Envision a world where breakouts, discoloration, and dull complexion are relics of the past. Welcome to the transformative journey of chemical peels. At Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL, we harness the power of innovative treatments to unveil your skin’s true potential, one layer at a time.
How Long Do Results From Peels Last?
A common question we encounter at our Spa is, “How long do the results from peels last?” The answer, like our skin, is nuanced. It depends on the type of peel, your skin’s condition, and your ongoing skincare regimen.
Generally, the radiance from a chemical peel can last from one to six months. Lighter peels, which exfoliate the skin’s surface, may show results that last about a month. Deeper peels, which penetrate further into the skin, can provide results that last up to six months. However, it’s essential to maintain a regular skincare routine following the procedure, as this can prolong the effects. Regular treatments are often recommended for sustained results.
A Journey into Chemical Peels
In the world of skincare, these peels are akin to a renaissance. They whisk away the dull, outer layer of skin, revealing the fresh, unblemished layer beneath. Unlike one-size-fits-all treatments, peels are adaptable, targeting everything from acne and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation and uneven texture. At our clinic, we offer some wonderful and effective peels.
Personalizing Your Peel Experience
A unique aspect of chemical peels is their flexibility in treating a wide variety of skin concerns. At Still Waters Day & Medical Spa, we go beyond one-size-fits-all treatments. We understand the diversity of skin types, conditions, and goals, which is why we offer a spectrum of peels, from the OBAGI Blue Radiance Peel to the SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel, the Vi Peel range, and the Original Obagi Blue Peel. Each peel is distinct in its formulation and objectives:
Experience the Radiance with OBAGI Blue Radiance Peel
Among the variety of peels we offer, the OBAGI Blue Radiance Peel stands out for those seeking a quick boost of brightness. This light peel excels at addressing breakouts and enhancing your complexion’s luminosity. It’s the perfect choice if you’re seeking a refreshed glow with minimal downtime.
Discover Clarity with SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel
When stubborn discoloration stands between you and your skin’s true brilliance, we recommend the SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel. Harnessing the power of clinical-grade acids and a potent concentration of phenylethyl resorcinol, this treatment radically reduces discoloration and improves your skin’s texture and tone. To achieve optimal results, we recommend a series of four treatments spaced four weeks apart.
Rejuvenate Your Skin with VI Peel
The Vi Peel reigns supreme for all skin types, offering dramatic results with minimal discomfort and downtime. This peel enhances your skin’s tone, texture, and clarity while mitigating age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation. For those concerned about signs of aging, it can soften lines and wrinkles and stimulate collagen production, culminating in a more youthful complexion.
Clear the Way with a VI Purify Peel
If acne is your primary concern, the VI Purify Peel presents a targeted solution. This peel is specifically formulated to open pores, eradicate bacteria, and soothe inflammation and redness, leading to clearer, healthier skin.
A New Horizon with VI Peel Body
For a body-wide rejuvenation, consider the VI Peel Body. This versatile body peel treats multiple conditions, penetrating damaged areas and promoting rapid cell turnover. It’s safe for all skin types and can restore your skin to its natural health.
Revel in Transformation with Original Obagi Blue Peel
For those seeking a more intense transformation, we offer the Original Obagi Blue Peel. This treatment penetrates the superficial skin layer to reduce wrinkles and acne scars, giving your skin a fresh, healthy look.
Things to Know About Peels
Ideal candidates for peels are individuals seeking to improve the appearance of their skin. If you’re battling with acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, or a dull complexion, you might be an ideal candidate. Furthermore, those with uneven skin texture, sun damage, or enlarged pores can benefit significantly from this treatment.
The decision to opt for a peel often comes when traditional skincare routines and over-the-counter products are not providing the desired results. If your skin issues persist despite your efforts, or if you simply want to rejuvenate and refresh your complexion, a chemical peel can be a beneficial choice.
Preparing for a Peel
Before undergoing a peel, it’s essential to prepare your skin. This often involves a pre-peel skincare regimen that your skincare professional will tailor to your specific needs, generally involving gentle cleansing and moisturizing, and sometimes the use of a retinoid cream.
The Treatment Experience
During a peel treatment, the selected peel solution is applied to the skin. The process is usually quick, often completed within an hour. You might feel a warming sensation as the peel gets to work.
Aftercare is crucial for maximizing the results of your peel. This generally involves avoiding direct sunlight and using a high SPF sunblock when going outdoors. Keeping the skin moisturized is also crucial, as is avoiding any harsh skincare products that might irritate the newly rejuvenated skin.
Extending the Results of a Peel
To extend the effects of a peel, maintaining a regular skincare routine is key. This should involve cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting the skin from sun exposure. Moreover, consistent treatments, as recommended by your skincare professional, will help maintain and extend the results over time. A healthy lifestyle, including proper hydration and nutrition, can also contribute to longer-lasting results.
Combining treatments can often lead to enhanced results. Alongside peels, treatments such as microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing can provide complementary benefits. Microdermabrasion, a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure, gently exfoliates the skin’s surface to further improve skin texture and tone. When performed a few weeks after a peel, it can help maintain the peel’s results.
Laser skin resurfacing is another treatment that can be paired with chemical peels. The procedure, which uses concentrated beams of light to reduce skin irregularities, can help address deeper lines and wrinkles that a peel might not fully eradicate, offering a comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation. Talk to us about the various treatments we offer and how they can complement your peel.
The Science Behind Peels
Peels operate based on the scientific principle of controlled injury to the skin. When a chemical solution is applied to the skin, it causes a controlled, minor degree of damage. This instigates the skin’s natural healing process, leading to the production of new skin cells and collagen, a protein that is crucial for maintaining skin’s elasticity and firmness.
There are three main types of peels—superficial, medium, and deep—each using different acids like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol. AHAs and BHAs are usually used in superficial peels, TCA in medium peels, and phenol in deep peels. These substances break the bonds between skin cells, causing the top layers to peel off and revealing the fresh, less damaged layers underneath.
The History of Peels
Chemical peels have a long history that dates back to ancient times. The concept of skin peeling for beautification purposes can be traced to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, who used various substances like animal oils, salt, alabaster, and sour milk to improve skin appearance. The lactic acid in sour milk, for example, is still used in modern chemical peels.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, dermatologists began to formalize the process of chemical peeling with defined substances. The understanding and practice of chemical peels have been refined over the decades, with modern peels providing more controlled and effective results, catering to various skin types, tones, and concerns.
Today, chemical peels are recognized as a highly effective procedure in aesthetic dermatology, offering a non-invasive approach to improving skin health and appearance. They have stood the test of time due to their proven effectiveness and have adapted to meet our evolving understanding of skincare.
Come Find Out How a Peel Can Help You
The right peel is out there for you, just waiting to reveal the luminous skin you’ve always possessed. As this journey unfolds, let Still Waters Day & Medical Spa be your guide. Discover the power of chemical peels and embrace your skin’s true potential. Call us at Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL to schedule your consultation and begin your transformation.