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02-16-16 | Posted by

Microdermabrasion has been a popular skin treatment for the past 25 years. What started as a rudimentary exfoliation process using salt or chemical crystals, has morphed into a sophisticated clinical skin treatment that is a mainstay in upscale dermatology offices, medical spas, skin clinics, and even in your bathroom.

This growing class of therapeutic skin treatments works for all skin types, even sensitive skin in moderation, and targets a whole slew of things you want to improve about your skin, including acne, pores, fine lines, pigmentation, dull texture, slack tone, and radiance, and even those little red bumps called KP (keratosis pilaris).


SilkPeel3 Diamond DermalinfusionAn uber modern twist on microdermabrasion, SilkPeel3 is the third generation of SilkPeel technology, popular among A-listers to get red carpet ready. The system is about half the size of previous versions and operates at about twice the power. SilkPeel3 uses gentle suction to draw the skin into the handpiece chamber that removes the surface layer of dead cells, oil and debris, and then a customized selection of solutions for acne, brightening, or hydration is infused into your skin with pneumatic pressure. The result is super clean, open pores, smooth, glowing skin that is more even toned after a series of 3 or 4 treatments. SilkPeel3 can be used on the face, neck, chest, arms, legs, back and buttocks.

Treatments cost about $250 each, and most locations offer package pricing. Find SilkPeel near you at


Personal Microderm Pro ($199)  – If you dont’ have time to book yourself in for a SilkPeel, the PMD Pro is the next level up from the original PMD classic. This version has two speeds and combines a patented spinning disc technology with vacuum suction to brighten, smooth, even skin tone and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, pimples, and pores—allowing topical skincare to penetrate deeper. Use the standard speed or the slower speed for precision and sensitive parts of your face. The PRO’s range of exfoliation discs allows you to easily customize the treatment to what your skin needs each time you use the system.  The PMD PRO is not just for your face; you can use the system on legs, arms, chest, or anywhere you want smoother, softer, more radiant-looking skin.


Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Smooth & Radiant: Peel + Brighten ($48) – For a microdermabrasion-like result without the power cord, these two new kits from the New York dermatologist who brought us the Alpha Beta Peel are just the ticket. Smooth & Radiant: Peel + Brighten and Smooth & Flawless: Peel + Moisturize peels target two key skin types; dull and dry. Each kit includes a two-step peel plus an extra booster for dramatic results; Ferulic Acid and Retinol Brightening Solution or Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Cushion Oil Free Moisturizer. Each kit contains enough product for 14 days of treatments.


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