What is the difference between chemical facial peels?

What are different chemical peels we offer?

Glycolic Peel: softens fine lines and wrinkles, photo-aging, improves skin pigmentation

Mandelic Peel: for oily skin, mixed with photo-aging and mild pigmentation

Salicylic Peel Ideal for congested skin types, effectively treats hyperkeatosis, excellent choice for oily, breakout prone and acne prone skin

Lactic Peel: Hydrates, increases luminosity, excellent choice for dry, mature or sensitive skin types

What are LED lights / facial treatments?

LED is a painless, even relaxing skin care treatment that plumps up aging skin by boosting collagen production and treats mild to moderate acne.

LED treatments are sometimes also called LED light therapy, LED red light, LED blue light, or by the name of LED. LED stands for Light-emitting-diodes.

First developed by NASA, LED works by sending energy - producing packets of light into the deeper layers of the skin.

Red light LED stimulates the fibroblasts that produce collagen, which gives young skin its plump look. Professional LED machines can also minimize fine lines and wrinkles, treat sun damage and stretch marks, and reduce redness.

Blue light LED works by killing the bacteria deep in the skin that is responsible for acne.

The recommended professional LED protocol is six treatments a week or two apart, followed by a maintenance treatment every month or two.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a form of exfoliation that treat a number of conditions, including dull, aging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

Chemical peels work because they are highly acidic, loosening and eradicating dead skin cells. This allows newer and healthier skin to rise to the surface.

There is a wide range of chemical peels and they peel to different depths; very superficial, moderate, and deep.

The depth of the peel is determined by three factors: how acidic it is (also known as the ph), the percentage or strength of the peel (20% glycolic vs 70% glycolic) and how long it stays on the skin.

Examples of very superficial or gentle peels include a 20% glycolic or a 25% lactic acid peel. The most aggressive "superficial" peel is a Jessner's which is not offered in most spas. Moderate to deep peels can reach into the dermis, or living part of the skin.

Deep peels are limited to phenol peels, the strongest of the chemical solutions. While it has the potential to have the most dramatic results, there are more risks, and you need to be prepared for a week to ten days of downtime as new skin forms.

No matter what the depth of the chemical peel, it is important to protect your skin from the sun afterward.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion, also known as microderm, is one of the easiest and most effective anti-aging treatments you can get. Its benefits are many: microderm softens fine lines and wrinkles, helps to smooth coarsely textured skin, decreases the appearance of scarring, decreases pore size, and reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation, also known as age spots. Microdermabrasion also makes it easier for high tech skin care products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and help build collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance.

Microdermabrasion is powerful mechanical exfoliation. Generally, either the original crystal microdermabrasion technology or the newer diamond tip. Both work by removing the upper most layer of dead skin cells from the face, chest and hands.

Microdermabrasion can achieve dramatic results. For the best results, it is generally recommended to get a series of treatments. Apply sunscreen and stay out of the sun after your treatment.