Let me start by saying that I wasn’t a 100% sold on this treatment when I’d first heard about it. However, I kept hearing about it and receiving emails from readers asking if I’d tried it and how effective is it. So when an opportunity presented itself for me to experience it and with one of my favourite brands SkinCeuticals together with Dermastore, I knew I had to go for it. Sarah Stringer from Dr Ian Webster’s offices gave me the treatment.

She used the SkinCeuticals treatment protocol which consists of:

-SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser Cream, Equalizing toner, Sanitizing booster, Dermaplaning, GL peel applied (Glycolic 20% Lactic Acid 10%),

-Peel Neutralizer, Phloretin CF, AGE Interrupter & hydrating B5 mixed together lastly Physical Fusion SPF 50. Cost of treatment: R850

Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique that removes surface debris from the outermost layers of the skin with a special SkinCeuticals dermaplaning blade followed by a customized chemical peel.

This process is a minimally invasive, painless, and a safe treatment for the face. The exfoliation allows for cell renewal and also allows for better penetration of home and professional skincare products, optimizing their results.

Patients can immediately notice that fine lines and wrinkles are drastically diminished and unwanted facial “fuzz” is temporarily removed from the face. The results are rejuvenating and refreshed skin with a healthy glow!

Physician Strength peels have a lower pH than products at home which are slightly more acidic (buffered).

My skin felt so soft and as it was quite dry before the treatment I was impressed by how nourished it felt post peel. Also, makeup application is a dream when those tiny fuzz hairs are gone and NO they won’t grow back harder or thicker!

The treatment and peel were completely painless and I experienced zero redness or irritation.

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