Skin Type

Chemical Peel 101

Who are peels for?

Chemical peels are for everyone. Whether your skin is dry, oily, combination or even sensitive, there is a chemical peel treatment that will work for you.

What do peels improve?

Chemical peels are safe and effective in improving and preventing most skin conditions: aging, acne, discoloration, sensitive skin/rosacea.

Why do I need a peel?

Our skin naturally exfoliates, gently shedding dead skin cells so subtly that most of us don't even notice. However, as we age, this process tends to slow, resulting in a dull complexion.

How do peels work?

Chemical peels speed up the exfoliation process, encouraging cell turnover that leaves the skin looking fresh and healthy. The result is exfoliation after a treatment, often seen in the form of peeling or flaking that lasts a couple of days. Ingredients in the peel solution are also working to create new cells that function properly, not only visibly improving the skin, but correcting from within. 

When do I get a peel? 

Chemical peels are usually recommended once a month, paralleling that skin's natural 28- day cell turnover process for the best results. Depending on your skin concern, your aesthetician may recommend them more or less frequently. PCA SKIN chemical peels have little to no downtime, allowing for treatments that won't disrupt your schedule.

What are the benefits of a peel?

Chemical peels have a large number of benefits, some that can be noticed, and some that subtly occur under the surface of the skin. Reduced fine line and wrinkles. Controlled oil production and fewer breakouts. Diminished discoloration and a more even skin tone. Reduced inflammatory response. Increased cell turnover process. Overall brightened skin tone. Softer, smoother skin.

Call today for an appointment with our experienced Estheticians. 

 

 

 

 

Skincare is our Game.

 

As many of you know, and some who do not know. Skincare is our Original Game. If you need help with clearing up teen or adult acne, we can help you with our non prescription approach. Our Acne treatments are customized to treat the acne condition that is present in adolescents and adult skin. We clinically treat and target the cause of acne. We control acne by reducing inflammation, blemishes, clogged pores and minimizing surface bacteria, speeding - up the healing process to prevent scarring and clearing skin.

If you need to Glam- up before an event our Micro-Current Treatment is the one for you.  Non- Invasive Micro- Current facial is used in combination with high quality serums, to reduce the signs of aging, resulting with remarkable skin rejuvenation, muscle tone, skin elasticity, energized circulation, and increased cellular function for a significant face lift. 

Ask Peggy Sulahian from The Real Housewives of Orange County. She has become a fan of our OC Ultra Lift (Micro- Current Facial).

If you need a quick pick up while on your Lunch Break. Ask us about our Mini Mask Treatments that take 30 minutes. Call Today for an Appointment or BOOK IT online.

 

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to Masque or not to Mask

Charcoal, clay, ‘pore-eliminating’, sheet masques are literally everywhere right now! How in the world do you navigate and find a quality product that won’t set your skin a-fire? (We have seen this first-hand!)

 

Obviously, professional recommendations are your best bet – but maybe you’re feeling adventurous and want to try something new…and now! We’ve all been there.  Ingredients matter, and reviewing what is actually in your products is another way to inspect for quality before you indulge.  So what should you go for, and what should you avoid? Here are some tips from the pros, happy hunting!

 

·         Ingredients

Avoid products if you can’t read what is in them!  Some products may not provide their ingredient list at all, or they may be in another language – pass on these. 

·         Cost

Impossibly low-priced products are likely low quality as well.  This is a rule of thumb, and there may be some exceptions out there.  If you can’t believe the price, you may also be unsatisfied with the lack of results.

·         Skin Type

Skin type and ingredients go hand-in-hand!  Here are some helpful pointers.

Charcoal.   With quality charcoal masques, you can expect immediate results. Go for it - charcoal clears pores for those with oily, congested skin. 

Skip it – charcoal is a strong exfoliant, pass if you have severe acne, sensitive skin, or rosacea.

Clay. Helps with inflammation.  Best for congested and acneic skin.  Clears and prevents breakouts!

Sheet masks. You’ll hit or miss with sheet masks.  Quality sheet masks may even be used in the treatment room.  Low quality sheet masks will yield little-to-no results, or cause a reaction you’ll regret.  Be cautious!

Peel-Off.  NOT for everyone.  Drying masques that you peel off are helpful if you have texturized skin, and give back to those with undernourished skin.

 

While we’re at it, here are some masque pro favorites recommended by The Brow and Skin Studio.

 

Buy it anywhere (and here)! Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque by Dermalogica.  This masque will never let you down.  You can even sleep with it on for super nourishment!  When used on a consistent basis, the overall health of your skin will shine.

 

Buy it here (only)! Purifying Comfort Masque by Ultradermacine. We recommend this masque to so many of our clients because of it’s unique formula and the fact that almost all skin types will benefit.  Best for dry, dehydrated, congested and acneic skin.  (Chances are that’s most of us at any given point!)