Friday, December 02, 2011
St. Petersburg Natural Day Spa, Healthy Being Wellness Center offers
an assortment of natural Facial Peels, Masks and Laser Treatments that
stimulate skin renewal. Helping the skin to appear healthier, plumper
and tighter with enhanced skin smoothness and clarity. We offer
treatments to assist in clearing away pimples, getting rid of acne, and
to improve skin's texture. Such as to lessen the appearance of scars.
Being Wellness Center is a specialist in natural skin care focusing on
naturally resurfacing the skin, reducing pore size, healing from scars
and sun damage as well as anti-aging therapies that will reverse the
cellular age of your skin. It's never too late to take care of your skin
and now is the best time to start a great skin care regimen.
FACIAL CHEMICAL PEELS
There are so many options when it comes to choosing the right peel for you. Glycolic Peels, Chemical Peels, Laser Peels, etc.
Chemical peels use a chemical solution (whether lactic acid from sour milk or
another solution) to remove the damaged outer layers of your skin and
improve its texture.
BENEFITS OF A CHEMICAL PEEL:
While results vary based on the type and strength of your peel, a peel can:
- Reduce fine lines, especially under the eyes and around the mouth.
- Correct mild scarring.
- Treat certain types of acne.
- Diminish sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, or blotchiness.
- Refresh and rejuvenate skin texture and color.
A chemical peel cannot, however, tighten loose or sagging skin,
remove deep scars, change pore size or remove broken blood vessels.
Chemical peels can be individually formulated based on your skin and
your aesthetic goals. There are several types of chemical peels,
ranging from very minor peels to deeper peels that may require sedation
and extensive recovery time. They can be done on just one area of your
face, such as around your mouth, or on your entire face. Peels can
also be used on your neck, chest, back, arms or hands.
1. GLYCOLIC ACID PEEL
What is a Glycolic Acid Peel?
A glycolic acid peel treatment is a specific technique
for skin renewal. During this process, a high concentration of glycolic
acid is applied to the skin for a short period of time and then
chemically neutralized to end the treatment. This procedure rapidly
removes the damaged layer of surface skin cells revealing fresh skin,
and stimulating cell rebuilding and restructuring of deeper skin layers.
This procedure can help the skin appear smoother, healthier, plumper
and tighter, with more even pigmentation.
How Do Glycolic Acid Peels Differ from Other Chemical Peels?
Other commonly used chemical peeling agents include
trichloroacetic acid (TCA), Jessner's solution, salicylic acid and
phenol. TCA, Jessner's and phenol are effective in a number of
conditions requiring a medium to deep skin peel. They are, by their
nature, toxic to cells, and usually require a longer skin recovery
period compared to superficial AHA peels. Salicylic acid peels are used
to improve acne, but are not known to provide anti-aging benefits to
In contrast, glycolic acid peels are not toxic to skin
cells and are used as superficial peels requiring little skin recovery
time. Usually done in a series of controlled superficial peels, AHA
peels have been shown to provide improvements to acne prone skin and
help reverse sun damage. When proper procedures and techniques are used,
results with glycolic acid peels are comparable to deeper peels,
without their complications.
Can Anyone be Treated with a Glycolic Acid Peel?
To determine if you should have a Glycolic
Acid Peel treatment, you need to meet with your doctor and
discuss your medical history, skin sensitivities and peel expectations.
Your doctor will design a program especially for you with the
appropriate type and timing for a peel.
Many conditions can affect the sensitivity and reactivity of
your skin to the glycolic acid peel. Your physician may recommend that
you briefly discontinue using certain products and cosmetic procedures,
or pretreat you with other products, depending on your product-use
practices and medical history.
Some conditions may make it unsafe to have a peel. It is important to inform your physician of the following conditions:
- atopic skin reactions/eczema
- seborrheic dermatitis
- a history of pigmented disorders (too much or too little color on parts of your skin)
- recent anticoagulant therapy or circulation disorders
- collagen disease/autoimmune disease
- viral infections (including herpes simplex)
- hypertrophic or keloidal scarring
- cryotherapy/cryosurgery within past 6 months
- Accutane of other oral retinoid use within past 6 months
- use of tobacco
certain circumstances, your doctor may decide to postpone a peel
treatment. You may be asked to discontinue cosmetic procedures for a
short while before and after a peel. It is essential that you inform
your doctor if you have experienced any of the following conditions
within the previous month:
- active herpes simplex
- cosmetic surgery (sensitive/healing wounds)
- sunburn or windburn
- radiation treatment
- peels, laser, light therapy, microdermabrasion or dermabrasion topical retinoid use (Retin-A, Differin, Tazorac)
following cosmetic procedures can enhance your skin's reactivity. You
may be required to discontinue use of certain procedures a week before a
peel. Inform your doctor of use of the following within the previous
- hair dying treatments
- artificial tanning/sun bathing
- permanent wave or straightening treatments
- topical exfoliators
- loofah or other types of exfoliating sponges
you think of any additional information in these areas that were not
discussed with your doctor during your consultation, you should contact
him or her prior to your peel treatment. For example, if you have a
history of herpes simplex, you should be taking a preventative medicine
prior to the peel. The peel procedure can bring on an episode of herpes
lesions in patients with a history of herpes simplex infections.
Visit our website for more information: http://www.healthybeingllc.com
Call to book an appointment 727-502-3464