THE POWER OF PEELS
We all seem to be on the lookout for the fountain of youth. We go on the hunt for the latest skin care trends and products that claim to give us back that wrinkle free glow we once had in our twenties, yet all we end up with is a drawer full of fancy serums and some wishful thinking. However, there is one treatment out there that is tried and true. One that has been around for ages and hails it’s praises from all fields of the beauty industry including derms, plastic surgeons and estheticians alike. It’s the good ol’ chemical peel. A simple, non invasive, highly effective way to bring out a youthful, glowing complexion, no matter your age.
WHAT IS A PEEL ANYWAY?
A chemical peel a professional resurfacing procedure that literally peels off layers of dead and damaged skin revealing a healthy, younger looking appearance
HERE’S WHY YOU NEED ONE
1. PEELS MAKE YOUR YOUR SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS AND PRODUCTS WORK BETTER.
By removing the layers of dead skin cells that have built up over time, it allows the active ingredients in your products to penetrate deeper and allows them to do the job they were intended to do.
2. THEY ARE A SURE FIRE WAY TO TREAT AND CONTROL SUNSPOTS AND DAMAGE.
Hyper-pigmentation (meaning more pigment, or color, in your skin) can happen from sun damage, inflammation, or injuries to the skin. By exfoliating the top layers of dead skin cells that contain this excess pigment, we can help to lighten it over time.
3. THEY CAN KNOCK OUT ACNE AND CONTROL BREAKOUTS.
Salicylic acid peels and lactic acid peels dive deep into the skin to kill the specific bacteria that causes acne to form, working double duty by resurfacing and leveling deep and superficial scarring.
4. THEY EVEN OUT FINE LINING AND WRINKLES WHILE TRANSFORMING THE OVERALL TEXTURE OF YOUR SKIN.
Peels trigger a chain reaction of cell turnover that promotes collagen and elastin production, which help plump and tighten your skin.
5. LOW COST, EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS.
Peels provide some of the best outcomes, are minimally invasive and are much more cost effective than undergoing rounds of laser treatments.
WHO CAN GET A PEEL?
Anyone. Each peel contains a different acid that is able to treat a variety of skin conditions and skin types. Your practitioner will provide you with a thorough consult prior to your treatment to better understand what your skin can and can not handle.
WHAT CAN THEY TREAT?
- Aging skin
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation and Melasma
- Sun damaged skin
- Sagging skin
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER A PEEL
The recovery is similar to that of a sunburn. You will experience redness, mild to moderate “hot” feeling as well as the peeling of skin. The effects may last from a few days to a couple weeks depending on the depth of the peel. Sunscreen is required and caution must be used when going out in the sun throughout the healing process as your skin is now new and fragile.