Exfoliation

Our skin sheds cells every 4-6 weeks depending on age, ethnicity, skin type, and products we use on a daily basis. This is a guide to introduce you to various types of medical-grade exfoliation such as Dermaplaning and Chemical Peels.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a type of physical exfoliation that utilizes a surgical blade to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the surface of the skin. This treatment allows products and treatments to penetrate more effectively and your skin to be silky smooth.

Who is a good candidate?
Man and women with dull or dry skin, anyone who needs a deeper treatment or feels that their home products are not penetrating as effectively as previously.

How do I prepare for my treatment?
Avoid exfoliants such as glycolic acid, retinol, and scrubs 24-48 hours before your treatment to reduce signs of sensitivity (redness). 

How should I expect to feel after my treatment?
After a Dermaplane, your skin may be slightly pink. That should resolve in the next 15-60 min depending on your skin’s sensitivity. Avoid exfoliating products for the next 24 hours or as directed by your skin care professional.
This is a “lunch time” procedure and does not have any significant downtime.

How often should I receive treatments?
Dermaplaning is recommended every 4-6 weeks.

Recommended combination therapy:
Dermaplane with Enzyme Peel
Dermaplane before Laser Treatments
Dermaplane with Medical Facial


Chemical Peels

Chemical peels smooth the texture of the skin while delivering specific ingredients into the skin to treat a number of conditions. Peels remove the outermost layer of the skin. This is considered a “controlled injury” and this allows the body to take in nutrients, heal to younger, smoother skin, and jump start new collagen production. 

Who is a good candidate?
Men and women with pigmentation, uneven skin tone, scarring, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, and anyone interested in preventative treatments for aging.

How do I prepare for my treatment?
Avoid exfoliants such as glycolic acid, retinol, and scrubs 24-48 hours before your treatment. More aggressive peels will require “pre conditioning”. This is the process of using retinols or tretinoin 4-6 weeks before your treatment for optimal results. Consult your skin car professional if you are unsure about what peel is best for you.

How should I expect to feel after my treatment?
Most peels will stay on the skin for 4-6 hours post treatment. You will leave the office with the peel on your skin as it will neutralize over the next few hours. You will be given post care instructions specific to your peel. 
*Peeling typically starts 48 hours after you receive your treatment and can last 2-5 days.

How often should I receive treatments?
Depending on your skin goals, a series of 3-6 peels performed approx 4 weeks apart is recommended.

Recommended combination therapy:
Chemical Peel with Dermaplane
Chemical Peel with Medical Microneedling
Chemical Peel with IPL Laser