The Best Time to Receive a BioActive PeelAuthor: Massage Heights
In the Summer, we are pointed toward the Sun for longer each day; therefor, exposed to the effects of the sun for an extended period of time. Rays of light from the Sun hit us more directly during summer, making the sunlight more intense and warmer. The optimal time to start chemical peel treatments is in the Fall and continuing into the winter. The Sun is low in the sky and rays of light are spread more thinly, and they do not warm us as much. Since most Guest’s skin needs 3-9 chemical peels to reach their skin health goals, Fall is the perfect time to begin chemical peel treatments.
Fall is the best time of year to receive a peel because nature naturally limits Guest’s sun exposure, which can increase the risk for damaging their skin. Even though it is Fall, Guest still need to be diligent about wearing sunscreen, although there is less sun it is important to minimize exposure as much as possible. During the early healing period after a chemical peel, Guest will need to avoid sun exposure. After the early healing period has passed, Guest still need to wear sunscreen every day and limit sun exposure as much as possible. New skin is more sensitive to sunlight and susceptible to damage and discoloration from sunlight.
Winter is a good time to do a peel too; however, your skin tends to be more dry in the winter. It is important to use a heavy moisturizer after a peel to protect new skin during the peeling process. If Guest begin peel treatments in the Fall, the Skin Therapist can ensure the skin is hydrated and moisturized optimally to continue treatments into the Winter season.
Why BioActive Peel?
We partnered with dermalogica offering BioActive Peel because they developed a refreshingly new concept of peeling, formulated with the most progressive technology available that minimizes downtime while still attaining exceptional results. BioActive Peel decreases rough textured, treats acne, reduces fine lines and fades pigmentation without the recovery of peels that are too aggressive.
How do chemical peels work?
All chemical peels work by removing the outer layers of skin. The depth of the peeling is determined by the chemical agent used and the concentration, among other factors. This can range from very light peel offering refreshed healthier skin to deeper peeling that offers faster results when treating advanced skin care issues. The great thing about BAP is that the Skin Therapist customized the depth of each peel to the Guest’s specific skin care concerns and the health of the skin is never at risk. Following a chemical peel, the deeper layers of the skin will respond by regenerating new skin and by increasing the production of collagen. The result is a look that’s healthier, hydrated, smoother and more youthful.
My skin is not peeling. Does this mean the treatment did not work?
Absolutely not! Depending on the skin’s resistance and how frequent the treatments are, your Guest may not experience peeling or flaking. For a more accurate assessment of the treatment’s success, advise your Guest to feel the texture of his or her skin. If it feels smoother, the treatments is working. In addition, this may also be an indication that your Guest’s skin may be more tolerant of additional layers during the Acid Active(+) portion of BioActive Peel.
Some areas of hyperpigmentation appear darker. Did the treatment make my Guest’s pigmentation worse?
No. It can take at least 2 days to 1 week (or longer) to see changes in your Guest’s skin. There may be more color on Hyperpigmented areas for the first few days as pigmented cells rise to the surface and slough off while new skin cells grow at the basal cell layer. Advise your Guest to contact you if he or she experiences extreme cases of darkening or lightening of skin.