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  Ask the Skin Care Expert - Skin Care Questions

Q: How much discomfort should I expect when having a peel?

A: The level of discomfort experienced depends on the treatment. Most peels are gentle and or no burning or stinging in the skin. Dramatic wrinkling, sun damage or acne scars may require a peel, which may cause moderate stinging for a few minutes. More dramatic results can be expected a deeper peel, however deep peels are not necessary for most skin types and conditions. Super chemical peels create minimal discomfort and produce beautiful and immediate results for men and women.
Q: Can people who are frequently in the sun receive peels?

A: Yes, but only if they are compliant with using sun screen protection every day. Sunbathing avoided directly following a treatment and while the skin is peeling. If you are getting peels, it is imperative to use the appropriate melanin suppressant and sun protection.

Q: Can pregnant or lactating women receive an AHA peel?

A: No. I recommend a custom or microderm facial. Consult you OB I GYN physician for their recommendation.

Q: Will a chemical peel make my thin skin even thinner?

A: Dry skin is partially the result of dead cell build up which actually hinders the absorption and penetration of vitamins and nutrients. Exfoliating treatments will remove surface build up, hydrating skin and give it a plumper, "thicker" appearance. The use of vitamin C products will help build in the skin, thus making it stronger and more durable.
Q: Are there any treatments that are good for rosacea?

A: Rosacea is best controlled with a combination of in-office treatments and home care products. Stay cool and keep your skin from the sun.

Q: Is it OK for someone using Retin-A, Differin, Accutane or Tazorac to have an
in-office treatment?

A: We generally recommend that Retin-A and Differin use be stopped five days prior to a peel and post-treatment because of potential irritation and uneven peel penetration. Those using Tazorac need to stop use 10 days before treatment to avoid this irritation. Accutane users tend to have sensitive skin and need to be treated only with peels that are appropriate for their skin type. They should always consult their physician before discontinuing use of any prescription. Your skincare specialist should be made aware of any prescription medication use.


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