One of the not-so-great things to hear first thing in the morning from a co-worker is, "You look tired!" We all know that's code for "You look terrible" and in actuality, looking tired may have nothing to do with the rest or sleep you've gotten the night before. Unfortunately one of the signs of aging is appearing tired when you're really not - skin tone starts to dull and texture is no longer as smooth as it once was. Luckily, there may be a non-surgical option for patients looking for a quick pick-me-up that treats skin tone and texture to make you look as if you've had a good night's rest and more youthful.
As recently seen on The Doctors, dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald demonstrates the SilkPeel microdermabrasion system which she says may offer patients who look tired a more youthful look by making the skin look dewy and more glowy. By combining exfoliation with the microdermabrasion and one of the solutions which offers deep moisturizing, the patient could hypothetically look more rested for an event that very evening.
According to Boca Raton dermatologist Dr. Janee Steinberg, the SilkPeel microdermabrasion system is ideal because it combines deep exfoliation with skin-specific solutions for more precise skin care. "Microdermabrasion devices typically have crystals in them to treat the entire surface of the face for pigment, fine lines and pores," says Dr. Steinberg, "With the Silk Peel, non-invasive microdermabrasion is combined with medication that is specific to the needs of the patient's skin."
There are 3 types of solution that are available to choose from to offer patients a customized skin-specific treatment. "For patients who are oily and have concerns with acne, there is a solution that is based on salicylic acid. For patients who are concerned with pigment, there is a solution that can brighten skin and for patients who are experiencing dry or sun-damaged skin, we have a hylauronic acid based solution for them," describes Dr. Steinberg. Many of her patients have found the Silk Peel microdermabrasion to be very rejuvenating for the skin.
The solution is actually infused into the hand piece and as Dr. Fitzgerald demonstrated, can be forced even more deeply into the tissue with the use of hyperbaric oxygen to add more nutrients and the moisturizing solution, potentially giving skin a more refreshed look, improving the tone and texture of skin.