Chemical peels are an important part of skin health. As an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns, they improve tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts and dark spots. The post-peel reality is a glowing, healthy complexion. Here’s everything you need to know before your first chemical peel:
Peeling is exfoliation. When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt and debris. The result is glowing skin.
You won’t necessarily experience visible peeling. That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel and the number of layers applied. Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience.
There is little downtime with our chemical peels — you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your regular activities. There are steps to ensure that your results are maximized. Following a post-procedure regimen recommended after your treatment will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment.
Collagen Induction Therapy (or CIT), micro-needling is a non-surgical resurfacing procedure that creates a controlled injury underneath the skin’s surface to stimulate the body to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The result is plumper skin and diminished appearance of scarring and wrinkles.
Micro-needling is a safe, chemical-free and minimally invasive technique for stimulating collagen production. Collagen and elastin give skin its texture, structure and appearance. As we age, these compounds break down from sun and environmental damage leading to dry, thin and wrinkled skin. Micro-needling is a mechanical method for reversing this breakdown.
You will see visible changes from the treatment over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues. Benefits include diminished appearance of fine lines and acne scars, reduced pore size and an overall improvement in texture and tone.
Dermaplaning is a skin care treatment that removes dead skin cells and vellus hair, aka peach fuzz.
Dermaplaning leaves your skin brighter, smoother, glowing, and more youthful. The only people who can't dermaplane are those with active pustular acne.
You can expect to see an instant improvement in skin texture and tone, while the long-term effects are increased cell turnover, fewer wrinkles and dark spots, reduction of acne scarring, and the removal of fine facial hair.
This treatment can be combined with a peel or micro-needling for optimal results.
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