We offer a variety of targeted peels to address more serious skin concerns. These peels feature pure, high-grade ingredients such as glycolic acid, derived from sugar cane, and salicylic acid, which is extracted from willow bark. Fruit enzymes are also used in conjunction with acids to treat many skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, acne, sun damage and photo aging. They accomplish this by:
- Removing build-up of dead skin cells
- Stimulating the regenerative process
- Decreasing fine lines and wrinkles
- Improving skin texture, tone, and hydration
- Reducing pore size
- Helping to clear blemishes
- Promoting more balanced oil production and healthier skin
The peels we offer do not penetrate below the epidermis (upper layers of the skin), and are not to be confused with medical or physician-strength peels that affect the dermis (lower layer). Peels can be done as a single treatment or in a series. The number of peels required for any given problem varies with each individual. To view sample protocols and before and after photos click here.
A peel consultation appointment with one of our trained peel experts is required before booking a Mid-Depth or Deep peel, if you have not had a facial with us before. A thorough skin analysis will help us understand the state of your skin and how it reacts so the we can determine which peel or treatment plan will help you best achieve your goals. We’ll go over the in’s and out’s of what to expect, how to prepare, and answer any questions you may have. We may also recommend pre-treatment home care at this time depending on the state of your skin. If you’d like to bypass the pre-peel consultation appointment, you can sign up for a Custom Facial, which includes a complimentary consultation. No consultation is required for a Progressive peel.
A progressive peel is the mildest course of treatment. It does not usually cause visible flaking and only removes the outer layer of the stratum corneum. As treatments are repeated, the skin will experience a mild sloughing and accumulative results. 135
A mid-depth peel targets the intra-epidermal layer and light flaking, similar to a sunburn peel occurs within two to three days of treatment. A mid-depth peel can offer rejuvenative effects with minimal to moderate down time. (Includes 2 complimentary post care products) 195
These peels affect the deepest intra-epidermal layers capable of making significant changes in the skins appearance. The skin undergoes considerable peeling, which occurs three to four days after treatment. The entire process takes about seven to ten days and there is some down time, generally on days three and four when the skin turns darker in color before peeling in larger segments. A deep peel restores and renews skin with the most dramatic results. (Includes 3 complimentary post care products) 255
You will be given specific instructions to follow after your treatment. Post care is as important to successful results as the peel itself! Your practitioner will recommend a daily cleanser and sunblock in addition to a supportive cell rejuvenator. Additional specialty products can enhance and quicken results and may be recommended based on your individual goals.
Frequently asked questions
Is a peel right for me?
Maybe! You can schedule a peel consultation to receive a proper skin assessment, talk about your goals and discuss your options. If we don’t think you will benefit from a peel, we wont recommend it.
A peel is not the best option for you if you’ve taken Accutane in the last six months, used a retinol or other topical prescriptions in the past two weeks, are pregnant or lactating, have diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, heart disease, or if you have severe rosacea or sensitivity.
Is there anything I should avoid right after my peel?
Yes! First and foremost, never pick! Picking can lead to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Also you’ll need to avoid the sun for at least two full weeks. This is why peels are more popular in the late fall and winter. Avoid heat, saunas, steam rooms and vigorous exercise. Overstimulation and heat can flush the skin whereas sweat from exercise can sometimes cause the skin to lift and create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, causing breakouts to form. Avoid chlorinated pools, excessive alcohol consumption and smoking. Now is also not the best time to schedule a dental appointment. As an added precaution you will be asked to avoid exfoliants for a short period of time.
How soon can I expect results?
Results vary with each individual and are determined by many different factors such as intensity of skin condition and depth of treatment, however most notice improvements within one week.
Although peels can yield some wonderful results, they are not appropriate for everyone. Perhaps you could benefit from an alternative type of treatment or maybe you’re fabulous just the way you are!
It’s also important to note that some skin conditions may require a more intensive treatment plan to achieve results. Additionally, undergoing a peel treatment requires diligence, patience and a willingness to carry out the proper post care instructions.
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