Many non-invasive treatments can transform the skin on their own, but what happens when you combine two powerful anti-aging treatments into one? We want to show you. At South Lake OBGYN in Clermont, FL, we offer the Dermapeel, a treatment that combines dermaplaning and chemical peels to give you the best of both worlds. You’ll get glowing, healthy skin and renewed complexion that has everyone wondering what your secret is.
Can You Combine Dermaplaning and Chemical Peels?
Dermaplaning is a simple yet powerful in-office exfoliation treatment that helps physically exfoliate the skin with a single, medical-grade, surgical blade. Chemical peels use pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to treat problematic skin conditions and support skin health. When you combine these treatments, you double their power and their potential. At our office, we call this treatment the Dermapeel.
Together, these treatments improve the skin’s health, help you get a dewy complexion, and give you a natural glow. They build on each other and help boost each other’s results when performed together during the same session.
When we combine these treatments in the form of a Dermapeel, we will perform each carefully and efficiently to ensure that you get the best results. To begin the process, we will start by exfoliating your skin through dermaplaning, which provides physical exfoliation. It physically removes the top layer of the skin, including dead skin cells and hair, using only a scalpel.
Then, we will apply your chemical peel, which will better penetrate your skin, and remove deep layers through chemical exfoliation once the dead skin cell barrier is no longer a factor. You’ll see an improvement in the appearance of your skin, as well as problematic skin conditions like acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Taking Your Skincare Routine to the Next Level
Not only can these two treatments help change your skin for the better, but they can help you take your skincare routine to the next level. When you remove the dead skin cells that stand in between you and glowing skin, your products will be even more effective. All of your products will work better and faster to improve your skin and help enhance your complexion.
What Kind of Conditions Can These Treatments Address?
When these two treatments are combined and performed during the same session, you will see some immediate changes in your skin. Your skin will be smoother, brighter, and healthier.
Everyone has some kind of facial hair, even if it is very fine. However, removing that hair that is also commonly referred to as peach fuzz can change your skin for the better. During a dermaplaning session, both dead skin cells and peach fuzz are removed from the skin.
Once you experience a smooth, hairless face, you’ll understand why so many people make dermaplaning a monthly part of their beauty routine. Without peach fuzz, your makeup will apply flawlessly, and your products will absorb better.
Dead skin cells and the aging process can both lead to dull skin. A chemical peel can brighten the skin, increase collagen production, and make your skin look radiant. Regular treatments each month will help your skin maintain a healthy glow.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
During a peel, we will use a specialized solution to help chemically exfoliate your skin, which will improve the appearance of your lines and wrinkles. We will choose the right peel based on your skin needs and the severity of your wrinkles to help smooth the skin and make it look more youthful.
Other Problematic Skin Conditions
There are some skin conditions that your at-home products cannot treat. You need something more, and our Dermapeel can give you that extra boost you need to break through your skin’s plateau and improve those stubborn skin conditions. This combination of treatments can also help improve and treat:
- Sun damage
- Acne and general skin scars
- Large pores
- Age spots
- Poor skin texture
- Flakey skin
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re ready to schedule a Dermapeel, we’ve put together everything you ever wanted to know about this treatment in one place so that you can be fully prepared on the day of your appointment.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
The number one way to prepare your skin for this treatment is to protect it from the sun. Wear a hat anytime you are exposed to the sun. You should also apply sunscreen daily. If you are sunburned, you will not qualify for treatment until your skin heals. Additionally, you will need to reschedule if you experience a breakout since those with active acne cannot undergo a dermaplaning treatment. During the week before your appointment, avoid:
- Excess sun exposure
- Anti-aging products with active ingredients
- Products with retinoids including retinol, Retin-A, and Differin
During your initial consultation, one of our skin experts will provide you with a complete list of preparatory instructions so that you know exactly what to do to prepare your skin. If at any point before your appointment you have any questions, you can contact us and one of our skincare experts will be happy to help answer any questions you may have.
What Are the Different Types of Chemical Peels?
There are different types of chemical peels designed to address different skin types and skin concerns. Light peels are typically recommended for those who have never undergone a peel and want to start out slow. Medium and deep peels are stronger versions of the light peel that can help treat more significant skin issues.
