What is a Peel?
A peel is a service which involves the application of a variety of solutions (chemical and/or enzymatic) to remove the damaged outer layers of dead skin cells from the skin's surface.

These chemicals and enzymes are derived from natural products that provide the most impacting results for your skin.


 Peels are extremely beneficial for many skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne, sun damage and photo (sun) aging.

By removing the build-up of dead skin cells and stimulating the regenerative process, you will notice marked improvements in the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, skin texture and tone, hydration, reduced pore size, clearing of blemishes and a more balanced oil production. This will leave the skin healthier and with a more youthful appearance.

Performing skin peels is an art form that requires a healthy knowledge, on the technicians part, of the enzymes and acids used in their peels. It also requires a decent understanding of YOUR skin. A consultation is required for most peels so they'll have a better idea of how it will respond to the peel treatment.

 Ariel's approach to skin peels encompasses these guidelines and many others to protect your skin and ensure that you receive the best results possible from her services and at-home skincare advice

Important

It's important to understand that a peel is just the product applied to your skin during the treatment. The immediate and delayed aftereffects (possible redness, tenderness, flaking and/or sheeting) are actually symptoms of the treatment that will lead to your desired result of improved skin. While one person may have no visible aftereffects from a peel, another person may flake or "sheet". Both clients will absolutely see and experience an amazing change in their skin

It's also important to know that as an esthetician, I ONLY deal with the epidermis which is the outer most layer of the skin. You will never walk out of my studio with blistered or raw skin after a peel. Only a dermatologist can perform peels on the dermis (the layer below the epidermis) which results with those kinds of symptoms. At most, your skin may be pink and tender when you leave me but never broken or raw. The peels I perform will ABSOLUTELY give you amazing results and a beneficial change in your skin
Levels of Peels

All  treatment procedures are considered superficial; they do not penetrate beyond the epidermis (made up of several layers). They are not to be confused with medical or physician-strength peels that affect the reticular dermis.


Progressive
This refers to a treatment that doesn't usually cause immediate exfoliation. There is no noticeable flaking or peeling but the outer most layer of skin has been removed allowing the skin to breathe and receive product more efficiently.

Mid-Depth

These peels affect the intra-epidermal layer, and exfoliation occurs within two to three days after application. The skin goes through very little down time. Peeling consists of light flaking similar to a sunburn peel.


Deep

These peels affect the deepest intra-epidermal layers.  The skin becomes brown and crusty then undergoes considerable peeling, which occurs three to four days after application.  The skin peels in large segments as opposed to flaking. The entire process takes about seven to ten days.


*Please note: NO MID-DEPTH OR DEEP PEELS will be performed during the hotter months of the year. Your skin is very fragile in the days following a peel and heat along with UV rays make the skin more susceptible to damage.