Chemical Peels for Anti-Aging
Chemical peels have been around for centuries to beautify the skin. Did you know that Cleopatra did lactic acid peels using soured milk? People living centuries ago knew the beneficial effects acids could have on the skin and thus the tradition continues on.
What does a chemical peel do?
Chemical peels work to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation by removing that outer layer of skin. This outermost layer tends to be the older, more damaged skin, which can look dry and lackluster. By sloughing this layer off, a fresh layer is revealed. This fresher layer tends to have more elastin and collagen, and lines and wrinkles have less depth. The benefits of chemical peels are cumulative. A series of peels will yield more impressive results than just a single chemical peel. This is when you can truly get some beautiful results in skin refinement, brightness and wrinkle depth, as well as significant increase in product absorption.
Not all peels are created equal:
Chemical peels vary in strength, function and depth of exfoliation. The Lactic and Glycolic acids I use are designed to give the skin a great exfoliation without much down time. What does this mean? You will not need to hide out in your house, like a vampire, after these peels. They are formulated in such a way to give the perfect corrective exfoliation with minimal side effects.
Here’s what you may experience:
During the peel you may experience a “sunburn” sensation, feel the peel as “itchy” (this occurs because the acids are gently digesting the “glue” that keep the old dead skin cells stuck together), or feel a slight “bite” on the skin. These all resolve once the peel has been removed, after 3-5minutes. Everyone's experience is slightly different depending on sensitivity, skin conditions & the peel used.
If you would like more information feel free to contact me to set up a consultation time.
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