Facials have become a necessity versus a luxury. An in depth consultation is imperative. An understanding of skincare protocol, simplified will ensure you continue your home care to prolong results. Essential Post-Care mini kit included in every corrector peel treatment.
To the newcomer, enjoy a purifying or refresher treatment as a great introduction to the facial experience. To the facial connoisseur, a customized clinical facial can provide instant results.
I have extensive knowledge and training in Moor Spa, (Current Facial Line) Derma MD , Glymed, Eminence, GM Collin, Cellcosmet, Aquafolia, Skeyndor, Guinot, Sothy’s, Ela Spa, Bioethique, Gehwol, Footlogix, CND Shellac & Jane Iredale makeup.
Contraindications of a Chemical Peel
An intake form and in-depth consultation with your esthetician will determine if you are a candidate. This will ensure the best suitable treatment for you.
Accutane: 1 year off
Retin-A: Discontinue for 7- 10 days prior to treatment.
Pregnant or Lactating
Allergy to Aspirin
Sunburned or compromised skin: Outdoors Life style, Tanning bed users.
Serious medical condition: Heart condition/problem, Immunity disorder, Diabetes etc.
Medications: Diabetes Type 2, Lupus, chemo
Permanent cosmetics wait 7 days then cover with occlusive barrier
Active cold sores or lesions
Active facial rash
Immediately post lift of facial surgery needs doctor approval
Rosacea- Will need to be evaluated.
Facial Waxing requires a 72 hour waiting period.
PRIOR TO PEEL
Consult with esthetician. Fill out intake form. Men shave day before peel.
DAY OF YOUR PEEL
1) Do not use any alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA) and benzoyl peroxide (Carefully read labels on home care products)
2) Stop any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating.
*Men *DO NOT shave day of peel.
To ensure optimal results follow your personal prescription your esthetician has given you.
Chemical Peel Post Care
The initial -72 hours post procedure are the most critical.
Clients should adhere to the following guidelines for healthy, radiant skin:
Avoid direct sun and extremes of heat or cold.
Discontinue use of any AHA products for 72 hours, or 6 weeks if doing a treatment cylce. A client may continue their regular skin care routine after 72 hours or when their skin is no longer flaking/peeling.
Use hydrating and reparative products. Esthetician will provide prescription to best suit your needs
Sun protection is crucial.
No scratching, peeling or picking. no extreme exercise, steam rooms or hot tubs for first 24 hours.
What is gua sha?
Gua sha is a traditional East Asian and Chinese technique used to invite well-being, circulation and remove stagnant toxin build-up in the body. It is used gently in facial massage. Gua means “scrape” and sha means “sand” and this practice has been used for thousands of years.
What type of gua sha tool is best to use on the face?
There are many different shapes. Jade or rose quartz stone are greatly used as they have healing energy. Choice is up to you.
What does gua sha do?
For context, gua sha pre-dates acupuncture. The stroke pattern used awakens the meridian lines (lifeforce path) to activate the body’s natural healing abilities.
What are the benefits?
Collagen production (strength in cells).
Sculpts and tones the facial contour, allowing lyphatic drainage (which is often filled with toxins and waste) out of the cells to be cleansed.
Wrinkles are softened, as muscle tension is released.
Skin becomes radiant as circulation is increased. Carries nutrient-rich oxygenated blood (food for the cells) to the skin and tissues.
Helps brighten dark circles around the eyes.
Aids in breaking up and releasing skin from dark spots and hyper-pigmentation, therefore brightening the complexion.
Has the ability to heal and relieve rosacea (esp. rose quartz tool being cooling on the skin. Keeping it in fridge gives it an extra boost of relief).