Custom Designer Peels
The first thing to know about peels is that they are not all like Samantha’s in “Sex and the City”. A peel is a form of skin exfoliation in order to combat skin damage and signs of aging. To understand peels, we need to understand how skin works.
Skin is composed of keratin. New skin cells are formed in the basal layer, the lowest layer of the epidermis. These cells gradually push themselves to the top where they die off and form the stratum corneum, the protective outermost layer of the skin. Here they eventually shed off. It takes approximately one month for the cells to reach the top. As we age, our skin regeneration deteriorates, and the process slows down. Regular exfoliation will help accelerate the skin’s natural desquamation (shedding) process. The removal of the dead skin cells allows for fresh new cells to be revealed and with them a healthy, glowing complexion and approved appearance of the skin.
A peel is a deeper form of exfoliation. Depending on its composition, a peel can dissolve the bonds that hold the skin cells together, or dissolve protein (keratin) itself. The intensity and pH of the peel will determine how ‘deep’ the peel will work. This means not all peels will automatically lead to a visible peeling of the skin.
In fact, so called lunchtime-peels with no or minimal visual peeling, are gaining increasing popularity. Specific active ingredients and enhancers added to a peel will target concerns such as signs of skin aging, pigmentation or acne.
At Skin Deep Medical Aesthetics we address individual client concerns with Image Skincare’s Couture Designer Peels. They work best in a series, with a gradual increase of intensity for best results and comfort. *Individual results may vary.
Please see our client form for any peel precautions and contraindications.
What to know before a peel
A peel might cause increased sensitivity to the skin depending on the skin type and home care regimen. Side effects may include, but are not limited to stinging, itching-irritation, redness, swelling, tightness, peeling and scabbing of the skin. Discontinue the use of prescription Vitamin A Keratolitic drugs 7 days before and after treatment. Discontinue any exfoliating scrubs, glycolic acid, or benzol peroxide treatments for at least 24 hours before and after the treatments. Sun exposure, tanning beds, sweating, exercising, hot baths or showers, scrubbing, picking or rubbing need be avoided after a peel.
This luxurious treatment infuses oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin, leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated.
The Signature Facelift Peel is a results-driven treatment with a noticeable effect in just one session. Vitamin C, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, and gentle yet effective enzymes speed up cellular turnover while lightening, tightening and brightening all skin types including Rosacea and sensitive skin. Post treatment kit included.
This results driven treatment combines the most innovative and effective botanical brighteners with plant stem-cells and anti-aging peptides, immediately leaving your skin younger looking and luminous. Ideal for uneven complexion, photo-damaged skin, and pigmentation issues. Post treatment kit included.
Acne Lift / Beta Lift
A potent blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids blended with lilac plant-derived stem cells reduces blemishes, redness and diminishes post-breakout dark spots. The Beta lift is a powerful beta hydroxy acid treatment targeting more severe grades of acne. Post treatment kit included.
This distinct blend of exfoliating agents is combined with powerful anti-oxidants, correcting peptides and plant-derived stem cells to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, uneven skin tone, smooth rough texture and reduce acne blemishes. Post- Treatment kit included.
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*Individual results may vary.