How Does the Perfect Derma Peel Revitalize Your Skin?
The Perfect Derma Peel has become a popular cosmetic treatment for men and women looking to revitalize their looks — and with good reason.
It’s a simple treatment with the power to combat acne scars, signs of sun damage, wrinkles, and other common skin-related issues.And the Perfect Derma Peel can even brighten the skin to create a fresher, lighter complexion unlike any you’ve had before.
If you’re thinking about trying a face peel for the first time, you’re bound to have questions. What ingredients does the Perfect Derma Peel contain? And what does it actually do to your skin?
In this post, we’ll answer both these and other questions to help you make an informed choice.
What’s in the Perfect Derma Peel?
The Perfect Derma Peel is known as the only medical-grade peel to include glutathione as one of its core ingredients. As you may or may not know, glutathione is a powerful peptide typically utilized for its brightening capabilities and to reduce inflammatory reactions within cells.
Glutathione penetrates skin deeply to reduce the presence of wrinkles and oxidant damage. It also can turn dark skin pigmentation (known as pheomelanin) into light pigmentation, ideal if you’re affected by hyperpigmentation. This condition is caused by a rise in melanin, the pigment responsible for the color of your hair, eyes, and (of course) skin.
Astra Medi Spa also offers a Glutathione IV treatment, which can be combined with the Perfect Derma Peel to maximize the results. We’ll come back to this later.
Other key ingredients in the Perfect Derma Peel include:
Vitamin C plays a big part in helping the skin’s natural regenerative capabilities and repairing damaged cells. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is known for its anti-aging effects, as is retinoic acid, and both can reduce the visibility of wrinkles/fine lines.
The Perfect Derma Peels other ingredients are included to help address other skin problems, such as scarring and/or hyperpigmentation. The main reason the phenol is present in the formulation is its ability to numb the skin slightly, which helps patients to stay comfortable during the Perfect Derma Peel treatment.
The peel is administered by a member of our expert team with the training and experience to provide you with total peace of mind from start to finish.
What Does the Perfect Derma Peel Do to Your Skin?
We’ve covered the Perfect Derma Peel’s ingredients and the reasons they’re included. But how does the peel actually work with your skin to achieve its amazing results?
Applying the Perfect Derma Peel
Undergoing the Perfect Derma Peel is a fairly long process, though the peel can be applied to the entire face in only 15 minutes (exact timing may vary from one case to another).
This is a safe treatment, and you’ll be invited to discuss any concerns or ask any questions you may have before it starts. We want you to feel relaxed and aware of each step of the process.
Once the peel is applied to your face, you’ll leave it on for around six hours. Yes, that might seem like a particularly long time, but the peel has to remove the skin’s outer layer (the epidermis) to reveal the fresh layer underneath.
First-timers might find this description gruesome, but it’s generally a comfortable experience leading to incredible results. Again, the phenol in the Perfect Derma Peel formula helps to minimize any potential discomfort. Some mild tingling may accompany the early stage of the process, once the peel has been applied to the face.
The peeling and rejuvenation process
After the application, you’ll be provided with a care kit to take home with you. This includes a moisturizer and towelettes to help ease any itching, tightness, or redness that could occur once the skin is ready to start peeling away.
The epidermis will begin to peel across the following three or four days, and the skin will become resurfaced gradually across a variable period (usually one week to ten days). It’s crucial that you avoid trying to pick the skin as it’s being shed, as hard as that can be.
Many of us have experienced peeling skin at one time or another, typically as the result of sunburn, and it can be satisfying. But make sure you leave the skin alone as it peels, without sloughing or pulling at it (even gently).
This treatment is designed to be safe and effective on all types of skin, creating noticable results that last. You can follow your usual routine after the treatment and while the skin is peeling, though it’s best to avoid any activities that could cause you to sweat excessively.
That means no strenuous exercise, and you should try to keep cool if you undergo the treatment during summer.
Multiple treatments will be required to maintain the results. We recommend three spaced every four weeks apart (or longer, if necessary) initially, for the best outcome. After this, one peel every four or five months should help to combat the signs of aging and the effects of environmental damage.
