The fall season is here, which means everyone who spent a little too much time in the sun this summer may benefit from a peel to give their skin a younger, refreshed look!
To some, the words “chemical peel” can be a bit daunting. Believe it or not, humans have been known to have used chemical peels as early as 3000 BC! Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans created peels with different ingredients like mustard, milks, or wines to develop their own peel treatments.
Thankfully these days the technology has advanced and the choices are much easier. There are three depths to a chemical peel depending on the concentration and blends of acids.
Superficial peels, also referred to as “lunchtime peels”, don’t require much downtime as they only exfoliate the top layer of skin. Because it is such a mild treatment, this peel must be repeated several times in order to begin to see results. Although they may appear to cost less, they can potentially cost more in the long run since repeated treatments are required to see a noticeable result. Not ready for an intense peel? Ask about our Pumpkin Enzyme Facial!
MEDIUM DEPTH PEELS
Medium depth peels are popular today because results that can be achieved rather quickly. The treatment is applied by a professional and may cause mild discomfort or slight stinging. The peeling process typically lasts a few days. If you’re seeking visible results with one to three treatments over time, a medium depth peel could be your best bet. Medium depth peels tend to tackle common skin issues such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing hyper pigmentation, sun spots and freckles, and controlling acne while improving the appearance of acne scars.
Deep peels can remove damaged skin cells from deeper levels of skin and can dramatically reduce the appearance of skin flaws such as wrinkles and acne scarring. However, they typically can only be performed once and tend to be much stronger and more painful. The patient must be prepared for weeks of downtime and often must prep the skin for weeks or months prior to treatment. Deeper peels are normally only used on the face and not on body areas.
Sanctuary Spa and The Perfect Derma Peel
The Perfect Derma Peel is a medium depth peel serves a wide range of people including all ages, all skin types and ethnicities, and gives patients dramatic, consistent results. It is designed to be done periodically and can be repeated weeks or months apart depending on skin type and desired results. The Perfect Derma is also customizable with their Perfect Derma Plus Booster. It made to help address more stubborn hyper pigmentation, age spots and melasma, or to successfully treat thicker, very oily or resilient skin.
What to expect:
The service itself is about 30-45 minutes for $295 but the overall peeling process can take up to 10 days. Initial tightness, itching, and mild stinging are to be expected and as you approach days 3-5 you will begin peeling heavily. During the entire process it is important to follow all post-procedure guidelines to ensure the safest and most effective results!