WHAT IS AN EMPHASIZE PEEL? 

A facial peel, also known as chemical peel, is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. During a facial peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This process removes dead skin cells, stimulates the growth of new skin cells, and can help improve various skin concerns such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Hyperpigmentation (dark spots)
  • Rough skin texture

Emphasize chemical peels include; Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) (Lactic and Glycolic 15/20/30%) and Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) (Salicylic 15/20/30%)

Overall, a skin peel appointment typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the type and strength of the peel used. Emphasize peels can be safely preformed every 2 to 4 weeks.

A Emphasize Peel is 30min treatment costing $150

Emphasize peels information

Contraindications

Facial peels, like any cosmetic procedure, may not be suitable for everyone. There are certain contraindications or conditions that may increase the risk of complications or make individuals ineligible for treatment. Some common contraindications for facial peels include:

  • Active skin infections: Individuals with active bacterial, viral, or fungal infections on the skin, such as cold sores (herpes simplex), impetigo, or active acne, may be advised to postpone facial peels until the infection has cleared.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Facial peels containing certain chemical agents, such as salicylic acid, retinoids, or phenol, may not be safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding. It's essential for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals to consult with their healthcare provider before undergoing any cosmetic procedures.
  • Recent waxing or hair removal: Individuals who have recently undergone waxing, threading, or hair removal treatments on the treatment area may need to wait a specified period before undergoing a facial peel. Hair removal treatments can irritate the skin and increase sensitivity, making it more prone to adverse reactions during the peel.
  • Recent use of certain skincare products: Some skincare products containing retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or other exfoliating ingredients can increase skin sensitivity and the risk of adverse reactions during a facial peel. Individuals may need to discontinue these products for a specified period before the treatment.
  • Allergies or sensitivities: Individuals with known allergies or sensitivities to the ingredients in peel solutions may be at increased risk of adverse reactions and should avoid facial peels containing those ingredients.
  • Skin conditions: Certain skin
    conditions, such as rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, or sensitive skin, may increase the risk of adverse reactions or exacerbate existing symptoms. Individuals with these conditions should book a consultation prior to peel treatment.
  • Recent sun exposure or tanning: Individuals who have recently experienced significant sun exposure or used tanning beds may need to wait until their skin has returned to its normal color and texture before undergoing a facial peel. Sun exposure can increase the risk of hyperpigmentation and other complications during the peel.
  • Use of oral isotretinoin (Accutane): Individuals who have taken oral isotretinoin (Accutane) within the past
    six to twelve months may be at increased risk of adverse reactions, such as excessive dryness, irritation, and scarring. It's essential to disclose the use of isotretinoin to your skincare professional before undergoing a facial peel.

If you have any concerns please book a skin consultation prior to your peel treatment.

Pre-Treatment Guidelines

Before undergoing a facial peel, it's important to follow certain pre-treatment guidelines to ensure the best results and minimize the risk of complications. Here are some common pre-treatment guidelines for facial peels:

  • Consultation: Schedule a skin consultation to discuss your skincare concerns, medical history, and expectations from the treatment.
  • Skin Preparation: For best results its recommend to commence a pre-peel skincare regimen to prepare your skin for the treatment. This may include using specific cleansers, moisturizers, and topical treatments to optimize skin health and minimize the risk of adverse reactions.
  • Avoid sun exposure: Limit sun exposure and use broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily, even on cloudy days. Sun exposure can increase the risk of complications and affect the results of the peel. It's advisable to avoid outdoor activities and tanning beds in the weeks leading up to the treatment.
  • Discontinue certain skincare products: Stop using certain skincare products containing retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), and other exfoliating ingredients for a specified period before the peel. These products can increase skin
    sensitivity and the risk of adverse reactions during the treatment.
  • Avoid waxing or hair removal treatments: Refrain from waxing, threading, or using depilatory creams on the treatment area for at least one week before the peel. Hair removal treatments can irritate the skin and increase sensitivity, making it more prone to adverse reactions during the peel.
  • Hydrate and moisturize: Maintain good hydration by drinking plenty of water and using a gentle, hydrating moisturizer regularly. Well-hydrated skin is better able to tolerate the peel and heal properly afterward.

