Chemical Peels

Glycolic Acid Peels

A peel is the application of a high concentration of glycolic acid to your skin for a short period of time. Your face will be gently cleansed and degreased with a refreshing alcohol astringent and then the peel product will be quickly and evenly applied for one to five minutes. Chemical Peels range from 30% to 70%. A post peel neutralizer will be sprayed or wiped across the treated area(s), then you will be rinsed with cool water, and patted dry. Appropriate products will then be applied. During the application of the peel you may experience a slight burning, prickling sensation, similar to a sunburn pain, which will only last a couple of minutes. After the whole process is completed, your skin may have a pinkish flush tone, and although your skin could be sensitive it will feel soft and refreshed.

 

Amino Acid Peels:

AFA Skin Care

 AFA stands for Acidified Filaggrin-based Amino Acids. The secret science to AFA's skin enriching abilities lies within your own skin.  Your skin has its own built-in system for moisturizing called the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF).  AFA takes the same type of amino acids that are part of the NMF and chemically alters them - acidifies them - to a low pH where they are cosmetically effective at exfoliation.  But because they still retain the properties of the NMF, they are moisturizing instead of drying.  And because they come from the body's natural protein structure, they are not as irritating to your skn. This system offers combination peels with clay or microdermabrasion.

Peel Benefits:

Peel benefits include rejuvenated skin by means of exfoliating the top layer of dead skin cells and stimulation cellular renewal. Peels have been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lighten dark (age) spots for a more even skin tone, and smooth and soften the skins texture. They also help to open clogged pores for patients with oily and acne-prone skin.

Exfoliation is the key to improving the skin.  Exfoliation helps skin renew itself by sloghing off old, dead skin cells and stimulating the creation of new, young cells.  Exfoliation increases the penetration of your other skin care products.