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Benefits of Professional Treatments

Chemical Peels, Acne and Skin Brightening Treatments

Help give the skin a visible glow.

Help fade dark spots and dark blemishes left by residual acne and other causes.

Help even out uneven skin tone and brighten dark patches.

Help brighten shadowing in the beard area caused by razor bumps, shaving powders, and chronic irritation.

Help gradually soften and reduce the thickness of scar tissue.

Help soften follicular debris and purge clogged pores.

Help emulsify and remove excess oil.

Help reduce flakiness and tightness by dissolving and exfoliating superficial dead cells.

Help make extractions easier to perform by softening and loosening impactions and comedones (blackheads and whiteheads).

Helps smooth rough-textured skin, sun-damaged or scarred skin.

Help exfoliate the dead skin cells that bury ingrown hairs and cause razor bumps.

Help ‘active’ ingredients reach the target tissues for better results.

Help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a younger, fresher appearance, if performed on a regular basis.

Before your peel, acne treatment or clinical facial: The day of your procedure, do not scrub, shave, get facial waxing, use depilatory or shaving powder, exercise strenuously, get electrolysis, have your hair permed, tinted, bleached, relaxed or use heat, get dental work, be exposed to continuous sun, get sunburned, pick your skin, overuse your products, stand close to a heater, use a washcloth or rub your face with a towel. Schedule or perform chemical hair treatments, waxing, electrolysis, shaving powder, etc. four or more days before or after your treatments.

If your skin is dry or sensitive, don’t use your active products, including active serums, lightening gels, mandelic acid, salicylic acid, AHA/BHA products, scrubs, retinoids (vitamin A), or BPO the night before your appointment.

If your skin “looks” irritated or sunburned, if you have cold sores, have shaved, waxed, overused your products, “dotted” active serums, exfoliants or lighteners onto dark spots, picked your skin, rubbed your eyes, over-scrubbed, exercised, had your hair done, are feeling feverish or ill, or your skin is dehydrated, irritated or rashy, your procedure may be rescheduled until you and your skin return to normal. Be sure to let the esthetician know if you have started using (or have recently used) Accutane (isotretinoin), retinoids, depilatories, or have been getting your face waxed.

Women: If you have a low pain threshold, don’t schedule a treatment with extractions right before or during the first two days of your cycle. Extractions, laser, permanent cosmetics, tattooing, electrolysis, piercing, dental work, tight braids, and waxing can be more uncomfortable at “that time of the month.”

After your chemical peel or other skin treatment: Treat your skin gently, avoid direct sun, and postpone your workout for a day or two. Use only cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen for the first 24 hours. If your skin isn’t irritated or flaking excessively, resume your normal skin care routine the following night or as directed by your esthetician.

Side Effects: Mild flaking, dryness, redness and minor sensitivity are normal and temporary, especially during the winter months. Some professional procedures, especially chemical peels, may cause more flaking than others. We cannot predict or guarantee how much you will or won’t peel or flake following a treatment. Small pimples forming below the skin line may surface after an exfoliating treatment or facial.

Flare-ups: Occasionally, a pimple involve multiple follicles, appear to “fill up” and need to be extracted a second time. Call the office if you need to drop by for an extraction within the first three days following your procedure. Extracting deep, inflamed and older lesions can cause small scabs and temporary darkening of surface skin cells. Extractions can help prevent deeper scarring and stubborn dark spots. Do not attempt to scrub off dead skin cells, which can increase irritation and flaking. Ask for ways to reduce flaking.

Results may vary from person to person and not guaranteed or implied. To obtain results, use your homecare and sunscreen exactly as directed. Lifestyle changes are needed to see improvement. A single treatment will not give dramatic results, fade discoloration, delete dark spots or remove skin imperfections.

Chemical peels do not reduce red spots (residual pools of inflammation) after acne has cleared. Peels can help reduce inflammation. loosen acne impactions,  and purge clogged pores. Stick to your home care regimen, use your sunscreen, and make acne lifestyle changes to reduce inflammation and prevent new acne from forming, which causes new red spots. This will allow red spots to gradually fade away.

Use your home care products exactly as directed on non-irritated skin only. Schedule a follow-up visit every month or two to have your skin, lifestyle and products re-evaluated and upgraded or changed as your skin and the climate changes. Call the office or send a message if you have questions or concerns about your treatment or if you need help controlling any post-treatment flaking or peeling.