Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a safe, effective treatment for exfoliating the outer layer of rough surface cells on the face and body.

The word ‘chemical’ makes some people apprehensive, but chemical peels are actually typically made from natural ingredients such as apples and pineapple. Lactic acid is used for its hydrating properties. A derivative of milk, lactic acid has been a beauty secret for centuries. From Cleopatra to Polynesian brides who soaked in milk and yogurt, natural acids have been used to soften skin and give the face a youthful glow. Here are the answers to common questions about chemical peels.

Can Chemical Peels be Used on All Skin Types?

Chemical peels are beneficial for most skin types. They strengthen the skin, increasing cell turnover. This promotes the production of healthy collagen and elastin. They are useful for people with dry skin because moisturizer provides little benefit if the skin is covered with a layer of dead skin cells. Chemical peels allow moisturizers and treatment serums to penetrate deeper into the tissue, increasing moisture levels in individuals suffering from the dry, harsh, Calgary weather. Individuals suffering from mild acne will also experience relief from blocked pores since chemical peels facilitate the efficient absorption of medicated acne products.

Can I Return to Work Immediately After I am Treated with a Chemical Peel?

Many people fear that chemical peels will cause severe injury to the skin or dramatic redness on the face, interrupting their daily routine. This is not the case with all peels.  In fact, many people enjoy the appearance of their skin immediately after treatment with the Lunch-time Enzyme Peel. Highly effective, this peel is delivered in a series of six treatments and there is no need to interrupt your daily routine. The peel consists of salicylic acid, pineapple enzyme, papaya enzyme, pomegranate, cranberry and microalgae. Each ingredient plays a specific role in anti-inflammation, anti-oxidization or strengthening of the cell membranes.

What is the Jessner Peel?

The modified Jessner Peel also uses a salicylic acid but includes lactic acid for its soothing and softening properties. Resorcinol reduces hyper-pigmentation and removes thicker rough-textured dead cells. This peel exfoliates and strengthens the collagen structure with Resveratro, which also destroys free radicals. Raspberry and Lyccopene are included for their anti-oxidizing properties. The Jessner Peel may cause some peeling, temporary darkening of dead surface skin and some redness. We advise that no special events are planned immediately after this treatment. Most people state that the skin feels dry and that they have mild peeling but can continue with their daily life.

Are Chemical Peels Painful?

Chemical peels are not painful. You may feel a warm tingle on your skin and may experience an itchy sensation that is not unbearable. The length of time a product is left on the skin depends on the peel type, individual tolerance and skin condition and can range from 5 to 15 minutes. Your visit will take less than half an hour. SPF 30 is mandatory to prevent sun damage to the healthy exposed skin. A professional mineral makeup may be used after the treatment.

Book your complimentary skin analysis at Preventous today and discover which chemical peel is right for you!

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