A Chemical Peel is a technique which involves the application of a variety of chemical solutions to remove the damaged outer layers of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.  It is extremely beneficial for many skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne, sun damage, and photo aging. 

 

Progressive Peel (35min) $65

Mid-Depth Peel  (35min) $85

 


Chemical Peel FAQs

 

What is a chemical peel?

 By removing the build-up of dead skin cells and stimulating the regenerative process, you will notice marked improvements in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, texture and tone of the skin, hydration, reduced pore size, clearing of blemishes and more balanced oil production and an overall healthier skin appearance.                                              

***Not all chemical peels will actually make you peel! Some progressive peels for example are great for their hydrating and moisturizing benefits.

 

What types of chemical peels will you be performing on my skin?

Progressive: 

This refers to a treatment that does not usually cause immediate exfoliation and only removes the outer layer of skin or the stratum corneum.  As treatments are repeated, the skin will experience a mild sloughing. Great from someone who wants zero to minimal peeling/flaking.

Mid-Depth: 

These peels affect the intra-epidermal layer, and exfoliation occurs within two to three days after application.  The skin goes through very little down time.  Peeling consists of light flaking similar to a sunburn peel.

Advanced: 

These peels affect the deepest intra-epidermal layers. The skin becomes brown and crusty then undergoes considerable peeling, which occurs three to four days after application. The skin peels in large segments as opposed to flaking. The entire process takes about seven to ten days.

 

Who would benefit from a corrective peeling treatment?

Anyone who is looking for a more radiant and youthful skin. If you suffer from pigmentation, fine lines, dehydration, dryness, oiliness, breakouts, sensitivity, sun damage, you will benefit.

By sloughing off the dead epidermal layers of skin, the skin will respond by creating new, healthier cells that will leave you with a luster-filled glowing skin.

 

Does a peel burn and will I be red when I leave?

Sensitivity varies with each client. Variables to consider are how well the skin is prepped prior to treatment as well as the current health and hydration of the skin. Some clients will experience a slight tingling or heat with a peel application, which should dissipate quickly. Some skin may be slightly pink, look tanned and tight, or like nothing was done at all when the treatment is over. With progressive peels for example, there is typically no down time and most people don’t peel at all; they just reap the benefits of that treatment’s ingredients influencing cell turn over, healthier skin cells, and a fresh glow!

Depending upon the treatment, on day two the skin will feel tight and dry. On days 3-5 a light to moderate sloughing will occur, and may take a full week or more to complete. we highly recommend 2 specific home care products following any peel; a growth factor serum and heavy moisture balm.

 

How do I take care of my skin after the peel?

After a treatment, it is very important that you follow proper protocol- this is just as important as the peel its self. For a week following the peel, no alpha or beta hydroxy acids should be used. The skin must be kept moisturized and hydrated throughout the day, and a specific post treatment balm and growth factor serum is essential.

Avoid heat that can be caused by sun exposure, exercise, saunas, and showers. Sunscreen is an absolute must and should be reapplied through out the day. A hat is also recommended when venturing out and about.

Most importantly, don’t pick! This will cause your skin to stay pink longer, and can even cause scarring and pigmentation- it will peel when it’s ready! Once the skin stops peeling (approx. days 5-10, sometimes longer), you may continue your normal home care regimen.

 

Can waxing, laser services, and injectables be done with peels?

Consult with your physician when considering such options. It is typically best to wait 2 weeks following waxing and depending upon the laser, up to 4 weeks if services are being done in the same area. It is recommended to wait up to a week following injectables if you are wanting to have a peel done.

To maximize your laser or photo facial results, doing a peel 4-6 weeks prior to your service can help you achieve optimal results.

 

What Type Of Home Care Should I Use After My Chemical Peel?

There are specific instructions to be followed after your skin peel – this is as important as the peel itself.  Post care should include occlusive healing balms, epidermal growth factor (cell renewal and wound repair), calming, soothing topicals to reduce itching and inflammation, and always sun screen!


When the skin peel is completed and your professional has determined the skin is healed, daily skin care is essential.  The most important part of a home care routine is a cleanser and a sunblock.  Next in importance is a supportive cell rejuvenator.  These are the basics.  Additional specialty products, such as pumice and buffing washes, antioxidants, eye serums, nighttime moisturizers, AHAs, ascorbic acid, retinol, enzymes, masks, and topical correctives may be added to enhance and maintain results.