Light peels contain the least potent concentration of ingredients, but they still deliver amazing results. They can minimize the appearance of acne scars, even out the skin tone, and help lighten fine lines and wrinkles. Since the ingredients used in these peels are so mild, you can schedule these peels monthly to help maintain skin health.
If you have been undergoing light peels and want to take your skin to the next level, a medium peel may be just what you need to help address more significant skin issues, like age spots, hyperpigmentation, or sun damage. Medium peels typically contain stronger acids like glycolic or trichloroacetic acid that can penetrate deeper into the skin layers and help stimulate collagen production.
Once you schedule and experience a medium peel, you will need to wait a few months before scheduling a repeat treatment to avoid stripping your skin of its protective barrier.
Deep peels use the strongest acids to renew and rejuvenate the skin. They provide long-lasting results but should only be scheduled yearly since their ingredients are so strong. These peels typically contain phenol or trichloroacetic acid and can help improve the appearance of deeper scars and wrinkles.
What Can I Expect During a Treatment?
When you come in for your Dermapeel, you will get to experience both a dermaplaning session and a chemical peel. We will begin by using the medical-grade scalpel to physically exfoliate your skin and remove the dead, damaged skin cells along with any fine hair from the surface of your skin.
This process is completely painless. As a bonus, you will get to see all of the dead skin that your technician removes from your skin’s surface. Once this part of the treatment is complete, we’ll move on to the peel.
Your Chemical Peel
After completing the physical exfoliation portion of the peel, we’ll move on to the chemical exfoliation. Since we have different peels, we’ll choose the one that is right for your skin during your initial consultation. If you undergo a deep peel, we may apply a numbing agent to help maintain your comfort during the appointment.
We will apply the right peel for your needs, and it will feel like a thin lotion or cream as it is applied to your face. Once the required time has passed, we’ll remove the peel from your skin and apply serums or sunscreen to protect your face from the elements.
Are There Any Aftercare Requirements?
There are some aftercare requirements post-treatment that you must follow to help protect your skin so that you get the best results possible. After your treatment, you should avoid certain skincare products and the sun to protect your skin.
Avoid Certain Products
Once you return home, you should focus on moisturizing your skin with gentle, light lotions. Your esthetician can recommend the best post-treatment products to use so that you don’t have any questions about products.
You should continue to avoid exfoliating products, retinoids, and any products that contain active anti-aging ingredients for several days. Your esthetician will provide you with the right timeline so that you know when you can resume your normal skincare routine.
Don’t Touch Your Skin
Your skin may or may not peel post-treatment, but if it does, you need to let the process happen naturally. It can be tempting to help move the process along by picking or peeling at your skin, but doing so can lead to skin damage and potential scarring. When you let the process happen naturally, you will ensure the best results.
Wear Sunscreen Daily
Once you undergo this treatment, your skin will be extra vulnerable to the effects of the sun. For that reason, you should wear an SPF of at least 50 before going outdoors. If you apply sunscreen before you put on your makeup at the beginning of the day, you can ensure that your skin will be thoroughly protected.
If possible, wear a hat and sunglasses for additional protection. If you happen to be outside for an extended period of time, or you are in a pool, reapply sunscreen every 60 minutes to keep your skin protected.
How Many Treatment Sessions Do I Need For Results?
You will notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of your skin after one treatment. If you choose a light peel for your Dermapeel, you can schedule treatments monthly to maintain skin health and the best results. If you undergo a medium peel, you will need to wait a little longer to reschedule a treatment. The deep peel should only be performed yearly as needed.
During your consultation, we’ll develop a treatment plan based on your skin needs. During this time, we’ll help give you a better idea of how often you can schedule the Dermapeel so that you can maintain the best results.
Add the Dermapeel to Your Skincare Routine Today
Beautiful skin is just an appointment away, thanks to the Dermapeel. This treatment will help you reach all of your skin goals so that you can get that beautiful, dewy skin of your dreams. Contact us today at South Lake OBGYN and Spa to learn more about the Dermapeel and how it can help begin your skin transformation.