PEELS +cleanse, stimulate. regenerate.

WHAT IS A SKIN PEEL?

A skin peel, also known as a chemical peel, is a science-based treatment that offers one of the most powerful, non-surgical skin improvements available. It involves the application of highly specialized acid and enzyme solutions to remove damaged layers of cells from the skin’s outer surface, revealing more glowing, youthful skin.

HOW CAN A SKIN PEEL IMPROVE MY SKIN?

By removing cellular build-up and stimulating regeneration, a skin peel will offer measurable improvement in reducing wrinkles and fine lines, pore size, and oil production while clearing blemishes and improving the skin’s texture, tone and hydration for a more vibrant skin appearance.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEELS?

PROGRESSIVE

This refers to a treatment that does not usually cause immediate exfoliation and only removes the outer layer of skin or the stratum corneum.  As treatments are repeated, the skin will experience a mild sloughing.

MID-DEPTH

These peels affect the intra-epidermal layer, and exfoliation occurs within two to three days after application.  The skin goes through very little down time.  Peeling consists of light flaking similar to a sunburn peel.

DEEP

These peels affect the deepest intra-epidermal layers.  The skin becomes brown and crusty then undergoes considerable peeling, which occurs three to four days after application.  The skin peels in large segments as opposed to flaking.  The entire process takes about seven to ten days.

WHAT TYPE OF HOME CARE SHOULD I USE AFTER MY TREATMENT?

There are specific instructions to be followed after your skin peel – this is as important as the peel itself.  Post care will include occlusive healing balms, epidermal growth factor (cell renewal and wound repair), calming, soothing topicals to reduce itching and inflammation, and always sun screen!

When the skin peel is completed and your professional has determined the skin is healed, daily skin care is essential.  The most important part of a home care routine is a cleanser and a sunblock.  Next in importance is a supportive cell rejuvenator.  These are the basics.  Additional specialty products, such as buffing washes, antioxidants, eye serums, nighttime moisturizers, AHAs, ascorbic acid, retinol, enzymes, masks, and topical correctives may be added to enhance and maintain results.