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The Truth About Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are absolutely crucial when it comes to overall skin brightness, firmness, elasticity, and peels actually increase the absorption of  your primary home care routine. With the flexibility to customize and provide treatment for all skin types and concerns, PCA Peels are able to address skin concerns such as texture, improve tone, fine lines and wrinkles, redness, breakouts, dark spots, and so much more, improving even the most sensitive skin types.

Somewhere along the lines, the idea of “peels” and peeling, flaking, redness, and pain was miscommunicated to the masses. The reality of the immediate post-peel facial treatment is brightness, reduced textures and inflammation, and a healthy, glowing complexion.

Here’s everything you need to know before your first PCA SKIN chemical peel:

Your esthetician will begin the treatment with a skin analysis and education. Together, goals are set and we make a plan for what type of treatments will reach those goals. The PCA Peel service itself is actually rather quick, 30 minutes total. Your esthetician will do a thorough cleansing, prep your skin for the peel, do the peel treatments (typically 2-5 customized layers) and then layer on additional correctives, boosters, serums, and of course, SPF.

Typically, if this is your first experience treating your skin with a peel, then our guests and estheticians start with more gentle peels and only apply 2-3 layers the first time. As your skin gets more used to the treatment process, we will work up to the stronger peels with more layers and interesting combination to really make your skin care goals come true.  The beauty of our peel treatments is that regardless of the number of layers you receive in your peel treatment or the strength of the peel, the price does remain the same. That is part of what makes our peels truly customized.

After your peel, you will receive a PCA Post Procedure Kit that includes a 10-day supply of everything you should be using on your skin after your peel treatment. This kit is our gift to you, a $40 value. What you do in the days following a corrective peel treatment needs to be perfectly nourishing and balancing for the skin.

In the days following your treatment, the skin will start to experience cell turnover – sometimes this results in a visible exfoliation… ie: flaking, shedding, and getting rid of the top layers of damaged and dead skin. Other times, the skin does not viably exfoliate, however that does not mean that the skin is not still benefiting dramatically from the treatment. As a general rule of thumb, the deeper the peel, the more extensive of the peeling experience.  Individual skin reactions may vary from treatment to treatment, but the goal of supporting that cell turnover process to allow your healthy, new, fresh skin to shine thru is happening weather you or not there is visible exfoliation happening.

Professional peels are essential for glowing, healthy skin. Regardless of what you are seeing on the top layers of your skin, there is fresh, stronger, and more resilient skin underneath, that just needs to be revealed and we absolutely love helping to make that happen!

Treatments may be scheduled by phone 970.875.0271, email info@watersidedayspa.com or via our online booking link.

Series of 3 Custom PCA Peel Treatments – face only/with décolleté,  $350 / 400