Complementary Treatments to Maximize Your Perfect Derma Peel Results
We recommend combining the Perfect Derma Peel with our Glutathione IV and Vitamin C IV treatments to maximize the results.
The Glutathione IV treatment encourages the skin to become healthier and lighter, easing uneven skin tones and hyperpigmentation resulting from excessive exposure to UV rays or hormonal changes.
As vitamin C aids the body’s healing capabilities, it can help to promote the skin’s rejuvenation during the peeling process.
The body is unable to produce vitamin C on its own, but our intravenous treatment delivers it into the bloodstream directly. This enables the vitamin C to bypass the digestive process, so your body can absorb more of it.
Our experts have also put together some top tips to help you care for your skin after your Perfect Derma Peel.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Guide to Symptoms and Treatment
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to show support for anyone affected by breast cancer and to raise awareness of the work being done to aid treatment.
Here in Canada, it’s believed that around 26,900 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019. It accounts for approximately 25 percent of new cancer cases, and 13 percent of all cancer-related deaths among Canadian women.
It’s crucial that every woman knows the warning signs of breast cancer, and understands what treatment options are available. We’ll cover both, and more, below.
Breast Cancer Symptoms
The most common warning signs of breast cancer include:
One or more of these signs may indicate the presence of breast cancer. But they could be related to other conditions and do not necessarily mean that a woman has developed cancer.
Remember: there is no ‘typical’ breast. What has always been normal for you might be considerably different to another woman’s standard of normal. Your breasts may start to look and/or feel slightly different due to a number of factors, e.g. changes to your weight (gaining or losing), giving birth, and even taking specific types of medication.
Breast lumps are often caused by non-cancerous conditions, e.g. fibrocystic breast disease. This is a noncancerous condition that causes the breasts to become lumpy. However, even though fibrocystic breast disease isn’t harmful, it can still cause some discomfort.
If you start to notice one or more of these symptoms, visit your doctor immediately. It can be terrifying to speak to a medical professional about such a life-changing condition. But it’s best to make an appointment as soon as you can, even if just to set your mind at ease.
Breast Cancer Risk Factors
Research has shown that a number of combined factors can increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. These include:
The following are also risk factors, but can be changed:
Breast Cancer Treatments
A number of treatment options are available to women affected by breast cancer. Specific treatments may be recommended depending on the stage to which the cancer has developed, and more than one type of treatment could be offered.
Breast cancer surgery is an invasive treatment in which the cancerous tissue will be removed.
While surgical breast cancer treatment may involve removing just part of the tissue, a mastectomy is full removal of the breast. Women who believe they may be at higher risk of cancer (due to their family history) may elect to undergo a mastectomy before any symptoms develop.
Hormonal therapy involves preventing the cancerous cells from receiving the hormones required to grow.
This is one of the most well-known treatment options for breast cancer. This revolves around administering medicines designed to reduce and ultimately kill cancer cells in the body.
Chemotherapy may be administered intravenously through a drip, in pill form, or even both in some cases.
High-energy rays (similar to those used in X-rays) are applied to the breast(s), with an aim to destroy the cancer cells.
This treatment option is designed to work with the immune system to combat the cancer, or to control the side effects from alternative treatments for cancer.
Life after breast cancer treatment
All breast cancer treatments can have a traumatic effect on the body, but may help to destroy the cancer cells successfully.
For women who have undergone a unilateral or bilateral mastectomy, adjusting to the breasts’ new form can be extremely difficult. Breast reconstruction is one option, in which a cosmetic surgeon utilizes an artificial implant and/or tissue from another area of the body to create new breasts with natural results.
Alternatively, some women may choose to wear a mastectomy bra. These feature fabric pockets within the cups, designed to hold a prosthesis securely in place. For women who have undergone a mastectomy, Astra Medi Spa offers custom mastectomy bra fittings in conjunction with Amoena.
To learn more about a custom bra fitting for yourself or a loved one, please contact our team.
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