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The 3 Truths About Peels

Chemical Peels

The 3 Truths About Peels

Actual testimonials of REAL people who preformed DIY peels. Please be sure to receive services from a skin care professional!

1. Used my glycolic peel last night and got distracted… my face is covered with weeping sores, I look like I’ve been scraped along the road… I’m really upset. Please help! I used 50% glycolic acid. I usually do it for 2-3 mins which results in a bit of flaking for 3-4 days. I was doing my hair at the same time and got distracted, so it was on for 5 mins and the only thing which doesn’t hurt is sudocreme. If anyone has any suggestions or has had a serious peel in a salon and knows what to expect I would be really grateful.  ~ Liz

2. I gave myself a GA peel and seemed fine (30% GA, 2.1 PH and 6-8 minutes). then this past monday I did another after about 3 weeks after my last … Anyways it burned the sides of my chin and scabbed over, a lot worst than I ever had and I look horrible!!! The scabs hurt, itch, and I must visit a dermatologist for help. Anything I can do to improve this???! Will this leave red marks?  My entire face and neck are discolored! Help! ~ Lori

3. I JUST USED A 60% GLYCOL/LACTIC acid peel from skin laboratory and I got a burnt on the upper part of my lip and my chin!!! I accidentally scrubbed too hard with my cotton pad when I was using water after leaving it for more than 10 mins on!! S**T What should I do? I can literally see the NEXT layer of skin beneath… OMG! ~ Anonymous

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Lacking Radiance?

The Truth of Fruit Acid/Enzyme Treatments

Fruit Acid/Enzyme treatments may be the answer to a fresher more vibrant complexion. An acid or enzyme compound can help purify follicles from debris by removing dead skin from the surface of the epidermis.

Beautiful, radiant complexion stems from healthy cells; clogged pores impede skin renewal, therefore, fruit acids/enzyme treatments may improve skin tone by reducing the appearance of hyper-pigmented areas, dark spots, skin care products penetration, and smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • When using products containing fruit or enzyme acids use caution, it may thin the surface of the skin and some individuals may experience excessive irritation, and/or peeling of treated area when waxing.
  • Sunscreen use is imperative, fruit or enzyme acids make the skin more sensitive and prone to sunburns, use a SPF-30 for protection.
  • A series of treatments may be beneficial depending on skin type, someone with sensitive skin may need less than a person who has nonsensitive skin, always consult with a professional before choosing.
  • Check with your dermatologist and skin care specialist before using any products containing alpha-hydroxy acids or enzymes.

Don’t waste another minute! Achieving a luminous complexion has never been easier! Book a treatment today!

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Chemical Peel or Microdermabrasion

Educated choices

With many skin care treatments available, choosing the right one can be difficult. The most popular non-surgical treatment in skin rejuvenation are Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion. Both may be very effective, leaving the patient with a smoother and even tone complexion.

Chemical Peels

Peels are performed by a doctor or under his/her supervision, anesthetics may be required, depending on the chemical peel strength. Pre-treating the skin with hydroquinone products, retinoids and SPF-30 prior the appointment, may decrease post-treatment inflammation, and cold-sore breakouts, some patients may be prone to them.

Chemical Peels Agents

  • Glycolic Acid
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Trichloroacetic Acid
  • Lactic Acid

3 types of peels

  • Superficial – No down time, the surface of skin layers are removed, improving roughness, some discoloration and fine lines.
  • Medium – Skin may be irritated for a few days, this is a deeper peel, removes the centermost skin layers, aiding in rejuvenation, fewer lines and wrinkles appearance, and a more even pigmented skin tone.
  • Deep – A week to 10 days recovery, beneficial for acne scars, deep-set wrinkles, and skin discoloration. Most doctors will opt for laser treatment instead of this percentage peel, to avoid discomfort.

Always consult with your doctor first, a series of treatments may be required for optimal results, please  follow after care instructions to avoid possible infection or scarring.

Microdermabrasion

This treatment doesn’t need to be performed by the doctor, nor requires anesthetics. Your trusted aesthetician will perform this service, and should take about 20 minutes. However, it may cause your skin some discomfort and redness, lasting a short time. People with couperose skin (broken capillaries) should consult a doctor before choosing this treatment.

Microdermabrasion uses a suction wand with a stream of crystals or a diamond, which carefully exfoliates the skin; as the skin heals, you may see improvements in fine lines and enlarged pores. A series of treatments may be beneficial in achieving lasting results.

Which ever treatment you may choose, please ask questions, consult your doctor or professional, and follow home-care instructions. Please feel free to share your opinion and experience with us!

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