A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Facial skin is mostly treated, and scarring can be improved. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin. To accomplish this task, the chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin. Chemical peels are not recommended for anyone pregnant or lactating. Other advanced skincare treatments are available for pregnant women.
In the week before treatment, do not undergo any other chemical peels, any kind of waxing, electrolysis or laser hair removal procedures or botox injections. You should also avoid using exfoliating masks or rough, abrasive sponges on your skin. Stop the use of any retinoids 2 days prior to the treatment.
Avoid chemicals peels if any of the following applies to you:
A complete 7 day regimen for use post treatment will be available with any chemical peel.
Do not get your face wet for the first 24 hours. Do not workout, sit in a sauna, or do any excessive sweating. Wait approximately 21 days before geting a facial treatment.
To prevent skin damage, avoid the following for at least 24 to 48 hours post procedure:
Everyone peels differently. The amount of visible peeling you experience doesn't determine how effective your treatment is. Little to no downtime. Light peeling can occur with exfoliation on the cellular level. Moderate peeling can include some visible exfoliation over a few areas of the face. Heavy peeling may occur with intense exfoliation experienced over several days.
Q. Who are peels for?
A. Chemical peels are for everyone. Whether your skin is dry, oily, combination or even sensitive, there is a chemical peel treatment that will work for you.
Q. What do peels improve?
A. Chemical peels are safe and effective in improving and preventing most skin conditions. Aging, Acne, Discoloration, and Sensitive Skin including Rosacea.
Q. Why do I need a peel?
A. Our skin naturally exfoliates, gently shedding dead skin cells so subtly that most of us don't even notice. However, as we age, this process tends to slow, resulting in a dull complexion.
Q. How do peels work?
A. Chemical peels speed up the exfoliation process, encouraging cell turnover that leaves the skin looking fresh and healthy. The result is exfoliation after a treatment, often seen in the form of peeling, or flaking that lasts a couple days. Ingredients in the peel solution are also working to create new cells that function properly, not only visibly improving the skin, but correcting from within.
Q. How often can I get a peel?
A. Chemical peels are recommended once a month, paralleling the skins natural 28 day cell turnover process for the best results. PCA Skin chemical peels have little to no downtime, allowing for treatments that won't disrupt your schedule.
Q. What are the benefits of a peel?
A. Chemical peels have a large number of benefits, some that can be noticed, and some that subtly occur under the surface of the skin.
Reduced fine lines and wrinkles, controlled oil production and fewer breakouts, diminished discoloration and a more even skin tone, reduced inflammatory response, increased cell turnover process, overall brightened skin tone, softer, smother skin are some benefits of a peel.
A consultation will be done at the start of each appointment to go over the desired eyelash look you're looking for. Consent and release forms must be completed before the service for all new guests. Please arrive with clean lashes and no eye makeup. Arriving with heavy eye makeup or caked on mascara will result in a $20 fee for cleaning the lashes prior to the full set. We will not apply lash extensions to dirty lashes. Aftercare instructions are below and will be given at the end of the service. If you wear contact lenses please bring your case as you will be asked to remove them prior to the service. If you're pregnant and is interested in eyelash extensions you can certainly get them. Please let us know prior to your appointment if you're expecting, a little extra care will be needed.
Refills are recommended every 2 to 3 weeks and include a lash bath. Clean lashes mean longer lash retention and prevent blepharitis. We do not want any of our guests to experience that so we're now offering a deep clean with each fill. It is the lash artists responsibility to educate the client on taking care of their lash extensions, it is also the clients responsibility to follow through with the instructions. The lash bath we use can be used at home everyday for a gentle cleanse and can be purchased in the salon at the end of your service.
At this time 2 and 3 week refills are done. We do not do 4 week refills anymore. If it has been over 3 weeks and you have not had a fill in please book a full set, if you do not book accordingly your appointment will be changed.
We do not lash over other lash technicians work. If you currently have lash extensions and is interested in becoming an MLB guest the lashes will need to be removed prior to a new set. An additional fee will be accessed for removal if you do not book the removal service.
To have longer lash retention it is critical to follow the below steps after your eyelash extension appointment.
Q. Do I need to wait 24 hours before I can get my extensions wet?
A. No. A bonder is used to completely dry the lash adhesive.
Q. I have sensitive eyes, am I a good candidate for lash extensions?
A. It depends, some guests may experience a sensitivity to the adhesive immediately after the service but will shortly clear up. If you're someone who has extremely sensitive eyes I would not recommend lash extensions.
Q. How often do you recommend a brand new set?
A. 6 months. I recommend not leaving your lashes on longer than 6 months. Have them removed for a while to give your natural lashes a break and then reapply.
Q. Will extensions harm my natural lashes?
A. No. As long as they are applied by a licensed professional and cleansed daily they should not harm your natural lashes.
Waxing is a temporary method or hair removal that removes unwanted hair from the body. At this time only facial waxing is done at MLB. Waxing the face gives a clean and smooth result so that skincare and makeup go on evenly. Waxing slows down and reduces hair growth. Hair also grows back much thinner thus making it easier to remove and less painful when waxed frequently. Dermaplaning is an alternative way to remove unwanted facial hair, combined with a chemical peel or facial will leave your skin looking flawless.
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As always, notify your esthetician of any allergies or sensitivities.
Remember to book your wax appointment 2 days before you go on vacation.
If you want the best results from your waxing treatment, you should lightly exfoliate on the day of your appointment.
If you are prone to break out in hives during waxing, take a benadryl before your appointment.
Avoid waxing if your skin is irritated, inflamed, cut, or sunburned.
Stop use of Retinoids and acne treatments 2 days prior to your waxing appointment.
A skin soothing gel is applied to calm any inflammation and reduce irritation that can lead to breakouts.
Waxing is temporary hair removal, expect new growth 7-10 days post procedure.
Q. Will waxing my facial hair cause it to grow back thicker?
A. No, The hair on our face is thinner hair, removing it will not cause it to grow back thicker.
Q. Should I shave my face after waxing?
A. No, do not shave between treatments to get rid of hairs that are growing back. It's best to allow them to grow so they can be waxed off from the root.
Q. How often should I get my face waxed?
A. Wax your face every 2 to 3 weeks. Facial hair, such as the brow, lip, and chin hair, grows in much quicker than hair on the rest of your body.