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Light Peels Can Hit the Spot

Published August 28, 2012 9:25 AM by Kimberly Cray
When topicals just aren't enough to treat those pesky brown spots, go deeper with a professional-grade peel such as the Dermaceutic spot and milk peels. Milk and spot peel treatments are a great way to reveal healthy, radiant skin. Good candidates for these peels are patients with melasma (brown pigment typically on the face secondary to hormones),  dermatoheliosis (brown pigment changes on the face secondary to sun exposure),  post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, brown or dark spots resulting from skin infections or allergic reactions, adverse reactions to laser treatments, burns, and other inflammatory reactions including acne.

The Milk Peel contains glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids. This peel is suitable for patients looking for a brighter complexion, who have excess oil, or who are looking to improve fine lines or uneven tone. It is a superficial peel. The Milk Peel is safe on all skin types.

The Spot Peel treatment consists of the Milk Peel followed by treatment with a topical application of Spot Cream. It is a superficial to medium-grade peel. The Spot Peel is also safe on all skin types. A typical session generally lasts 15 to 30 minutes and is made up of several steps.  The first step is to cleanse the skin with a special prepeel cleanser. Next the milk peel is applied over the face until it is ready to be neutralized by the medical provider. Lastly, the spot peel is applied. This treatment is left on for at least 8 hours, or in some cases overnight, and later removed by the patient. The patient will then begin a 4-week home regimen consisting of antioxidant and spot cream applications to further treat and eliminate any brown spots or discoloration. The photos below show one of my patients before and after a light peel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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