Anyone looking to make change. Formulations include solutions for acne, wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage, and more.
Who can have a peel?
Those who are willing to comply with pre and post peel instructions and who are not currently engaging in other skin care treatments or have any medical conditions that would be contraindications of a peel treatment. See you aesthetician for full details. Some exclusions would be current or recent chemotherapy, current or recent use of Accutane, current medical treatments for acne, current laser treatments. Some other health conditions or concerns and medications may be a factor, please be honest and discuss any and all concerns with your esthetician.
Who will get the best results?
In my decade plus of experience, the ones who get the best result are the ones who follow instructions! Clients who are already on a professional skin care regimen prior to a peel treatment see better results and typically have less down time with peels that involve a shedding process. Also, keep in mind that if your peel is recommended to be completed in a series, you will need to complete the full series. Don’t be frustrated if after the first peel you don’t experience a miracle. It’s a process, and it requires removing damage that has been done over many years. Be patient, hang in there, follow your esthi’s directions and make sure you protect the new skin we are working to reveal with adequate sunscreen. Some peels require post treatment care, if so follow those directions and use only products that are part of your post treatment regimen to avoid any irritation or unwanted interaction to the treatment you just received.
What can I expect with a peel?
There are different types of peels, some are more gentle than others. Some, despite their name, don’t involve much shedding. Other peels can be more aggressive and cause exfoliation and result in a shedding process. Shedding usually occurs on about day 3 and continues for a few days. The process can be different for each individual. Your esthi will go over the details with your and give you specifics for your particular type of peel. The actual process of the peel may briefly involve some mild discomfort. It’s often described as stinging, prickly or flushing. The sensation quickly subsides and you will be given home care instructions. Most peels require a post treatment kit to take home with you.