No Down-Time Chemical Peel Series
What is it?
Our No- Downtime chemical peel program is designed for the client on the go who wants to experience the benefits of traditional chemicals peels without the requirement of being indoors for days at a time. Many clients cannot afford the down time for certain peels, so here at Skin by Duval we have designed a skin care series to target your current skin care concerns while ensuring that you are able to resume your everyday activities before and after your treatments.
Why a series?
Instead of needing multiple days of down time to heal from one treatment, we will perform multiple treatments over a course of time to gently lighten and treat skin while still being able to resume everyday activity. Spreading out the peel series allows you and your esthetician to properly assess what products work best for your individually skin. There is no one size fits all when it comes to your skin and your body, by spreading out your services we are able to track progress, prevent additional unwanted results that can be caused by more aggressive one day treatments, build your skins tolerance for products in the future while gradually granting you the results you desire.
How long will it take?
We recommend a series of 6 peel treatments to see noticeable results in your skin. For our peel program we recommend 1 treatment a month out from you first session, and for clients to schedule their peels every 2 weeks until the series is complete.
Why Chemical Peels?
Many women want to treat and clear acne and hyperpigmentation from their skin but struggle with deciding which treatments will grant them success the fastest. Although there are many treatments that exfoliate the skin and can encourage cellular turn over, chemical peels tend to yield to best results for clearer skin. Schedule a consultation with us to answer any questions about the different types of products we use in studio for our processes.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three basic types of chemical peels:
- Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.
- Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.
- Deep peel: Trichloroacetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.