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As we approach fall, in the world of aesthetics we consider it prime time for Glycolic and Salicylic Peels to repair summer’s photo-damage and to prepare for the holiday season ahead. Resurfacing the skin with zero-downtime peels improves the skin’s texture, luminosity, and uniformity of tone.
So let’s cut to the chase — why peels? The reason peels rank among the top aesthetic procedure performed is that they are a simple, affordable and effective method of addressing concerns like sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, clogged or enlarged pores, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Gentle peels, like those offered at A French Touch Salon, also have the benefit of little to no downtime along with the beautiful results.
We offer our peels as individual services, but strongly recommend a Peel Series because they offer progressively deeper exfoliation, resulting in more visible results. Paired with a soothing SOTHYS facial at the end, your skin will look the best it’s ever looked!
We also strongly encourage the implementation or continuation of a healthy beauty routine (every morning and every night), to enhance the results of your peels. Resurfacing your skin with a peel will make your skin care products penetrate more deeply and work harder for your skin, which will make you look and feel better and help to maintain the effects of your salon treatments.
The key, however, is to be sure that you’re selecting the right type of peel and level of intensity for your specific skin care needs. We offer four different types of peel series at A French Touch, providing different levels of intensity to reveal beautiful, healthy skin. Remember that peels are recommended by dermatologists for their ability to exfoliate abnormal cells that can eventually lead to skin cancers.
The NEW SOTHYS Glysalac Peel
This is our gentlest peel series (perfect for those with sensitive skin or rosacea who seek an introduction to peels). The Glysalac Professional Peel is formulated with Glycolic & Salicylic acid for an effective skin exfoliation within a professional facial protocol. It refines the texture of the skin, brings instant radiance, smoothes the skin and reveals a more bright and even complexion. This series has little to no downtime, and should be completed within three weeks for best results.
Jan Marini Glycolic Acid Peel with Green Papaya
For skin that is acclimated to glycolic acid (we recommend adding BIOCLEAR Glycolic Lotion or Cream one to two weeks prior to beginning this peel series), this series combines glycolic acid and proteolytic enzymes from green papayas to digest cellular debris and build-up and refresh your skin. The term ‘proteolytic’ refers to an enzymatic action–delivered through our calming, aromatic Skin Zyme Mask–that selectively digests dead or diseased protein material while leaving living healthy cells intact. Unlike abrasive scrubs or other mechanical methods, this peel is gentle enough for all skin types but effective enough to yield noticeable results after three treatments. This series has little to no downtime, and should be completed within three weeks for best results.
The Brilliance Retinol Peel Series
This peel is more intense than the Enzyme peel, as it combines the power of glycolic acid (lifts and dissolves the layers of dead skin cells and congestion in the pores to reveal healthy, glowing skin) and the power of 1% Retinol (from Jan Marini’s Retinol Plus Mask) to treat fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, and other visible signs of aging. These two key ingredients work beautifully together, because as the glycolic treatment dissolves debris and cellular congestive build-up in the pores, the Retinol is able to penetrate more deeply and stimulate collagen synthesis, cell strength, and evenness of skin tone and texture. This series also has very little downtime, and should be completed within three weeks to capture the best results.
The Refine Peel Series
The Refine Peel Series is our most intensive treatment, but provides the most notable results in combating fine lines and wrinkles, acne, and pigmentation issues to reveal a noticeably firmer, brighter, softer and more supple you. The combination of Lactic, Salicylic, and Citric acids, revitalize and refresh the skin by resurfacing the skin. We the apply a strong anti-aging cocktail of retinol and anti-aging peptides to your freshly awakened skin, combined with Green Tea Extract and other calming agents whose anti-inflammatory action soothes. The intensity of this peel requires that treatments be performed once per month, rather than per week, and may cause some flaking for three to five days after the procedure. However, the aftermath still has far less peeling and downtime than more aggressive and expensive chemical peels, while offering comparable results.
Peels are the best way to ensure that your skin is clean and healthy so that your skin care products can penetrate more deeply into the skin and yield quicker and more visible results. Selecting a peel series that is the right strength and intensity for you is key, along with a solid home care regimen, so that you are getting the custom results you need for your skin concerns.
If you are interested in our peels, or if you just want to talk to Patricia about what type of peel would be best for your skin, call, stop by, or make an appointment! And don’t miss our current seasonal specials which include the NEW SOTHYS Soothing SPA Thermal Water Facial as the perfect complement to your series.