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Chemical Peel FAQs
1) Are peels right for you?
Conditions such as acne, fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, dehydration, actinic keratosis, melasma, hyperpigmentation, dullness, and anyone looking to achieve brighter, smoother skin will benefit from chemical peels.
2) Do peels hurt?
The level of pain varies in every client. A very warm and tingly sensation will be felt on the skin. Any pain beyond that should be reported to your esthetician immediately so that the peel can be neutralized. The skin builds a tolerance to peels and pain should become less severe over time.
3) There are so many types of peels. How do I choose which peel is right for me?
Your esthetician will determine what type of peel is best for you. We offer:
-Lactic Acid- Good for brightening pigmentation and increasing hydration in dryer skin types. This peel is also great for a more sensitive skin client because it has a higher pH than other peels we offer. Acne and fine lines will also benefit from a Lactic Acid peel.
-Flower Enzyme- This peel is unique because it does not use acid at all. Just natural, organic enzymes from Hibiscus, pumpkin, ficin, passionflower, and eclipta prostrata extract. The pH of this product is higher than any of the other peels we offer and clients with sensitive skin, acne, aging, and uneven skin tone will benefit from this gentle exfoliant.
-Salicylic Acid 30%- Best for oily, congested, and acne prone skin. Salicylic Acid is a
natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Pigmentation and melasma will also improve
with the use of Salicylic Acid.
-Glycolic Acid 30%, 60%- Glycolic Acid can benefit every skin condition except sensitive. It is used for fine lines, aging, actinic keratosis, melasma, acne, uneven tone, and pigmentation.
-Jessner- This acid is a blend of Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, and Resorcinol, which has soothing and antibacterial properties. That combination makes this an excellent choice for any skin condition except sensitive.
4) Is there any downtime after a peel?
Some things to consider after a peel will be slight dryness or tightness accompanied by redness and sloughing of the epidermis. No downtime is required, but you may want to plan peels accordingly with your schedule if these symptoms are bothersome to you. Redness and sloughing vary among clients and the aggressiveness of the peel.
Active facial rash, sunburn, pregnancy or lactating, Accutane usage, diabetes, serious illness, open/unidentified lesions, deficient immune system, recent laser or resurfacing surgery, high blood pressure, heart disease, any type of dermatitis, including eczema, psoriasis, sebborhea.
-Peels cannot be administered to a client who has had injectables or waxing on the
same day or someone who has been tanning prior to or after treatments.
5) Can peels be administered to every ethnicity?
Yes, but risk such as keloids, discoloration, scar atrophy, increased pore size and
prolonged healing are associated with clients of central, east, West African, Eritrean, Ethiopian, North African and Middle East Arabic decent. Clients who are of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Filipino, and Polynesian decent are also considered at risk for healing complications. With any peel, there is risk of healing complications. This is why it is imperative that you are honest with your esthetician about your medical history, current home regimen, medications, and lifestyle.
7) How do I care for my skin after a peel?
Your esthetician will recommend a regimen for you to follow at home. Discontinue use of hydroxy acids or retinol after treatment. Do not use harsh scrubs or a loofah post treatment. Avoid sun exposure and protect using Super Sensitive Shield or prescribed spf. Avoid vigorous activity, extreme heat, swimming, hot showers, steam, alcohol, and irritating fabrics. Do not pick skin, this will cause pigmentation.
8) What type of results is generally expected?
4 to 6 treatments are recommended to see results. Clients may see full results after
4 treatments while others may require as many as 12. This will be discussed during
your consultation. Remember, these are superficial peels and they do not reach the dermis. Any pigmentation in the dermis would need additional treatment. Conditions that respond best to chemical peels are marks from normal to excessive sun exposure, melasma, and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from injury or acne. It is important to remember that all the progress you make while completing a series of peels can be undone without proper home care, especially adequate daylight defense. This is the same for any treatment you receive at our studio. Facials and peels work best when care is continued at home.