I tried it! SilkPeel Treatment
My SilkPeel Dermal Infusion Treatment @ DLK on Avenue
Written by Carlyn
Due to pandemic regulations and policies, this facial was tragically overdue. Since our chilly Canadian Fall is officially in effect, my skin was desperate for a pick-me-up. I noticed dullness, mild congestion and texture around my chin and forehead.
I arrived at my appointment fresh-faced and without makeup or product. Right away, I was surprised at how comfortable I felt at DLK. The patient services team was excited to see me and answer all the questions I had about the procedure. After only about 5 minutes of waiting, I was given a fancy water bottle and I was on my way.
I opted for the SilkPeel Dermal Infusion Facial Treatment because I wanted something beginner that required little or no downtime (so no peeling or crazy looking redness afterwards). I loved how I got to customize my treatment by targeting a specific skin concern. I chose the acne serum solution since I was experiencing a mild breakout around my mouth and chin area. However, the Vitamin C and Hydrating formulas definitely caught my eye. I have a feeling I’ll be back soon lol.
The lovely esthetician who took care of me was so gentle with my skin. To start, she cleansed my skin with a Vitamin A cleanser. It smelled amazing and felt magical on my face. She then set up the SilkPeel machine and walked me through the procedure. My favourite benefit about the procedure was the Dermal Infusion topical delivery. In English, this refers to the treatment solution that I selected prior to the procedure. With the help of the machine, the solution is exfoliated and absorbed into my skin through a painless and soothing application.
More about the magical machine:
The SilkPeel machine is the coolest thing ever. It looks like a large square box with a connected handpiece and an empty clear bottle, which I assume would be filled with my skin’s waste and debris by the end. The handpiece uses an interchangeable tip which works like a vacuum to essentially pull the tissue through the plastic tip and into contact with the treatment head. As the handpiece is drawn over the skin, the treatment head simultaneously exfoliates and infuses the condition-specific serums deep into the skin. In my case, the acne solution was efficiently absorbed into my skin.
A Closed-Loop Vacuum system is used to evenly abrade the superficial epidermal layer of the skin in a safe and comfortable procedure that encourages even treatment across the entire surface of the skin. The entire treatment was just under 40 minutes and was so relaxing. I fell asleep and didn’t want to leave!
My skin was so happy after this treatment. Some of my immediate results included tighter and smaller looking pores, a more even skin tone, instant hydrating smoothness, and brighter looking skin. I couldn’t stop taking selfies in the car on my way home.
To my surprise, my skin started looking even better after 2 days. I know I’m not supposed to touch my face, but I can’t stop. My skin feels so smooth and soft. I also haven’t felt the need to wear makeup because of how glowy my skin looks.
Moving forward, I’m continuing to be religious about my Clear Clinical skincare routine, which includes daily SPF, of course. I’m excited to see my acne disappearing and my skin texture improving already.
My next facial appointment is already booked, and I’m thinking of trying the Vitamin C solution formula this time to help with tired or dull looking skin. I’m craving that summer brightness even in the colder weather!
Oh, and please enjoy the picture of my skin debris which includes makeup particles, old spray tan, dirt and oil. It’s gross but oddly satisfying at the same time.
Happy skincaring <3