At citron we believe in a holistic approach to skincare and wellness. We start with lifestyle practices that produce beauty and wellness from within and follow with outer, result oriented treatments to amplify your glow. We are all in favor of results so we recently added a brand new peel menu to our offerings. We chose Glo Skin Beauty for our peels because they are a clean beauty line of products that deliver remarkable results. We never want to compromise health for results. In case you have been thinking about trying a peel, we have put together some common q's with some a's to follow:
Am I a good candidate for a peel?
Our level one peels are good for all skin types, even sensitive skin. If you are new to peels, we recommend starting with a level one peel. During your appointment, your esthetician will analyze your skin under a magnifying lamp and perform a patch test for the next level peel. If you have a good reaction to the patch test after 24 hours, you will be ready to come back in 2-4 weeks for your next level peel. Darker skin tones will require home-care that promotes lightening prior to receiving peels higher than a level 2. Peel levels 3 and up are not recommended for highly sensitive skin types.
What are the benefits of getting a peel?
Peels focus on specific and targeted concerns such as the correction of hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines and wrinkles and overall texture of the skin.
How long do peels take to perform?
Peels stay on the skin between 1-5 minutes.
How will my skin look and feel after?
Level 1-3 peels leave the skin feeling rejuvenated and fresh with a boost of radiance. Level 4 and 5 peels may experience sloughing and peeling post peel but will experience bright, clear and radiant skin to follow.
Will there be downtime?
Level 1 and 2 peel experience no downtime. Level 3 peels result in little to no downtime with a possibility of slight redness. Level 4 peels leave the skin in a delicate state with possible downtime of 3-14 days with visible sloughing. Level 5 peels include a common downtime of 7-14 days and skin will darken and peel.
How often should I get a peel?
Once per month is a good rule of thumb, although lower level peels can be performed bi-weekly.
What should I do before a peel?
We recommend beginning with a level 1 peel. During your appointment you will discuss your skin goals with your esthetician and she will recommend an appropriate home-care regimen to help prep your skin in the best way.
What should I do after a peel?
Following a peel you should apply SPF for two weeks. We recommend avoiding the sun if you receive a level 3 peel or higher. Your esthetician will also recommend home-care products that will treat your skin in the most effective way post peel. Most often, the focus will be to soothe the skin. Some of our top recommendations are Gentle Cream Cleanser, Corrective Soothing Serum, and Remedy Gel. Depending on the individual, products that make the treatment more aggressive at home may be appropriate and recommended by your esthetcian.
We also recommend avoiding steam and hot water, exercise for 24-72 hours depending on level of peel, waxing for 3-5 days, laser treatments and microdermabrasion for 3 weeks, and swimming and sauna use for 7 days. We also recommend avoiding the use of a facial scrub and avoid picking at peeling skin as this may result in scarring.
Are there any contraindications for peels?
The contraindications for peels are as follows:
Allergy to asprin
Pregnant of lactating may only receive level 1 peels
Active facial legions
Accutane usage up to 1 year prior
Prescription Retinoic Acid
High blood pressure or heart disease (speak to physician)
Waxing 3-5 days
Botox 1 week before
Injectables 2 weeks before
Microblading 2 weeks before
Permanent makeup 3 weeks before
Laser resurfacing 3 months before
IPL 2-4 weeks