Professional microneedling on its own is a wonderful treatment. Apart from helping stimulate collagen and elastin to repair skin surface, it can also improve the appearance of scars, fine lines, and sun damage. The procedure also works well with a number of non-invasive procedures, one of which is a chemical peel

Can You Combine Microneedling with Chemical Peels

Combining microneedling with a chemical peel can help maximize the treatment, especially in refreshing the skin’s topmost layer. Depending on their strength, peels can assist in addressing specific skin concerns such as mild scarring, pigmentation concerns, and fine lines around the eyes and mouth. 

Which microneedling device should be used with chemical peels?

Not all skin needling devices are created equal. This is why at Cutis, we use the Dermapen 4 device. This automated skin needling pen has 16 microscopic needles that can create up to 1920 holes per second. It has a European CE mark approval and is US FDA-cleared for the treatment of facial acne scars.  

The micro punctures made by the Dermapen 4 device create fine fractional channels that help deliver up to 80% more active ingredients deeper into the skin. These micro-injuries, furthermore, stimulate the skin’s renewal process and trigger a natural repair response that ignites collagen and elastin. 

It is also worth noting that the micro punctures can be adjusted to various speeds and depths depending on the skin concern. Dermapen 4 has dedicated scar setting and protocols for revision of deep and atrophic scars, with needle penetration up to 3.0mm. The inflicted micro-trauma allows the skin to spend more time fighting ailments.

You can turn to Dermapen 4 microneedling to address or improve:

  • Scars (acne, burns, surgical, and striae or stretch marks)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Pigmentation/sun damage
  • Aged/sagging skin
  • Uneven skin tone and texture

For further reading: 5 Misconceptions About Microneedling

What type of chemical peel pairs well with microneedling? 

As its name suggests, chemical peels work by “peeling off” the damaged or superficial layers of the skin. It uses acids and other ingredients that accelerate the skin’s exfoliation process, improving dullness. It also comes in various depths, such as:

  • Light or superficial – refreshes the epidermis or the skin’s outermost layer to treat mind acne and fine lines.
  • Medium – removes some portion of the dermis or skin’s middle layers to target scars, wrinkles, and pigmentation.
  • Deep – goes deeper and penetrates several skin layers for intense exfoliation and targeting deeper wrinkles and scars.

At Cutis, we pair microneedling with Über Pro Peel, which is a professional peel specially designed to enhance microneedling procedures. This medical strength peel can help address various skin issues at once while being safe for all skin tones. This combination is also referred to as Meso-Peel

Über Pro Peel contains a specific blend of treatment actives that help speed up cellular turnover. It can address various signs of aging and complexion issues and help maximize skin needling results. Über Pro Peel is formulated to be applied immediately after microneedling procedures, but it can bring great results even when used on its own. 

Benefits of Über Pro Peel include: 

  • Resurfaces the top layer of the stratum corneum (skin’s outermost layer)
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Provides a smoother, softer skin appearance
  • Lightens pigmentation and evens coloring

What can you expect with Meso-Peel or the combination of Dermapen 4 and Über Pro Peel?

The procedure begins with cleansing and massaging the skin. The Dermapen 4 microneedling treatment comes next, creating controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This is followed by the application of Über Pro Peel, which can cause some warmth and slight tingling. The micro fine channels help enable the blend of actives to penetrate deep into the skin.

The chemical peel will have to stay on your skin, meaning you shouldn’t wash your face 12 to 24 hours post-treatment. Most patients need about three to six sessions, but this can still depend on the severity of your skin concerns. General skin brightening or rejuvenation requires about three, while pigmentation and fine lines may require six. 

Benefits of Meso-Peel include: 

  • Promotes cellular turnover
  • Lightens dark spots and pigmentation
  • Stimulates collagen growth
  • Reduces scars, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • Improves the tone and texture of the skin

Book a consultation today

Get that visibly brighter and more glowing complexion you deserve with Meso-Peel. Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today to learn more or schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor.