Off With The Old, On With The Flawless Finish
Written by Leigh Ann Walters, Med Spa Manager at Halina Spa
Now that cooler weather is upon us, and we’re about to ‘Fall Back’ it is a great time to freshen our sun-drenched skin with a series of Halina’s new line of Circadia chemical peels.
After prolonged sun exposure and through the aging process our skin cells turn over slower leaving our skin with a dry, pigmented and sometimes leathery appearance, while weekly exfoliation at home can help slough away some of that dullness, nothing works better than a series of professional chemical peels to restore your skin to a softer, smoother and more youthful state.
What should I expect you ask during the peel you ask? Though “chemical peel” can sound scary, there really isn’t anything to be afraid of – at Halina our team of expert aestheticians will complete a thorough consultation and properly evaluate your skin to determine which peel is best for you. Once we’ve outlined a treatment plan we will then begin the peel process by cleansing or degreasing your skin, we will gently cover your eyes and begin to apply the chemical peel in layers. The peel can feel tingly, hot or mildly sting so we will provide you with a handheld fan and continually assess your comfort throughout the process. Depending on the peel your aesthetician has chosen, they may or may not have to neutralize, then they will apply an appropriate serum if called for and sunscreen. Your aesthetician will provide you with home care instructions and also recommend appropriate home care products to ensure you achieve optimal results.
See, that wasn’t so bad after all but what exactly happens at home? After you’ve headed home from your peel and have your skin care products things should go smoothly. Most peels are considered superficial meaning they work on the stratum corneum and epidermal layers of the skin, so you should not experience too much sloughing, but it may last up to 7 days; here is an example of what you may experience.
Day 1 Your skin appears mildly tighter and shinier. – Follow you home care instructions.
Day 2 Your skin will feel tighter than day one and you will still be shiny.
Day 3 The skin around your mouth and forehead become flaky and slough off. – Make sure you do not pick or pull the skin if you must remove the skin then gently use baby toenail clippers to clip off the loose skin or use a gentle “baby” washcloth to wash your face gently to remove the loose flakes.
Day 4 Your face will be flaking all over. – Make sure you do not pick or pull the skin if you must remove the skin then gently use baby toenail clippers to clip off the loose skin or use a gentle “baby” washcloth to wash your face gently to remove the loose flakes.
Day 5 You will experience less flaking.
Day 6 Flaking should be subsiding.
Day 7 Your skin looks fresher, the skin tone will appear even and fine lines will be diminished.
Day 8-10 You notice a fresh glow, your skin will appear brighter with an even skin tone, tighter appearance with any static lines softened.
Note – It is important to follow your home care instructions exactly as directed and if you have any questions or concerns then you should contact your provider immediately.
Now, aren’t you ready for that gorgeous glow? Call us and we will book your peel with one of our amazing skin care professionals OR
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