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Perfect Peel Frequently Asked Questions

If you have been following us, you know we love Perfect Peel and we are so happy to be offering this amazing peel to our Calgary clients. We put together some frequently asked questions to give you an idea of what to expect. How many treatments are necessary for visible improvement?

After just one treatment of the Perfect Derma Peel, your overall skin tone and complexion will appear smoother, fresh and glowing. Depending on your skin condition, you may require multiple treatments for best results. A series of 2-3 treatments applied once every 3-4 weeks will yield optimal results for more severe skin conditions such as Melasma, active acne and deep lines and wrinkles.

How does the Perfect Derma Peel compare to other peels?

The Perfect Derma Peel combines powerful ingredients to deliver outstanding results after one treatment. This unique formula allows for an increase in lifting of fine lines and wrinkles as well as a lightening of Melasma, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. The Perfect Derma Peel is a non-invasive relatively pain free treatment.

What skin types respond well to the Perfect Derma Peel?

Perfect Derma Peel is suitable for all skin types.

How long will my results last?

If you maintain your skin proper skin care products as recommended by your treatment provider, your improved results will last. We recommend seasonal treatment with the Perfect Derma Peel with two to three (2-3) treatments per year to sustain desired results for regular maintenance. Are there any contraindications?

There are some, including the requirement to stop using Accutane 4 months prior. Clients who are nursing or pregnant should wait to book.

How long does the process of application take?

Perfect Derma Peel takes about 15 minutes to administer.

Does the Perfect Derma Peel burn?

There might be some tingling and stinging on the first pass, but will last only a few seconds. You will be given a fan to help.

What will I look like during the Perfect Derma Peel treatment process and post peel?

Immediately after treatment your skin will appear red or darker. On day 3 peeling begins. The Perfect Derma Moisturizer will assist with any irritation. By day 7 you will be blown away by your results.

Can I wear makeup post peel?

You can wear makeup day 2 of your peel, but not day 1.

Will my daily routine be affected after the treatment?

We recommend avoiding heavy exercise and excessive sweating during the peeling process because it can cause more irritation.

Will the Perfect Derma Peel help improve acne and acne scars?

The Perfect Derma Peel was designed to help improve various problematic skin conditions. Acne is a major factor in what this treatment is tailored to resolve. The Perfect Derma Peel helps minimize the damage and scarring done by acne. The Glutathione helps increase cellular turnover to demolish stubborn acne scars. A series of 3-4 peels will be necessary 3-4 weeks apart to diminish the acne and scarring. We recommend joining our acne boot camp so we can provide information and guidance to help clear up your acne for good. You might also want to consider microneedling after we have cleared your acne to assist with further acne scaring.

Can the Perfect Derma Peel be applied to other parts of the body other than the face?

The face, neck, chest and hands are the most commonly applied areas. The Perfect Derma Peel can be applied to other areas of the body, but the process and the results may not necessarily be the same.

Will my skin be sensitive post peel?

Yes, as the peel causes trans-epidermal water loss, but the skin's PH balance will be replenished after. Is there an age requirement to use the Perfect Derma Peel?

On average clients are usually 13+.

Is sun exposure permitted post peel?

We recommend staying our of the sun or at least limit your skin exposure to the sun during your peel.

When can I receive my next treatment of the Perfect Derma Peel?

After 3-4 weeks.

Pre + Post Care

Before Treatment

Avoid any harsh treatments and/or products in the days leading up to the peel, such as microdermabrasion, waxing, aggressive laser treatments, acids, or exfoliants.

Sun exposure, tanning beds, and tanning creams should be avoided for a minimum of 1 week prior to your scheduled treatment date.

Avoid/minimize sun exposure, all tanning beds and tanning creams for at least two weeks after treatment.

Only those patients who use Accutane must stop usage four (4) months prior to treatment in order to achieve desired results. After Treatment

Days 1 – 2:

The treated area will feel tight and may appear slightly darker. The day of the peel application is “Day 1.” The peel solution should remain on the treated areas for at least 6 hours. During the first 6 hours, do not wash, touch, rub, or apply make-up to the treated area.

The Perfect Derma Moisturizer with 1 % hydrocortisone (included in Patient Home Care Kit) may be used after 6 hours if:

  • The skin feels excessively irritated

  • Patient is Fitzpatrick Type 4-6 or has melasma or hyper pigmentation The Perfect Derma Plus booster was added to the peel treatment

  • If you are not experiencing any irritation or discomfort, the peel solution can remain on until your evening cleansing or it may be left on overnight.

Day 2 (AM):

Gently wash and dry the treated area. Vigorously apply the 1st Post-Peel Towelette to the treated areas. Let dry thoroughly. Towelette solution should be left on for 30 minutes before applying an SPF 30. Make up may be applied if desired. Day 2 (PM):

30-60 minutes before bedtime, gently wash and dry the treated area. Vigorously apply the 2nd Post Peel Towelette to the treated areas. Leave the solution on overnight. If you are experiencing excessive irritation or discomfort, apply a small amount of The Perfect Derma Moisturizer 2-3 times daily. You may also apply a cold compress against the irritated area for relief.

If there is no significant irritation, do not use any moisturizing products on the treated areas until peeling begins (usually Day 3). Avoid excessive sweating, sauna or heavy exercise during peel process.

Days 3-6:

Peeling generally begins on Day 3. After peeling begins, apply The Perfect Derma Moisturizer (included in the Patient Home Care Kit) to the treated areas 2-3 times a day to control the peeling and relieve the tightness. This moisturizer should be used for one (1) week for Caucasian patients and two (2) weeks for Asian, Hispanic and African American patients.

If The Perfect Derma Moisturizer runs out, a 1% hydrocortisone cream may be substituted.

Do not rub, pick or pull on the peeling skin, let the peeling occur naturally. Rubbing, picking or pulling may cause scarring. Gently wash {do not scrub) and dry the treated area morning and night, and apply The Perfect Derma Moisturizer as needed. An SPF 30 should be applied every 2 hours during sun exposure.

Days 7 and beyond:

The peeling process is generally complete. Mild sloughing may still be occurring in some treated areas. Continue to protect the skin with daily use of minimum SPF 30 and you may add products such as Eminence Facial Recovery Oil, or Eminence masking may be used at this time to restore the PH balance of the skin.

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