Q: What makes this peel different from other SkinCeuticals peels?
A: This new SkinCeuticals peel is the deepest and most advanced peel SkinCeuticals has produced to date. This peel works in the lowest layer of the epidermis, the basal layer, where live tissue and pigment dwell. It is considered a deep, superficial chemical peel.
Q: What is this peel comprised of?
A: This peel contains 14% salicylic acid, 14% lactic acid, and 10% phenylethyl resorcinol. Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) derived from willow bark and exfoliates, unclogs pores, and regulates oil production. Lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sour milk that exfoliates, hydrates, and has disinfectant properties. Phenylethyl Resorcinol is an antioxidant derived from Scotch pine bark that lightens hyperpigmentation by inhibiting tyrosinase (an enzyme that causes hyperpigmentation). This game-changing combination of ingredients exfoliate and regulate skin discoloration, and have never been used together in a chemical peel until now.
Q: What can I expect during and after this peel?
A: During application, as with most all peels, your skin will feel tingly and spicy. Your aesthetician will apply 1-3 passes depending on your skin’s reaction to each layer. This is a self-neutralizing peel, so it is very safe and predictable. Once applied it will continue to work for 4 hours in a controlled, slow release manner. It is important to not apply anything containing water to the skin for that initial 4 hour period to avoid irritation; this includes liquid makeup. You will also want to avoid exercise and extreme heat for the first 24 hours to avoid discomfort. Flaking and peeling will begin between 24-36 hours and will last for 3-10 days. Your post-peel skin care protocol is comprised of all gentle products and of course chemical-free sunscreen. After the peeling process is complete you will notice complexion improvement including smoother texture, suppressed lines, more even skin tone, and a beautiful glow.
All 5 of our aestheticians are trained and certified in the NEW SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel and will be happy to consult with you and answer any questions you may have about this unique treatment.