Remember your teenage years, when you would cover yourself in oil and head out to the pool to get a tan? Or the many times when you headed out on a hike and came back with a sunburned face? You might not have known it at the time, but now we know that all that sun exposure can cause some serious damage to your skin over time. If, over the decades, you have started to notice more wrinkles or rough surfaces on your face, a micropeel from a medical spa in Utah might be a great option to improve skin texture and appearance.
How MicroPeels Work
A micropeel is a superficial (on the surface) skin treatment that uses special lasers to remove the top layer of damaged skin, which are scanned over the treatment area and causes a thin top layer of skin cells to vaporize, or ablate. The top layer of skin is the one most likely to experience damage from ultraviolet rays, as well as other signs of aging and damage such as pigment irregularities or blemishes, so removing it with a micropeel at a Utah med spa can help reveal a youthful, healthier looking skin layer.
Common Conditions Treated With MicroPeels
While it’s not a cure-all for any skin damage, micropeels are a great way to address some of the most common conditions that can affect your aging face including:
Freckles and skin damage
What to Expect During and After MicroPeel Treatment
Before beginning any micropeel treatment, it’s important that your skin is clean and your eyes are protected from the laser beam. Genesis Lifestyle Medical will direct the laser handpiece across your face. Most treatments last only 5-10 minutes. Since it’s not penetrating deep into your skin, most people experience only mild discomfort during the procedure. We apply a topical anesthetic prior to your treatment to help minimize any discomfort you may experience.
Most people see skin improvement after just a single treatment, although we generally recommend a series of treatments for optimal results.. After the treatment is over, you’ll see a layer of dehydrated skin that looks a little like a layer of frost. You will look like you have a moderate sunburn for 24-36 hours, followed by mild skin flaking for a few more days. It’s also important to note that your skin will be particularly sensitive to UV rays, so you should avoid direct sunlight and use sunscreen when you are out in the sun (something you should always be doing to protect your skin).
To find out more about micro laser peels and schedule a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure, call the Utah Dermatologic and Medical Procedures Clinic, Utah’s premier medical spa, in Murray today