What is the perfect peel?
The perfect peel is a medical grade chemical peel sold by Bella Medical Products. These chemical compounds and solutions area treatment for various skin conditions. The process is called a “peel” because it removes damaged outer layers of skin to reveal newer layers beneath the surface.
- Treating hyperpigmentation and melasma
- Reversing sun damage and signs of aging
- Improving skin tone and texture
- Clearing acne and reducing acne scars
- Stimulating collagen growth and elastin production, for younger looking skin
- Reducing the appearance of pores
- TCA- trichloraecetic acid for penetration, deep scar healing: stimulates collagen growth.
- Retin-A –acid derived from vitamin A to combat wrinkles
- Salicylic Acid-this beta hydroxyl acid (BHA) is an exfoliant.
- Phenol- has antiseptic and anesthetic properties; aids in skin penetration
- Vitamin C-ascorbic acid has antioxidant and mild exfoliation properties
- Glutathione- is an inhibitor of melanin in the skin; causes the pigment of the skin to lighten and has antioxidant properties.
- Kojic Acid-skin lightening agent
- Clients with any allergies to the ingredients listed above should not get the Perfect Peel
- Women who are pregnant or nursing should not undergo the Perfect Peel
What skin conditions do chemical peels improve?
- Sun damage
- Wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and eyes
- Mild Acne Scars
- Age Spots
- Certain types of Acne
- Improving rough and uneven skin texture
- What skin conditions are not treatable with Chemical Peels?
- Sagging skins
- Skin bulges
- Deep wrinkles
What are contraindications for a Chemical Peel?
- Any active bacterial, viral, or herpetic infection
- Open wounds
- Facial Cancers
- Pre-existing inflammatory dermatoses (ex. Atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, pemphigus)
- Autoimmune disease
Medications to discontinue before receiving your Chemical Peel?
Retin-A, Tazorac, AHA (alpha hydroxyl acids), BHA (beta hydroxyl acids) must be discontinued for at least 3 days before chemical peel. Accutane must be discontinued at 6 months before chemical peel. Patients should not have body waxing, laser hair removal or electrolysis done within 1week prior of having a chemical peel
Will I need more than one chemical peel?
Yes, usually a patient will need more than one chemical peel. Chemical peels are not a one stop shop they require multiple and consistent treatments; especially if a patients has multiple concerns or problematic skin. Patients may also consider microdermabrasion in the future.
THE PERFECT PEEL INSTRUCTIONS
The treated area will feel tight and may appear slightly darker.
- The peel solution should remain on the treated area(s) for at least 6 hours.
- During the first 6 hours, do not wash, touch, rub or apply make-up to the treated area.
- If needed, make-up can be applied on Day 2. Do not apply sunscreen, moisturizer, make-up or any other product the day of peel application.
- If you are not experiencing any irritation or discomfort, the peel solution can remain on until your evening cleansing.
- On the first night, you will cleanse the area with a gentle cleanse (no beads or exfoliating cleansers) approximately 8 hours after the peel was applied. Then apply the 1st post peel cleansing cloth (these are provided in your aftercare kit) all over the treated area, Until all of the product has transferred from the cloth to the area. The next morning you will cleanse your face again with a gentle cleanser (the same as the night before) and apply the 2nd post peel cloth, using the same methods from the previous night. You are not to use any moisturizers at this time (Using a moisturizer at this stage could impact your peel results) however, you can wear SPF and makeup.
- Do not use any moisturizing products on the treated area until peeling begins (usually on Day 3).
Peeling generally begins on Day 3.
- After peeling begins, apply The Perfect Peel moisturizer (which is included in the post-peel take home kit) to the peeling areas to control the peeling and to alleviate the tightness.
- Do not rub, pick or pull on the peeling skin, let the peeling occur naturally. Rubbing, picking or pulling can cause scarring. You may cut hanging skin with a pair of small scissors.
- Gently wash (do not scrub) and dry the treated area morning and night. Apply The Perfect Peel moisturizer and SPF 30 sunscreen every 2-3 hours.
- The treated area will be very sensitive to sun exposure so daily sun exposure should be limited and sunscreen of at least SPF 30 should be worn.
The peeling process is generally complete (Mild sloughing may still occur in certain treated areas).
- You may resume use of your normal skin care products.
- If the treated area becomes irritated, wait until the sensitivity subsides.
- Continue to protect your skin with a sunscreen containing at least SPF 30.