Here you will find all the answers to your questions about clinical facial treatments and chemical peels. If you find you have more questions please give us a call at 602-505-3812.
- If you are a new client, you must schedule a consult only or consult with treatment before any services (clinical facial treatments) can be performed
- Please bring your skin care products to your first appointment
Why have monthly skin care treatments?
Professional skincare helps people maintain and improve the health of their skin. Your skin is alive and the largest organ of the body. It requires care and attention to keep it healthy.
How long do clinical facial treatments take?
Custom facials usually take 50 minutes. Microdermabrasion, Chemical Exfoliation, Dermaplaning, Oxygenation or any combination of them takes 30 minutes.
Does it hurt?
Depending on the level, peels can sting and feel itchy for about 3 to 5 minutes. Afterwards, there is no more discomfort associated with the peel and/or healing process. The level of sting depends on the strength of the peel.
Will I have downtime during any clinical facial treatments and how long?
- Your downtime depends on the level of the peel will determine the degree and length of peeling.
- Minimally invasive peels & peel combinations (Microdermabrasion + Peel) means you can leave your treatment, put your makeup on and go out. However, avoiding makeup if possible is better.
- You can expect the first 2 to 3 days after your peel for your skin to feel dry and tight. Typically by day 3 your skin begins to flake & peel for approximately 3 days.
- Oily skin peels quicker than dry skin.
- Remember downtime is very subjective. It depends on your personal view of what looks acceptable to go out into public. In the medical/aesthetic world these are considered “no downtime peels.”
- More invasive peels can leave the face red slowly turning darker red even brownish over the first couple of days. Treated areas can sometimes look more wrinkled, feel very dry and tight until they begin to slough off. Peeling and flaking are more pronounced with stronger acid, but the downtime is around 5 to 7 days.
Can I peel other parts of my body?
Absolutely! I highly recommend it. Get rid of all that unsightly sun damage and improve the health of your skin everywhere.
Will chemical peels and other methods of exfoliation thin my skin?
This is one of the biggest myths associated with exfoliation/peels. They actually increase volume under the skin (the padding) and remove the top layers of dead skin that cause the skin to look dull, lack-luster and weathered.
Are there different types of chemical peels?
Yes, there are different degrees of peels depending on percentages of acid present in the solution.
Are these chemical peels toxic?
Most of the peels I utilize in my treatments are not synthetically derived. Most of them come from natural sources and none of them are toxic. Example: Glycolic acid is from sugar cane. Salicylic acid is from the wintergreen plant.
Can I have chemical peels if I am pregnant or breast feeding?
No! No chemical peels if you are pregnant or nursing. You can do other treatments such as Microdermabrasion and Oxygenation.
Can I use Retin A, Tretinoin, Tri Luma, Renova and still get chemical peels?
Absolutely! Always inform me before any peel if you are using or have been using Retin A so that I can adjust my treatments accordingly. Often using Retin A prior to a peel makes for much better results.