A Timeless Lifestyle

by Chris on February 12, 2012


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Hi all!  I would like to tell you a little about different types of facials we offer at Timeless Spa & Salon.
Our Customized Facials are just that…customized to your specific skin type.   For Sensitive Skin we use Lactic Acid Peel (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)

Lactic Acid Peel (Alpha Hydroxy Acid):

 
Lactic Acid is derived from sour milk, and is much milder on the skin versus Glycolic and Salicylic peels. Best used on Sensitive Skin.
Lactic acid peel helps eliminate germs, toxins and dead cells.
The peeling process is very similar to how Glycolic Acid works.
Milk
It also can be used for the following: Acne, Acne Scars, Blackheads/Whiteheads, Dry Skin, Sun-damaged Skin, Blotchy Pigmentation, Fine Wrinkles, Loss of Elasticity, Large Pores, in-grown hairs, Age Spots, Eczema, Seborrheic Keratosis, Hyperkeratosis, and Actinic keratosis.

Choosing a strength that’s right for you:

If this is your first peel and you have sensitive skin, we will begin with lower percentages (10% – 30%) and work our way up to higher percentages.
If you have experience with peels and have normal skin, then we may begin with our higher percentages (40% – 50%).

Note about Rosacea

If you have Rosacea or very dry and sensitive skin, then Lactic Acid may be the better choice. Lactic Acid only works to help the symptoms of Rosacea, and does not offer a cure.

Note about Retin A

If you are using Retin A products and want to use our Acid Peels, you will need to stop the treatments for at least two-weeks before using the Peels. Retin A makes the skin very sensitive to the sun and to other products.

Glycolic Acid (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)

Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and, because of its smaller molecular size, effectively works to stimulate growth of new skin and collagen by penetrating the skin and decreasing the bonds that hold dead skin cells on the surface. This allows dead cells to be gradually removed, leaving behind a layer of healthy smooth skin.
Glycolic acid also reduces the amount of surface skin oil, which aids in the removal of blackheads and other skin impurities and may help stimulate collagen production within the dermis, the layer of the skin located below the epidermis.
Sugar

Glycolic Acid may also be used to treat the following:

Acne, Acne Scars, Blackheads/Whiteheads, Dry Skin, Sun-damaged Skin, Blotchy Pigmentation, Fine Wrinkles, Loss of Elasticity, Large Pores, in-grown hairs, Age Spots/Dark Spots, Seborrheic Keratosis, Hyperkeratosis, and Actinic keratosis.

Choosing a strength that’s right for you:

If this is your first peel and you have sensitive skin, we will begin with lower percentages (10% – 30%) and work our way up to higher percentages.
If you have experience with peels and have normal skin, then we will begin with our higher percentages (40% – 50%).

Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid)

Salicylic Acid resides deep in the heart of Willow Bark and Sweet Birch trees and is a highly effective peeling agent and an excellent pore cleanser with anti-wrinkle and anti-acne properties.
It works by gently removing old cells from the skin allowing it to be replaced with healthy skin; boosts collagen production and in turn balances oil production (less acne and blemishes); and lessens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Salicylic Acid also has an anti-inflammatory effect. This acid is able to penetrate the oily material blocking pores and flush it out.
Results: Unlike Glycolic and Lactic Acids which are gradual peels, using a Salicylic peel may cause visible peeling that can last up to 3 days.
Salicylic
Please note that Salicylic Acid Peels are not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation.

Salicylic Acid works well for the following conditions:
Acne, Acne Scars, Blackheads/Whiteheads, Dry Skin, Sun-damaged Skin, Blotchy Pigmentation, Fine Wrinkles, Loss of Elasticity, Large Pores, Bumps, Rosacea, Age Spots/Dark Spots, Seborrheic Keratosis, Hyperkeratosis, and Actinic keratosis.

20% Salicylic Acid (Strong Peel) Is a deeper exfoliation, perfect for acne and mature skin. Also recommended to start at a lower percentage unless you have already used Salicylic Acid.
10% Salicylic Acid (Medium Peel) Used for all skin types.
5% Salicylic Acid (Light Peel) This should be the first percentage for first-time usage and for more sensitive skin. This is our weakest peel and will give the same results as the stronger peels, but is a more gradual process.

I hope you found this blog to be helpful!  Take advantage of our Facial Special and you will be surprised at how your face looks after the first one!  🙂

In Good Health,

~Renee’


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