Micro-peels have been around for a while. They are a staple in esthetics for some and a mystery to others. There are so many options for treatments and so many "new" things coming out all the time we often forget about those loyal standby treatments.
Let me start by saying I LOVE microdermabrasion! I use it on the daily for all types of skin. Performed correctly it is safe and effective "chemical free" exfoliation for even the most sensitive clients. I will cover technique in another post. My go-to microdermabrasion here in the studio is SkinSmooth Pro. It was developed by an esthetician colleague for safe and effective treatments. It's affordable, made in America, and has a lifetime warranty. SkinSmooth Pro is easy to use, it's small, it's quiet, and comes with plenty of tips to provide a great treatment.
A micro-peel is a combination treatment of microdermabrasion with a chemical exfoliant either before or after the microdermabrasion OR before and after a microdermabrasion.
Let's break it down this way:
Prior to microdermabrasion you can use safely:
So now that we have applied our first "peel" and removed it we can microderm. I really like small matchbook size braces on the skin with my hands and not too much suction to hear that popping noise when you break the seal. If you need tips on proper technique I will cover that in another post. Perform your microdermabrasion.
When making choices for peels after a microdermabrasion stick to blended acid peels and BHA peels:
Some tips to remember: