Q. What is the chemical peel treatment?
A. The chemical peel is a process in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. This process is
also called a chem-exfoliation. The deep exfoliant - chemical peel also known as chemical resurfacing to produce an improved appearance of the face. The depth of the peel depends on
the chemical used and the time kept on the skin to treat and improve photo-aging (from sun damage), wrinkles, acne, oily skin and discolorations.
Very light peel (low potency glycolic acid 10%-20%) only penetrates the dead skin that sit atop the epidermis and produce almost no injury to he skin. This level of peel
sometimes called exfoliation.
Medium peel (glycolic 30%-50%) stimulate the regeneration of a new epidermis and collagen and plumps up the skin. This level of chemical peel will produce a burning sensation during the procedure. Recovery of light-medium peels is quick and also
called lunchtime peel.
Strong peel (glycolic over 50%)
Q. What are the kinds of chemical peels that you might use on my skin?
A. *. Glycolic acid (10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 70%)
* Lactic acid (40%-60%)
* Salicylic acid (2%-20%)
Q. Will my skin be very red and will I have to stay home for few days?
A. Absolutely Not! IT IS A LUNCH TIME TREATMENT!
Remember, a chemical peel solution is used to peel away the skin’s damaged outer layers. The new cells and collagen are stimulated during the healing process to produce a smoother, tighter, younger looking skin surface. Some skin will have some minor to moderate peeling that will go away in few days.
Q. Do I have to keep it up even after I reach the perfect skin condition that I've always dreamed of?
A. Yes! First of all, you have to be determined and consistent to reach your healthy skin goal. It is like everything else; for example, when you reach your ideal weight loss, you need to keep it up, or you will gain the weight back. The same idea hold true with reaching ideal skin conditions,...YOU NEED TO KEEP IT UP.
To keep it up, all you have to do is;
* keep up your home daily regimen.
* getting a chemical peel treatment 3-4 times a year.
* Follow Laura's instructions AND AVOID THE SUN.
Q. Are chemical peels for everyone?
A. No. Not recommended for people who are in poor general health, people who have active infections and use certain medications (i.e. isotretinoin (Accutane) may preclude the use of certain types of chemical peels especially medium and deep. Also people with abnormal scarring, certain diseases, or recent surgeries should not have chemical peel.
No matter what your age or skin types, protect yourself from the sun. Always apply a sunscreen with a SPF of least 15 to all exposed areas of the skin especially your face, regardless of the season or the weather. SUN EXPOSURE IS THE SINGLE GREATEST SOURCE OF SKIN DAMAGE
Q. Do I need to get a series of chemical peel treatments in advance?
A. No. I believe that everyone has different needs. Different skin types improve at different rates depending on many factors. I will customize the number of chemical peel needed per client during the progress.
Q. How much the best skin care regimen cost?
A. It does NOT cost an arm and a leg! However, Laura cannot determine the cost of your home regimen until she examines the client's skin.
IT IS THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU WILL EVER MADE FOR YOURSELF, GUARANTEED!