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What Exactly is a Peel?

What Exactly is a Peel?

A peel is primarily acids that are applied to areas of skin to remove the outer layer of skin and peels vary in the depth with peels ranging from mild, medium, and deep. The peels that momma uses in medispa are superficial and this type of peel penetrates the epidermis by partially removing the strateum corneum of skin.  There are alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic or glycolic acid, beta hydroxy such as salicylic acid, trichloracetic acid, blended peels, such as Jessners peel that combine lactic or salicylic acid, mandelic acids, or glycolic peels, which require neutralization, and retinoids such as retinol. These peels require sunscreen after and also we ask clients to refrain from direct sunlight for 2 -3 days with mild peels, wear hats and protect face and skin areas that were treated with extra clothing, sunglasses, and protection with umbrellas. Medium to Deep peels require 3-7 days of the above skin protection. Momma’s products are mild to skin and no visual peeling that would prevent work or going outside, the peels momma uses are mild to medium and require no real downtime. If we do a deep peel it does require downtime, which is for the client with troubled skin. The mild peels every three months will prevent the aging process from being so rude. The preventitive client should also add a facial every month for gentle prevention. Momma suggests a skin care regime and will gladly make recommendations for each client in combination with facials and peels for prevention and maintenance of outer beauty. Chemical peels can sometimes be done every two weeks x3-4 for lightening dark spots .