At Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania (serving the greater Harrisburg, PA area), board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Theodore T. Foley, MD, FACS offers Silk Peel Dermalinfusion to correct various skin imperfections.
The Silk Peel (Dermalinfusion) is an advanced form of Microdermabrasion. The Silk Peel is a nonsurgical (no social downtime) skin rejuvenation treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and infusion of condition-specific serums to improve skin health, function and appearance. This results in a younger looking complexion.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive mechanical exfoliation procedure for superficial skin resurfacing. By removing the uppermost layers of the skin in a controlled manner, cell renewal is stimulated with regeneration of a healthier epidermis and dermis. After repeated microdermabrasion treatments an increase in dermal thickness is seen with new collagen and elastin deposition. Improvement in rough skin texture, pores, acne, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sun-damaged skin as seen. It can even be used to diminish and smooth stretch marks on the abdomen and breasts.
Traditionally, microdermabrasion devices have used crystals with negative pressure to draw the skin to the hand-piece tip, and crystals superficially abrade the skin’s surface as they pass across the epidermis. Microdermabrasion has minimal discomfort, and no “downtime” of skin flaking and peeling.
Recent advances in microdermabrasion technology combine exfoliation with dermal infusion (the Silk Peel). During this process, topical products are delivered into the skin at the time of exfoliation. This takes advantage of the transient disruption to the epidermal barrier that occurs with removal of the stratum corneum to better deliver medications into the deeper dermal layers. The Silk Peel is more controlled than microdermabrasion in the way that it removes the top layer of the skin, to produce a better result. The Silk Peel uses the controlled specific vacuum pressure to pull the skin up into a chamber in the hand piece, where the skin is evenly abraded with diamonds as the abrasive tip to very consistently remove the stratum corneum, the depth can be controlled by setting the vacuum on the machine. This is significant because traditional microdermabrasion machines rely on the operator to apply the same pressure, at the same speed, consistently over the skin. It also can enhance results for conditions such as dehydration, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea based on the products that are used.
The Silk Peel is fully customizable and the perfect solution to address a wide variety of skin concerns and conditions from head-to-toe and is suitable for all skin types and tones. And just like microdermabrasion, there is minimal discomfort, and no “downtime” of skin flaking and peeling.
"Best plastic surgeon in the area! After exploring several options, I chose Dr. Foley because he was very qualified and knowledgeable. He was caring, professional and did a great job. He talked me through the procedure step by step. His staff was amazing and caring as well. He made sure I was pain free the entire time and put me at ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking plastic surgery."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Jun 28, 2017
"I had a great experience last year when I had a cosmetic procedure, so when I needed to have a skin cancer removed from my lower leg I went to Dr. Foley. He clearly communicated what I'd experience during the surgery and asked throughout the procedure whether I was comfortable. It eliminated the anxiety I had felt about the procedure. He promptly followed up with me on the results of the biopsy. I have complete confidence in his talent and his genuine personal concern for the patient."- S.B. / Healthgrades / Dec 05, 2018
"Really great and kind surgeon!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Sep 16, 2018
"Dr. Foley is an Excellent Surgeon - I could not have hoped for a better outcome! Dr. Foley is very precise and highly skilled. My biggest regret is I didn’t come talk to him sooner. My boobs now look like they belong in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition!"- L. / RealSelf / Sep 13, 2018
"I am so grateful to have the good fortune to end up in Dr. Foley's very good hands. I had undergone breast reconstruction with a different plastic surgeon 10 years ago and had a disappointing cosmetic outcome. I disliked feeling vain and insufficiently grateful for the help that I got, and was reluctant to seek another surgeon's help. I am so glad that I did. Dr. Foley is very kind and sensitive and collaborative, and so very skilled and invested in an optimal outcome for his patients."- C.H. / Healthgrades / Aug 21, 2018
A great benefit of SilkPeel is that it can safely be used to treat all skin types. Therefore, it is a great skin rejuvenation treatment if you have:
- Oily skin
- Rough skin texture
- Acne or sensitive skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Hyperpigmentation or sun-damaged skin
- Cracked or dry skin on your hands or feet
- Stretch marks
The new SilkPeel III shown below with the skin clarifying and lumixyl solutions as well as the extraction reservoir on the far right.
What To Expect
Prior to treatment, the skin is properly prepped by removing any makeup or lotion with a light cleanser. Then, a hand-held device is gently applied to the treatment area, which is powered by the Dermalinfusion system. The small wand utilizes diamond-tipped exfoliators and vacuum-type pressure to deeply cleanse and rejuvenate the skin. Like microdermabrasion, SilkPeel gently removes the top layer of the skin to promote cell renewal. However, it also uses specific skin serums to replenish, smooth, and hydrate the skin. Typically, patients do not experience any discomfort during treatment and can immediately return to their everyday activities with no downtime. Treatments usually last 30 – 45 minutes.
SilkPeel is a unique skin rejuvenation treatment because it offers several restorative skin serums and diamond-tipped exfoliators to address your specific skin concerns and needs. Prior to treatment, you may choose from pore clarifying, vitamin C, ultra hydrating, or skin brightening serums. Our aesthetician will also select the proper diamond grade tip that correlates to your specific skin type for the best results possible. The various exfoliation options and serums are what sets SilkPeel apart from other skin rejuvenation treatments because it’s suitable for all skin types. It also safely and effectively treats sensitive areas around the eyes and lips.
SilkPeel offers 4 unique types of serums:
- Ultra Hydrating: for patients seeking extra moisture and plumping due to dry skin, fine lines/wrinkles, and mature skin.
- Vitamin C: for patients seeking antioxidant therapy due to sun damage, fine and dry lines, and mature skin.
- Lumixyl: for patients seeking brighter complexion due to hyperpigmentation, melasma, and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- ClarityMD: for patients seeking treatment for acne due to non-inflammatory, or inflammatory acne, and acne scarring.
Plan Your Procedure
Silky, Smooth Skin
If you have specific skin concerns or wish to improve the overall appearance of your skin, call or visit our office today to schedule your consultation. Our skilled aesthetician will be happy to restore the look and feel of your skin.
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Cost of SilkPeel
Bundle pack...6 SilkPeel treatments for $750