Medical Grade Peels:
There is a big difference between over-the-counter (salon) chemical peels and medical grade chemical peels and a difference in the purpose of both. Day salon peels or commercially available chemical peels need to be within 1% point of the body’s outside skin PH (+/-5.5). Commercial products will allow for exfoliation of the skin but is superficial and unable to penetrate beyond the first layers of skin. These peels are popular but do little to create long-term improvement to the skin.
Medical grade peels are not limited to be within 1% point of the body’s outer skin layers and through a series of treatments the patient can achieve PH percentages of .5%. The lower the PH the greater depth and penetration of the chemical peel thus allowing for a therapeutic effect to the skin not just a temporary aesthetic effect. Medical grade peels can correct dyschromias, (pigmentation), tonicity, and through a series and maintenance of treatments will allow for collagen remodeling and plumpness to the face. Unlike commercial peels that are superficial at best, medical grade chemical peels allow for a series of treatments that allow all types of skin to benefit due to the safe titration of acidity and PH.
Lactic Acid Peel (30-70%):
A great starting peel. Most gentle of all the acids. Extracted from milk. Can be used on any Fitzpatrick skin type. Only peel use on patients with Rosacea. Very gentle. VERY hydrating… making it the acid of choice for DRY skin
Glycolic Peel (30-70%):
A little stronger than Lactic peel. A good stepping stone from Lactic. Tend to be more DRYING then Lactic…Making it a better choice for your Normal/oily skin types. Derived from sugar crops. It has high acidity, easy solubility and excellent capability to penetrate the skin thereby improving circulation by stimulating skin cells.
Salicylic Peel (10-30%):
Though it will not be able to create a collagen or eliminate pigmentation it does have very good exfoliation properties and is ideal for patients suffering from comedonal and mild acnes. Salicylic acid is the most common type of BHA acid due to its lipid preserving properties and is the chemical peel of choice for patients suffering from adult acne.
Combination peel with lactic, salicylic and resorcinol, to promote deeper exfoliation. Great to use as a maintenance peel (every 3 months). Comes in 3 strengths. Great stepping stone for all the acids when you want to be more aggressive or possibly ‘peel’
Deep, heavier peel that will actually cause you to ‘peel’. Skin will peel 3-5 days after procedure is done in the office. Contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. Contains safe percent of trichloroacetic acid (TCA). This peel helps improve the tone, texture and clarity of skin. It reduces or eliminates solar lentigines (age spots), treats hyperpigmentation, and softens fine lines and wrinkles. The VI peel is an excellent choice to address acne and reduce or eliminate acne scars, while stimulating the production of collagen, for healthier, firmer, more youthful skin. The self-neutralizing peel provides dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation and minimal downtime.
Well tolerated by almost all people and much milder, so perhaps a good start if new to chemical peels. Commercial grade, spa peels will allow for exfoliation of the skin and give skin a revitalized softer texture and feel.
The ultimate Vitamin C peel to awaken dull looking skin. A dynamic blend of natural skin brighteners and Vitamin C that unite and are boosted with anti-aging peptides to illuminate, smooth and hydrate. Helps to ignite cellular turnover and natural resilience thanks to anti-oxidants and botanicals which protect, soothe and nourish. Contains Pronalen fruit acids, Kakadu Plum extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) flower extract, and Potassium Asaloyl Diglycinate. Good for all skin types including oily and combination skin.
An intensive Vitamin A-C-E peel that offers the micro-exfoliation benefits of a peel with the restorative, nourishing properties of a mask. The peel contains an outstanding composition of vitamins, amino acids and trace elements. It focuses on providing a soothing effect as well as skin regeneration. Contains malic, mandelic, lactic and salicylic acids. Good for all skin types, but especially good for mature or dehydrated skin.
Algazyme Proderm Peel:
A unique, versatile layering enzyme peel that lifts skin cells for a quick polish and regeneration effect. The powerful resurfacing treatment provides skin conditioning benefits with minimal downtime and irritation. Gives skin a softer texture with a boost of revitalization. Contains X-pressin C, Alfaflora Artemisia, Exo-T, Argireiline, and Saccharomyces-Copper Ferment. Good for all skin types, especially mature or sensitive skin.
4 in 1 Hydrodermabrasion Facial Machine (Nevada Silver 9.8):
Hydrodermabrasion – the latest in skincare technology harnesses the natural healing powers of water and oxygen to exfoliate the skin without the use of hard crystals or abrasive textured wands, generating deeply hydrated and healthier looking skin.
Hydro dermabrasion exfoliation technology combines with ultra-hydrating fluids to permeate deep into your skin, allowing your cells to drink all the nourishing active ingredients it requires for fresh and healthy new beginnings.
Benefits of Hydrodermabrasion:
- Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle.
- Improves the appearance of aging, thickening skin
- Helps repair sun-damaged skin
- Refines pores
- Encourages softer, smoother skin
- Reduces the appearance of scar tissue
- Oxygen facials provide the following key benefits:
- Promotes collagen production – The infusion of oxygen and vitamins into the skin encourages the production of collagen, which helps plump up facial features and restore volume and firmness to skin that has lost elasticity.
- Helps detox the skin – Everyday toxins like air pollution and cigarette smoke rob the skin of much-needed oxygen.
What is Hydro Dermabrasion?
