I’m not gonna lie, I was definitely a little scared when I agreed to try out a SkinCeuticals chemical peel at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc. In my head, whenever I think of someone getting a chemical peel, I think of Samantha from Sex and the City and the aftermath of her peel (see HERE for a photo)…oh my god, I can’t even.
However, I was pleasantly surprised and delighted with the results! I tried out the MicroPeel which is a 30 minute treatment that helps reduce the primary signs of photoaging — fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and visible skin imperfections. The steps? They were simple and best of all, didn’t hurt at all.
Step 1: Dermaplanning – manual exfoliation to physically remove dead epidermal skin cells
Step 2: Alpha Hydroxy Acid – chemical exfoliation to clear clogged pores with the applicaton of a SkinCeuticals AHA solution.
Step 3: Cryogenic Therapy – My favorite part. They applied frozen carbon dioxide “slush” to further remove obstructive debris, blackheads and sun-damaged skin cells. This treatment is anti-inflammatory, tightens skin and reduces the prominence of pores.
The verdict? My skin was incredibly smooth and people told me that I looked like I was glowing for days after.