It’s here! That time of year we suffer through summer for here in Arizona … Winter! Our mild winters make us a popular destination and many who come for the seasonal weather also know it is the best time for one particular service: Peels. Sound scary? Maybe you remember that scene from Sex and the City when Samantha had a red face and was stuck hiding for days … well today’s peels are oh so different from the traditional stereotype.
What is a Peel?
Peels work by targeting the deeper layers of the skin’s epidermis for enhanced exfoliation and cellular turnover, which produces healthy, glowing skin. They stimulate blood flow so that newer cells come to the surface sooner, soften fine lines, lighten hyperpigmentation and help to treat acne prone skin. Generally, based on their skin type and needs, estheticians many recommend one of two types of peels: Enzyme or Chemical.
Enzyme Peels (We use Éminence Organic Skin Care products for these services): Enzyme peels generally offer a more gentle solution that can be incorporated into a regular skincare regimen. These treatments can speed up natural chemical reactions in the skin that renew skin cells while exfoliating dead cells. Enzymes are also reported to diminish scars, age spots, fine lines, and discoloration, and may also penetrate the skin to cleanse pores and improve skin tone and texture. They effectively repair and treat sun damaged, scarred and pigmented skin as well as help refine skin texture and improve its overall appearance so that it looks younger longer. Enzyme peels ONLY exfoliate dead cells, which is why they are great for nearly all skin types and require less downtime.
Chemical Peels (We use PCA products for these services): The word “chemical” can be slightly misleading. Most of the acids used in a chemical peel are actually naturally derived, but combined with other ingredients. Chemical peels use Alpha Hydroxy or Beta Hydroxy acids to remove Chemical peels that not only treat problem prone skin, but they can also be preventative as well. Skin cell turnover is normally between 21-28 days, but depending on the amount of damage in your skin, this rate tends to slow down dramatically in our late 20s or early 30s. By receiving very mild skin peels, we can increase this cellular turnover to stimulate healthy cell growth while exfoliating dead cells. With the right skincare products and sun protection, the results are long lasting.
Why is Winter a good time for a peel?
The weather is on your side with less sunlight, which means lower UV levels and a perfect environment to heal your skin more quickly, so now is the time to book a series of these services! Call us at (480) 209-1659 if you have additional questions or are ready to visit one of our Estheticians!