It’s getting close to Winter and Jan Marini’s Chemical Peels is on my mind!

Why am I thinking about it?

Because a Jan Marini Chemical peels can improve the skin's appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it "blister" and eventually peel off. When I go through the process, my new skin is much lighter, smoother and younger.
Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands, but I’ve only had it done on my face thus far. Some of the things I’ve noticed after a Chemical Peels are:
• Reduction of fine lines under my eyes and mouth which are wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging.
• Improve the appearance of mild scars from my younger year of acne
• Reduced some of the acne on the side of my cheeks
• Some age spots, freckles, and dark patches are lightened
• The look and feel of skin is much smoother
• Areas of sun damage also looks much better!
After a chemical peel, my skin is usually temporarily more sensitive to the sun, that is also the main reason why we wait until the winter for Chemical peels. I’m very cautious about my sun screen and always making sure that it’s "broad-spectrum" on the label, meaning that it’s protecting me against the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Also, it needs to be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 30. I tried hard to limit my time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
So for those of you who is also thinking about Chemical Peel this winter, make sure you:
Tell your Esthetician if you have any history of scarring, cold sores that keep coming back, or facial X-rays.
Before you get a chemical peel, your Esthetician may ask you to stop taking certain drugs and prepare your skin by using other medications, such as Retin-A, Renova, or glycolic acid.
Work with your Esthetician to determine the depth of your peel. This decision depends upon the condition of your skin and your goals for treatment.
How Chemical Peels Are Done?
The Esthetician who does your peel will first clean your skin thoroughly. Then he or she will apply one or more chemical solutions -- such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (depending on the Jan Marini Peels package that you choose) -- to small areas of your skin. That creates a controlled wound, letting new skin take its place.
During a chemical peel, most people feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Putting cool compresses on the skin may ease that stinging. You may need pain medication during or after a deeper peel.

What To Expect After the Chemical Peel?
Depending upon the type of Jan Marini chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until you get the look you're after.
Medium-depth and deep peeling may result in swelling as well as blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days. Medium-depth peels may be repeated in six to 12 months, if necessary.
You'll need to avoid the sun for several months after a chemical peel since your new skin will be fragile, so wear you HATS at all time!!!
Possible Complications? What you need to know?
Some skin types are more likely to develop a temporary or permanent color change in the skin after a chemical peel. Taking birth control pills, subsequent pregnancy, or a family history of brownish discoloration on the face may make that more likely.
There is a low risk of scarring in certain areas of the face. Some people may be more likely to scar. If scarring does happen, it can usually be treated with good results.
For people with a history of herpes outbreaks, there is a small risk of reactivating cold sores.

Chemical Peels are done best during the Fall and Winter Season so please call us at 669-234-3545 for consultation or swing by our Treatment Center to pickup your brochure today!