Why You May Want to Consider a Skin Peel

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Have you been feeling like you need a change lately? Rejuvenate your skin and reverse sun damage with a SkinMedica skin peel. We’re pleased to announce that we now offer skin peels at Dr. Tim Love’s office.

Skin peels can help smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness. A skin peel will also help with aging, sun exposure and uneven skin tone. Plus, Skin peels are eligible for Brilliant Distinction points!

SkinMedica peels come in three different strengths:

Don’t worry about determining which peel is most beneficial for you. We will evaluate your skin and recommend the appropriate peel.

Who should get a skin peel?

Anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their skin is a great candidate for skin peels. You don’t have to be a certain age or have any specific skin type or color to benefit from a skin peel.

We don’t recommend getting your first peel on the same day as a big event, because most people will experience mild peeling or, at the very least, have a red face after their first peel.

Someone who has more sun damage will need a more aggressive peel, which involves a longer process, but he or she will still see results. Those with younger skin typically get peels for maintenance and prevention. Prevention is much easier than correction, but that doesn’t mean it’s ever too late to start a positive protocol.

How do skin peels work?

SkinMedica peels have three steps and each step is matched with a different solution. The three different solutions that are applied to the face are the Prepping Solution (before), Peeling Solution (the peel) and Retinol Solution (after).

Afterward, you may have a yellowish tinge on your skin, which is expected to last no longer than 2 to 3 hours. You also may peel. People who use retinol regularly are less susceptible to peeling.

The treatment takes less than an hour (most are about 20 to 30 minutes) and you’ll enjoy very little social downtime afterward.

What should I do before my peel?

Avoid electrolysis, waxing depilatory creams and laser hair removal at least one week before a peel. Three days prior to your appointment avoid Retin-A, AHA, BHA, benzoyl peroxide, or any other products that may be drying or irritating.

One of our patients after a peel with Dr. Love, our clinical staff and SkinMedica representative.

One of our patients after a peel with Dr. Love, our clinical staff, and SkinMedica representative.

What should I do after my peel?

Avoid sun the day of your peel. If you must go outside, wear a hat. Use a gentle cleanser, a good moisturizer and sunscreen.  If you’re peeling, avoid picking at your skin and use a heavy moisturizer.

Also, Retin-A, facials, cosmetic injections, laser treatments and other procedures may be done only after the peeling process is completed.

Results are cumulative. Of course, you can do one skin peel as a special treat, but you’ll see better results if you have regularly scheduled appointments. Maximum benefits are seen with a series of three or more peels.

 

Are you ready to have more luminous skin? Our Oklahoma City office now offers skin peels! Contact us or call us today at (405) 751-LOVE (5683) to schedule a skin peel.