What is a Resurfacing Peel?
Skin Peels work by removing dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow, leading to a fresher, more glowing skin. It encourages collagen production and cell renewal, to reveal an age-defying healthier, younger-looking complexion.
Resurfacing peels are used to treat skin conditions such as wrinkles and lines, acne, hyper-pigmentation, and sun damage.
How does a Resurfacing Peel Work?
First popularized in the 1990’s, chemical peels are now a basic staple in skin rejuvenation.
Resurfacing peels involve the application of an active solution. The active ingredient exfoliates the dead, sloughed, superficial skin to allow more vibrant skin underneath to emerge.
Treatment is pain-free although you may feel some mild tingling and warmth to the skin. You may experience some flaking post treatment but generally there is zero downtime.
DermaQuest DermaQuest 30% Lactic Acid MicroResurfacer
Safely rejuvenate and hydrate delicate skin to calm redness, soothe broken capillaries and target fine lines and wrinkles through increased collagen production, all while improving texture and brightening dull skin.
The expert formula, containing hyaluronic acid is unrivalled in its ability to lock in much-needed moisture to lack-luster complexions. Ideal for sensitized skins conditions such as rosacea. This resurfacing peel gently exfoliates to reveal newer, fresher looking skin whilst providing deep, lasting moisturization.
Improves skin hydration
Improves barrier function of the skin
Refines the appearance of wrinkles
Evens skin tone and lightens pigmentation
Active herpes (cold sore) outbreak
Open or raised skin lesions, pigmented solar keratoses.
Current Laser or Glycolic Acid treatments ( within 3 weeks)
Waxing/depilatories/Electrolysis ( 1 week after chemical peel guest can wax; 1 week before guest can wax
Current use of prescription medications
Accutane or Noraccutane (must be discontinued for 6 months prior to before a resurfacing peel, or as directed by a physician)
Benzoyl peroxide (must be discontinued for 1 week before a resurfacing peel)
Prescription Retinoic Acid (must be discontinued for 1 month before a resurfacing peel)
Prescription antibiotics (must be discontinued for 1 month before a resurfacing peel)
Current use of external skin care products containing: Salicylic acid, Retinol A, AHA – alpha-hydroxy acid – (must be discontinued at least 1 week prior)
After care instructions
After any Resurfacing Peel treatment, you may experience one or more of the following:
Tingling sensation or tightness of skin (like a wind burn or sun burn)
These sensations are normal, and will resolve within hours to a couple of days.
You may experience flaking, peeling and dryness of the skin – usually on the 3rd or 4th days after the treatment. This is normal.
To help get the most out of your treatments, please follow these instructions:
Immediately after the treatment, apply moisturizer with sunscreen (SPF 30+), and reapply during the day as needed, especially if you are going to be outdoors.
Keep skin well hydrated. Drink plenty of water and apply a good daily and nightly moisturizer.
Avoid sun beds for at least one week
Between treatments, keep skin well protected from UVA/UVB rays with a sunscreen (SPF 30+).
Avoid facial waxing for at least two weeks
Avoid swimming in a chlorinated pool the day of the treatment
Avoid saunas and whirlpools
Wait 1 week following treatment before resuming use of Retinol-A, AHA, or Glycolic.
Wait 3 weeks following treatment before having any laser treatments.
The best results are observed over time.
The DermaQuest 30% Lactic Acid MicroResurfacer can be performed in a series of 6 treatments, scheduled 1-2 weeks apart, 2 times per year.
Make sure you have scheduled your next appointment, to maximize the benefit from the treatment.
It is also important to set up a suitable home care program carefully designed to target your skin and individual needs as well as support your spa treatments to achieve the very best results possible.