Q: What is a Chemical Peel? A: Chemical peels are treatments that use Alpha Hydroxy Acids to minimally remove dull, damaged dead skin cells, revealing healthy new skin underneath, our peels are available in varying strengths depending on issues that you may have.
Q: What kinds of issues can be treated with a chemical peel? A: Chemical peels can be used to treat an array of cosmetic issues, including:
lines and wrinkles
uneven skin tone or texture
age-related issues and sun damage
Q: How will they know which chemical peel to use on me, and which chemical peels do you use? A: At Brick Canvas Spa, our Estheticians are trained and certified in Advanced Chemical Peels and Facial Exfoliation, the day of your appointment they will consult with you, assess and analyze your skin for a solution that will best meet your goals. The Chemical Peels we use are:
5 Berry Pigment Control Peel: Contains-7% TCA, 5 natural berries with powerful tyrosinase inhibiting and anti-oxidant properties.
Vitamin A Professional Power Peel: Contains-10% TCA, 10% Glycolic, 5% Retinol.
Sal X 20%: Contains-20%
TCA 15%: Contains-15% Trichloroacetic Acid.
Q: Can I make an appointment NOW for a chemical peel? A: Absolutely! Below are a few things you need to know before your first appointment.
Are you currently using any AHA's, Retinols, Renova, or Retin-A? This needs to be discontinued 1 week prior to appointment.
Are you currently on Accutane? This needs to be discontinued 6 months prior to the appointment while being on Accutane your skin is extremely sensitive.
Have you had any electrolysis or waxing within the last week? If so, we will need to schedule your appointment a week after that service.
Are you prone to cold sores? If so you may want to be aware that a chemical peel can and most likely trigger an outbreak, please be prepared with a prescription given by your doctor.
Are you currently suntanning your face or inactive sun exposer? If so please refrain from UV exposer of any type while undergoing a chemical peel regimen, your skin will be much more sensitive to the peel so we recommend avoiding ALL UV exposure 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
Q: How long does the appointment take? A: It's a 60-minute appointment. Includes consultation, education, and service.
Q: Do chemical peels hurt, what should I expect? A: Because chemical peels are non-invasive they are not meant to be painful. However, with any kind of exfoliating treatment, there can be mild to moderate discomfort depending on what peel the Esthetician professionally recommends for you. Our Esthetician will adjust to fit your comfort needs.
Q: If I get a chemical peel, will I need to change my current skincare routine? A: The only thing you need to absolutely make sure you are using, is a sufficient Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, one that protects both UVA & UVB. Getting a chemical peel with non-sufficient sunscreen can cause damage to your newly peeled skin.
Q: What if I forget what to do after I get my chemical peel? A: No worries. Our Esthetician will make sure all your questions are answered as well as send you home with a post instruction sheet to refer to. Just call if you need anything.
Q: I really want to book an appointment for a chemical peel, but I'm going on vacation this summer and will include some sun time, what should I do? A: You will need to refrain from direct sun exposer of your (face) for 2 weeks prior to your chemical peel due to hypersensitivity, and refrain from direct sun exposer of your (face) for 3 weeks after your chemical peel, to allow for healing time, prior to your vacation time.
For additional information on Chemical Peels, please contact Brick Canvas Spa at 801-407-8630 or email@example.com