What is the difference between a Resurfacer and a Skin Peel?
Resurfacers are superficial exfoliating treatments. They work on the skin's outer layer, using enzymes and acids to refine and smooth out imperfections. There is generally little or no downtime with a Resurfacer.
Chemical Peels will also exfoliate and address a number of common skin concerns but they will penetrate deeper into the skin's epidermis layer, delivering stronger and generally longer lasting results. Active ingredients, such as lactic, mandelic, glycolic and salycilic acid are applied in higher concentrations, and their application causes the skin's outer layer to peel away, leaving fresher, smoother looking skin. In contrast with Resurfacers however, downtime following a Peel can be between 7 - 21 days.
Due to the high concentration of active ingredients applied to the skin, it is recommended that all clients prepare their skin properly using DermaQuest products. Preparation period to be confirmed by your therapist.
What do treatments feel like?
DermaQuest Resurfacers and Peels are completely safe and non-invasive, but many clients report sensations of tingling, warmth (more extreme with a Peel) and tightness following treatment. This is completely normal and means the active ingredients are doing their job. Sensations will vary from person to person depending on a number of factors such as the skin's condition, severity of complaint and strength of the Peel.
How many treatments are required?
As with any treatment, the exact number of sessions required can vary from client to client. However, a series of three Chemical Peels applied once every four weeks, or a series of six Resurfacers applied once every two weeks will usually allow for optimal results.
Which body areas can be treated?
Face, back and chest.
What Resurfacer and Skin Peel treatments are available?
DermaQuest Primary/Power Pumpkin Resurfacer
This 40% Pumpkin Pulp Resurfacer was designed to meet the needs of those with acne concerns and enlarged pores. The antibacterial effect of Salicylic Acid helps to prevent and treat acne for those prone to breakouts or experiencing perimenopause. Coupled with Lactic Acid, this treatment not only relieves post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, but also improves skin’s tone and texture.
Effective for: Acne treatment
DermaQuest Power Peptide Resurfacer
Formulated with Rigin™ and Matrixyl™, the Power Peptide Resurfacer is highly effective in treating cellular and UV damage, promoting collagen and elastin synthesis. Boasting a 40% blend of AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and bursting with peptides (tiny proteins with significant anti-ageing benefits), this is DermaQuest's most advanced anti-ageing resurfacer, ideal for wrinkle correction.
Effective for: Sun damage treatment, anti-wrinkle treatment
DermaQuest SkinBrite Peel
This combination of Lactic, Mandelic and Phytic Acids work together to brighten skin and create an even skin tone. Additionally, Mandelic Acid is an effective tyrosinase inhibitor. An excellent treatment against hyperpigmentation and the appearance of dark spots due to acne scaring or melasma. Safe for Fitzpatrick 4-6 skin types.
Effective for: Hyperpigmentation treatment, lightening skin's tone
DermaQuest TCA/Salycilic Acid Peel
DermaQuest's most comprehensive and potent anti-aging peel, this treatment was formulated to combat severe photo damage, distended pores, deep wrinkles and dull, sagging skin. A rescue operation for distressed skin, 7% Salicylic Acid and 2% Trichloroacetic Acid is used to penetrate the deepest epidermal layers.
Effective for: Anti-wrinkle treatment, treating signs of ageing
DermaQuest Modified Jessner's Peel
This peel was designed to comprehensively manage acne, preventing persistent breakouts and calming current blemishes with Salicylic Acid. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, the Modified Jessner’s peel also employs Lactic Acid to lift dark spots due to acne scarring and resorcinol to exfoliate away dead skin cells, excess oil and debris, to establish your clean and clear complexion.
Effective for: Advanced acne treatment, treating skin blemishes