Following these pre-treatment guidelines can help ensure a safe and effective facial peel procedure, with minimal risk of complications and optimal results. It's essential to follow your pre treatment preparation and ask any questions you may have before undergoing the treatment.

What to Expect?

During a skin peel appointment, you can expect the following steps:

  • Consultation: It is recommended to conduct a 'skin consultation experience' as your very first treatment at Emphasize, however every treatment will commence with a review of your treatment intake form. This will sent to you 48hrs prior to complete. During this time we will discuss your skincare concerns, medical history, and expectations from the treatment. your skin will be assessed to determine the most suitable type and strength of peel for your needs.
  • Prepping the skin: Before applying the peel solution, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed to remove any makeup, dirt, and oil.
  • Application of the peel solution: The peel solution will be applied to your skin using a brush, cotton pad, or
    applicator. The solution may contain various chemical agents, such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) depending on the type and strength of the peel. The application will avoid sensitive areas like the eyes and lips.
  • Sensation during the peel: You may experience sensations such as tingling, burning, or stinging as the peel solution is applied to your skin. These sensations are typically temporary and should subside shortly after the solution is neutralized or removed.
  • Monitoring the peel: Whilst the peel is on the skin you will be offered you a hand, foot or scalp massage. Your skins response will be monitored throughout the treatment however it is vital that you express any concerns of discomfort.
  • Removal of the peel solution: Emphasize Peels are self neutralizing and are simply removed with water after a specified amount of time. This stops the exfoliation process and prevents further penetration of the peel solution into the skin.
  • Post-treatment care: After the peel solution has been removed, you will receive post-treatment instructions.
  • Follow-up appointments: Depending on your skincare goals and the type of peel used, It is recommended to rebook peels every2-4 weeks.
Post-Treatment Guidelines

After undergoing a facial peel, it's crucial to follow specific post-treatment guidelines to promote proper healing, reduce
the risk of complications, and maximize the results.

  • Handout: You will be provided a handout with all post treatment instructions. It's essential to follow these instructions closely to ensure
    optimal healing and results.
  • Avoid sun exposure: Protect your skin from direct sunlight by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Sun exposure can increase the risk of hyperpigmentation and other complications, so it's crucial to minimize exposure for several weeks following the peel.
  • Use gentle skincare products: Stick to gentle, non-irritating skincare products. Avoid harsh cleansers, exfoliants, and skincare products containing alcohol or fragrances, as they can irritate the skin and prolong the healing process.
  • Moisturize regularly: Keep your skin well-hydrated by applying a gentle, hydrating moisturizer multiple times a day. Moisturizing helps soothe the skin, prevent excessive dryness, and support the healing process.
  • Avoid picking or peeling: Refrain from picking, scratching, or peeling the treated skin, as this can increase the risk of scarring, infection, and other complications. Let the skin naturally exfoliate and peel off on its own, usually within a few days to a week after the peel.
  • Protect your skin: Avoid activities that may irritate or damage the skin, such as swimming in chlorinated pools, using saunas or steam rooms, and engaging in vigorous exercise. Protect your skin from environmental pollutants and harsh weather conditions by wearing protective clothing and avoiding extreme temperatures.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and support the healing process from within. Proper hydration is essential for maintaining healthy skin and promoting optimal healing after a facial peel.
  • Follow Homecare Instructions: Follow my specific post-treatment instructions hand out . This may includes recommendations for skincare products, dietary guidelines, lifestyle modifications, or follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure optimal results.
  • Monitor for complications: Keep an eye on the treated areas for any signs of complications, such as excessive swelling, redness, pain, or infection.

By following these post-treatment guidelines and communicating openly, you can help ensure a safe and successful recovery from your peel with optimal results.

If you have any questions or concerns about post-treatment care, don't hesitate to contact me for guidance and support.