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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 takes before one will see results. Some skin conditions are easier to treat than others. All of these things play a part in the amount of time it takes to see results.

Contact Time, Frequency, and Thickness of Application

The depth of the peel is controlled by contact time, frequency of application, and thickness of application. This means, that if you aren’t seeing the results that you wished for, you may need to increase the contact time and thickness of the application.

If you have sensitive skin, start by increasing 30 seconds at a time. If you haven’t felt much tingling, or shown signs of irritation with your last 2 applications, then your skin can probably handle increasing 1 minute at a time. As your skin becomes accustomed to the treatment, you may also increase the frequency of applications per week.

The key is to not remove skin faster than new skin can be regenerated. You know your skin, and you will have a better feel for what it can handle.

Cleaning the face with an alcohol toner a few minutes before the peel will remove all surface oils from the skin and allow for a much more aggressive peel (it’s important that it is an alcohol/acetone type toner, witch hazel will not do).

[sws_pullquote_right]“The depth of the peel is controlled by contact time, frequency of application, and thickness of application.” [/sws_pullquote_right]Once you have started increasing application times and thickness of the application, if you are noticing redness, similar to sunburn, or if you experience discomfort in the days following an application, the peel has penetrated too deeply. You should wait at least 10-14 days before applying the peel again.

This will allow the new skin to fully regenerate before attempting another peel procedure. Upon re-applying the peel to your skin you should reduce the application time. Start with 1 minute and work up.

This product may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. The FDA recommends that a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 be applied daily when using exfoliating products.

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