Skin Peels


Skin Peels

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Best Facial Peels:

Microdermabrasion( A Mechanical Peel for both men and women):

What is Microdermabrasion( i.e., Micro-Controlled peeling)?

A non-invasive treatment that uses natural mineral crystals on the skin to remove dead skin cells; while vacuum action helps to stimulate microcirculation, increasing the blood supply to regenerate the skin.  It also stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastin to improve skin texture and elasticity.

What skin problems does it help?

  • Sun damage;
  • Fine lines;
  • Uneven and granular skin;
  • Enlarged pores;
  • Black heads and comedones;
  • Superficial scars

Is it safe?

Yes.  Microdermabrasion is safe.

How effective is Microdermabrasion?

Nell uses cosmeceutical products (combination of cosmetic and pharmaceutical), mainly by Dermalogica, and you will see a significant improvement and lasting results within 2-5 weeks of treatment.  As with any facial or peel, there is an improvement in skin texture and tone, and pore size is noticeably reduced.

While you heal…

Always use UVA and UVB protection.

How many treatments will I need?

Age and Skin condition are deciding factors for optimal results.

Active Resurface 35 Treatment (Best facial peel for sensitive skin.)

This is a Professional Skin Exfoliation Treatment (Lactic Peel) customized to the needs of the individual’s skin.  It stimulates cell renewal and cell turnover through gentle, yet intense resurfacing.  The following conditions are addressed with this peel:

  • Premature aging/sun damage/fine lines;
  • Pigmentation/uneven skin tone;
  • Dehydration;
  • Congestion;
  • Dryness/flakiness

What are the benefits of Active Resurface 35?

There is less inflammation, tissue damage and peeling generally associated with intense resurfacing treatments.  As a result, only one week is required between the suggested 6 treatments.

What  conditions  do facial peels help in general?

Acne; pigmentation; scarring; Rosacea, facial dermatitis or sensitized skin, just to name a few.  Skin analysis by your Skin Therapist will determine which facial treatment is right for you.

Every facial or peel begins with deep cleansing, followed by an exfoliation.  What comes next is determined by your skin condition and the facial or peel your Skin Therapist and you decide on.

Why do we need Professional Exfoliation?

Desquamation (“detaching”) is when hardened, dehydrated surface skin cells are detached from the skin and replaced by new ones ( cell turnover).  Because the human skin produces over 36 million skin cells per day or 1 million every 40 minutes, not all dulling skin cells fall and desquamation and cell turnover slow down; and clogging and congestion take over.  The result: dry, dull-looking skin.

Here at Nell Laser Clinic, our multi-phase approach to peels works with the skin not against it.

Depending on your skin type, three peels are recommended over 6-12 weeks, followed by maintenance twice a year.  The whole procedure is non-invasive, painless and helps to fight the signs of aging.  You will leave the treatment room refreshed.

If you want healthy, smooth and glowing skin, you want to think about having a peel done by a professional.  Speak to your Skin Therapist today to see if it is right for you.

Lactic Peel

Lactic Acid (AHA), an alpha Hydroxy Acid, makes cell turnover more natural; while preventing hyper pigmentation or increased melanin formation.  The skin’s barrier becomes more resilient because moisture is preserved.  Collagen production is improved because Glycosaminoglycanes increase.

Salicylic Acid (BHA), a Beta Hydroxy Acid, increases desquamation; while enzymes like Protese enzyme also help to shed dead skin cells, leaving skin much smoother.

At Nell Clinic in Toronto:

We use Professional Exfoliations like Accelerator 35 (a Lactic Peel) with Lactic Acid; Salicylic Acid; and enzymes to give her clients the best results.

Is there any down time?

No.

Multivitamin Power Exfoliant (a non-lactic Professional Vitamin Peel for Drier, Mature or Prematurely-aging Skin):

Benefits of Formula:

  • Lipid base is easily massaged, and penetrates into the skin without irritation.
  • Contains 15% Salicylic Acid Concentrate (i.e. more than other peels); along with pure vitamins A, C, and E for immediate and optimal results.

Contraindications to Peels:

  • Those with sunburned or irritated skin; or those who have waxed within the past 24 hrs. should not have this Peel.
  • Must stop use of Retin-A, Renova, Adapalene, or any other medically- prescribed exfoliating product 2 weeks before this Peel.
  • Those taking Accutane, or have taken Accutane within the past 6 months should not have this Peel.

Why Multivitamin Power Exfoliant?

Maximum strength; yet gently and non-abrasively removes dulling surface debris from the Stratum Corneum, leaving a healthier, fresher layer of new skin.

One week prior to, and one week after having this Treatment:

Use sunscreen and limit sun exposure.

Consultations are free.

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