You can Transform Your Skin with chemical peels. They have been around for a long time because, simply, they work. Chemical peeling is simple, safe and cost effective. Chemical peeling is a procedure wherein a chemical agent is applied to the skin that causes a controlled destruction of layers of the skin and is followed by a regeneration and remodeling, with improvement of texture and surface abnormality. Peels should be done in a series of four to six in late fall, winter and early spring. I recommend that when considering a peel that patients should start priming their skin at least 2-4 weeks prior to appointment and then discontinue product usage 3-5 days prior to the peel appointment.

The Triple Transformation Peel is one of my favorites and delivers a combination of effective acids that include Resorcinol, Lactic and Salicylic. The combination of these acids treat skin concerns such as skin discloration, uneven skin texture, fine lines and acne. The Resorcinol targets rough, textured skin and gently exfoliates. The Lactic Acid helps to improve skin tone, texture and fine lines while the Salicylic acid helps to clear pores and promote new cell growth.

As you can see, Chemical Peels treat a wide range of skin concerns and with sunscreen and a daily home skin care regimen your skin can be transformed!

I am always available for consults prior to appointments, so feel free to call and schedule one today.

Are you tired of spending money on over the counter products that just don’t work? We have all done that! I would like to give you a little history as to why OTC (over the counter) products are not the same as medical grade skin care lines. I’m sure you’ve heard that any type of skin care regimen is better than not doing anything, but that isn’t true. OTC products are typically made in large batches for the masses, they have a very low percentage of active ingredients. Much of what you are putting on your skin is fillers that actually are added to fill the space instead of  high quality, active ingredients.

OTC products contain fragrance that can cause irritation in comparison to medical grade skin care products that have little or no added fragrance. Just because a product smells good doesn’t mean that it is good for your skin. OTC skin care products also have a high PH level that can disrupt the skins natural PH balance, which can further distress your skin. Medical grade skin care products are designed to keep PH levels slightly acidic around 5.5 preventing the breakdown of the skin’s acid mantle. Our skin is designed to fight infection and environmental stresses and when our PH level is not in balance it lowers our skin’s ability to protect and fight.

OTC skin care products are also made up of large molecules that sit closer to the surface of the skin in comparison to medical grade skin care products. Medical grade products have a smaller molecular structure and can penetrate beyond the skin surface, deep into the dermal layer to boost collagen production while rebuilding and repairing the skin. OTC products are purchased more frequently because they are not concentrated and, honestly, the product does not last. Medical grade products are concentrated so a small amount goes a long way and the product last longer.

To wrap up things, does it matter – YES! We want a skin care regimen that repairs the skin, promotes rebuilding while preventing further damage. We need a product that delivers results, is cost effective and has the highest quality ingredients. When you purchase medical grade skin care products you are offering your skin what it deserve’s – the best!

I love new beginnings and we are excited to announce our new blog @ Bella Visage – One Girl..One Journey..One Face. Melinda Gunter, our Medical Aesthetician, brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to our team, couple that with her attention to detail, high level of care for every patient and her true love of this field, she is an asset to us.

We will be sharing her first blog today and every other week she will be blogging on things, we believe, our important to you. We want to educate, impact and give the essentials you need for successful skin care regimens at home that will amplify the treatments that we do here at Bella Visage.

Melinda’s field of services includes IPL, ResurFX, Polishing, Hydrafacial MD, Chemical Peels and skin care consultations. Call her today 398-4600!