Chemical peels are an important part of skin health. As an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns, they improve tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts and dark spots, but many people are intimidated to go in for their first peel treatment. The fear of leaving with a bright red face that hurts prevents some from experiencing the many benefits of a peel. The post-peel reality is a glowing, healthy complexion.
At Facial Rejuvenation, we use PCA Skin chemical peels. PCA solutions are blends formulated with many ingredients including lactic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), plumping phytohormones, and kojic and azelaic acids to produce dramatic results.
Peeling Is Exfoliation
When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover.
Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt and debris. The result is glowing skin.
You Won’t Necessarily Experience Visible Peeling
That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel and the number of layers applied.
Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible.
If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience.
You and your Mielcarek aesthetician will decide which peel is best for your skin and what you want to accomplish.
Sensi Peel® will strengthen and brighten the skin while helping treat sun damage and other forms of hyper pigmentation (skin discoloration).
Specially formulated to treat dehydrated maturing skin, Ultra Peel® is also appropriate for many other skin types, conditions, and sensitivities. It will help treat pigment disorders, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged skin, and acne.
Peels Are Easy to Work Into a Busy Lifestyle
There is no downtime with PCA Skin chemical peels — you’ll leave your MedSpa session with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your regular activities.
There are steps to ensure that your results from your chemical peel are maximized. We’ll provide you with detailed instructions after your procedure. If you are diligent in following them, your results will be enhanced and peeling and redness will be kept to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment.