Lunch time peel is a chemical peel treatment, is a quick and convenient way to enhance your skin complexion. It’s call a” lunch time” peel because the procedure typically last 15-20 minutes with no downtown, the resurfacing solution selected for “lunch time” peel is of superficial depth.
Chemical peels are chemical treatments, traditionally performed on the face, hands, neck, back and shoulders, legs and other problem areas to treat specific skin conditions such as dull/tired skin, fine lines, acne, mild scaring, skin pigmentation, and rosacea.
Chemical peels have been used for decades to revitalize and resurface skin. They involve applying a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of skin and reveal a younger, clearer, more radiant complexion.
2. What type of chemical peel resurfacing solutions are effective and safe?
Various exfoliators such as AHA’s, BHA’s (salicylic acid), TCA (trichloroacetic acid) and Kojic acid are used in chemical peel as active ingredient, but the formulation and pH of the peel are just as essential.
The lower the pH of the peel, the deeper the active ingredient will travel into the skin.
The most effective peels blend corrective and preventative agents to expedite the healing process, reduce inflammation and support the skin’s natural healing potential, thereby reducing post- peeling complications like hyper pigmentation and even scarring.
3. Which Chemical Peel is Right For You?
In our practice, we offer different types of chemical peeling Resurfacing Soluitons (RS) to customize for individual skin condition, e.g. Vitamin C/Enzyme RS, Lactic/Kojic Acid RS, Glycolic/Salicylic RS, Glycolic/Retinol RS, Salicyclic/Lactic/Retinol RS etc.
Our GloAesthetics Professional will help determine which chemical peel resurfacing solution is right for you.
4. If my skin did not experience skin sloughing, was the treatment effective?
Yes. When a light chemical exfoliation treatment is performed you may or may not get skin sloughing. There are many variables that will contribute to the skin’s response. If the you do not peel, the treatment is still effective. The use of home care products, different prepping methods and treatment options will affect the outcome.
Everyone responds differently to the acids and each acid has different properties. Try changing the chemical exfoliant to get a different response from the skin. The skin can become resilient to the chemical exfoliants so it may be necessary to “outsmart” the skin by changing the treatment.
5. How often can you perform a chemical exfoliation treatment?
The time to wait in between each chemical exfoliation treatment will vary depending on the strength. The rule of thumb is to never peel a peeling skin.
Typically, the more superficial chemical exfoliation treatments may be performed every 14 days interval for a series of 4-6 treatments and followed by once per month maintenance. Deeper chemical exfoliants will be spaced farther apart, which may be once per month or once per quarter.
6. How do I control acne breakouts?
Acne is a condition that effects many:
•40 million people suffer from acne between the ages of 12-24
•20% of adults have acne
•85% will experience some type of breakouts
•1 out of 16 people will have acne
There are 4 major steps to control and prevent breakouts.
1. Control oil production
2. Unplug the compaction
3. Rid of bacteria
4. Reduce inflammation
Breakouts have a lifespan of 2-4 weeks. The start of a chemical peel regimen will treat existing, superficial lesions then move into preventing breakouts. A continued program will address the root of the problem and make the corrections before they are visual on the skin. Stick with your program for at least 8 weeks to see true results.