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Frequently asked questions for Peels

Answers for some questions on what to expect from a chemical peel
  1. What is a Chemical Peel?
    A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
  2. What type of Peel are avaiable
    Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands. Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
  3. What is the first step before getting a Peel?
    Getting a full skin analysis and an in depth consultation from a experienced, licensed Esthetician or skin care professional.
  4. Why do we get a Chemical Peel
    Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including: Acne scars Aging skin Crow's feet Hyperpigmentation Melasma Scars Sun damaged skin Sagging skin Wrinkles
  5. Who is not a Candidate for Peel?
    pregnant and nursing women Use accutane for less than 6 months are taking antibiotics have cancer or an autoimmune disease have an open sore Have psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea. Have used Retin-A, Renova, prescription skin care products, products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin-lightening agents or other acid-based products in the last 48 hours. If you are prone to cold sores a peel can actually bring on an outbreak
  6. Are Chemical Peels Painful?
    Chemicals peels sting but do not cause a great deal of pain. The gentlest peels use alpha-hydroxy, glycolic, lactic or fruit acids are also gentle. They may cause stinging, redness, irritation and crusting but as the skin begins to adjust all these problems will lessen.
  7. What should I expect after a Peel?
    Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day Medium peels require seven to 14 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and swollen. Swelling worsens for the first 48 hours. Eyelids may swell shut. Blisters may form and break. Skin crusts and peels off in seven to 14 days. Skin must be soaked daily for a specified period, followed by ointment application. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete. Camouflage makeup may be worn after five to seven days. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress.
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Yoni Steaming FAQ?

Isn’t the uterus/vagina self-cleansing?
I hear this from other healthcare professionals all the time, and it’s actually not incorrect! However, the presence of symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle and/or hormonal imbalances, indicates that the reproductive system requires some support in order to function more efficiently. Symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle are usually caused by inefficient shedding of the uterine lining during the period. The purpose of steaming is not to promote a vaginal cleanse outside of the naturally occurring period. The purpose of steaming is to ensure a complete shedding of the uterine lining during the period in order to alleviate symptoms and create balance in the system. Steaming at specific times during the cycle can assist in eliminating symptoms. Steaming during the period is contraindicated. In order to ensure complete shedding, steaming before and after the period is advised.

How often should I steam?
This is completely variable depending on what you are using steaming for. For example, if a woman has amenorrhea (no period) for reasons other than pregnancy she would steam everyday until her period returns. In contrast, a woman that simply wants to use steaming for general hygiene might choose to steam only after her period ends. It is also common to steam on the full and new moon or to steam once a week for general maintenance.
Scheduling a consultation is the best way to determine how often you should steam. I can also recommend a steam plan, and provide you with directions on how to steam at home.

What do I wear during the session?
During a steam session, you will wear a spa towel, which is provided for you. You are welcome to drape yourself with additional blankets (also provided) for added modesty and/or warmth. It is important to remove your underwear so that the steam can enter in to the vaginal canal.

Do I have to come into the office every time I steam?
Nope! I love educating women about how to steam at home. I recommend setting up an initial consultation to determine a plan for you to continue at home. You can also check out our blog to see how an at home steam is set up.  It is suggested that clients keep in touch after the initial plan has been established to make sure that plan is still appropriate.

Please feel free to ask unanswered questions or concerns. I will gladly contact you by email or with a phone call to answer your questions and/or concerns.
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