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Chemical Peel Pre- and Post-Care

Chemical Peel Pre and Post Instructions

You should not be pregnant or breastfeeding to receive this service.

For best results, it is advised to avoid sun exposure and the following products & procedures at least 1 week prior your treatment:
· Electrolysis
· Waxing
· Depilatory creams
· Laser hair removal
· Any exfoliating products
· Any products that may be drying or irritating, including products containing salicylic acid, alpha
hydroxy acids, vitamin c, hydroquinone, retinoids, and prescription medications.
· Shaving of the area to be treated

POST-Treatment Instructions
· For two days post procedure:
· Stay cool! Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation.
· Do not put treated area directly into a hot shower spray.
· Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas.
· Do not go swimming.
· Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
· Do not use loofahs or other means of exfoliation.
· Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area.
· Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area.

General guidelines:
After receiving a chemical peel, the skin may look and feel like a mild windburn for the next 2 or 3 days.
After 48 hours, a slight flaking may occur for 3 to 5 days which can easily be controlled with
moisturizers.
It is recommended that makeup not be applied the day of treatment, as it is ideal to allow the skin to
stabilize and rest overnight.
To minimize side effects and maximize results, use the post procedure solution for 3 to 5 days or until
flaking has resolved.
Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day but can be applied more frequently for hydration and
to decrease the appearance of flaking.
Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. An SPF of at least 30 must be used daily.
Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post procedure. This practice should be discontinued
due to increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.
Do not pick or pull on any loosening skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation.
Do not have any other facial treatment for at least one week after your peel. You may resume the
regular use of retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid, vitamin c or bleaching creams ONLY
after peeling process is complete.

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The Benefits of Collagen Facials For Your Skin and Health

In recent years, collagen-boosting products have seen a steep increase in popularity. Many of us have probably seen collagen as a featured ingredient in several different beauty products, foods, drinks and other edible products (including coffee beverages, energy bars and other items that have started popping up in your local grocery aisles). Professional facials that include collagen have also risen to an all-time high. But, why collagen? And why is it important?

Here we’ll explain what collagen is, explore its benefits for your skin’s health and describe how collagen facials can help revitalize your face and keep you feeling youthful for years to come.

 

What is Collagen?

Collagen is a structural protein and a key element of your dermal tissue. It naturally retains the moisture of your skin and increases its hydration levels, which in turn helps keep your skin’s texture smooth and the appearance of fine lines at bay. Your skin has a natural ability to synthesize collagen, which is how it stays looking taut and healthy during your younger years.

However, as we age, our collagen production levels dwindle and our skin begins to look less plump and smooth, thus increasing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Our continuous exposure to excessive sunlight and pollution, as well as our susceptibility to stress, poor diet and bad habits (such as smoking and drinking alcohol) also contribute towards the depletion of our collagen levels and slow its natural synthesis rate over time. All of these factors result in our skin eventually losing its elasticity and becoming more loose and wrinkled, which increases the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.

There are several collagen-based products and treatments that have sprung up within the health and beauty market. These have been designed with the intent to boost collagen levels and combat the signs of aging. This means that increasing the levels of collagen in your skin is a great way to stop the aging clock and keep it looking nourished and revitalized.

 

What Are the Benefits of Collagen?

Recent studies have shown that collagen intake can increase your skin’s moisture levels, which improves its elasticity and thus helps reduce the likelihood of skin irregularities and wrinkles. Collagen also makes up the soft padding in our joints and bones, which means that consuming collagen-based products can help mitigate any pain associated with joint or bone deterioration, improve physical performance and improve our overall well-being.

 

What Are Collagen Facials?

A collagen facial treatment is designed to help return elasticity to loose or aged skin. During the procedure, the fibres of your skin are penetrated with an ample amount of collagen-supportive ingredients. These will help jump-start your collagen levels, which in turn will help preserve your skin’s elasticity and rejuvenate your natural collagen synthesis process. 

Collagen facial treatments bring life and vitality back to dull, aged skin, successfully reducing the appearance of fine lines and adding years back onto your face.

 

What our Collagen Facials Can Do For You

For optimal results, our team recommends booking a collagen facial treatment once a month for at least six to eight months. Afterwards, the frequency of treatments can be reduced to once a year. According to professionals, this frequency of treatment helps maximize the effects of rejuvenating your collagen synthesis process. Several of our clients have reported successful results from this procedure.

 

Contact Us For More Information

If you are looking for a way to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful, our team at Westside Laser & Light may be able to give your face the treatment it needs. For any further questions about the benefits of collagen for your skin and health, as well as the treatments offered at our clinic, feel free to contact us and one of our staff will be happy to help. 

 

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