A chemical peel is a technique which involves the application of a variety of acids and enzymes to remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. By removing the build-up of dead skin cells and stimulating the regenerative process, you will notice marked improvements of wrinkles and fine lines, texture and tone, hydration, and an overall healthier skin appearance.
Progressive peels require weekly treatment’s, initially, for approximately 6 to 8 weeks. These peels do not usually cause immediate exfoliation and only removes the outer layer of the skin. The client has no down time. An appropriate home care regimen is recommended to enhance results. Two of my favorite progressive peels are the “perk Me Up” for skin that lacks firmness and tone and the “Brighten up” for mild to moderate pigmentation/aging/photo damaged skin.
These peels affect the intra-epidermal layer and exfoliation occurs within 2 to 3 days after application. The client goes through very little down time. The peeling is similar to a sunburn peel. One of my favorites is the “A Baby Boomer”, for all aging conditions; skin discoloration, fine lines, coarse texture, enlarged pores, and dull, lifeless skin. This peel may be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks.
After care is a must! There are specific instructions to be followed after your peel – this is as important as the peel itself. Post care will include occlusive healing balms, epidermal growth factor, and calming, soothing topicals and always sunscreen!
The most important part of a home care routine is a cleanser and a sunscreen. Next in importance is a supportive cell rejuvenator. These are the basics. Additional specialty products such as, antioxidants, eye serums, moisturizers, masks, and topical correctives may be added to enhance and maintain the results.