What is Acid Peel?
An acid (or chemical) peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. By applying a solution to the areas treated, it speeds up the process of cellular renewal by flaking or peeling of the skin, forcing the new, fresh skin to be revealed. The new regenerated skin is much more smooth, softer, brighter and less wrinkled than the old skin cells. It is extremely important to take care of this new skin by using the right healing products, as well as, daily SPF moisturizer.
Light to Medium Peels
We offer light "lunch time" peels and medium depth peels. With a lunch time peel, you may only experience microscopic flaking or no flaking at all within a few days of treatment. With medium depth peels, you may experience slight flaking to peeling of the skin for 3-7 days after treatment. If you do not experience flaking or peeling, this does not mean the peel was ineffective. The ingredients and delivery agents still worked. Please know that flaking or peeling of the skin is only a side effect of a peel. If you have never received a peel or resurfacing treatment before or do not follow a good home care regimen, you will be more susceptible to seeing visual exfoliation, whereas someone who has regular treatments and has a professional home care regimen, will have healthier skin and not as much visual exfoliation. Either way, the peel is still doing what is needed to be done and you will see significant results.
You may also experience dryness and tightness but will not experience the trauma associated with deeper peels which could be full skin sloughing, redness or peeling for a long period of time. My method and strategy is to be progressive rather than aggressive with my treatments, resulting in beautiful, polished skin over time. Peels can be built up to be a bit more aggressive after a few treatments and on the correct homecare.
Depending on you lifestyle, skin type, conditions and desired results, I will carefully choose and formulate which peel or peels would be best for you. A series of 6-8 treatments, every 1-2 weeks is recommended for optimal results with maintenance every 6-8 weeks.
Preparing For Your Peel
Before a peel can be performed, a 15 minute complimentary skin analysis/consultation is required prior to your first appointment. This is so we can go over any questions or concerns you may have and to get your skin prepped and ready before the treatment. A patch test will also be given to avoid any irritation or allergies.
After your initial consultation, you will begin home care products for at least one week without irritation prior to your first procedure. This will help derive the most benefit from your treatment. Do not use Retin-A for 1 week prior to the treatment. If you have a breakout of cold sores or fever blisters on the face before your scheduled appointment, please notify me and we will reschedule your appointment. Avoid sun exposure or sun burning before your scheduled appointment.
With glycolic and lactic peels, there should only be microscopic flaking. Keep in mind with glycolic or lactic peels that it is a series of peels to achieve your desired results. You do not necessarily have to discontinue the pre-peel care during these light peels. It is important that you always use a sunblock of at least SPF 15. With salicylic or TCA peels, there usually is flaking and peeling. Every client is different on how much peeling or flaking he/she will receive. After a salicylic or TCA peel, it is important to follow given instructions.
Skin Script RX Depigmentation Boot Camp
This is a 9 week peel series that treats Melasma, Hyperpigmentation and Sun damaged Skin.
Unlike other TCA peels, Skin Script TCA is formulated with other lightening ingredients.
This peel is much more gentle and is safe for ALL esthnicities.
Week one: Complimentary skin consultation and analysis; Start home care
Week two: Lactic Lightening Peel
Week three: Glycolic Peel
Week four: 2 layers of TCA
Week five: Let Skin rest; Continue home care
Week six: Let Skin rest; Continue home care
Week seven: Let Skin rest; Continue home care
Week eight: Up to eight layers of TCA Depigmentation Peel
Week nine: Power Peel Facial with up to 4 layers of TCA
Things You Should Know
Please know that it took your skin quite some time to get to the way it is now, so it will take time to get the results you truly desire. It is a constant work in progress, but with your patience and commitment, I am confident that we can get you there.
Also, be prepared to spend around $150-$250 for home care products, which will last 3-4 months of use.
Without the use of proper home care products, I can not guarantee the results from your treatments. It is so important to use products that work in conjunction with your peels to help prevent and lighten discoloration, as well as, using hydrating and healing ingredients to reinforce the skin's protective barrier.
Remember, 70% of your results comes from what you do at home!
We offer bundle packages with discounted rates for series of treatments. Inquire for details.