What is a peel?

While it is true, a chemical peel is a great exfoliation tool it is actually doing much more than that. When we perform a chemical peel we are activating the wound response in the skin. During this process, stem cells are activated releasing growth factors which are messaging molecules for skin restructuration and repair. Essentially, the body is producing new collagen and elastin making the skin appear more youthful.

Why are peels important?

Chemical peels are an important part of a healthy skin care journey as they continue to help the body produce more collagen and elastin. Around the age of 30 we begin to lose approximately 1% of our collagen per year naturally while at the same time the body stops producing it. This is devastating for that firm and bouncy skin we had while we were young. If we do not regularly exfoliate, without the use of harsh manual exfoliants that can further damage the skin, it begins to build up and will result in rough and dull skin. Chemical peels help to keep the skin smooth, bright and hydrated.

Who is contraindicated for a peel?
For many years, and even still today, estheticians and other professionals would not perform chemical peels on clients with darker skin tones due to the fear of damaging the skin through inflammation. However, Dermodality has perfected the process of skin-conditioning which allows professionals to safely treat any skin tone and skin condition through a gradual introduction to inflammation along with highly active home care products. Those with overly sensitized skin caused by a compromised barrier can still receive a chemical peel but they may need to be on a home care regimen for a few weeks prior to help nourish and hydrate. There is always a way to bring the skin to its optimal level of health and integrity with the Dermodality brand.

What to expect post peel?
There are many outcomes to a chemical peel based on which acid is chosen and how many layers were applied. If a client wants minimal downtime that is possible and if a client wants a full blown treatment to target serious conditions that is also an option. A light peel would consist of 3 days of minimal tightness and dryness while a more intense treatment may require 7-10 days of peeling like a snake. All of these processes are controlled and safe. It is a matter of what the client desires and what the professional suggests.

How many times should I receive a peel and how often?
We suggest coming to see your esthetician or professional practitioner every 4-6 weeks for a maintenance treatment. This would consist of a light peel followed by a soothing mask. For those who require and desire the more intense treatments you should still see your esthetician monthly but come up with a game plan to receive a deeper treatment at least 3 times per year.

Why does PH matter more than active ingredient percentage?
The skin has a natural resting state at 4.5 to 5.5 ph on the p.h scale of 1-14. Clinically proven active ingredients are essential in a healthy home care regimen however, if the “actives” are in a solution with a pH that is higher than the natural resting state of your skin then those actives cannot and will not penetrate effectively. pH is a critical factor in choosing the skin care that is right for you and to achieve those results we all desire.

What is the difference between AHA and BHA?
AHA means alpha hydroxy acid. These are usually naturally derived and are water soluble meaning they must be neutralized or “shut off” during the in-office treatment with water. AHA’s typically address more surface issues such as uneven skin tone, dullness and hydration. BHA means beta hydroxy acid and are oil soluble. BHA’s are perfect for someone wanting to treat or target oils and bacteria in the skin such as acne. These peels are usually left on the skin during an in-office treatment and are washed off hours later once the proteins in the skin have had time to work their magic.

Dermodality was founded with the professional in mind. The founder and president, Tony Vogel, wanted to create a brand that was customizable, affordable for all and result driven. He wanted a line that would work for all Fitzpatrick levels and all skin conditions safely and effectively every time. This was no easy feat however, after years of perfecting the back bar to retail products he has crafted a line that does just that. When you use Dermodality products you know you are using a line that utilizes the most contemporary active ingredients that are sourced all throughout the world including the deep oceans and vast rainforests in a clean fashion. All of our products are gluten free, paraben free and cruelty free.

Why choose dermodality skin care and peels?
Simply put, if you want results in a relatively quick and painless process you will want to use Dermodality products and treatment protocols. Our system was not created overnight. I was intentionally and carefully thought out, tested and perfected. Follow the system and see results!


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