“The peel experience, redfined” – put simply this means that the all new advanced peel formulas featuring Salicylic, Lactic and Glycolic Acids can now be customised to target and treat individual skin concerns such as fine lines, pigmentation acne, or advanced signs of ageing.
The Pro Power highly active acid Peel complex works fast to speed up the skin cell renewal process that leads to brighter, smoother more radiant looking skin.
Before considering a pro power peel it is best to first consider the condition of your skin and how well it is currently acclimatised to receive an advanced exfoliating treatment, as this can greatly affect results achieved!
Perhaps a greater understanding of the peel process is necessary and if this is something you are considering the below information is a must read..
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is an advanced skin cell exfoliation process formulated to break up inter cellular glue bonds that bond old dead skin cells together causing a speedy skin cell exfoliating process whilst accelerating the skin cell renewal process to reveal fresher, plumped, more hydrated radiant, youthful looking skin.
Some peels are classed as medical grade peels as they penetrate beyond the basal layer of the skin to reach the upper layers of the dermis or in some cases even the reticular dermis. These peels treat severe cases of photoaging, deep wrinkles and scars and can only be performed by medical practitioners.
Dermalogicas Pro Power Peel is classed as a superficial peel as it works on the outer layer of the skin (epidermis – stratum corneum) and penetrates down to the basal layer of the skin (stratum germinativum) to treat skin concerns for acne, pigmentation and aging.
Why is a superficial chemical peel beneficial?
As we age the skin cell turnover process slows down dramatically from every 20 days in our 20’s to every 30-40 days by middle age. The peel process is designed to speed up cell renewal and cell turnover to improve skin texture and appearance to reveal brighter, clearer, younger looking skin. They are in essence an effective way to treat skin concerns such as pigmentation, advanced signs of ageing, acne and breakouts.
Who is it for?
Everyone can benefit from a pro power skin peel and the healthier the skin the less prone it is to experience an adverse reaction to a peel. However thinner, sensitised, dehydrated skin types may be more sensitive to a peel as the peel can penetrate faster which can intensify tingling, stinging sensations. It is therefore recommended that the skin has become acclimatised to a less concentrated formula from both a physical and chemical exfoliating process prior a pro power chemical peel treatment.
Prior to a Dermalogica Pro Power Chemical Peel treatment, a 24 hour patch test and skin analysis is required and to ensure suitability for treatment a consultation check list is also completed to rule out any possible contra indications to having a peel treatment.
From skin analysis, a preliminary facial treatment (eg. ProSkin30 or ProSkin60) may be advised to better “prime” the skin, helping to prepare it for the high exfoliating activity of a chemical peel particularly if skin is new to peels or indeed even a professional facial treatment itself. Either a 30 min or 60 min deep cleanse facial to remove excess sebum and blackheads for oily skin types or an exfoliating treatment to help slough away loose surface dead skin cells followed by a moisturising replenish deep treatment for drier, dehydrated or mature skin types would be recommended.
*In a nutshell the better the condition of the skin and it’s hydration levels the better it will receive the efficacy of the chemical peel and deliver for you faster desired results i.e clearer, radiant skin
What is meant by an Adverse Reaction?
If the skin has not been suitably acclimatised an adverse reaction can occur either during or after the peel treatment.
During treatment severe tingling may be experienced which is too uncomfortable for the peel process to continue. In this case the peel will be terminated and the skin will be neutralised returning it back to its normal PH balance.
After the peel process excess peeling maybe experienced. This may happen if there is a lot of surface dead skin cells present prior to the peel or if the skin has diminished hydration levels .
*The best way to prevent an adverse reaction is to better prime the skin condition and improve its hydration level, both pre and post treatment.
PreCare advise is given pre treatment following skin analysis and a patch test. Professional treatment facial maybe advised as well as a professional at home skin care routine to help prepare skin acclimatise for the peel by exfoliating the skin and boosting skin hydration levels.
Post Care advise is given post peel treatment and a complimentary take home – Pro Power Peel Post Procedure Kit, is prescribed to ensure correct skin maintenance to manage moisturise levels post treatment.
How does a peel work??
The peel formula is highly active and concentrated to take the PH of the skin from its normal mildly acidic 4.5-5.5 PH Balance down to 1.0-2.5. At this more acidic level the exfoliating agents (Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids +) in the peel cause a superficial shock to the cells causing old skin cells to be easily shed (Desquamation) whilst simultaneously stimulating skin cell renewal.
The peel is also designed to be customised as there are different peel formulas designed to treat different skin concerns such as acne, pigmentation or ageing. For skin experiencing some or all 3 skin concerns they can be customised to target treat or wholly treat areas according to skin concerns. This makes the peel very bespoke to individual skin concerns.
The peel is fast acting and depending on the skin tolerance 1-3 layers can be applied before commencing the de celerating skin neutralising process.
How long does the peel treatment take?
The peel treatment itself takes only 30 minutes however you can upgrade to a 60 minute peel treatment which will include a relaxing moisturising deep treatment to deeply nourish and replenish moisture levels in the skin.
What should my skin experience post peel?
Depending on the skins acclimatised condition pre treatment it may or may not experience the below side effects;
Day 1 – stinging, irritation, redness, swelling, dryness, tightness, peeling and scabbing
Day 2 – skin may peel or look darker
Day 3 – peeling may begin around the nose and mouth, followed by cheeks, forehead, jawline and neck
*The Pro Power Peel Post Procedure Kit prescribed should be used for 2-3 days post treatment and provided to help manage any of the above mentioned post treatment conditions by increasing hydration levels until the skin no longer experiences extreme dryness or sensitivity
How often can I have a Pro Power Peel?
For normal maintenance every 4 weeks apart
For skin concerns every 2-4 weeks apart
Pro Power Peel Availability
*Pro Power Peel Treatments will not be available until February 2019. Watch this space for further notification or subscribe or email direct if you would like to receive first hand notification on when this treatment becomes available in February at Beauty Vibes.