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CHEMICAL PEELS

Chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, and neck. It involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels are commonly used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration, and acne. At Sun & Shade Med Spa we use medical grade peels by Alumier MD.

Chemical Peels we provide:

Glow Peel (7% lactic acid, 7% salicylic acid and 7% resorcinol.)

BHA 20 (20% salicylic acid.)

Renew 30 (30% glycolic acid.)

FAQ:

What skin concerns can chemical peels address?

Chemical peels can be used to address a variety of skin concerns, including uneven pigmentation, acne scars, sun damage, rough texture, dull complexion, fine lines and wrinkles.

How do chemical peels work?

The chemical solution applied during a peel induces controlled exfoliation of the skin, causing the outer layers to peel off. This stimulates cell turnover, leading to the formation of new, healthier skin cells as well as collagen production.

What can I expect during a chemical peel procedure?

During a chemical peel, your skin will be cleansed, and the chemical solution will be applied to the treatment area. You may experience a tingling sensation during the procedure, which will quickly go away by the time the treatment is done.

Are chemical peels safe?

There are minor risks of skin redness, and swelling, however these are temporary and go away within 24-72 hours. We always do our best to minimize these risks by making sure to evaluate your skin properly and use utmost care.

How many treatments are needed to see results?

The number of treatments needed depends on the individual's skin concerns, the type of peel used, and the desired outcome. Some people may see noticeable results after a single treatment, while others may require multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart.

Can chemical peels be performed on all skin types?

Chemical peels can be performed on most skin types, but certain skin conditions and skin tones may require special consideration. Individuals with darker skin tones may be at a higher risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, but we check that first during our free skin consultation.

How should I care for my skin after a chemical peel?

Our skin care professionals will provide you with aftercare information during your appointment. Aftercare typically includes: 1. No sun exposure, exercise or sauna for 24 hours. 2. Do not cleanse your skin or apply make-up for 24 hours. 3. Avoid scrubs, exfoliants and retinols for 1 week. 4. Do not pick or peel any scabs or flakes of skin. 5. Apply SPF everyday and reapply every 2-4 hours for 1 week.

SPECIALIZED ADD-ON TREATMENTS

MICRODERMABRASION

A non-invasive skincare procedure that gently exfoliates with the help of a diamond tip instrument to remove dead skin cells and dirt build up from the surface of the skin. This gentle exfoliation stimulates your skin to produce new skin cells and increase collagen and elastin production which reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, resulting in a soft, smooth and younger looking skin.

If you have oily skin this is a great way to minimize the size of large pores and production of excess oil while gently removing any blackheads & whiteheads, leaving your skin - clean, fresh and firm. 

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LED LIGHT THERAPY

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LED therapy uses light in the visible spectrum to penetrate the skin for various health purposes. As the wavelength of the light increases, the depth of penetration of the light also increase. This light is absorbed by various receptors in the skin, and each colour of light stimulates a different response in the skin.

LED Light Benefits:

  • Red [Anti - aging]: Stimulates Collagen & Elastin | Firms | Boosts Circulation | Repairs Cells 

  • Blue [Acne]: Anti-Bacterial | Destroys P. Acne Bacteria | Stabilize Oil Glands | Speed Up Healing | Reduce Inflammation

  • Yellow [Soothing]: Reduce Skin Redness | Reduce Inflammation | Boosts Lymphatic Flow | Increases Cellular Growth

  • Green [Pigmentation]: Fades Discolouration | Lightens Sun Damage | Improves Skin Tone | Reduce Redness

DERMAPLANNING

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a sterile medical grade scalpel to gently scrape the surface of the skin to remove dead skin cells and fine vellus hair, also known as "peach fuzz." This procedure aims to exfoliate the skin, resulting in a smoother, brighter complexion. It is considered safe for most skin types and is often used to improve the appearance of uneven skin texture, and dullness.

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