FACIALS & CHEMICAL PEELS
Microdermabrasion has effects similar to chemical peels and is used to improve the appearance of the skin. Aluminum oxide crystals are applied to mildly "sand" away dead cells and oil plugs on the surface of the skin. This procedure stimulates collagen formation.
Wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and hereditary factors can be reduced or even eliminated with chemical peels. Mild scarring and certain types of acne may also be treated with chemical peels. By applying chemical solution to the skin, we separate or peel off the unsightly appearance and allow new skin to regenerate. The new skin is smoother with less wrinkles, and may appear more consistent in color. Our chemical peels are mild and give you a wonderful glow following the treatment.
Which Peel to choose?
Your aesthetician will discuss with you which peel is suitable for your skin type and which formula you will benefit from.
Illuminize Peel- Is SkinMedica's lightest peel, approporate for first-time chemical-peel patients or patients looking for a gentle superficial peel to make their skin brighter and more radiant.
Vitalize Peel- is suitable for all skin types, requires little to no downtime, and produces predictable and noticeable results.
Rejuvenize Peel- is the deepest peel of the three. This superficial peel penetrates in the deeper layers of the epidermis and produces the most amount of exfoliation.
Each Peel Is:
- Easy to use
- Does not require timing or neutralization
- Well tolerated with minimal irritiation
- Can be performed in about 20 minutes
Contra-indications for using peels:
Retin-A: must stop 48 hours before and do not resume for 48 hours after.
Glycolic (higher than 12%): must stop 48 hours before and do not resume for 48 hours after.
Sunburn: wait 7 days.
Post Peel Treatment Instructions:
In order to achieve the best results from your Chemical Peel we ask that you follow the instructions below. Your recovery time will be influenced by the type and strength of peel treatment you have and individual skin response. Your skin care professional will have discussed after care with you. You may experience some reddening/ tightening of the skin that can last several days. Most people experience some peeling of the skin after approximately 48hrs. Your skin may not noticeably peel at all but this does not mean you have not benefited from the treatment. You may notice a lot or just slight shedding of the skin that can last up to about a week.
1. Do not apply make-up for 48hrs, after which mineral make-up is preferable.
2. Do not pick, peel or scratch at your skin.
3. Avoid direct sun exposure on the peeled area.
4. Avoid waxing/hair removal, or other facial treatments for 2 weeks.
5. Avoid heat, sweating, saunas, exercise, swimming for 48hrs.
6. Do not use exfoliant for at least 5 days or longer depending on healing rate.
7. Apply a sun block during the day.
8. Do not use washcloths or rub the skin with a towel.
9. Increase water intake.
Our Program Pricing
Facial Treatment: Includes microdermabrasion and/or chemical peel and a mask. $150
Facial Treatment Package: Includes Five Facial Treatments of microderabrasion and/or chemical peel and a mask. $600