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Chemical peels are an important part of skin health. As an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns, they improve tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts and dark spots, but many people are intimidated to go in for their first peel treatment. The fear of leaving with a bright red face that hurts prevents some from experiencing the many benefits of a peel. The post-peel reality is a glowing, healthy complexion. Here’s everything you need to know before your first PCA SKIN chemical peel:
Peeling is exfoliation. When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt and debris. The result is glowing skin.
You won’t necessarily experience visible peeling. That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel and the number of layers applied. Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience. Talk to your PCA Certified Professional to find out what type of peel is best for your skin.
Peels are easy to work into a busy lifestyle. There is no downtime with PCA SKIN chemical peels — you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your regular activities. There are steps to ensure that your results are maximized. Following a post-procedure regimen recommended by your PCA Certified Professional following your treatment will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment. Your clinician will give you more detailed instructions after your procedure, catered to your skin’s needs.
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ASHLEY IS AMAZING!!!! Saw immediate results with microdermabrasion and chemical peel. Relaxed but professional atmosphere and felt BERY pampered. Ashley is VERY knowledgable and I'm going to tell all my friends!
I have just completed my third Chemical Peel. Chemical seems like too harsh of a word, when in reality its a tingling on the skin much like a light sunburn The next day, my facial skin was tan. I have never had a tan on my face, so I love it. Next, my skin does flake and peel but the skin is smooth and clearer than its ever been. Ashley, the aesthetician is friendly and experienced. She makes this experience one I would highly recommend.
- Dolly H
Ashley is great. I purchased the three chemical peels and my face has never felt or looked better. I would absolutely recommend Aesthetic Studio
- Denise L.
Great chemical peel by Ashley. She was very thorough and professional. I will be back for more services. 5*
- Karen N.
My complexion is fabulous receiving compliments regularly since I have been with Aesthetic Studios. The office is clean and well kept with no wait times for appointments. Courteous staff with amazing facial care. I would recommend to all that this is the best in the Flagler county.
- Ivette Valdes
4% Pure Retinol Peel. "I just took this pic in the sun light with no make up on my skin other than the tinted spf and I see a big improvement!"
- Ashley R.