ZO Stimulator Peel is considered to be the perfect “lunchtime” peel with no downtime. This peel is made up of a combination of lactic, citric and salicylic acid used to exfoliate the skin, while stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin. This is peel is suitable for any skin type and color.
Another popular chemical peel at the NEA Medical Aesthetic Clinic is our Absolute Peel. This peel uses different doses of glycolic acid, a sugar derivative. Glycolic acid is the holy grail when it comes to exfoliation, effectively removing the outermost layer of dead cells from the complexion, revealing brighter, fresher skin. We often use this peel to help treat scarring, skin discoloration and signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles
What to Expect?
3-4 days Before Your Facial Peel Treatment
Discontinue the use of topical retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinol and other potentially irritating products.
If you have had any procedure such as IPL, laser or microdermabrasion, avoid having a peel treatment until your skin has completely healed.
After Your Facial Peel
Don’t panic! Redness, stinging, itching, tightness, mild swelling, flaking, and peeling, are all normal reactions following a peel. The severity of these responses varies for each individual.
Exfoliation generally will start 2-3 days after treatment and ends by approximately day 5.
Avoid rubbing, scratching or peeling/picking the skin with your fingers while healing
For at least 7 to 10 days following the peel, avoid direct sun exposure to best allow your skin to fully heal. If at any time throughout the healing process direct sun exposure cannot be avoided, use a broad spectrum SPF 50 sun protection, as necessary. Apply very lightly and gently to avoid premature exfoliation.
Do not use alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products until the skin has fully healed.
You should also avoid running water directly on your face while showering for 24 hours
Avoid strenuous exercise and consequent sweating until the skin has completely healed.
Do not have any other procedures such as facials, hair removal, microdermabrasion and lasers until the skin has fully healed.
Once your skin has healed, return to the daily skin care program your medical aesthetician or physician would have recommended.