The following blog post was written by Catherine Moede, an AOB home office team member and Denver transplant who spends countless hours outside. She enjoys running, mountain climbing and playing rugby with Black Ice Rugby here in Denver. Catherine has been getting a series of chemical peels to help correct some of her sun damage and will writing about her experience at AOB Med Spa throughout the process! This week Catherine is writing about her latest treatment: A Micro-peel plus with a dermaplane.
Last week, I stepped it up a notch with my #Peel2Reveal. After consulting with Kayley Slayton, Client Coordinator and Medical Aesthetician at AOB Med Spa – Southglenn, I got a micro-peel plus with a dermaplane add-on.
I was immediately excited when Kayley first suggested I try a dermaplane as I had never gotten one before. A dermaplane is a manual exfoliation treatment that seeks to remove the outer layer of dull and damaged skin as well as vellous hair. The treatment is performed using a pharmaceutical grade blade, takes a relatively small amount of time and is relaxing for the client. The benefits of dermaplaning include smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing acne scarring, and evening out your skin tone.
When combined with a peel, the provider will complete the dermaplane portion of the treatment prior to applying the peel. This allows for the peel to be more effective in treating the skin. The solution applied to my skin for this treatment was made up of 30% salicylic acid, which is an active ingredient that helps to reduce acne and assists in correcting environmental skin damage. If you remember from my first #Peel2Reveal post, I have A LOT of environmental skin damage (see photo below). I spent years of my childhood (and frankly my adulthood as well) out in the sun, which contributed greatly to the amount of sunspots beneath the surface of my skin. I also spent a year living in one of the most populous and fastest growing industrial cities in China, which I know impacted the amount of environmental damage I have.
Once applied, I immediately felt the difference between my first peel and the micro-peel plus with the dermaplane add-on. I could feel the solution working right away because the dermaplane had already removed the outer layers of my skin allowing the peel to penetrate deeper. If this is your first dermaplane micro-peel combo, you will likely only need to leave the solution on your skin for a short amount of time as it will activate a lot quicker than your standard peel.
After the treatment, I saw an initial increase in the redness on my face. This quickly subsided and over the next couple of days I began the peeling process. This is something that I was extremely excided about because the last peel I got, I only peeled on a microcellular level. Day 2-5 after the peel, I experienced light peeling at the surface of my skin around my nose crease and on my chin and cheeks. A week after my treatment, my skin is clear of blemishes, my pigmentation is lighter, and my face feels much smoother! Before I started working at AOB, I didn’t know much about skincare. After learning about how beneficial the treatments are and seeing my results, I am completely blown away. AOB really helped me define my beautiful and the journey has only just begun.
Check out the photo series below to see the progression of my skin from treatment to transformation and stay tuned for another #Peel2Reveal in the near future!
If you are interested in taking part in this #Peel2Reveal series, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your complimentary consultation and choose a peel that will reveal your All Over Beautiful skin!
Notice from the first photo series to the second the transformations that have occurred. First look at the vascular conditions. In the chin area, the redness significantly decreased. The decrease is also shown significantly on the top of my nose. Now, look at the underlying sun damage. From photo one to photo two, there is a decrease in sun spots on my nose especially, but also significant reduction on my jaw line. These transformations are reflected on the surface level as well. My skin feels smoother and I have fewer blemishes. I can't wait to check back in with you after a few more treatments to see even more progress!