfusion?

Patients with any skin color and type, including those with sensitive skin, can benefit from SilkPeel Dermalinfusion. The adjustable device can tailor the treatment based on the skin type and concerns of the patient.  Patients who are not appropriate candidates are those with conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, eczema, dermatitis and profound inflammatory acne or a history of cold sores.

How is SilkPeel Dermalinfusion performed?

The treatment only takes about 20 to 30 minutes and can be performed in the office of a doctor. The clinician cleans the face to remove any dirt, debris or makeup on the skin. Then, the vacuum handpiece is moved over the area being treated. A recessed diamond tip gently exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin while a treatment solution flushes the pores clean and deeply saturates them with a nutrient-rich serum customized for the skin of the patient. The serum adds minerals and vitamins to increases the effectiveness of the treatment.

Combined with Other Treatments

SilkPeel Dermalinfusion can be combined with Botox, fillers and skin-tightening lasers including a fractional laser treatment often performed one week prior to SilkPeel Dermalinfusion to increase collagen production and encourage skin tightening.

Alternative Treatments to SilkPeel Dermalinfusion:

While SilkPeel Dermalinfusion is right for some patients, other patients may want an alternative procedure that gives a more dramatic improvement such as:

  • Skin resurfacing
  • Laser peel
  • Chemical peel
  • Dermabrasion

Most of the treatments listed above can provide effective skin rejuvenation in only one treatment. However, they also have added risks, recovery and downtime. Microdermabrasion is the closest comparable technique but, without the solution from SilkPeel Dermalinfusion, it is also a more abrasive treatment.

What is the Cost of SilkPeel Dermalinfusion?

Treatment prices vary according to the location of services and the amount of treatments. While a patient may only need one treatment, other patients may require more sessions to gain their desired results if they have more intensive skincare needs. SilkPeel Dermalinfusion can cost around $100 to $200 per treatment. Although it is considered a cosmetic treatment, and is normally paid for out-of-pocket, some insurance companies will reimburse a portion of the cost if it is for the treatment of acne.

Recovery and Downtime

Directly after the treatment, patients will have a temporary pinkish glow that lasts between 30 minutes and a few hours. The length of the pinkish glow during the RECOVERY and DOWNTIME process depends on whether the patient chooses a gentle or aggressive exfoliation. Nevertheless, patients can apply moisturizer and makeup immediately after the treatment. Mineral makeup is recommended since it heals and soothes the skin without irritation. Patients should avoid sun exposure for two weeks after treatments to avoid potential side effects. Other than that, patients can resume all activities directly after their treatment.


Results for SilkPeel Dermalinfusion can be immediate as patients will see a revitalized look with healthy, refreshed and smooth skin. The treatment works well to take off dead and dry skin layers to give the skin a revitalized look. Most patients will see a visible difference after the skin resumes a normal tone. The skin will appear healthy, refreshed and have a smoother feel. These results last approximately two to four weeks. However, the goals of each patient are different so the amount of procedures necessary to achieve the desired results varies per patient.

Since this treatment is a skin exfoliating procedure, it can be repeated each month to keep the skin fresh and rejuvenated. To maintain the best results, patients should maintain an at-home skin care regimen. Using facial cleaners, moisturizers, eye creams and daily sunscreen protection can help maintain the results. Patients with severe acne conditions may need to set up an ongoing care plan to keep the pores clean and maintain clearer skin.

Limitations of SilkPeel Dermalinfusion

Some limitations of SilkPeel Dermalinfusion are:

  • Since SilkPeel Dermalinfusion provides effective skin care results by exfoliation, and does not abrade the skin, its capabilities of producing dramatic results are limited.
  • The treatment does not have an age limit but older patients with deeper wrinkles may not gain the same benefits as someone who has more elasticity to the skin. Therefore, older patients will be limited by what SilkPeel Dermalinfusion can do for them.

Risks of SilkPeel Dermalinfusion

There are a few risks patients should know about:

  • Skin tightening sensation - Patients might feel a skin tightening sensation during the treatment and for up to an hour afterward. This sensation is a normal response as the skin is repairing itself.
  • Irritation - Some patients experience mild irritation just after treatment but this generally occurs with patients who have very sensitive skin
  • Discomfort - An allergic reaction to the dermal infusion may transpire and cause some short-term discomfort but this is very rare for patients.

A Lunchtime Treatment

SilkPeel Dermalinfusion can help with numerous skin flaws and imperfections. It is such a quick and painless treatment that many people have the treatment on their lunch break. Not only does this treatment slough off dry and dead skin, it also stimulates collagen and healthy cell renewal. Patients should contact their dermatologist and schedule a consultation appointment to determine if this procedure is the best treatment to achieve their desired results.

Written by Cosmetic Town Editorial Team- MA

Based on an exclusive interview with Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD in Los Angeles, CA