Hydro dermabrasion is a crystal free method to the microdermabrasion process. It is the latest renovation in skincare technology. Utilizing water jets, the outer layer of the skin will be broken up. This will reveal a smoother, more even texture of the skin. It is perfect for those that want to exfoliate the skin but have extremely sensitive skin. This procedure is gentle and very relaxing, with no discomfort felt. Skin will be slightly pink after treatment but will subside quickly thereafter. Hydro dermabrasion is used on all skin types and will help aging skin, skin that is congested, blemished skin, or dull and discolored skin. Oily skin can benefit to make it less greasy, and pores can be shrunk. Mild acne scars can be reduced, and fine lines can be decreased. Puffy eyes have also been treated using hydro microdermabrasion. There will also be an increase in circulation and lymph flow. Skin will see results immediately after the procedure. Skin will be soft and feel hydrated. The process of hydro dermabrasion takes about half an hour to do. The water that is used can be either distilled, saline or water that has been infused with minerals and vitamins.
Hydro dermabrasion uses the specific abrasive plastic wand to gently exfoliate the skin. This tip will suction the skin in a gentle manner, which will remove the dead skin cells. Water will be delivered to the skin with the nozzle that is attached to the machine.
What procedures can be provided?
- Peeling and hydrating treatments for face and body;
- Anti-aging programs for face, neck and decollete;
- Depigmentation programs for face, neck and decollete;
- Post acne treatment.
Hot therapy improves blood and lymph circulation. Blood vessels are widened under the influence of heat that results in hyperemia and skin temperature increase. This process is accompanied by the acceleration of metabolic processes, formation of bioactive substances, improvement of regeneration process, resorption of histolysis products, and opening of pore.
Cold therapy facilitates the acceleration of blood circulation and improves metabolic processes. Cold therapy is used for the following purposes:
- Skin mollification after microdermabrasion and other traumatizing procedures performance;
- Capillary vessels strengthening;
- Skin desensitization before procedure;
- Narrowing of pores after facial cleansings.
Ultrasonic skin scrubber enables such procedure as facial cleansing. Methods of ultrasonic facial cleansing is based upon the creation of cavitation effect – transition of water molecules from liquid state to vaporized state. In concerns also water molecules on the skin surface that results into the destruction of cell-to-cell linkages in the epidermis in a way that facilitates the intensive rejection of dead cells and cleaning of oil glands ducts, narrowing of enlarged pores.
Effects of ultrasonic skin cleansing:
- skin cleansing;
- straighten of the skin relief;
- superficial peeling – removal of keratinized cells of epidermis superficial layer;
- sebo-regulating effect on greasy and spongy skin;
- bleaching of pigmented spots, skin whitening;
- correction of average depth forehead wrinkles, lateral canthal lines, neck and decollete area wrinkles;
- scars revision after injuries and surgical intervention;
- preventive measures against skin aging, skin turn over;
- skin lifting;
- skin elasticity and skin tightness improvement;
- pores narrowing in case of regular carrying out of procedures;
- acceleration of metabolic processes in cells;
- improvement of blood supply and lymphatics draining in the skin.
Ultrasound therapy enables to inject active pharmaceutical and cosmetic products into superficial layer of the skin with the aid of ultrasonic wave. The phonophoresis provides the warm-up, deep micro-massage on the cellular level, nutrition the tissues with oxygen, improves elasticity, accelerates local blood flow and immunological responses.
Effects of the ultrasonic phonophoresis procedures:
- deep non-invasive injection of cosmetic serums;
- skin elasticity and skin tightness improvement;
- lifting and micromassage;
- improvement of local blood flow;
- lymphatic drainage – decreased swelling;
- reduction of red blotchy skin and improved scar appearance
- reduction of cellulite manifestations;
- Anti-aging Mature Skin Rejuvenation:
Combines Pure Aqua cleansing exfoliant with Ageless Antioxidant for hydration and replenishment of skin. Fight dry skin, wrinkles, and aging by hydrating the skin directly and slowing down the aging process.
- Skin Brightening Treatment:
Combines Skin Deep Prep, which will hydrate, exfoliate and deep cleanse the skin with Skin Brightening serum to even out skin tones and fade uneven pigments and skin blemishes.
- Acne Clarifying Treatment:
Combines Salicylic Wash for hydration, cleansing and oil control with Peptide Infusion serum which contain 3 plant based peptides and hyaluronic acid which will help stimulate collagen production and protect again collagen degradation.
- Simply Herbal Treatment:
The simplest, quickest and most economical skin treatment. Simply Herbal will cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate your skin in one quick treatment. Leaves your skin soft and smooth and healthy while not breaking the bank.
- Ageless Growth Factor Infusion
A peptide derived from non-human source using recombinant DNA biotechnology, also known as Epidermal Growth Factor that helps accelerate the proliferation of epithelial cells. Also with a synthetic tripeptide that slows down the skin aging process. It mimics the bodies own mechanism to stimulate collagen production and protect against collagen destruction. The first anti-wrinkle hexapeptide with Botulinum Toxin like mechanism of action. This helps to reduce the depth of the wrinkles caused by contraction of muscles during facial expression. All making this product, well worth the “Add-on” cost.
- Hot/Cold Therapy
- Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber
- Ultrasound Therapy