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Instructions and Advice

Application Instructions Detailed directions are included with your purchase of the peel, but here is a rundown of how a chemical peel is applied: Before applying any AHA or BHA product to the face, apply a small patch test to either the inner forearm or under the chin for 1 minute to test skin sensitivity. […]

How a Peel Feels

The state of your skin after a peel depends on what kind of peel you had. The superficial peels, like those at Skin Laboratory, have limited effects, the medium peels may cause some redness and the deeper peels may require weeks to recover. During  a chemical peel experiences range from a mild degree of “tingling” […]

Tips When Treating Body Parts

Neck and Chest While it is safe to use our peels here, the skin is thinner on the neck and chest than on the face. Thus the times should be adjusted. Start with 2 minutes, not to exceed 7 minutes. Around the Eyes You must be very careful when applying around the eyes as this […]

Timing and Repetition

Exfoliation Exfoliation reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unless you have extremely oily skin, daily exfoliation is not necessary. Once or twice per week is sufficient. Most experts agree that you should exfoliate at night, so that your skin has time to rejuvenate while you sleep. Proper exfoliation can also help clear acne […]

Sun Exposure

After a Peel It is best to avoid sun exposure if it is possible, as your skin will likely be more sensitive to the suns UV rays. If you have to go outside, sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher must be worn. It is important to wear sunscreen every day, to help protect the skin. […]

Post Peel

Instructions for After a Peel Detailed instructions are included with each purchase, but here is a quick rundown: Avoid exercise and sweating (sauna) for a few hours after the procedure. Avoid the use of abrasive or exfoliating sponges until face returns to normal condition. Apply a fragrance free moisturizer (Neutrogena facial lotion, or Cetaphil lotion) […]

Peel Benefits

Immediately after the peel, you should notice a little redness or irritation, which only lasts a short time. Afterwards, you will notice softening of fine lines and wrinkles, and a leveling of acne scars and fading of hyperpigmentation. A chemical peel is a non-surgical solution to reveal newer, fresher skin for the face, neck and […]

Controlling Peel Depth

Everyone’s skin is different. For some, results can be seen after the first application, for others, it takes several applications. Skin types are different, and so are the types of results each individual is looking to achieve. The skin condition (acne, age spots, wrinkles, oily skin, etc.) help to determine the amount of time it […]

Combining Products

Improve Results by Alternating Products The Salicylic Acid is very effective at removing dead skin cells, allowing the Lactic Acid to penetrate deeper into the skin, giving you a deeper peel. When using Salicylic in conjunction with another one of our peels, you must make sure you don’t remove more layers of skin than can […]