This year, I am home, cooking, sad but true. But this doesn’t stop me from taking full advantage of the down time to do a high impact treatment. Fall is the perfect time for a deep, restorative peel for obvious reasons. Fresh skin, no more beach, etc. I did my peel on Saturday – today is Wednesday. It’s a super easy, little down time peel. And the little down time is mild. On day three I peeled a little bit, today, day four, more dry skin peeling, but nothing major. I imagine I will be done peeling by Friday, day four. This is for sure the most mild peel I have had. I have had peels where I look like I fell out of an airplane – just full on raw, red skin and what looked like I might never heal. Major burns. This feels safe and I am free of that “holy shit, I’m scarred for life” anxiety. It’s hard to tell what my skin will look like, but for now things look clear and rosy. Ideally, a series of four is recommended.
Ronda Nofal, skin care expert and founder of Blue Medi Spa is hot for this peel. Here’s why:
Ronda says that the new, key ingredient that makes your fall peel even more effective is the addition of glutathione, an amino acid that serves as a powerful antioxidant, fights free radicals and reverses signs of aging. New to market and the first peel infused with glutathione, the Perfect Derma Peel is a dynamic blend that helps undo damage caused by sun exposure and is sure to turn back the clock and make your skin glow.
“Optimal time (for a peel) is usually about 8 weeks or 2 skin cycles after heightened sun exposure or end of your summer tan. While cellular damage is of course cumulative over decades, the skin undergoes a full turnover cycle about every 28 days taking with it some of the upper pigments carrying cells with the ‘tan’ and unfortunately unveiling deeper areas of hyper pigmentation and more permanent discoloration and damage,” she said.
“Only after about two cycles, the skin is fully back to its natural color, melanin is less active and the acid complexes can be most effective reaching and treating the damaged areas of dermis. And, since ideally you want to lessen your sun exposure before, during and after a peel, as of November, days are shorter and weather is cooler helping ensure you don’t reignite the damage that was just peeled away.”
I went yesterday to the massive and full-on-go-to Blue Medi Spa (wow, I forgot how amazing this spa is – they have EVERYTHING!!!) and adored my aesthetician, Raquel. The treatment is so easy and fast. A few swipes of the product and I was done. I left with a week of post-peel care. In a few days, my summer skin will start peeling and in one week I will go to GLOW!
Here is some more from the spa’s website about this peel. One treatment is $295.
About The Perfect Derma Peel
The Perfect Derma Peel can be used on all skin types, requires no pre-peel skin preparation, takes less than 15 minutes and is virtually pain free.
The Perfect Derma Peel combines Glutathione, Kojic Acid, TCA, Retinoic Acid, Phenol, Salicylic Acid and Vitamin C.
The anti-oxidant Glutathione neutralizes the harmful effects of free radicals, actually slows down the aging process and prevents wrinkles. Kojic Acid is a powerful lightening agent and proven to increase collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin that is brighter and tighter. TCA, Phenol and Retinoic Acid reduce wrinkles and correct pigment problems, while Salicylic Acid exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation. Alone the ingredients are powerful, but the combination produces amazing results.
- Improve the overall tone and texture of your skin
- Lighten and brighten your skin
- Remove or reduce sun damage and age spots
- Reduce pore size and soften fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce or eliminate hyper-pigmentation and acne scars
- Improve acne skin conditions and Melasma
- Stimulate the production of collagen resulting in firmer skin
Two decades experience in medical cosmetics and spa services with the highest level of training and CME scholars on their practitioner staff in addition to RN, PA and NP’s — Blue Medi Spa is one of the premiere laser – contouring and complexion – anti-aging medical spa of its kind in the nation.
Blue fuses science and aesthetics in a a luxurious manner both in ambiance and service. A “go to” of the top technology companies they feature dozens and dozens of “first and finest” laser and tightening technologies in over 6,000 square feet of chic blue space.