If you suffer from fine lines, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation and acne scarring, and you aren’t exactly a big fan of needles or going under the knife—a Deep Sea Peel may be the solution that you’ve been looking for. Unlike traditional chemical peels that dissolve skin cells and exfoliate the skin, Deep Sea Peels use coral and seaweed extract to improve blood flow, oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin and assist in renewal. After treatment, many clients report softer skin, fewer imperfections as well as a reduction in wrinkles and scarring.
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What is Deep Sea Peel
The Deep Sea Peel is classified as a superficial peel. This non-acid, chemical free peel lifts the epidermis to promote shedding and removal of old, damaged skin cells. In doing so, the mineral-rich treatment lifts away stubborn pigmentation, softens the look of acne scarring and minimises the appearance of other annoying skin flaws.
The different types
Not all deep sea peels are created equal. There are actually two types of Deep Sea Peels—a mini and full. The full peel deeply penetrates several layers of the skin for up to 10 minutes per body area. Because a full deep sea peel is more intense, clients can expect a longer downtime of about five to seven days. This means that over the course of the healing process, you’re like to experience scabbing, redness, sloughing of the skin and sensitivity to the sun. If you normally wear makeup, you should expect to go without it for a couple of days. This peel is ideal for patients with stubborn skin problems.
As you’ve probably guessed it, the mini Deep Sea Peel does not penetrate the skin as deeply as the full Deep Sea Peel and is applied to the skin for up to five minutes per body area. Because the mini Deep Sea Peel isn’t as intense as its counterpart, the downtime is shorter. For most clients, they can go back to normal activities in about three to five days. This peel is ideal for mild to modern skin problems. It’s a great introduction for patients looking to eventually transition to the full Deep Sea Peel.
If you do a simple Google search for “skin peels,” you’ll soon discover that there are a variety of peels out there on the market. The most common are chemical peels. While they are certainly effective for fighting wrinkles and other skin issues, not everyone can take advantage of them. For example, chemical peels have not been proven safe for expectant mothers. With a physician’s approval, however, clients who are pregnant can be treated with a deep sea peel in their second and third trimester. Other advantages that Deep Sea Peels have over chemical peels include:
- Fewer treatments: Deep Sea Peels generally require only one to three treatments for optimal results. With other peels, sometimes as many as six treatments are necessary to achieve the desired outcome.
- Easier recovery: Deep Sea Peels are designed to create the best results possible without the irritation and recovery time of a traditional chemical peel.
- Natural ingredients used: Deep Sea Peels use active, non-artificial ingredients to address stubborn skin problems. In other words, no chemicals are ever used.
- Miscellaneous: The Deep Sea Peel can also be used on the body to treat stretch marks and cellulite.
- Am I a candidate?
Ideal candidates for a Deep Sea Peels are those who are generally healthy and suffer from acne scarring, hyperkeratosis, wrinkles and uneven texture and tone. Patients of all skin colours can take advantage of the Deep Sea Peel.
Who should avoid the peel?
Deep Sea Peels are not recommended for sensitive skin, individuals with keloid scarring and those who are currently using prescription vitamin A creams. For individuals who are living with an autoimmune disease, battling cancer, undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, they must first obtain a doctor’s consent before undergoing a Deep Sea Peel. While expectant mothers can have the peel in their second and third trimester, the Deep Sea Peel is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding, trying to become pregnant or are newly pregnant.
The treatment process
Due to the intensity of a Deep Sea Peel, a 10-30 day pre-treatment prep involving the use of vitamin A and AHA’S is required. Because no two people are alike, the exact length of the pre-treatment prep will vary from individual to individual. In some instances, some clients may need to include additional tyrosinase inhibitors (skin lightening agents) to build the skin’s tolerance and regulate pigment. This will reduce the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). If the idea of preparing for the deep sea peel sounding overwhelming, don’t worry! The pre-treatment prep will be discussed during the client’s initial one-on-one skin consultation as well as any other questions he or she might have.
Following the treatment prep, the Deep Sea Peel is then applied to the skin by an experienced therapist. The mechanical action of friction and marine salicylates causes micro trauma to the skin which promotes the natural rejuvenation process. As dead skin is sloughed off, the skin naturally replenishes moisture levels, renews collagen synthesis and improves the overall epidermal structure of the skin.
What to expect
After the Deep Sea Peel is applied to the client’s skin, they will experience some mild discomfort. As the peel is massaged into the skin, the gritty nature of the peel will create a tingling sensation and heat. This “hot feeling” may last 12-24 hours after the peel has been performed. When pressure is applied to the skin, the feeling will be similar to a sunburn. Overtime, the client’s skin will naturally exfoliate itself and peel. This will last up to 7 days after the treatment. It is very important for client’s to avoid any exposure to the sun for up to 48 hours post and prior to treatment.
Are you ready for a change?
If you suffer from fine lines, acne scarring, rough skin or uneven pigmentation, know that you do have options. If you desire flawless skin, a Deep Sea Peel may be the perfect solution for you. At Specialist Skin Solutions we enjoy helping patients improve their self-confidence through a variety of cosmetic treatment options. Contact us today at 1300 370 307 to learn how we can help you.