Are you considering a Micropeel in Vancouver? If you’d like to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while reducing age spots and smoothening and rejuvenating your skin, our skin care centre offers the popular combination treatment – Micropeel. A micropeel is a chemical peel that provides the exfoliating and collagen stimulating benefits of glycolic and lactic acid, combined with microdermabrasion for smoothness plus, the replenishing of the skin’s hydration with a moisturizing mask.
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What is micropeel?
Micropeel is a light to medium glycolic peel that addresses many skin imperfections that affect skin complexion, texture, and clarity. Glycolic acid loosens the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells to the skin’s surface. When combined with a diamond-head microdermabrasion treatment, the results are accelerated.
A micropeel treatment exfoliates, removing the damaged top layer of skin, revealing new, vital skin beneath, but it does so gently with minimal after-effects. A light to medium peel, Micropeel is not an effective deep wrinkle or scar treatment, it is primarily used as an effective exfoliation to rejuvenate dull, clogged or rough skin.
Benefits of a micropeel
A series of micropeels will improve the appearance of skin incrementally. You will have:
- Softer skin
- More even skin tone
- Skin cleansed of dead skin cells and debris
- Smoother, more even texture
- Smaller pores
- Slight lightening of sun spots and age spots
- Softened fine lines and wrinkles
- A fresh, revitalized and more youthful appearance
Am I a good candidate?
You are a good candidate for a Micropeel if you have:
- Rough skin tone and texture
- Have clogged pores and blackheads
- Have fine lines or wrinkles
- Have blotchy, uneven skin tone
You should not have a Micropeel (or any chemical peel) if you have:
- A sensitivity or allergy to Aspirin or products containing ASA
- Sunburned skin
- Skin inflammation or infections
- Have dermographia: a skin condition in which red, itchy lines appear when a person scratches his or her skin.
- Active acne
- Unhealed wounds
- Extremely sensitive skin
- Recently had other skin peel treatments
- Recently taken or will take Accutane. Having chemical peel treatments while on Accutane increases the risk of scarring and irritation. You must discontinue Accutane for 6-months prior to a chemical peel.
- If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant
Before the treatment
One week prior to treatment avoid:
- Electrolysis, laser, waxing or other treatments that may cause skin sensitivity
- Other chemical peel treatments or exfoliation treatments or products
- Ensure you’ve read and understood the contraindications above.
What happens during the treatment?
First, a technician will cleanse the skin.
Step 1: micropeel
The peel is applied and allowed to sit for a few minutes on the skin. The skin is then cleansed to remove residual solution.
Step 2: microdermabrasion
A full, diamond head microdermabrasion treatment is performed removing dead skin cells and small bumps, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
Step 3: hydration mask
A rich, moisturizing face mask is applied to restore hydration and soothe the skin.
After the treatment, a technician will apply moisturizer and sun block.
Treatment time: 30 to 45 minutes
After the treatment
- Your skin may be pink for several hours after the treatment.
- You may experience mild flaking for several days.
- Avoid heat from sun, bathing, hot showers, or saunas for 1 day.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 1 day.
- Do not apply makeup for 1 day.
- Do not remove peeling skin by rubbing, plucking or pulling.
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser daily.
- Do not use abrasive, textured wash cloths, mechanical scrubs, scrub treatments, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, retinoids, skin lighteners, wax, or strong astringents for 7 days.
- Do not have electrolysis, waxing or chemical hair removal treatments for 7 days.
- Avoid direct sun exposure for 1 week.
- Use at least SPF 30 sun screen daily even if you avoid the sun.
- Do not tan for at least 30 days.
Recovery time: No downtime, immediate improvement with incremental improvement over the course of several treatments (recommended).
How many treatments will I need?
The Micropeel is most effective as a course of several treatments over a period of a few months.
Other treatment options
Learn about other chemical peels offered by our Vancouver, BC skin care centre.
- SkinCeuticals Gel Peel GL (glycolic and lactic acid)
- SkinCeuticals Gel Peel SM (salicylic and mandelic acid)
- Jessner peel
A HAPPY FACE
Shelley has always given me great service and that hasn’t changed. I’m finding that my skin just after 2 Microdermabrasions with the peel, my pores are looking smaller and my skin in general is looking finer. I have two more treatments which I look forward to and can’t wait to see how much more improvement I will see. I think I will try to continue this treatment on a regular basis. I believe it is recommended that I come in every 3 months now for this treatment once having 4 treatments close together.