1. Crystal Peeling (Microdermabrasion)
The skin is formed of three layers: epidermis, dermis and Subcutaneous layers. In the Epidermis; the normal ratio between the living and dead cells is 65% : 35% and in order to maintain this ratio we need to do monthly facial cleaning by (either crystal or diamond peeling = Microdermabrasion MDA) otherwise the dead cells will accumulate over months and the ratio will be converted.
This dead layer or Keratin will give the skin the dull appearance and will work as a barrier and reduce the effectiveness of any procedure we do after and will decrease the penetration any skin product we apply.
Its benefits are many: MDA softens fine lines and wrinkles, helps to smooth coarsely textured skin, decreases the appearance of scarring, decreases pore size, and reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation, also known as age spots.
2. Chemical Peeling:
Chemical peels can improve the skin’s appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother, lighter and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, body or hands. They can be used to:
Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
Improve the appearance of mild scars
Treat certain types of acne (superficial ones)
Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills or any dark area in the body
Improve the look and feel of skin
After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day and every 2 hours especially in summer. It should say “broad-spectrum” on the label, meaning it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Also, it should be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 30. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you will also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.
Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as laser resurfacing, Microneedling, Carboxytherapy or soft tissue filler (collagen or fat). We can help determine the most appropriate type of treatment for you.