The skin can go through a lot as we age. The face can become subject to pigmentation, fine lines, and unfavorable texture, which can be even more difficult to get rid of as the skin slows down its natural rejuvenation process. A MicroPeel can jumpstart your skin’s regrowth functions and create a new, healthy surface.
What is a MicroPeel?
A MicroPeel is a light chemical peel that gently rejuvenates only the outer layer of skin. This outermost layer is composed of dead skin cells, clogged pores, and superficial pigmentation that can prevent you from achieving smooth, even skin. The MicroPeel solution removes these dead cells and is stronger than regular skin care products, but less abrasive than other in-office treatments. Treatment with a MicroPeel generally yields improved skin with a smoother texture, reduced pore size, and more even tone.
What can be treated with a MicroPeel?
MicroPeels excel at treating surface concerns on the face, including mild discoloration, dryness, fine lines, and large pores. This treatment can provide an overall brightening of the skin and improvement in smoothness, and can be a great way to rejuvenate the face for a big event or change in weather.
What is a MicroPeel treatment like?
A MicroPeel begins by gently cleansing the skin to remove the surface oils and dead skin layer. A mild solution of alpha-hydroxy acid is then applied to remove the dead skin cells and cellular debris. After it’s applied and left to optimize, it’s gently washed off and neutralized. The procedure is safe, generally comfortable, and only takes about 30 minutes to complete. As with any treatment at Plastic Surgery Arts of West Michigan, your comfort and relaxation are our highest priority.
Unlike a facial, most patients will notice a change in the skin right away. You can apply your makeup immediately following the procedure. Side effects are very minimal, with some patients reporting mild redness and sensitivity. Fine lines and brown spots will be diminished, and a change in skin texture can be felt right away. Your skin will have a smoother and more uniform appearance. Results from a MicroPeel can last several weeks. Because the process is so gentle, many patients choose to have follow-up peels to optimize and maintain their results.
If you want to know more about MicroPeels or other options for facial rejuvenation, contact our office today. We can provide you with more information or schedule your consultation with Dr. Dodde.