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Skin Peels

Skin Peeling is not just a science, but an art which evolves with understanding and experience from the paramedical aesthetician using these procedures. With the use of various Rhonda Allison and Five Star formulator acids and enzymes in specific combinations they will provide a positive result with a radiant and healthy skin being the end result.

The winter/spring period of the year is one of the best times to rejuvenate the skin. The success of the peel will be dependant upon 4 areas: the knowledge of your skin therapist, the selection of fresh quality ingredients to work with, the ability of your therapist to read your skin and understand your realistic goals, and your compliance with clinical homecare products.

There are 3 main treatment peel intensities:

  • Progressive peels usually do not cause immediate exfoliation and only remove the very surface layer of the skin (stratum corneum). As treatments are repeated the skin will experience a mild sloughing. For best results, a series of 3-6 treatments should be performed 1-2 weeks apart and may be used in conjunction with microdermabrasion
  • Mid-Depth Peels affect a slightly lower layer of skin (intra-epidermal), and exfoliation occurs within 2-3 days after application. The skin goes through very little downtime and the peeling consists of light flaking similar to a sunburn peel. Mid-depth peels can be performed monthly for as long as need.
  • Deep Peels allow the skin to undergo considerable peeling, which starts 3-4 days after application. The entire process takes 7-10 days. There is some downtime, as generally around day 3 the skin becomes brown and crusty and somewhat unsightly. The skin peels in large segments as opposed to flaking. These peels can be done 6 weeks apart, and it is not recommended to do more than 3-4 a year.

Chemical,herbal and enzyme peeling treatments have a great ability to assist with skin conditions such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Acne
  • Oiliness
  • Wrinkles, fine lines, and open pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Skin revitalization for all skin types and conditions
  • All parts of the body, the face, neck, chest, back and hands may be treated with the use of peels.

Tips for a Better Peel

  • Never pick, peel or scratch the skin as this will produce scarring
  • Do not use retinols, AHA’s or BHA’S, or exfoliants for at least 5 days after the procedure
  • Total sun protection is necessary both during and after the after the peel
  • Immediately after the peel do not do anything for the rest of the day that will increase the body temperature such as exercise, hot shower or sauna, alcohol/coffee intake
  • Do not wax or laser for at least 1 week prior and after peel
  • If roaccutane has been taken there must be a 6 month interval before a peel is undertaken
  • Be aware that if prone to cold sores this procedure may inflame the cold sore, a peel cannot be performed when cold sores are evident.