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What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are skin resurfacing procedures that use a diverse range of acids to achieve varying levels of exfoliation on the skin. The new skin on the surface post procedure is smoother to the touch, glowing and younger looking. Ideal for anyone struggling with PIH or active acne, age spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma, fine lines and wrinkles, dehydration, sun damage, and more! At Amethyst, we use a wide range of Dermo28 chemical peels which provide amazing results with little to no downtime.

Process and procedure: Clients can expect to feel a slight tingling or warming sensation for a short period of time. Peels can be neutralized if the discomfort level becomes intolerable, however Dermo28 peels are tolerated very well by majority. The Aesthetician will apply the peel to the skin and accurately time the duration of the peel on the skin. Then, the peel will be neutralized and the skin will be cooled and nourished through the rest of the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not really. Dermo28 peels are considered “lunchtime peels’ ‘, which means you can return to your normal routine almost immediately after the procedure. You can even resume makeup application the same day, but it’s typically recommended to wait 24 hours. Perfect treatment before a weekend of events and parties.

Every client has a different pain tolerance. It is expected to feel a slight tingling or warming sensation. Some clients say it feels like their skin is just itchy, whereas others ask for the peel to be neutralized after only a few minutes. Hydration levels in the skin also drastically affect the way your central nervous system reacts to the peel. Your aesthetician will always work with you and adjust according to your comfort levels, to achieve your desired results.

Lunchtime peels provide noticeable, glowing results immediately post procedure. However, due to their light penetration depth, it is recommended to undergo 3-5 sessions to achieve desired results.

Wearing SPF 30 or higher, a hat, and remaining protected from the sun is strongly recommended. Freshly peeled skin will be sensitive to light and external factors. The sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays can severely damage skin, and actually cause an adverse effect on any skin concern post chemical peel. In order to improve your results, apply SPF diligently, and follow post care recommendations from your aesthetician

Contraindications to chemical peel include:
    • Pregnancy or active breastfeeding
    • Sunburn or recent sun exposure
    • Open wounds or infection areas/lesions
    • Undergoing radiation or chemotherapy
    • Use of accutane within one year
    • Skin cancer
    • Keloid scarring
    • Family history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring
    • Facial surgery within 8 weeks, injections within 3 weeks
    • Uncontrolled diabetes
    • High blood pressure
Always consult with your aesthetician first. Avoid shaving in areas of chemical peel on the day of procedure, and stop use of topical retinals and retinoids 7 days prior


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