A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face and neck and smooth the skin’s texture. They are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin. A chemical peel solution is applied to the skin that causes it to dry, exfoliate, and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is much healthier, smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Most of the time facial skin is treated but there are circumstances that peels can improve the body and scarring can be corrected. To accomplish this task, the chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin. Resulting wound healing processes begin to regenerate new tissues.
Beta Lift Peel
Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) with capacity for deep pore penetration that makes it an excellent choice for those prone to mild and moderate acne. Dead skin and debris can plug the delicate pore resulting in blackheads, whiteheads and acne breakouts. Salicylic Acid’s winning combination of antiseptic and exfoliating properties promotes a clear, healthy complexion. A Salicylic Acid Peel will begin to purge clogged pores even after the first peel. As a result, acne breakouts may temporarily heighten. Nevertheless, the pore purification process should ultimately improve acne conditions and provide a clear path to beautiful skin. Salicylic Acid peels also provide marked improvements in fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, texture and clarity.
The VI Peel contains a blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. The aging process can cause your skin to become lax, pigmented and rough, with this peel you can reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation. The exfoliation process will drastically improve the tone, texture, and clarity of your skin and stimulate the production of collagen for a firmer and more youthful looking complexion.
Modified and enhanced Jessner peels are innovative and proven, light to medium depth peel formulas. They effectively exfoliate and brighten with blends of lactic, citric, and salicylic acids, and resorcinol, while promoting an even tone with kojic acid and hydroquinone. These peels help encourage a clear complexion and soften the appearance of lines to provide a more even and smooth skin texture.
Indications include: an even skin tone, photodamage, breakout prone complexions, asphyxiated skin, oily skin
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels are often thought of as aggressive and likely to produce substantial discomfort. TCA peels from PCA skin are quite different from the standard, these peels are blends formulated with numerous ingredients including lactic acid, kojic acid, azelaic acid, and plumping phytohormones to produce dramatic results without the discomfort and the downtime associated with traditional TCA peels.
Indications include: Fitzpatrick I-VI, fine lines, even skin tone, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, breakout prone complexions
Glycolic and lactic acid work synergistically to exfoliate the skin while reducing irritation and dryness, when combined. Because of glycolic acid’s molecular structure, it penetrates quicker and deeper than other AHAs to perform at all levels of the skin. Lactic acid is an effective yet gentle AHA that increases moisture levels by stimulating the production of glycosaminoglycans. By accelerating the cell renewal process, stimulating collagen synthesis, and improving elastin fibers in the dermis, this light chemical peel revitalizes photodamaged skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Lactic Acid Peel 2%
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from milk that helps the skin maintain its ideal PH factor. Lactic acid peels are very gentle and help to remove germs, dead cells and toxins from the skin. People who have them done often report that their skin feels much smoother and looks more toned than before. Lactic acid peels are best for people who have very sensitive skin that might not be able to tolerate the slightly more intense types of peels. They also work wonders on mature skin by helping smooth fine lines and wrinkles and brightening the skin.
A setting mask is a type of mask that is mixed at the time you are going to use it. They have a paste like consistency and are applied to the skin with a spatula. Setting masks have active ingredients to help smooth the skin and transform it to give a beautiful glow. They can be customized based on what your skin needs and added to any facial for a truly unique and pleasant experience. This is left on the skin to dry for 15-20 minutes and once it sets will easily peel off in one piece.
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Wendy DeGiacomo is a Clinical Licensed Esthetician who has earned her degree from New York School of Esthetics and post graduate degrees from the Dermal Institute and Gold Laser Academy. Wendy has worked closely with plastic surgeons, providing services to individuals in medical spas throughout the New York Area.
With her passion for laser and skin care, Wendy has gone through extensive training and certifications in a variety of laser techniques and skin care products. Wendy is a New York State Licensed and a Certified Laser Technician (CLT) with an additional certification in Advanced Aesthetics.
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Wendy maintains a courteous, caring, and professional attitude. She takes pride in cultivating positive relationships with her clients while helping them achieve their best results.
In addition to these strong credentials, Wendy regularly attends training and workshops to maintain the most current knowledge of techniques and products on the market.
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