Chemical Peels

Introduction

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are special non invasive skin treatments that remove the outer layers of micro-damaged skin- signaling new cells to emerge, increasing collagen, elastin, and hydration levels thereby producing clearer and more younger looking and acting skin. Additional benefits may include the drying of active acne, dislodging or purging of blackheads, reduction of superficial wrinkles or scarring, improving the appearance of mature or aging skin, correcting sun damage, lightening pigmentation disorders such as sun or age spots, and controlling the effects of other health and aging skin challenges.

What should I expect from a chemical peel?

Depending on your treatment, you may experience some temporary discomfort, including stinging or warm flushing, similar to a mild burning sensation. This is NORMAL and generally fades within 5 minutes. During the few minutes following the initial treatment, you will experience tightening of the skin to varying degrees. The skin can appear red and become progressively rosier, occasionally turning a tan to brown color depending, upon formula and application variances. No guarantee is made or implied regarding results, peeling times or level of discomfort. For most individuals, peeling starts at day 5 but can be as early as 48 hours. It is impossible to pre-determine how much peeling will occur. Deeper penetration and more active solutions may result in sensitivity for several hours after the procedure, with some significant peeling for up to 10 days. Your skin can feel tight, dry, and you may experience redness for up to 10 days.

How do I prepare for a Chemical Peel?

To enhance your treatments and relieve discomfort for the period following your treatment, you are advised to do the following: - Notify your esthetician of ANY concerns - Do not use tanning beds, and avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Apply sunscreen daily, every two hours for at least the first 2 weeks following treatment.
Steps to remember pre-peel: -STOP use of any Chemical, manual, or enzyme exfoliants at least 3 days prior to treatment. -STOP use of any products containing ANY form of Retinoids in the area being treated. - Avoid anything that can cause the body to heat up 24 hours before treatment including but not limited to: saunas, tanning, tanning beds, exercise.

What do I do after a Chemical Peel?

Steps to remember post-peel-
  • Avoid all sun exposure
  • Avoid exercise and sweating for 48 to 72 hours.
  • Avoid having the shower spray directly on the face or other area treated for 24 hours
  • Do not pick, rub, or unnecessarily touch the face or other area treated
  • Avoid shampoo on area treated for 24 hours
COMPLIANCE in your skincare program will determine the level of success and outcome of your treatment. Effective, long term results are dependent upon you. Consistency with your recommended continuance of home skin care products exclusively as prescribed by your licensed skin care professional cannot be emphasized enough. It is strongly advised you continue your professional in-clinic appointments as scheduled. Report any changes in health, diet, lifestyle or any reactions to your esthetician or physician. Apply sunscreen as directed by your esthetician or physician, avoid excess sun exposure and avoid tanning beds. Inform your esthetician of physician of any recreational plans following your treatment.

What chemical peels do you offer?

  • Perfect Derma Peel - Most advance peel: Offers benefits for wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation, and pore size
  • Mandelic Peel -  For Sensitive skin:  reduces acne and redness
  • Lactic Acid Peel- Skin lightening and acne
  • Jessner Peel - Skin Brightening and Acne
  • Pumpkin Peel - Ant-aging and acne
  • Hand Peels - brightening

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