An exfoliating treatment without abrasion or down time that reveals fresh, refined skin. Our Power Peels will loosen the top layer of the dermis, promote cell renewal, reduce fine lines, minimize the appearance of pores, even out skin tone and prevent clogged pores. Perfect for acne-prone or oily skin types. Treatment utilizes 25% Lactic, 22% Beta Salicylic or 33% Glycolic properties (your esthetician will determine highest yielding choice during treatment).
How often should I get Power Peels?
We recommend Power Peels every two weeks to help maintain your healthy skin and correct and prevent skin issues before they become problematic.
What are the benefits of Power Peels?
Power Peels can result in noticeable improvements to skin tone, texture and appearance. Power Peels can even out pigment, increases hydration, refine texture and uncovers brightness. Dissolves pore-clogging debris, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, diminishes/reduces superficial scars, reduces acne lesions and inflammation, fades post-blemish hyperpigmentation.. It is also ideal for other body parts.
Will Power Peels make me break out?
A Power Peel may/should exfoliate the surface of your skin, so you may have a slight breakout for a few days after the treatment related to the compromised skin barrier. These generally subside within a few days to a week.
I have a big event. When should I get a Power Peel?
We find that a lot of people wait until a day or two before a big event to get a Power Peel. In fact, we recommend getting a power peel at least 7-10 days before a big event so that any skin irritation has subsided and the full effects of the power peel are noticeable.
What should I do to prepare for a Power Peel?
Our Power Peel focuses on the neck up (cleansing, toning, etc), so you may want to remove your makeup and pull your hair away from the face. Cosmetics can be reapplied after the service. Men should be clean shaven unless bearded (at least the night before the treatment to reduce possible irritation).
What can I expect during a Power Peel treatment?
Prior to your facial, you will be asked to fill out a consultation form to help us in identifying your most important concerns. Your power peel will start with an initial consultation by our Esthetician while she views your skin under a magnifying lamp. Based upon the analysis, your esthetician will recommend the right treatment for you. Your facial treatment will include a cleanse with steam, application of appropriate peel, facial mask, facial and upper shoulder massage and finishing products such as moisturizer, eye cream and SPF. In addition, we offer and your esthetician may recommend additional “add-on” treatments which will enhance your results. (eg laser facials, lip/eye hydration, oxygen hydration). All of our facials are uniquely customized to target your specific skin care needs. Our add-on treatments can be found on our web site or our Menu of Services.
Can I get a Power Peel if my skin is broken out?
Facials help correct and maintain healthy skin, and most skin is not free of blemishes. Your esthetician will select the facial best suited for your skin type. If you have any open blemishes, your esthetician will work around those areas. In extreme cases, we recommend that you see a cosmetic dermatologist.
When should I not get a Power Peel? Are there any restrictions or contraindications?
Power Peels are not recommended if you have the following conditions:
- Sunburn on the face
- Open cuts or abrasions
- Bruises and swelling (Get your physician’s approval for a treatment)
- Active herpes lesions/Cold Sores
- Conjuctivitis (“pink eye”)
- Severe eczema
- Severe psoraisis
- Fungal infection
- Extreme allergic sensitivities
- Illness – please reschedule as a courtesy to the staff and other clients
- Recent Botox or Filler treatment (no facial treatments within 48 hours for Botox, 1 week for Filler)
- Pregnancy: if you are pregnant, your facial treatment will be modified. If you have special circumstances or restrictions, a Doctor’s note is required
Will my skin be red or irritated after my Power Peel?
You may experience redness after a Power Peel. Your skin also might be slightly irritated; however this should clear up within a few days. Certain skin types (sensitive) are more prone to post-treatment redness.
How can I maintain the results of my Power Peel at home on a daily basis?
Not all at-home products are the same; we offer a variety of high quality at-home skin care products which should be used between your facial treatments to maintain the results of your treatment. Please ask your esthetician for the products that are right for you.
What is a "series" of Power Peels and why is it recommended?
A series of facials is recommended to for most individuals in order to start an effective skin care regimen. In order to get the best and fastest results, we recommend a series of 6 power peels spaced every 1-3 weeks (dependent on the peel/skin) apart to get your skin in optimal condition. In addition, most of our clients benefit from adding on other treatments to enhance the facial results and skin appearance including laser facials and/or extractions.
Should I get a facial waxing treatment the same day as a Power Peel?
Yes, but waxing should always be done prior to your power peel for the most comfort and safety to your skin. Waxed areas should be carefully avoided during your power peels in order to avoid irritating the skin.