Advanced Exfoliation / Peels
I'm going to start by saying I am not a doctor. I do not perform medical grade peels. I will not make your face look like raw meat. ew.
Peels should not be performed during months with high sunlight, fall and winter months are the best time to do peels.
There are 6 shades of skin on the Fitzpatrick Scale ranging from super light that burns from the sun easily, to very dark. All shades on the spectrum can suffer damage, it just shows up differently. Scars can be different colors for different people. Hyperpigmentation can appear different on different people. I will assess your skin, and speak with you about your routine and your goals and discuss with you the right path of peels for your skin type, goal, and fitzpatrick.
Piece of Trivia: Fitzpatrick 6 skin (darkest) is some of the THE MOST sensitive skin and can pigment quite easily
Food for thought: The sun is real. (surprise face) UVA (A is for Aging) rays can pierce through glass, like windows. Damage from UVA rays can take YEARS to show up, when it does you'll wonder how your skin ended up with all those sunspots and you'll reflect sadly that you didn't apply AND REAPPLY your SPF. UVB (B is for Burning) rays are more immediate with damage, but also effect skin in the long term. Therefore, if you and I agree to perform peels on you, you must-must-must-MUST wear sunblock.. Listen to "The Speech Song"
Just because you don't shed skin like a snake, doesn't mean it didn't work.
Some peels are better used in a series of 4-6 treatments.
The following is a list of the advanced exfoliation / chemical peels I offer. If I am unfamiliar with your face, I recommend a consult first.
Lactic Acid 20%
An alpha hydroxy acid that is milk-based and designed to exfoliate and hydrate simultaneously. Good for hyperpigmentation, dry skin, dehydrated skin, and mature skin. Can be performed in a series of 1x/week for 4-6 weeks, then allow the skin to rest. No down time.
Trichloreacetic Acid is designed to address hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring. Additional layers are recommended, and available for $5/layer. A series of 4-8 treatments is ideal for optimal results. You will leave with this peel ON as it must stay put for a minimum of 8 hours before washing off. No down time
Derived from sugar cane and good for normal, oily, acneic, or dry skin. Exfoliates and softens skin, reduces keratinization, treats mild to moderate acne, and minimizes pore size. Visible peeling will generally not occur with this peel. No down time.
Non-Buffered Peels, can be performed 1x/every 3-4 weeks
Salicylic 30%: For normal to oily skin
Lactic 50%: Mainly used in aged skin as it promotes the production of elastin and collagen and reduces facial wrinkles and sagging
Glycolic 50%: To encourage collagen production, improve elastin, improve texture, and lighten scarring caused by acne or picking at the skin
TCA 35%: To lighten hyperpigmentation, even skin tone and improve texture
Modified Jessner: Will render the texture of the skin very smooth and even out skin tone
Citric 30%: For hyperpigmentation and melasma
Biomani Compound $125: Designed to treat acne scars and stretch marks. This peel cannot be booked online. It is something to work up to. A skin care consultation and skin prep is required.
Advanced exfoliation appointments are fairly short in time. I will thoroughly cleanse the skin, apply the peel, wait the appropriate amount of time for the peel to penetrate your skin, neutralize the peel, and then apply SPF.