Lewis Plastic Surgery: Gordon Lewis, MD
2331-A Robious Station Circle
Midlothian, VA 23113
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Hydrating Facial with Peel
This facial and peel combination is an intense hydrating facial recommended for those with winter or sun damaged skin. The hydrating facial gently exfoliates the skin, while the lactic peel increases over all moisture. Vitamins A and C are infused into the skin to help restore the look of hydration and firmness to the skin.
The treatment will begin with the facial, the ingredients of this treatment will vary based on patient’s needs but the results will be the same. During this step, your face, neck and décolleté will be thoroughly cleansed to remove excess dirt and oil; a toner will then be applied to the area to balance the skin’s pH levels.
The next step of this treatment is to apply a customized peel; this will exfoliate the skin and promote healthy skin growth. Each peel is different and our esthetician will go through them with you before application.
Following the peel and if needed, extractions are performed. An extraction is the process of removing blackheads, whiteheads or pimples from the face.
A combination of vitamins, growth factors, and antioxidants are then applied to the face followed by an alginate mask to seal in and infuse these ingredients with the skin. Vitamins, growth factors, and antioxidants all help promote healthy and beautiful skin, the deeper these ingredients penetrate the skin the better the results. This treatment includes an arm and décolleté massage.
After this treatment you will notice that your skin is more hydrated than ever, leaving your skin less irritated than before. Because this treatment increases the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, over time you will notice fewer fine lines and wrinkles and an overall improvement in the skin’s texture.
Unlike most peels, with the lactic acid peel you may not experience peeling or flaking because the lactic acid in this chemical peel encourages moisture retention.
After most peels, the skin will be pink to red and look shiny and tight. For the first 48 hours after the treatment, it is vital to apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and to avoid standing in direct sunlight for long periods of time. After this treatment, your skin will be more sensitive to UV rays and could be damaged by sun exposure, causing hyperpigmentation –or dark spots—on the skin.
Recommended Course of Treatment
Best results are achieved when treatments are done in a series of six, one treatment every other week. This course of treatment will take approximately 3 months to complete.
All of our peels are epidermal peels, and a series of six treatments combined with a proper at home skin care regime can produce the same results as a deep chemical peel. Unlike a deep peel, with an epidermal peel there is no risk of increased hyperpigmentation, down-time, pain or discomfort.
$100 per treatment—with the purchase of 5 treatments, you will receive the 6th treatment at no charge.
This treatment will take about 50 minutes, so please plan accordingly when scheduling your appointment.
Gordon Lewis, M.D.
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