FACIALS & CHEMICAL PEELS

IN WILTON, CT


GLYCOLIC ACID PEEL

We offer medical grade Glycolic Acid Peels, which are a type Alpha Hydroxy Acid.  They are naturally derived from sugar cane. Their superficial skin penetration allows for exfoliation of the skin without excessive redness allowing you to return to work or go about your day with radiant skin, which is why we call this our "lunchtime facial". Good for acne, aging skin, dehydrated skin, pigment problems and acne.  The treatment takes 25-30 minutes from start to finish.  We start with a gentle cleansing followed by skin analysis to determine the strength of peel.  Once the strength is determined we apply the peel and you will feel a "stingly" feeling.  The peel is left on for about 2-3 minutes and then it is neutralized with buffered water and cool compresses are applied.  After the EltaMD AAComplex Technology Skin Recovery System is applied to help repair, renew, and protect the skin.

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SALICYLIC ACID PEEL

Salicylic Acid Peels are a type of Beta Hydroxy Acid, naturally derived from willow bark. In addition to exfoliating dead skin cells, it is particularly good for drying up oils. This feature makes the salicylic acid peel particularly good for people who have very oily, acneic skin and large pores. Good for oily, acneic skin.  The treatment takes 25-30 minutes from start to finish. We start with a gentle cleansing followed by skin analysis to determine the strength of peel. Once the strength is determined we apply the peel and you will feel a warm sensation. The peel is left on for a few minutes until a frost is observed and then cool compresses are applied. After the EltaMD AAComplex Technology Skin Recovery System is applied to help repair, renew, and protect the skin.  Some light redness and tenderness may persist for about 24 hours and sometimes you may see the white frost remain in some areas as well.  Some light peeling can be expected for about 2-3 days afterwards.

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ACNE FACIAL

A gentle cleansing followed by a skin analysis.  The skin is then exposed to steam for about 5 minutes. Blackheads are then extracted and a light acid peel is applied. If cysts are present, they are injected with an anti-inflammatory medicine for an additional charge. After cool compresses are applied, the EltaMD AAComplex Technology Skin Recovery System is applied to help repair, renew, and protect the skin. Some light redness and tenderness may persist for about 24-48 hours  The acne facial takes about 50 minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is in the EltaMD Skin Recovery System?

The EltaMD Skin Recovery System is the newest addition to this dermatologist endorsed line of products.  It offers AAComplex Technology, the latest advancement in medical grade cosmeceuticals to help repair, renew, and protect the skin that is stressed from the harsh elements of weather, from the irritant effects from acne topicals, sensitive skin, eczematous skin, or post-procedure skin.  The non-alcohol toner contains malachite extract, a mineral-rich copper complex that helps detox the skin.  The skin recovery serum contains a combination of three amino acids to restore skin and Cica extract to improve skin barrier function.  The light-weight moisturizer contains Squalane, a naturally occurring (plant based) lipid that protects against moisture loss.  The line is dermatologist tested, fragrance free, oil free, paraben free, dye free and pH balanced.

Can I buy the products used in the acne facial?

YES!  All EltaMD products used in the facials are available for sale and a 10% discount is offered if purchased on same day as the facial.

Do you prescribe medications for control of acne?

YES!  Medical prescribing is available for an added charge.

Do you accept insurance for medical management of acne?

Medical management of acne and prescribing can be added for an additional charge. We do not accept insurance for treatment.

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