What is MicroPeel and am I a good candidate?
This procedure is a three-step clinical procedure combining Dermaplaning, Chemical Peeling, and Cryogenic Therapy. The MicroPeel can be tailored to all skin types, even sensitive skin! Most patients love this treatment a few days before an event as makeup looks beautiful on the new, fresh skin.
What are the benefits of MicroPeel and how does it work?
The MicroPeel is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, dullness and skin imperfections. We have a variety of peels for all skin types, however we do not recommend Dermaplaning for anyone experiencing active acne breakouts. There is a beta peel used for acne breakouts without the Dermaplaning for those with mild to moderate breakouts.
- Step 1: Dermaplaning – Dermaplaning is a highly efficient, safe, manual exfoliation technique used to clear away dry, dead, superfluous skin layers and surface debris. This clinical procedure is performed by our medical skincare specialists trained in the use of a modified surgical blade designed specifically for this purpose.
- Step 2: Chemical Peel – Using optimized solutions formulated for resurfacing the skin by removing the outer epidermis and stimulating collagen remodeling to improve hyperpigmentation, fine lines, texture and skin imperfections.
- Step 3: Cryogenic Therapy – This anti-inflammatory and antibacterial freezing procedure increases the rate of cell turnover and leaves skin feeling cool and tight.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients will do a series of Micropeel treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart, for 4-6 treatments. Maintenance treatment can be done every 4-8 weeks depending on how fast or slow the patient “peach fuzz” returns.
What type of results will I see?
Since the vellus hairs or “peach fuzz” is removed patients will experience a smooth and soft complexion. The chemical peel is able to penetrate deeper into the epidermis after the stratum corneum (outer layer of dead skin cells) is removed. This allows for deeper correction for skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, textural issues, and large pores.
Is there any downtime associated with this procedure?
Most patients will have no actual downtime, however dependent on the peel agent being used patients may experience redness, dryness and flaking. We have a wide range of chemical peels for every skin type ranging from Lactic, Mandelic, Salicylic, Glycolic, with additional powdered Vitamin C and Retinol Peel Boosters. Our aesthetician will discuss which peel will be best for your skin type and schedule.
What other treatments/procedures can MicroPeel be combined with?
Depending on the patients concern or overall goals, this treatment is great combined with various anti-aging, anti-acne and hyperpigmentation therapies as well as tightening and injectable procedures. Some of our patients will even schedule a MicroPeel procedure directly before Botox or fillers. Patients can also see dramatic improvement alternating MicroPeel with Dermasweep™ and laser resurfacing. Combination therapy can help further correct damage and reveal healthier, more youthful skin.
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