The Perfect Derma Peel
The Perfect Derma Peel is a medium depth medical grade chemical peel which is safe for all skin types that provides results for aging skin, acne, hyper-pigmentation and many common skin concerns.
The peel is virtually painless with minimal downtime.
What makes the Perfect Derma Peel different from other chemical peels?
The Perfect Derma Peel is the only chemical peel that incorporates Glutathione a master antioxidant. Produced naturally by the body but diminishes as we age it fights free radical damage, enhances cellular health and inhibits the production of melanin for clearer and brighter skin.
What are the key ingredients?
- Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
- Retinoic Acid
- Salicylic Acid
- Kojic Acid
- Vitamin C
When does the peeling start and end?
Day 3 following application is when peeling will generally start. Peeling generally ends by day 7.
What will I look like right after peel is applied?
An orange tint, redness like a sunburn or darker depending on skin tone can be expected. Frosting of the skin (whitening) is also common.
What preparation is required before the peel?
The Perfect Derma Peel requires no pre-peel preparation. You may continue on with the regular skincare regime but please avoid any retinoids 3 days prior to appointment. Those on Accutane must of stopped usage 12 months prior to treatment.
How many treatments are required for visible improvement?
After one treatment the overall skin tone and texture should improve. Depending on which skin condition you are wanting to treat, multiple treatments may be necessary for optimal results. 2-3 series of treatments will provide more desired results when targeting skin concerns like active acne and Melasma.
How long will my results last?
The results of each peel can be maintained with proper at home care by using products suitable for the concern being treated. Each peel will product a set of its own results depending on how the skin responds and the results from that peel will need to be maintained. For example, if the concern is sun damage, then you would want to ensure you limit sun exposure and are using an spf in the future. Your skin care technician will go over a proper treatment plan with you.
What skin types are safe to have The Perfect Derma Peel?
The Perfect Derma Peel is safe on every skin type (Fitzpatrick 1-6).
Does the Perfect Derma peel hurt upon application?
Slight stinging or tingling sensation may be felt during initial application. After 30-60 seconds numbing in the peel will take place. A fan is provided if necessary to improve patient comfort.
How long does the application process take?
The Perfect Derma peel application takes A maximum of 15 minutes to apply.
How intense is the peeling process?
Once day 3 has approached is when shedding thin sheets of the epidermis will begin (this is when the peeling starts and you will notice small thin patches of skin lifting!). The peeling is noticable and can be maintained by “snipping” off the dead skin with mini scissors to avoid scarring by peeling or picking. As the days pass the peeling will intensify and generally, this is completed by day 7.
What can/can’t I do the day the peel is applied?
Normal daily activities can be carried out post peel. Excluding anything that requires being in the sunlight and anything that will get your face wet. You must NOT get your face wet for a minimum of 6 hours after The Perfect Derma Peel is applied. Although, we recommend avoiding heavy exercise, exposure to sunlight and sweating during the entire peeling process.
Can I wear makeup post peel?
The day the peel is applied patients are instructed to not put any makeup or any other products on their face for the remainder of the day. Day 2 you are allowed to wear makeup.
How far apart do I have to wait to have my next treatment?
It can be applied every four weeks if necessary. We recommend once every 3-6 months to maintain your improved results.
Is the Perfect Derma Peel suitable for other parts of the body besides the face?
Areas such as neck, chest and hands are common and safe areas to have treated. Other areas of the body are safe to have the peel applied but will not achieve the same results as the face.
Will the Perfect Derma Peel help improve acne and acne scars?
Yes, this peel was designed and formulated to help improve various skin concerns, including acne. Glutathione is an ingredient that helps to increase cell turnover reducing the appearance of scars. A series of 3-4 peels is recommended when trying to treat acne and scarring for optimal results.
How does the Perfect Derma Peel improve my skin?
The Perfect Derma Peel helps to reduce and or eliminate hyperpigmentation, sun damage and Melasma. For Acne it will help you to reduce breakouts and reduce acne scars. Fine lines, wrinkles and large pores will improve. Overall skin tone and texture will improve.
Will my skin be sensitive post peel?
Skin will be more sensitive than usual during the entire peeling process until normal skin PH level is replenished.
What can I use on my skin during the peeling process?
A very gentle cleanser, the Perfect Derma Moisturizer and SPF that is included in the patient home care kit is all we recommend using on the skin during the peeling process. Recommended to avoid using retinoids or glycolic products for 10 days post peel.
Are there any restrictions for who can be treated?
Unable to treat patients who are pregnant, nursing and have been on Accutane within the last 12 months. Unable to treat patients with an allergy to any of the above listed ingredients, or to aspirin. Unable to treat patients who have open wounds, sunburn, infected skin, coldsores or lesions. Patients with a history of cold sores (herpes implex) may be given an anti-viral 3 days prior to peel. Unable to treat patients who have had recent treatments such as waxing, electrolysis or chemical exfoliants. Unable to treat patients who are undergoing chemotherapy/and or radiation therapy. Unable to treat patients with a history of autoimmune disease or any condition that may weaken the immune system.