There are many chemical peels on the market today, some requiring weeks of preparation beforehand. Some of these harsh products may also require weeks of recovery afterward. The Silk Peel, available at American Self, offers patients a new choice in facial rejuvenation treatments. The unique procedure combines a simultaneous wet-abrasion technique, with an infusion of nutrient rich dermaceuticals. While clogged pores are cleared, dead skin and dirt are suctioned away, the skin is gently enriched with a combination of Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and other ingredients which will further improve the look of the skin.
The SilkPeel can improve:
- Brown spots
- Fine lines
- Textural irregularities
- Dull, dry tissue
Compared to traditional Dermabrasion techniques, which involve the vigorous application of damaging crystals, the SilkPeel is gentler to the skin. A SilkPeel can provide excellent results when used on its own. After a series of treatments, or combined with complimentary procedures, the SilkPeel facial can provide patients with unmatched skin rejuvenation.
The Ideal Silk Peel Candidate:
Anyone experiencing early signs of aging, sun damage, fine lines, and textural irregularities may see great benefit from the SilkPeel procedure. Patients should have a clear understanding of the procedure, realistic expectations for their results, and be in generally good health before scheduling a SilkPeel procedure. Pregnant women, people with severe acne, or Rosacea should postpone the procedure until speaking with a doctor. Before scheduling a SilkPeel, a consultation with Dr. Hillelson will be scheduled, to determine if the procedure is right for the individual’s needs.
The Silk Peel Procedure:
The SilkPeel procedure is performed in the American Self office, taking between 30 and 40 minutes to complete. The procedure is not considered painful, so there is no need for anesthesia or topical numbing. Relying on the patented diamond-tipped wand, a SilkPeel uses a combination of suction and wet abrasion. The same applicator will then vacuum the dead tissue from the skin and empty clogged pores. Concurrently, the nourishing SilkPeel solution will be applied. Once the treatment is finished, sunscreen will be liberally used to protect the skin as it heals.
Patients are able to return to work, school, and all routine activities the same afternoon as their SilkPeel. Immediately after treatment, softer and smoother skin will be noticeable. The appearance will continue to improve over the following months.
Preparing for a Silk Chemical Peel:
Potential patients should research the variety of facial rejuvenation procedures available today. Next, a consultation appointment should be scheduled at American Self with Dr. Hillelson. During this time, a brief physical exam will be performed, current mediations reviewed, and the patient’s needs/goals discussed. The surgeon will explain the SilkPeel procedure, as well as all other viable options for facial rejuvenation. If a SilkPeel is determined to be the right procedure to meet an individuals needs, a personalized treatment plan will be developed.
The Risks of a Silk Peel:
The SilkPeel procedure is considered safe and effective. There is always the small chance for complications, however. Potential complications may include: edema, mild bruising, sensitivity, peeling, flushing, hyper or hypo pigmentation, blistering, and uneven correction. Dr. Hillelson has been providing patients with skin rejuvenation procedures for three decades, and have special training with the SilkPeel method. Working alongside of their expert estheticians, the SilkPeel procedure can provide exemplary results with only minor risks.
The Silk Peel Recovery:
The SilkPeel does not require any downtime. Patients can return to their normal activities that same afternoon. Sunscreen will be applied in the office, and should be continuously worn to protect the new layers of tissue; otherwise, patients have no restriction on activities.
For the best results, patients will require between four and six SilkPeel treatments. These should be performed about two weeks apart, to allow for a proper regrowth of skin cells. After the treatments are complete, patients should follow a healthy skincare regime, to ensure long-lasting results.
Questions about the Silk Peel
How long does a SilkPeel take to perform?
Depending on the area being treated and extent of correction, a SilkPeel session will take between 30 and 45 minutes.
Is a Silk Peel painful?
No, the SilkPeel is not considered a painful procedure; it requires no anesthesia or topical numbing. During the procedure, a light vibrating sensation is normally reported by patients.
When can I return to work after my Silk Peel?
The SilkPeel requires no downtime. Patients are able to return to work immediately after a treatment.
How many Silk Peel procedures are required?
For optimal results, patients should have four to six SilkPeel procedures, spaced about two weeks apart. Routine sessions should be scheduled to maintain the beautiful results.
Can I finance my Silk Chemical Peel?
Yes, American Self patients have the choice to finance all procedures through CareCredit. Visit carecredit.com or call our office for more information on healthcare financing. Applications are fast and easy. Best of all, with immediate approval, your CareCredit can be used right away.