Satin Peel


Satin Peels are best for patients who are ready for the next level and who can tolerate a little downtime. 

We use our Erbium laser to peel the entire outer 5-20 microns of skin, resulting in brand new skin that is immediately bright and tighter. Treatments are given by our Physician Assistant, Jessie Mallalieu.

This treatment can:

  • Smooth and rejuvenate sun-damaged and acne-prone skin
  • Minimize pore size
  • Reduce acne blemishes
  • Minimize acne scars
  • Provide a more even skin tone


How does the Satin Peel work?

The Erbium Laser works by gently removing the uppermost layers of skin from the treated area. This light ‘buffing’ reveals the fresh, youthful skin that was hidden from view.

What will my treatment be like?

The provider will apply a layer of numbing cream one hour before your treatment begins. After the numbing cream is removed, the provider will pulse your skin with the laser. Most people perceive the ‘pulsing’ as a warm buzzing sensation.

What is my recovery time?

Your skin will be red and dry for 2-5 days after your treatment. You may experience light flaking and peeling of dry skin for up to 7 days after treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

Most individuals see immediate improvement after just 1 treatment. We recommend a habit of Satin Peels 2-4 times a year for patients that prefer this type of peel.

What are the risks with the Satin Peel?

Most reactions to the treatment are temporary. Serious complications are rare but possible. There are rare reports of:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Slight bleeding
  • Blistering
  • Pigment changes (lightening or darkening of skin) which can last up to 1-6 months after treatment
*Medicine is not an exact science and individual results may vary.

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    When can I schedule?

    Appointments are available Mondays through Fridays at our Frederick, Maryland office.  Schedule with with either of our expert providers:  Jessie Mallalieu or Susan Young. Call now to schedule your Satin Peel: 301-698-2424