Chemical peels cause controlled damage to the epidermis and/or the dermis with the goal of stimulating new tissue to improve skin texture and tone. These results help brighten and smoothen your skin for a more radiant complexion.
Superficial chemical peels decrease the pH at the surface of the skin and change the pH gradient of the stratum corneum. This loosens the connections between dead skin cells inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. Medium and deep chemical peels cause protein coagulation and cell necrosis (cell death) in the epidermis and dermis. Both types of peels thicken the epidermis, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen.
Chemical peels are usually performed on the face, but may
also be used on the neck, backs of arms and hands. "It is important to note that if you are peeling the body only peel a maximum of 25% of the body at once.
Peel treatments rejuvenate the skin. They improve skin texture
and firmness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Peels also even out skin tone, improve acne-prone skin and reduce the appearance of pore size.
A gentle, multifunctional alpha-hydroxy acid resurfacing peel containing pure lactic acid to decrease the visible signs of aging and discolouration.
This highly effective peel contains pure salicylic acid (BHA) to improve skin tone and texture by exfoliating dead skin cells in and around the follicles.
This treatment helps to reduce sebaceous secretions and control acne breakouts as well as ingrown hairs.
This highly effective peel contains a blend of glycolic and lactic acid (AHAs) in specific concentrations to improve skin tone and texture by exfoliating dead skin cells on the surface.
This treatment is preferred for patients who may not be quite ready for the Glow Peel, but are looking to target uneven skin tone, discolouration and signs of aging.
This highly efficacious resurfacing peel exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates skin renewal. It minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation including age spots, discolouration and uneven skin tone.
The Glow Peel can be customized in strength by the number of layers applied depending on the level of resurfacing required.
This highly efficacious resurfacing peel exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates skin renewal using optimal percentages for a resilient skin type.
It minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation including age spots, discolouration and uneven skin tone. Power Glow is measured in strength by the number of layers applied depending on the level of resurfacing required.
A highly effective and gentle fruit enzyme resurfacing treatment for most skin types. It combines fruit enzymes (papain and bromelain) to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote skin renewal.
This highly absorbent mask rich in naturally occurring clays and minerals cleanses and exfoliates skin while drawing out impurities. Rosa canina fruit extract improves the appearance of oily skin and pore size while lactic acid and fruit enzymes enhance cellular turnover. Aloe and green tea soothe and protect leaving the skin feeling fresh and clean.
How does SkinPen work?
Microneedling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating precise, micro injuries in the skin.
What are the benefits?
SkinPen procedures are beneficial to assist in reducing the signs of aging, improving the appearance of acne scars, as well as rejuvenate aging skin and conditions like melasma and surgical scars.
Who is a candidate?
One of the most exciting things about SkinPen is that it can be used on all skin types year- round.
How long does the procedure take and will it hurt?
The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes for a face. Most SkinPen users apply a topical anesthetic to the skin prior to the procedure. This allows for a comfortable experience.
What is the downtime and what side effects should I expect?
The total healing time depends on each individual patient. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 24- 48 hours days. Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours
Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It’s also called microplaning or blading.
Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. This treatment claims to remove deep scarring from acne and uneven pockmarks on your skin. It’s also used to remove peach fuzz," also known as vellus hair" the short, soft hairs on your face.
Dermaplaning can be used for any skin type and anyone with:
- acne scars
- dull skin
- dry skin
- sun-damaged skin
- fine wrinkles
Does the facial hair grow back thicker?
One of the common misconceptions about dermaplaning is that it will make your hair grow back thicker and darker. This is a myth, says Fader. With this treatment, we are shaving the hair off at the base and not interfering with the follicle structure under the skin, which means hair will grow back at the same rate, width and texture.