Your skin needs exfoliation to maintain optimal health and manifest a fresh and bright glow. However, sometimes you’re at-home products don’t do the trick, and you need something more powerful. At Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, we offer both physical and chemical forms of exfoliation, including dermaplaning and chemical peels. These treatments will rid your skin of the dead cells and build up that’s keeping you from your healthiest and most vibrant complexion.
Can You Combine Dermaplaning and a Chemical Peel?
Dermaplaning and chemical peels are two different in-office exfoliating treatments that can be combined during one treatment. Dermaplaning can be performed before a chemical peel to effectively remove the skin and fine hair from the skin’s surface. It can improve the skin’s texture and prepare the landscape of the skin so that the chemical peel can be even more effective.
Some patients may benefit from combining these two exfoliating treatments during one appointment; others may be better suited for one over the other. During a consultation with one of our skincare experts, your skin will be evaluated in person to determine whether your skin would benefit from combining these exfoliating treatments or from one of them.
Dermaplaning: A Form of Physical Exfoliation
Dermaplaning is a form of physical exfoliation that involves the use of one tool: a sterile medical-grade scalpel. Physical exfoliation is any treatment that uses physical abrasion to remove the top layer of dead skin from your face. Microdermabrasion, exfoliating scrubs, dry brushing, and dermaplaning are all examples of physical exfoliation. One of the benefits of this exfoliating treatment is that not only does it eliminate dead skin cells, but it also eliminates fine hair.
How Does It Work?
This treatment is completely non-surgical and non-invasive. It brightens and rejuvenates the complexion in a quick and simple treatment. During the treatment process, your technician will use a medical-grade scalpel to carefully remove the dead skin cells from your face.
She will hold this tool at a 45° angle, and as it passes back and forth across your skin, it will remove dead skin cells, peach fuzz, scar tissue, and any other forms of dirt or debris sitting on your skin’s surface.
What Does It Treat?
This treatment is very simple, but it’s also quite versatile. It can help all different patients with different skin types and conditions achieve a healthy and vibrant glow. It helps combat the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, correct dry and dull skin, and improve the appearance of acne scars and sun damage. It can restore a natural, vibrant, and healthy glow to your complexion and help you reach your skincare goals.
Who Is a Candidate?
Anyone who wants to improve their skin with a simple and natural form of exfoliation makes a good candidate for this form of physical exfoliation. This treatment is safe for pregnant and nursing women because it does not involve anything other than the medical-grade scalpel.
There are no harsh products or chemicals used during the treatment, so whether you’re pregnant, nursing, or have ultra-sensitive skin, you won’t have to worry about irritation, inflammation, or an adverse reaction post-treatment.
Chemical Peels: A Form of Chemical Exfoliation
Chemical peels provide the skin with chemical exfoliation by using a combination of acids to dissolve the top layer of the skin. Chemical peels come in different strengths and can be customized based on the patient, their skin type, and their needs. A chemical peel is a treatment that must be performed in an office setting.
It requires the skill, expertise, and knowledge of an aesthetician to ensure the best results. It’s not something that you can or should perform at home, and when you leave it to the hands of professionals like our estheticians, you can expect some incredible results.
What Can They Treat?
Chemical peels are completely customizable, and we can choose the right one for you based on your skin. Depending on the peel, we can use this form of chemical exfoliation to eliminate old, dead skin cells and combat the signs of aging. Peels can address:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- A dull complexion
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne-prone skin
Our Chemical Peels
At Allure Enhancement Center, we know that different skin types require a unique exfoliation treatment plan. For that reason, we offer three different types of chemical peels and will choose the right one based on your needs.
A superficial peel is the lightest chemical peel that gently exfoliates the top layer of the skin. It is a good option for those who have never experienced a chemical peel before or those with sensitive skin. It results in the least amount of peeling post-treatment than other chemical peels and can be used to treat hyperpigmentation and poor skin texture.
Medium Strength Peels
Medium strength peels contain a stronger combination of acids than superficial peels. This combination of acids exfoliates both the top and middle layers of the skin. A medium strength peel can be used to treat the more noticeable signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and moderate forms of hyperpigmentation and general skin discoloration.
Sometimes patients schedule a superficial peel to get their skin used to chemical exfoliation and then schedule a medium-strength peel to perfect their skin on a different level.
A deep peel is the strongest chemical peel that removes dead skin cells from both the top and middle layers of the skin. It is typically reserved for those who want to treat the more severe signs of aging and more noticeable skin changes.
It can help address moderate lines and wrinkles, shallow scars, and age spots. Since this peel is the strongest peel we offer, we will evaluate your skin before scheduling this treatment to ensure that you achieve the best results possible and won’t risk over-exfoliating your skin.
What Happens During the Treatment?
A chemical peel is a quick and straightforward treatment. One of our estheticians will cleanse your skin and then apply the peel to your face to begin the process. The peel will remain on your skin for a specific amount of time, and then neutralizing agents may be applied to help nourish and protect the skin.
When Will I Notice Results?
Some patients notice results immediately after their peel; others notice the best results within five to seven days of their appointment.
Will I Peel?
Whether or not your skin peels post-treatment will depend on the peel used during your treatment and your skin condition. Typically, stronger peels result in more peeling but don’t be alarmed if your skin does peel.
Peeling is a completely normal part of the process and is evidence that the treatment process is working and will deliver some incredible results. Peeling will not last more than a few days, and as long as you avoid picking at your skin and moisturize it as directed, you can ensure beautiful and noticeable results.
How Many Peels Will I Need?
The total number of peels that you will need depends on your skin condition, skin type, and ultimate skincare goals. We will evaluate your skin and your problem areas in person during your consultation and then design a custom treatment plan that includes the total number of peels you should schedule to achieve the best results.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for a chemical peel are those who want to improve their skin and combat skin imperfections and the more noticeable signs of aging on a deeper level. Pregnant and nursing women are advised to wait until they are no longer pregnant or nursing to schedule this treatment.
Choosing the Right Form of Exfoliation
Dermaplaning and chemical peels are both effective forms of exfoliation that can deliver some skin transforming results. An initial consultation at our office with one of our experts is the best way to determine which one of these treatments is right for you and whether combining them during one appointment will help you achieve your desired results. Our goal is to help you achieve a beautiful complexion, regardless of your skin concerns or skin type.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Whether you want to schedule a dermaplaning treatment, a chemical peel, or both, we can help. Our skincare experts are here, ready and waiting to help you achieve the most beautiful skin possible. Contact us today at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, to schedule your initial consultation to learn more about these effective exfoliating treatments and how they can help initiate a skin transformation, unlike anything you’ve experienced before.