Indicated for acne and blemish skin types. Includes microdermabrasion, very deep pore and gland cleansing followed by treatment to control bacteria and sebum production
Stimulator of collagen growth. This treatment will lift your skin by stimulating the production of your own collagen giving your skin a youthful glow
Microdermabrasion. Ultrasonic deep cleansing and radiofrequency
Vitamin C Facial
To improve overall skin texture, tone and radiance while reducing the appearance of fine line and wrinkle. Provides antioxidant protection and exfoliates skin to reveal healthier looking skin
Chemical Peels and Your Skin
Chemical peels can improve the skin’s appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skins, which makes it “blister” and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. They can be used to:
- Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
- Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
- Improve the appearance of mild scars
- Treat certain types of acne
- Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
- Improve the look and feel of skin
Areas of sun damage may improve after chemical peeling. After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day. It should say “broad-spectrum” on the label, meaning it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.
Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler (collagen or fat). A dermatologic surgeon can help determine the most appropriate type of treatment for you.
Before You Get a Chemical Peel
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of scarring, cold sores that keep coming back, or facial X-rays.
- Before you get a chemical peel, your doctor may ask you to stop taking certain drugs and prepare your skin by using other medications, such as Retin-A, Renova, or glycolic acid. The doctor may also prescribe antibiotics or antiviral drugs.
- Work with your doctor to determine the depth of your peel. This decision depends upon the condition of your skin and your goals for treatment.
- Ask your doctor in advance whether you will need to have someone drive you home after your peel.
How Chemical Peels Are Done
You can get a chemical peel in a doctor’s office or in a surgery center. It’s an outpatient procedure, meaning there’s no overnight stay.
The professional who does your peel will first clean your skin thoroughly. Then he or she will apply one or more chemical solutions — such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol) — to small areas of your skin. That creates a controlled wound, letting new skin take its place.
During a chemical peel, most people feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Putting cool compresses on the skin may ease that stinging. You may need pain medication during or after a deeper peel.
What to Expect After the Chemical Peel
Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until you get the look you’re after.
Medium-depth and deep peeling may result in swelling as well as blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days. Medium-depth peels may be repeated in six to 12 months, if necessary.
After treatment, you may need bandages for several days on part or all of the skin that was treated.
You’ll need to avoid the sun for several months after a chemical peel since your new skin will be fragile.
Some skin types are more likely to develop a temporary or permanent color change in the skin after a chemical peel. Taking birth control pills, subsequent pregnancy, or a family history of brownish discoloration on the face may make that more likely. There is a low risk of scarring in certain areas of the face. Some people may be more likely to scar. If scarring does happen, it can usually be treated with good results.
For people with a history of herpes outbreaks, there is a small risk of reactivating cold sores. Your doctor can prescribe medication to prevent or treat that.
Why is the IPL system recommended for hair reduction?
Almost everyone struggles with the frustration and aggravation of unwanted body and facial hair. Many of us have tried shaving, tweezing, waxing and depilatories. Others have resorted to tedious and painful electrolysis treatments. If you have been looking for a comfortable, safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair, this is the ideal way to do it!
How does the hair reduction with IPL work?
The key to safe and effective IPL hair removal is careful selection of the proper wavelength, pulse width and energy density, which vary considerably based on skin tone, hair color and hair thickness. The IPL system provides greater flexibility than lasers in allowing the selection of different filters and treatment parameters to provide the best results safely and comfortably.
Just as when treating other skin conditions, a gentle flash of intense light is quickly pulsed over the treatment area every three seconds until the area has received and adequate “dose” of light energy. Provided the hair contains a sufficient deposit of brown or black melanin pigment, the treatment will generally stop further hair growth for several weeks or months and permanently disable a certain percentage of the hair follicles in the area.
Can the IPL treatment be done on any part of the body to remove hair?
The only area that is typically not treated is the area underneath the eyebrow, which is determined to be too close to the eyes for safety.
How long is the treatment?
Since in each session typically about 20% of the hair follicles are disabled, most “good candidates” (individuals with dark hair and fair skin) require a minimum of five sessions for sufficient long-term results. Due to individual characteristics, it is impossible to predict how many sessions you will need to be satisfied.
Will all of my unwanted hair be eliminated?
Typically, after each session less hair grows back (about 20% less) and it tends to grow finer and lighter in color also. Many individuals experience permanent reduction from 70-80% and even higher, after 5-10 sessions.
Most patients are left with a certain percentage (perhaps 10-20% of the original amount) of remaining hairs in the treatment area, which are either too fine or too light in color for the IPL system to disable.
Endermotherapy + Radiofrequency + Supercellulite
One of the latest and more effective treatments for certain grades of cellulite. The procedure is performed with a special rolling device which enhances collagen and elastin production while at the same time moving toxins away from the tissues affected by cellulite.
Lymphatic Drainage massage and radiofrequency promotes microcirculation of blood and lymph, strengthening capillaries and small veins as well
- PRP – Facial Rejuvenation (Stem Cells) (working on wording)