What is Melasma? Well, it is irregular tan, light brown, or bluish-gray facial skin discolorations that normally appear on your cheeks, forehead, upper lip and chin, in women between the ages of 20 and 50 years old. Truth-be told, Melasma and dark spots can tarnish a rather beautiful face. If you are experiencing Melasma and/or dark facial spots, a Dermaceutic Spot Peel may be the answer you have been praying for. In fact, this peel can significantly reduce dark pigmentation marks, post-inflammatory pigmentation, and pregnancy masks.
If you do not feel that laser resurfacing is the right cosmetic procedure for you, the Dermaceutic Spot Peel may give you the results you are seeking. It is important to note that this peel can be used with other cosmetic treatments (i.e. intense pulsed light treatments). If you are wondering how a Dermaceutic Spot Peel can reduce your dark spots and Melasma – you have come to the right place. This article will answer all of your questions, regarding the benefits of this life-changing cosmetic treatment.
Commonly asked questions:
What Benefits are Associated with Dermaceutic Spot Peel?
A Dermaceutic Spot Peel is a painless, uncomplicated procedure that rejuvenates your skin, leaving behind dull, aged and blemished skin in favor of healthy, youthful, vibrant, “glowing” skin. You will notice a significant improvement in your dark spots and skin discolorations after a Dermaceutic Spot Peel treatment. One of the best benefits associated with this peel is that it does not use energy sources (i.e. lasers) to improve the appearance and condition of your skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
A good candidate for a Dermaceutic Spot Peel is one who has pigmentation spots, Melasma and/or pregnancy-based dark spots. This treatment is also beneficial for those who suffer from post-inflammatory pigmentation and/or actinic Keratoses (i.e. precancerous skin spots). Avoid this this peel if you are pregnant/breastfeeding and/or hypersensitive/allergic to the peel’s ingredients. Moreover, exercise caution if you have recently undertaken hair removal, microdermabrasion and/or tanning. Dermaceutic Spot Peels are not recommended for those with low immune systems or chronic, inflammatory autoimmune diseases (i.e. lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, etc.).
When is an Ideal Time to Have This Spot Peel?
The best time to have a Dermaceutic Spot Peel, a de-pigmentation treatment, is when your exposure to the sun is limited. In other words, it is safest and most beneficial to have this procedure during the fall or winter months, although you may also benefit from this procedure during the spring months, depending on your location and the weather.
How Should I Prepare for the Dermaceutic Spot Peel?
Approximately two weeks (14 days) before your schedule peel, you will need to begin an at-home personal care treatment. This will aid in de-pigmentation and help you receive maximum results.
Listed below is an example of an at-home personal care schedule:
During the mornings and evenings – cleanse your skin with foam and rinse it thoroughly with warm water.
During the mornings – apply Serum 25 (i.e. vitamin-based moisturizer) on your face, especially around your eyes.
During the evenings – apply a light Ceutic (i.e. a nourishing cream) to your face and neck.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Treatment?
Well, before arriving to your scheduled peel appointment, make sure your skin has been washed with a prescribed or suggested pre-peel foam cleanser. Once you arrive at your appointment, your dermatologist, plastic surgeon, nurse, or licensed esthetician will apply the peel to your skin, several times. Although the peel is applied to your entire face, the treatment is targeted towards the most pigmented areas. It is important to note that the peel will stay on your face for at least 8 hours, so you will be sent home wearing the peel. The peel is not visible, so you and others will not be able to see it.
Your medical provider will most likely suggest that you apply the K Ceutic (vitamin K-infused moisturizer to your skin several times a day to accelerate the healing process. After the fifth day, you will also begin using a spot cream (mornings and evenings) on the pigmented areas of your skin. Continue the K Ceutic treatments (for sun protection) for at least another month or two. It is imperative that you avoid sun exposure and UV light for at least 6 to 8 weeks, following the treatment. It should also be noted that if you are having a medium-strength Dermaceutic Spot Peel, you will more than likely experience mild redness, burning and itching (similar to a sunburn) immediately following the treatment. The discomfort may last several days, followed by skin peeling. It is best that you limit your activities, if possible, until you feel more like your “old self.”
How Should I Care for My Skin Following the Peel?
Your medical provider will instruct you on how to care for your skin, following the Dermaceutic Spot Peel. Your aftercare treatment plan will be tailored to your needs. To receive optimal results, you will need to combine a professional peel with an at-home personal care protocol. In other words, you will need to wash your face with a cleansing foam, apply K Ceutic (once the peeling has started to initiate healing), and spot cream (to lighten pigmented spots). In addition, you will need to also apply HyalCeutic cream (a moisturizer that helps hydrate and repair your skin) to your skin mornings and evenings for maximum results.
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