A micropeel is a three-step professional-grade exfoliation skin treatment. It reduces the appearance of dull, dry skin, reduces pore size and leaves your face soft, smooth and radiant.
A Micropeel is used as part of maintenance skincare routine to enhance the look, feel and texture of the skin. Micropeel is appropriate for all skin types, including darker skin types. This treatment uses the mildest form of chemical solution, so it does not bleach the skin.
At a consultation for a micropeel, one of our experienced skin care experts will discuss your skincare goals, your current skincare regimen and your current skin issues to determine if a series of micropeel procedures is right for you and your skin. Often times Vectra 3D imaging is performed to allow you and your skincare expert to view in 3D the sun damage, broken capillaries and overall appearance of your skin. This serves as a baseline and after completing a series of micropeel treatments together with a home regimen we can evaluate improvements in the quality of your skin.
There is no preparation needed before a Micropeel.
A micropeel begins with dermaplaning, a manual exfoliation technique that safely and efficiently removes dead cells from the surface of the skin. The chemical peel resurfaces the face improving hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles as well as the tone and texture of the skin. Cryogenic therapy is then performed, which is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and “skin polishing” procedure that cools and refreshes the skin.
After a micropeel, your skin will look a little red and shiny for a few hours. You may expect to have one or two minutes of stinging or a burning sensation right after the chemical peel has been applied.
You can expect to see an instant improvement in skin texture and tone after a micropeel. When performed regularly as a maintenance treatment longer-term effects are increased cell turnover as well as fewer wrinkles and dark spots. Skin care products are able to penetrate the skin more easily making them more effective and makeup will go on more evenly and more smoothly.
Complications from a micropeel are extremely rare, but could consist of skin infections, cold sores, allergic reactions and undesirable color changes.
Dr. Maloney has some of the most Highly Qualified and Experienced Skin Care Specialists in Tucson.