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Chemical Peels

How Long is the Procedure and How Does It Feel?


Generally a chemical peel takes 30-45 minutes. During the procedure, you will feel a warmth and tingling sensation over the area being treated.  You may feel stinging, burning, and even itching and can vary from mild to intense, depending on the type of peel being performed. The esthetician performing the peel will either fan the area being peeled or provide you with fan to ease any discomfort. All sensations will stop once the acids are neutralized.  

  1. lightening lift forte peel

extra strength

 Muse Maven offers the best peel options from Image Skincare.

This results-driven treatment combines the most innovative and effective botanical brighteners with echinacea, plant-derived stem cells and anti-aging peptides for youthful, illuminated skin.

 

 

Skin type indications: Advanced pigmentation, aging, dry/dehydrated, uneven skin tone, age spots, redness-prone.

2.  lightening lift Peel

Lactic acid blended with kojic acid and a cocktail of brightening agents to reduce all forms of pigmentation.

 

 

Skin type indications: Pigmentation, aging, dry/dehydrated, uneven skin tone, age spots, redness-prone


Reasons to get a Chemical Peel
A chemical peel will:

  1. Improve the texture of your skin

  2. Increase the cell turnover rate of your skin

  3. Improve your skin’s ability to hold moisture

  4. Help your skin produce more collagen

  5. Reduce fine lines

  6. Decrease hyperpigmentation

  7. Unclog pores and help clear up acne

  8. Leave your skin smooth

  9. Make your skin softer

  10. Make your skin look more even-toned

  11. Give you a “glow”

  12. Make your skin look dewy

  13. Improve minor scarring

Who Can Get a Chemical Peel?
Almost anyone can get a peel as long as they don’t have any of the exceptions listed below.  Generally people with darker skin need to take more precautions before getting a peel and must make sure that the peel they are receiving is formulated for their skin type and done by an experienced, licensed professional.  The reason for this is that very strong chemical peels can actually cause more hyperpigmentation on darker skin if done improperly.

DO NOT GET A PEEL IF YOU ARE:

  • Pregnant and nursing. Women not receive peels since there are no studies, as of yet, about the effects of peels on fetuses or nursing babies. 

 

  • If you have taken or have just gotten off of Accutane within the last 6 months. 

 

  • If you are prone to cold sores a peel can actually bring on an outbreak so you need to take anti-viral medication before, the day of, and the day after your treatment.

 

  • If you have a tendency to scar, are taking antibiotics, have cancer or an autoimmune disease, or have an open sore you cannot get a chemical peel.

 

How Does The Esthetician Know What Type of Peel I Need?
Before you get a peel you will have a complimentary skincare consultation with your esthetician so she can answer all of your questions and provide you with the proper pre-peel regimen (so your skin in properly prepped for the day of the treatment). 

Before your peel, you will also need to fill out a skincare and history questionnaire which accesses your skin type, medical conditions, allergies, the products you are currently using, and the results you want to achieve.  An esthetician must keep many factors in mind before performing a peel so that the client gets the best possible result with the fewest possible side effects
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If you are new to peels, it is highly recommended that you start with a lighter peel the first time you get a chemical peel and build up the strength of your peels from there.  All of these issues should be discussed with your esthetician before you receive your first peel.