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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Chemical Peel?

 

Chemical facial peels, also referred to as chemical resurfacing, are used to produce a controlled injury to the skin to promote the growth of new skin. Chemical peels have been around for hundreds of years from ancient Egyptians. Skin peels are used to exfoliate and peel away the outer layers of skin to reveal a smooth, tight and more even toned complexion with a youthful radiant glow.

 

Can I use peels on other parts of my body?

 

Chemical peels can be used on the body, however you will want to avoid the genital area. Typically the skin on the body is much thicker than the face, so you may want to consult with our estheticians to see the best fit for you.

 

Who Shouldn't use a Peel?

 

You should NOT use a skin peel if:

 

You are currently taking antibiotics, accutane or oral steroids or if you have done so within the past year.

You have a tendency to form keloid scars.

You have previously experienced cold sores on the mouth or face or have a health condition that affects your immune system or your body’s ability to heal.

You are undergoing cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and/or radiation.

You have been treated with a hair removal system the past two days.

If you are pregnant or nursing.

 

Which Peel is Right for me?

 

There are various types of acids used in chemicals peels such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), salicylic acid and various acid combinations are widely available for at home use. Most often, chemical peels are used on the face, but may also be used on the neck, chest.

 

How many peels will I need to see results?

The amount of peels it will take to achieve desired results will depend on many factors. Typically desired results are achieved within 6-8 treatments but that can vary.

 

May I exercise after a peel?

Exercise that produces a lot of heavy sweating should be avoided the day of the peel. You may resume all regular activities the next day.

 

Why did I not have any visible peel after my peel?

The amount of peeling does not mean the peel is or is not working. The amount of peeling may vary depending on individual skin condition at the time of the peel and which strength of peel you have used. The skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, even if you do not see much peeling, resulting in the improvement of skin tone and texture and an improvement of fine lines and uneven pigmentation. Some peels such as Glycolic and Lactic peels do not always produce visible peeling.

 

Why is Pre & After Care Mandatory?

Pre Care - is to prepare the skin to achieve the best results when applying the peel. 

Improper prepping can cause over processing of the skin. 

Post Care - is important to aid in the healing process of the skin. Great post care help protect, heal & rejuvenate.