Gently Exfoliate to Reveal Healthy Skin
At Advanced Laser Medspa, we apply a variety of micro/chemical peels that are considered lunch time peels, which are called micropeels (a combination of a gentle microdermabrasion with peels that improve the overall appearance of the skin}. These are gentle and effective and you can return to normal activity after the procedure.
Based on your skin assessment, a variety of products are used which may include a lactic, glycolic, salicylic or another type of peel appropriate for your skin.
Three Types of Chemical Peels
Physician strength chemical peels work to dissolve the intercellular cement, or the “glue” that holds skin cells together. These unwanted dead skin cells are more apt to become loose and therefore more easily shed. Physician strength chemical peels also help to reduce built up oil, and bacteria in the skin. Chemical peels also help to improve tone, texture, fade sun damage and improve the overall appearance of the skin.
Similar to medical microdermabrasion, physician strength chemical peels can treat almost all the areas of the body, including but not limited to the face, neck, chest, arms, back and hands.
Benefits of Physician Strength Chemical Peel
A medical microdermabrasion is a treatment that uses a microdermabrasion machine that is only sold to physicians and only operated by licensed, medical technicians. A medical microdermabrasion is a much safer and more effective treatment than what can be performed in a spa or salon, and this means better results for you.
Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-surgical method of skin exfoliation that gently removes the layer of dead, dry skin cells on the top layer of skin. As we age, our skin cells don’t turn over as quickly as they once did. Healthy skin cells should turnover, or be shed every 28 days. But as we age these skin cells build up and become more compact, making a thin, tough layer that builds up around fine lines and wrinkles making them more apparent and dulling the skin. These built up dead skin cells also trap bacteria which can lead to breakouts like blackheads, whiteheads and also lead to redness and inflammation in the skin. This layer of dead skin also blocks skin care products from penetrating down into the skin which means that even the strongest skincare product would be rendered ineffective.
How does a Medical Microdermabrasion work?
During the treatment, a licensed, skilled technician uses a crystal-tipped wand and makes small quick passes over the skin. A gentle scratching sensation can be felt as the tip goes back and forth across the skin along with gentle suction from the machine which helps to lift and clear away dirt, oil, sebum, dead skin and bacteria from the skin.
Microdermabrasion can treat almost all the areas of the body, including but not limited to the face, neck, chest, arms, back, hands and feet.
Benefits of Physician Strength Medical Microdermabrasion and Micropeel
Receiving a Medical Microdermabrasion or Micropeel at Advanced laser Medspa is performed under the direction of our physician Dr. Michael Salzman. Sophisticated photography with ultraviolet light allows the staff to vie condition under the dermis not visible to the naked eye. Additionally, as Advanced Laser Medspa is a medical office, great care is taken to assure sterile conditions and proper application of the treatments.
Micropeels are often called “lunchtime peels” taking about 30 minutes to complete. Dead skin is sloughed off and the procedure helps to increase collagen production.
Also, the products that we use in a medical spa are only available to physicians and therefore are considered to be more effective.
Microdermabrasion and Micropeels can be performed on the face, chest, hands and even back, elbows and knees.
What is a Micropeel?
A micropeel is a combination of both a medical microdermabrasion and a physician strength chemical peel. Micropeels are ideal because they blend together the benefits of both the medical microdermabrasion and physician strength chemical peel into one comfortable treatment. A micropeel allows for deeper penetration of the physician strength chemical peel and provides faster, more significant results than a medical microdermabrasion or physician strength chemical peel performed alone. While results can be seen immediately, a series of treatments along with maintenance treatments are recommended for best results.
Side effects are minimal and may include temporary redness or flakiness of the skin. Vigorous exercise should be avoided immediately after treatment otherwise most other activates can be resumed immediately. Medical grade sunblock should always be part of a skin care regimen and applied and reapplied daily and immediately after a skin treatment.