Do you have an uneven skin tone, brown spots(melasma) or deep pigment issues on your face? Chemical peels are a great way to help even out skin tone and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Peels accomplish this with ingredients like glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid and resorcinol. Today we review the Melanage Minipeel and its many benefits.
The Melange skin lightening system is a superficial peel that is designed to improve the texture and appearance of hyperpigmented skin which involves a medicated masque and an at-home regimen.
Hyperpigmentation can be caused by sun damage, inflammation, acne or other skin conditions. The mélange masque is compounded in the office by a licensed professional to ensure the potency. It is then applied to the patient and the patient leaves with the masque on the face. The patient will then remove the melanage minipeel later with an easy-to-follow, but strict, at-home regimen included with the treatment. It will include everything needed to care for the skin in the following weeks. The full Melange peel may only be required every 12 months. The Melanage™ minipeel may require a series of 4 treatments that will be scheduled 3 weeks apart for best results.
Patients report peeling skin after the treatment. Peeling generally starts on day 2 or 3 and starts to lesson after the first 3 days. The skin may feel tight and dry, similar to a sunburn, but it is not reported as painful. Redness may be present for 1 to 2 weeks after the treatment. For best results, the patients will want to avoid heat and sun exposure after the treatment. It is very important to use sun block and reapply every 2 hours while in the sun. Patients also report a significant improvement in the appearance of pigmented areas. Dark spots will lighten and skin texture and tone will improve.
Give us a call to schedule your appointment or learn more about the mélange minipeel and benefits.