Melissa Baker FACES

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Peel to Perfection👌🏼

I am making it my mission to help enlighten and educate y’all on the amazing benefits of a chemical peel! One of the best and safe ways to rid your skin of acne, hyperpigmentation, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles is a chemical peel. Shedding the upper layers of epidermis & revealing fresh, radiant skin - duh. We understand if chemical peels elicit thoughts of skin melting off your face but trust us, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We recommend a series of peels- for instance, if we’re trying to treat pigmented acne scarring we might recommend somewhere between four and six peels done at about a month apart. If we’re treating someone who just has some very light sun damage, maybe we’ll just do two or three peels a month apart. If you’re doing a light superficial peel, you’re going to have awesome-looking skin right away. You won’t have any visible peeling or flaking. After the first couple days the microscopic skin sheds, you’ll notice a brighter complexion and better texture. It’s going to help with fine lines, but it’s a gradual period. For a deeper peel, you should expect a little bit of redness and sometimes you can get a tiny bit of swelling, but it’s usually not aggressive. Usually in about two to three days the skin starts flaking and that can last up to a week. In both instances, the skin looks great and continues to improve week after week for about three or four weeks. When you’re dealing with deep wrinkles and acne scars, collagen stimulation isn’t something that happens overnight, which is why we have to wait until your skin slowly heals and see the results before we administer another peel. The fall and winter months are of course the best time of year to do these types of treatments when the sun is not an issue.   A great way to prepare your skin for any peel is to add in a topical Vitamin A serum to your nightly to utine 2-4 weeks prior to the treatment. This will enhance the efficiency of the peel and give you the best results!

Melissa Baker