Loftus Total Skin Care (Formerly Kathy Jones Skin Care) May 2014 Newsletter
The "Skin"ny on Micropeels with Shrilda Denton, Skin Care Specialist
What are the benefits of having either a Micropeel or Micropeel Plus?
Both peels increase cell turnover, refining the top layer of your skin and lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They help to eliminate dry skin, and reduce pore size and oil production, which may reduce the frequency of breakouts.
What should I do to prepare for this procedure?
Discontinue your use of any retinol product 3-5 days prior to your appointment (such as Obagi Retin A products and Skin Medica's Retinol products). Do not get the procedure if you have a cold sore or have been on Accutane in the last year.
What should I expect from this procedure?
With a Micropeel, you may experience possible redness and dryness, but you will not have any visible flaking. With a Micropeel +, you will experience redness and dryness and your skin will start to flake and peel 2 days after your treatment and will continue for 3-4 days. Any dark spots that appear after your procedure will fall off as you peel. The most important thing to do after having a peel is apply moisturizer several times throughout the day. Your skin will feel tight and itchy, but regular application of moisturizer will keep your comfortable and help you avoid any adverse reaction.
Dr Loftus' Tip of the Month
Micropeels greatly enhance everyone's skin and are simple and affordable. But, like so many other simple things, they have their limitations. If you have deep lines or creases, you may want to enhance your Micropeels with filler or Botox. If you have loose skin, you may want to consider plastic surgery. But, no matter what your other cosmetic concerns are, Micropeels will surely work with and compliment your other treatments to give you an optimal result!
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