The Science Behind DM|MD Skin Care Treatments
Basically, there are six types of chemical skin peels. Even though a face peel is not a surgical procedure that requires incisions, it is considered invasive because the chemical penetrates the outer layers of skin. Therefore, the treatments should only be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon.
- Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Peel for fines lines and wrinkles.
- Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Peel for large pores and acne
- Jessner Peel for aging skin
- Retinoic Acid Peel for scarring and pigmentation problems
- Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peel
- Skin Rejuvenation Peel (SRP™)
Dr. Man offers a Skin Rejuvenation peel treatment using these types of peels. The treatment is performed on an inpatient basis and requires you to stay at our clinic for six days.
The DM|MD treatment provides the same benefits, but it only requires two quick treatments at our office. The rest of the process happens at home. All you need to do is follow the at-home instructions.
DM|MD Treatment Overview
We take photos of your skin before and after the procedure. This helps us demonstrate the amazing improvement to your skin.
The skin is carefully cleaned with a gentle cleanser that thoroughly removes oil, dirt, and debris from the pores. A special proprietary DM|MD cream is applied to the entire face in a thin layer and allowed to dry. This part of the treatment takes 15 to 30 minutes*.
You return home immediately after the treatment. You can resume your normal activities with no downtime. After eight hours, wash off the cream. This is when the at-home treatment begins. Special prescription medications help prevent redness, cold sores and flaking that often occur after traditional skin peels.
After two weeks, you return to our office for the second and final step of the DM|MD treatment. You will need to follow after-care instructions carefully to maximize the benefits of the treatment while alleviating any uncomfortable symptoms.
DM|MD treatments can be combined with dermabrasion and fractionated laser to gently and thoroughly remove unwanted spots and pigmentation. Once your treatment is complete, you will see fresh, young skin, and no additional treatments are needed for at least six months if not longer.
Recovery from DM|MD
Dr. Man takes every precaution to minimize the discomfort during your recovery, but some patients do have itching, tingling, tightness and mild discomfort.
DM|MD treatments can be performed one or two times per year depending on your skin type, age, and other factors.
Getting the Most from Your DM|MD Treatment
We encourage you to ask any questions about your maintenance package before you leave our office. Following up with Dr. Man as recommended is very important.