Chemical Peels aren’t as scary as you think…and, with the dry air of winter fast-approaching, it’s the perfect time to invest in your skin. Professional skin care treatments are the key to that radiant glow you will wear everyday for the rest of your life.

Chemical peels have come along way since Samantha Jones, in Sex in the City (season 5), had to hide under her hat!

Your initial instinct might be a hard “NO WAY!” – thinking you’ll need weeks of down time and you’ll scare your kids and have to hide from your neighbors. Peels only SEEM harsh and drastic but, skincare has evolved greatly over the last few years.

So, let’s dig a little deeper: peels can act as a one-step cure-all for a lot of skin issues. Peels can treat wrinkles, diminish sun damage and signs of aging, improve the appearance of mild scars, treat certain types of acne, reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches due to hormones, and improve the look and feel of skin.

Here’s where we take away the “scary” part peels: peels now come in a variety of strengths, so you can control just how drastic a treatment you’re getting. You don’t have to PEEL with a peel.

What happens during your appointment?: your esthetician applies a thin layer of chemical solution to your skin (typically your face, neck or hands), leaves it on for a few minutes, then peel will self neutralize (or the peel is removed). You might experience some tightness or a slight stinging sensation. During the next few days, skin will feel tight and you may see some flaking or peeling depending on the level of peel you receive and your overall skin health.

But, the end result with a peel is that brand new, flawless skin emerges brighter, and more radiant than before.

We recommend micro peels with your monthly facials and a slightly more aggressive peel during winter months.

Once the scare is gone you have nothing to look forward to but beautiful skin, and the knowledge that you are truly investing in your own self-care. After all, beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle. The holidays are the perfect time to give yourself the gift of glowing skin.