Do we really need to torture the skin to get results?
If you can get comparable results to that of a deep peel, without the downtime, redness, flaking and irritation would you opt for that?
You are not alone! Many physicians and patients are moving toward a more conservative approach to resurfacing the skin.
We are finding that a series of the proper light peels over the course of six months are getting the comparable results to deep peels without the down time and patients are thrilled.
Bonus Thought: It costs you hundreds of dollars in advertising to get a client to cross the threshold of your clinic. Would you not want them to keep coming through that door for a series of milder peels? Every time they visit your practice it creates loyalty and exposes them to other services and products you offer.
In the past peels combined the use of high concentrations of acid with a low PH. This currently is found in our traditional peels. The effect was then stimulation of the fibroblasts and collagen production. This occurred at the expense of the epidermis, which was almost or entirely destroyed causing the redness, flaking, irritation and peeling, with more risk of complications and pigment issues.
Not just any peels accomplish this. For the superior safe and effective peels low concentrations and low PH are incorporated in a gel or creme that when applied to the skin the water evaporates and creates a cooling effect. The patient better tolerates this (way more comfortable = client happiness).
The acid can stay on the skin for a longer period of time, stimulating the stem cells, growth factors, fibroblasts and collagen. These peels then cause superficial peeling resulting in the removal of dead and damaged skin from the epidermis and facilitating better results of the topically applied essential vitamins A, C E and peptides. Healthy skin is able to withstand the effects of the acid ions, but dying and damaged skin are not. The result is a smoother and firmer, kealthy looking skin.
The key is to maintain the integrity of the epidermis and minimize the risk for complications and pigmentation problems.
So, does this mean everyone should or could have a chemical peel?
Certainly not! Prior to peeling one must determine that the skin type is suitable and that there is an indication to peel.