Peel Season Has Arrived!

‘Tis the season!  It’s that time of year to have fresh and glowing skin for the holidays and beyond. This is the perfect time of year to begin your series of peels!  We recommend doing at least a series of 6 peels to have the best results with your skin concerns.  Most clients are looking for the best anti-aging results possible. This week we will discuss peels that will focus on acne and anti-aging.


Why should you do a chemical peel?

The purpose of a chemical peel treatment is to remove surface proteins to help promote epidermal cell turnover and fibroblast activity in the dermal layer. When you remove the dead skin cells on the top layers of your epidermis your skin will be brighter, healthier and hydrated. Chemical peels can address many skin concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation and dryness. There are many peels on the market, however, it can be difficult to choose the one that will best suit your needs. Your skincare professional is the best person to ask advice on how to achieve the results you are seeking.


What are the acids used with Circadia Chemical Peels?

Circadia uses a few different acids for their peels ranging from gentle acids like Lactic Acid to the heavy hitters like Mandelic Acid. Circadia uses Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid and Resorcinol and a combination of some of these acids to create Alpha Beta peel, MandeliClear with Vitamin A Accelerator, which is a modified Jessner and the Jessner peel.


What Makes Circadia’s Peels so different from most of the peels out there?

Circadia’s peels come in two forms, a gel base and an ethanol (alcohol) base. The gel based peels are designed to lay on the surface of the skin. The gel based peels are gentle on the skin and are not as irritating to the skin. Since the gel-based peels, like the Alpha/Beta peels, are designed to stay on the surface of the skin and do not penetrate the epidermis as deeply. The result is fresh glowing skin with little to no downtime and little to no peeling.  With the combination of Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid in the Alpha/Beta 30/10, your skin will be left clear, bright, hydrated and glowing. The gel base peels do need to be neutralized to ensure the ingredients are no longer active on the skin. You can schedule a treatment and leave the spa looking refreshed and go on with your daily routines. Just remember to wear your SPF!

The ethanol (alcohol) based peels are designed differently. Since the carrier of the peel is ethanol, this allows the ingredients in the peel to be driven deeper into the epidermal layers. This boosts cell turnover and fibroblast activity at the dermal layer.  Unlike the gel-based peels, the ethanol-based peels, like the Dermafrost 12.5% Salicylic Acid does not need to be neutralized. They are self-neutralizing.  This cuts down on treatment time. The Dermafrost 12.5% Salicylic Acid peel is great for a Grade 1 acne. It will help clear acne, breakdown oil and leave the skin bright and fresh. Remember that with ethanol peels there can be a significant amount of peeling, there will be downtime and specific home care products and instructions that must be followed to ensure that your skin heals correctly. You can expect 3-8 days of peeling when you use an ethanol-based peel. This just depends on the number of layers you apply to the skin. You can apply 1-3 layers but no more than 3 layers with the ethanol-based peels. Always wear your SPF with these peels.


Peel season brings many skin transformations! Just keep in mind that using the correct home care products during the healing process can make all the difference. Most importantly and this cannot be stressed enough ALWAYS wear your sun protection!


Please look at the peel bundles that are available for you!

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