Medical Grade peel by the Laser Lounge Toronto
Pigmentation – for clients who may have pigmentation issues, higher Acne – antibacterial support prior to peel treatment will not only help eliminate bacteria, but also the potential for excessive purging that occurs with acne skin. Ingredient suggestions: salicylic acid, totarol, and azelaic acid. Product: Skin Refine Gel and Blemish Serum.
Acne scarring – depending on the build-up underneath skin, performing a pre-treatment will help enhance results, however a more aggressive approach is needed. Ingredient suggestions: salicylic serum, glycolic acid, lactic acid (L). Product: Skin Smoothing Gel and Salicylic Serum.
Aging – the right pre-treatment can help stimulate collagen and elastin, and support healing. It will also prepare the epidermis for acid penetration. Ingredient suggestion: a gentle vitamin A.
Rough/thicker texture – a more aggressive pre-treatment will help stimulate the skin and begin to soften the epidermis for optimal acid penetration. Ingredient suggestions: glycolic acid, lactic acid (L), and retinol. Product: Skin Smoothing Gel or Retinol Supreme used nightly.
Sensitive skin – for sensitive, rosacea-prone or thinner skin, a pre-treatment will start the building process, help the epidermis layer loosen, increase energy, and provide anti-inflammatory and antibacterial support. Ingredient suggestions: mandelic acid, arginine (L), phytic acid, pyruvic acid, vitamin A. Product: Mandelic Arginine Serum or ChronoPeptide A used nightly for 2 weeks.
REPAIR AND REBUILD WITH POST-CARE
As I mentioned, when performing peels, you are creating an injury to the skin that disrupts the protective barrier resulting in a wound. Supporting the skin through the trauma will ensure proper healing and reduce the probability of complications.
Common post-peel complications include:
Pruritus (itching) – post peel itching is common for many skins, not just sensitive skins. Hydrocortisone and willow herb, a natural cortisone, will help soothe and calm the skin during the peeling process. Look to Calming Skin Gel and Post Palm Lubricating Ointment.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) – this is often caused by picking, so be sure to educate clients about the importance of not picking the skin that is peeling. Xtreme skin renewal is perfect! It contains Aloe Vera and hyaluronic acid as main ingredients.
Discomfort or pain – this will generally ease after the first 24 hours, however you can support clients with ingredients that will reduce inflammation and provide cooling, soothing relief. Arnica montana is wonderful, natural ingredient for this. Look to Arnica Therapy. It is also ok to recommend Tylenol or Advil, if needed, and if there aren’t any allergies.
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