About Face Skin Care is Philadelphia’s #1 provider of the Perfect Peel. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions:
Q: How does The Perfect Peel compare to other peels?
The Perfect Peel combines powerful ingredients with effective acids to deliver outstanding results after one treatment. This unique formula allows for an increase in lifting of fine lines and wrinkles as well as reducing hyperpigmentation including Melasma. The Perfect Peel is a non-invasive, virtually painless treatment with only 2-4 days of peeling.
Q: How many treatments are necessary for visible improvement?
After one treatment of The Perfect Peel, overall skin tone and complexion will appear smooth, glowing and fresh. Depending on skin conditions, multiple treatments may be necessary for desired results. A series of 2-3 treatments applied once every 4 weeks will allow for optimal results for more severe skin conditions such as Melasma and active acne.
Q: How long will my results last?
As long as the skin is maintained with proper skin care products, the improved results will last. We recommend 2 – 4 treatments of The Perfect Peel per year to sustain desired results for regular maintenance and rejuvenation.
Q: What skin types respond well to The Perfect Peel?
All skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6) and all ethnicities are safe to treat and will benefit from The Perfect Peel.
Q: What type of pretreatment is required?
The Perfect Peel requires no pretreatment! Only those patients who use Accutane must stop usage (4) months prior to treatment in order to achieve desired results.
Q: Does The Perfect Peel hurt?
The patient may feel a slight stinging or tingling sensation which will subside after 30-60 seconds. Numbing takes place once the first pass of The Derma Peel solution is applied. A fan or cool breeze may be used for added comfort.
Q: How long will the application process take?
The Perfect Peel application only takes 15 minutes to administer.
Q: How severe is the peeling and what is the duration of the peeling process?
The amount of peeling skin associated with The Perfect Peel is mainly a sloughing of thin sheets of epidermis skin that begins around day three and generally is completed by day six or seven.
Q: What will I look like during The Perfect Peel treatment process and post peel?
Immediately after the peel has been applied the skin will either appear red, like a sunburn, or darker. On day three, peeling will begin and by day six or seven the peeling process should be complete.
Q: Will my daily routine be affected after the treatment?
Normal activities may be resumed immediately post peel. We recommend avoiding heavy exercise and excessive sweating during the peeling process.
Q: Can make up be worn post peel?
The day the peel is applied the patient should not put any make up or other products on his or her face post peel. Make may be worn on day 2 of the peeling process.
Q: How many treatments are required?
The Perfect Peel may be applied initially every four weeks if necessary. Thereafter, we recommend once every 3 – 6 months to maintain improved skin results, as well as to prevent further aging and environmental damage.
Q: Can The Perfect Peel be applied to other parts of the body other than the face?
The face, neck, chest and hands are the most commonly applied areas. The Perfect Peel can be applied to other areas of the body, but the process and the results will not necessarily be the same.
Q: Will The Perfect Peel help improve acne and acne scars?
The Perfect Peel formula was designed to help improve various problematic skin conditions, including acne. The Perfect Peel helps minimize the damage and scarring that can result from acne. Glutathione helps increase cellular turnover thus reducing stubborn acne scars. A series of peels is required.
Q: How many treatments are necessary to resolve acne scars?
Depending on the severity of the scarring, a series of 3-4 peels spaced four weeks apart is recommended for optimal results. The number of treatments will also depend on how vigorously the layers are applied.
Q: How will The Perfect Peel improve my skin?
The Perfect Peel will reduce or eliminate hyper pigmentation, sun damage and Melasma. It will control Acne and reduce Acne Scars. In addition, it will help erase fine lines and wrinkles, reduce enlarged pores and build collagen and elastin for a healthier, firmer complexion. The overall tone, texture and clarity of the skin will be improved.
Q: Will my skin be sensitive post peel?
Skin will be more sensitive during the peeling process until the PH level is replenished.
Q: Is sun exposure allowed after the Perfect Peel?
Sun exposure should be limited if not avoided before and during the peel process to avoid uneven exposure.
Q: When can the patient receive their next treatment of The Perfect Peel?
3-4 weeks after recovery (once the entire peel process is complete.)
Q: Is there an age requirement or restriction to use The Perfect Peel?
Patients range between 13-75 years old. Those with a health condition or concern should consult with their physician prior to scheduling a peel treatment.