Sunday , April 15, 2018 - 5:00 AM
With my face feeling dry and rough from the cold winter months, I decided to have a micro peel done at Timeless Medical Spa and Weight Loss Clinic in South Ogden. To be honest, before my appointment I knew very little about what a micro peel was but was excited to give it a try.
I arrived at Timeless on a Monday morning and met with master aesthetician Hannah Lipscomb and followed her to the rejuvenating and serene spa. She explained that my face would be red for most of the day and that I shouldn’t wear makeup for a few days. “Yikes, no makeup,” I thought to myself. “That’s not going to be good.”
“A micro peel is a microdermabrasion and then we apply a light peel after. So, it’s an added exfoliation,” she said. “It’s good to just exfoliate and slough off that top layer of skin.”
I lay there, relaxed as could be, as she cleaned my face, using the Image products sold at the spa. Being pampered, the sweet smell of the products and the soft music playing in the background made me realize this was a great way to start off my week.
Next, it was time to start the microdermabrasion. “They call it the diamond microdermabrasion because it has tiny bits of diamond on the top of it and that’s what makes it gritty,” she said.
She placed the tool, which was a little bigger than a pen, on my face and went up and down, back and forth, three times in each spot, sucking the skin almost like a vacuum would. Since getting the micro peel, people have asked me if it hurt. It did not hurt at all until we got to the peel part, and really it was more like a burning pain that only lasted a few seconds.
“It’s going to feel like little ants all over your skin, but the fan will help, she explained right before applying the peel. “We leave it on for about five to 10 minutes.”
Having the fan blowing on my face helped the burning go away almost immediately and before I knew it, my micro peel was done. I was in and out of there in under an hour.
After the micro peel
I left Timeless and headed to my kids’ school because Monday is my day to help in the classroom. Before getting out of the car I took a glance in the rearview mirror and immediately felt a little self-conscious going into the school with no makeup on and a red face.
I went to the main office to check in and immediately started explaining to the secretary why I wasn’t wearing makeup and why my face was red. She looked at me, smiled and said, “I didn’t even notice.”
Many times throughout the day I felt like I needed to explain to people why I looked the way I did, but the response every time I said it was: “I didn’t even notice.” So maybe I didn’t look as bad as I thought I did.
The next day I noticed some scratch marks on the left side of my face and I was a little worried, but I guess this is normal and the scratches cleared up within the next day.
On about day three the peeling started. I had requested a light peel so I didn’t have a ton of skin peeling, but I did have some and it really felt rejuvenating watching and feeling it fall off. It was tempting to pick at the skin, but Hannah had said that could cause infection and I for sure did not want that to happen.
On Thursday, which was day four, I still had some peeling and I actually wore a light amount of makeup.
By the weekend my face felt smooth and almost like baby skin. It felt so good and I was so happy and excited with the results. A week later, I was still seeing the results. I’ve been using a good moisturizer and applying sunscreen multiple times throughout the day. Some friends have asked if I would do it again and the answer is, heck yes, I would. I wish my face could feel like this forever.
A couple things to know before getting a micro peel:
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