Many people have an aversion to chemical peels because they believe, as the name would suggest, that the skin will peel, and this can be very disruptive for anyone with a busy schedule.
But contrary to popular belief, not every peel makes the skin shed and flake off. They are known as superficial peels, and while patients won’t flake and peel, the peels are still effective without the downtime. All of the SkinCeuticals peels that we carry at WIFH are in that category.
These peels are safe for all skin types and ethnicities
Getting a chemical peel or simply “peel” is a very popular skin resurfacing procedure. There is a chemical peel available for every skin type and skin condition. There are peels that offer no peeling, meaning the exfoliation does not result in the sloughing of skin. These are known as superficial peels and we offer a variety of superficial peels formulated by SkinCeuticals, the pioneers of cosmeceutical skincare products.
Each SkinCeuticals peel is done as part of a facial and includes a deep cleanse, peel application, soothing mask and customized products to hydrate and protect the skin.
At WIFH offer the following SkinCeuticals Peels:
For more information on each of these peels, check out the FAQ section below.
The SkinCeuticals Peels are very safe and are very low risk. Redness is probably the worst that could happen.
*This treatment is not safe during pregnancy.
There is no real prep involved on the day of treatment. It is always preferred that patients come in with a clean face (no make-up). However, if they are coming from work, we will have them cleanse the face upon arrival.
If patients typically exercise, they will want to do that before coming in for the peel as rigorous activities aren’t recommended for the remainder of the day.
The patient’s skin will be cleansed and prepped for the peel. Each of our SkinCeuticals peels is done as part of a facial, so it will include multiple steps: deep cleanse, peel application, soothing mask, and customized products to nourish and protect the skin.
There is no discomfort with any of the SkinCeuticals peels. They are as relaxing as a facial.
SkinCeuticals peels take approximately 30-45 minutes. All of these peels pair well with HydraFacial, dermaplaning and microdermabrasion and can be easily added on to all of them.
These peels are a great way to periodically refresh the skin and can be added to any maintenance skin care regimen. They can be done as frequently as every 2 weeks.
They are perfect for patients who are getting ready for an upcoming event since there is no downtime.
There is no downtime with any of these peels.
Patients are able to apply make-up immediately following treatment.
It is always recommended to keep the skin well hydrated and nourished following all skin treatments and if patients will be out in the sun, we advise them to wear sunscreen.
We believe consultations are very important when considering any skin treatment. Our consultations give us the opportunity to get to know our patients and understand exactly what they are looking to achieve with their skin. At the consultation patients will meet with one of our medical aestheticians who will put together a treatment plan along with product recommendations for them to consider.
SkinCeuticals pricing is determined by a patient’s desired number of treatments, which range from $30-$150. Because SkinCeutical Peels do not cause flakiness or skin peeling, many patients opt for numerous treatments. These peels are safe for all skin types, even the most sensitive. They are also customizable and can be paired with many of our skin treatments.
No. These are all superficial peels and should be painless. The most patients may experience would be mild tingling.
These peels can treat a variety of skin concerns depending on the peel. They can address dehydrated skin, dull skin, oily and acneic skin, sensitive skin and more. They are safe for all skin types.
Patients may experience mild redness following any of these peels, but it usually resolves within an hour after treatment.
Whether you’re an existing patient, or new to the practice, we always have you meet with one of our Medical Aestheticians for a complimentary consultation before your peel appointment to determine which one is best suited for your skin and goals. Depending on your skin, we may recommend combining chemical peels along with other treatments for optimal results.
No. You can resume normal activity after your peel, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2-3 days to prevent irritation or PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation).
You want to use a gentle, soap free cleanser, and avoid cleansing brushes or washcloths for the first week. We recommend using Obagi Gentle Cleanser. You should use a moisturizer twice a day, or as often as needed to prevent itching. We recommend iS Clinical Sheald Balm or Obagi Hydrate as they’re both great post-procedure moisturizers. You must wear sunscreen daily (SPF 30 or higher) and should avoid prolonged sun exposure for at least 1-week post-peel.