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FAQ - Chemical Peel

What Is A Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are the application of specific or blended acids that help to exfoliate the surface of the skin. Depending on the depth of the peel you are booking, will determine the amount of peeling you have. 

Do Peels Hurt?

Everyones skin sensitivity is different. Depending on the level of peel booked some will be spicier than others. A fan is provided to help cool the skin during the service with helps to reduce any tingling/burning sensation that can come from a peel. 

Our light/micro peel

Vivier Peel

Minimal to no sensation.

Medium peel

Jessner Peel

Minimal to medium sensation.

Medium peel

Perfect Peel

Minimal to medium sensation, this will fade this peel has a built in numbing agent that helps to numb the skin after the first pass.

How Long Does A Peel Take?

The appointment itself isn't too long.Usually around 30 minutes.  We will prep the skin, apply the peel, and then discuss aftercare. 20% of the peel is in store, 80% is at home aftercare.

What Should I Do To Prep For My Peel?

These are a few things to prep you for the best peel results.

 

2 weeks before avoid any major exfoliating procedures. Other chemical peels, microneedling, and microdermabrasion.

 

2 weeks before your peel try your best to avoid the sun in that area. Wearing a hat and using SPF is always recommended when in the sun for any amount of time.

 

All cosmetic injections should be avoided 7-10 days before.

7-10 days prior to the peel you should stop using retinols.

 

axing procedures should be done 5-7 days prior to peels and all chemical hair removal products should not be used after this time.

5 days prior stop using all minor exfoilating products such as AHA's, BHA's, glycolic acids, lactic acids, etc.

If you have a history of cold sores it it recommended to take start an antiviral before your procedure to reduce the risk of a cold sore occurring.

Why Should I Get A Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels help with a variety of different skin issues such as:

  • Age spots

  • Acne scars

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles

  • Melasma

  • Skin damaged by the sun

What Should I Expect After A Peel?

It is important to note that peeling is very different for everyone and if you don't peel it doesn't mean its not working. How much you peel or if you peel has many varying factors.

Vivier Peel is a micro peel so it will have little to no peeling. If you do have any peeling it will be very minor. Usually right around the creases of the nose or lips. This peel is effectively giving you instant exfoliation to send you out the door with an amazing glow. Over the next few days moisturize the skin to prevent extra tautness. 

The Jessner is a medium level peel which has varying levels of peeling depending on your skin type. Drier skin usually experiences more  of a flaky peeling whereas oily skin will experience more of a tautness and slight sun burn peeling if peeling occurs.

The Perfect Peel is a medium peel which usually results in a larger peel. This peel is our most intense peel when it comes to how you peel. Skin will be quite taut after and during the peeling process. It is recommended to prevent picking at skin to have small scissors to trim the skin as it peels.

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