myths vs. truths about chemical peels

Quick, what's the first thing you think about when you hear chemical peel?  Do you think back to an episode of Sex in the City when Samantha's face was a red peeling snake?  Do you think of hiding indoors for a week...two weeks?   Due to an extensive amount of misinformation from the internet and various forms of media, most people do not know the truth of what to expect from a professional chemical peel treatment. At SKIN STUDIO, we proudly use PCA skin and their amazing line of chemical peels.  PCA uses a progressive rather than aggressive approach to skincare. " PCA SKIN professional treatments are scientifically formulated to gently stimulate, firm and tighten skin.  Advanced ingredients are carefully blended and work synergistically to remove dull, damaged surface layers without the downtime often associated with chemical peels.  PCA SKIN products and professional treatments are designed to work synergistically to target and treat troublesome skin conditions at the cellular level ." So what are some of the top Myths associated with a chemical peel?  The PCA skin blog beautifully answers these questions and more. Skin should “peel” after having a peel treatment – As clinicians, many of us have had the experience of treating a patient with a chemical peel, after which they come back to you and say, “Your treatment didn’t work because I didn’t peel.” Visible exfoliation doesn’t determine the efficacy of treatment. Generally, healthy skin has less visible exfoliation. Exfoliation often takes place at the cellular level and is not always apparent to the naked eye. Conversely, some patients’ skin is so impacted that it can take a few peels to loosen dead cells enough to allow them to shed. Typically, these patients will see little or no peeling initially, and then see sloughing after a few treatments. Using analogies that a patient can relate to can be an incredibly useful tool when explaining to a patient why they may not peel. For example, feeling drowsy after taking pain medication is a side effect, just as peeling is a side effect to a chemical peel; some people may feel drowsy when taking the medication and some may not, just as some may experience exfoliation from a peel and some may not – either way, the efficacy of the medication or peel is not contingent on the side effect. To read more, follow the link below to the PCA skin blog If you've been curious whether or not a peel is right for you, SKIN STUDIO offers a FREE skin consultation to design a plan around YOUR goals, budget and skin concerns. Mention this blog post and take $40 off your first PCA chemical peel at skin studio. (may not be combined with other offers, deals, packages, or promotions.  $40 off promo will expire 3/31/13.  Free skin consultation is required before all chemical peels, unless you have been treated previously at skin studio.)            

Amy Runyan

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