Acid peels – not as scary as they sound. When you have an acid peel with us, you will always have a progressive, not aggressive, peel. Many people think that acid peels are serious treatments requiring days of hiding out while you skin sheds, like the famous scene from Sex And The City where Samantha has the sever, raw looking skin after a peel.
Those types of peel do indeed exist, but they are chemical peels performed by a doctor only. Peels of that depth, using ingredients such as phenol or TCA, are for major resurfacing on people who have scarring or want a non-surgical alternative to a facelift for deep wrinkling. In fact, some require anaesthesia and have weeks of downtime!
When dealing with the epidermis (upper skin layers) as in a salon or skin clinic setting, we are taking about acids such as lactic, salicylic, mandolin or glycolic, most of which are naturally derived and work WITH the skin, not against it. These type of peels are best employed in a series of three or more to gradually get your skin where you want it to be in a gentle manner, rather than aggressively. See the video below for a demo and lots of details about the different acids and what they are used for.
My microneedling journey: 18 months on, what changes are visible? by Mariga Sheedy, Skin Essentials.
So, yesterday I had a microneedling and LED photo rejuvenation session done on myself here at our Wexford Town clinic. (This unique combination microneediling therapy was created by Mariga for our clients and is available ONLY from Skin Essentials by Mariga).
I posted a photo on Facebook immediately after to show how the skin looks post-treatment. This started some discussion about how many sessions were needed and how long it takes to see results which got me thinking…..
I first had bio-therapeutic needling done on myself in August 2014 and since then I have had a total of 6 individual treatments. As I am in the habit of taking photos for this blog immediately post-treatment of any kind, I thought it would be interesting to dig out some old photos and do a comparison with yesterdays pic. And I was right, it was very interesting! The difference is quite amazing in a year and a half. I will put the photos below so that you can see for yourself. Yay for microneedling!!
I hope this helps some of you who are on the fence about microneedling. It does take time to see your results but it is totally worth it! Best part? the results are permanent!