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Friday, November 26, 2010

Apeele Peel System

We are huge fans of resurfacing peels at La Papillon. In fact this week, our entire staff is in the peeling process. Often the trickiest thing about a medical peel is actually finding the days where you're ok with having a peeling face. Having a long holiday weekend where you'll be comfortable peeling around love ones is the perfect time to resurface your skin! While my staff is using our beloved Skin Medica Peels, I am evaluating the Apeele System. This peel uses a "synergistic combination of alpha hydroxy acids(mandelic, lactic), beta hydroxy acid(salicylic acid), other exfoliating agents(tricholoracetic acid, phenol, retinoic acid) in combination with hydroquinone and built in anesthetics to acheive a superficial to medium depth peel." I know it sounds a bit scary, but the entire process takes under 20 minutes & is relatively painless.
Who is a candidate? Anyone who is frustrated with lackluster skin, fine lines & wrinkles, hyperpigmentation(excessive freckling), problematic or acneic skin- basically everyone. I take very good care of my skin, but I still struggle with breakouts or an occasional cyst. From those I can have a red spot or even a small scar from the cyst. Hyperpigmentation is also a constant struggle for me. The peel is a 3 step system that is applied by a skincare professional. The first vial contains a degreasing agent to remove any oils from the skin, which ensures even distribution of the actual peel. The second vial is the main peel, which is applied after waiting a few minutes for the first vial to dry. Here I am applying the third step of the peel which is retinoic acid & has a yellow color to it- you can see both a little scar & redness on my skin remaining from a past blemish.
The following day, my skin felt tight & smooth. It was a little pink, but that was easily covered with make-up. Usually it takes about 36-48 hours for the skin to begin sloughing or shedding post peel.
Two days after application my skin began to peel around my mouth, this is a common area for the process to begin due to excessive mouth motion from speaking, chewing, yawning, etc- what can I say, I'm a talker! The peeling process isn't painful, more like a bit annoying. At times the skin can feel a bit itchy, but it is extremely important to never pull at the peeling skin! Stay tuned to see my post peel results! Have any of my beauties ever tried a medical peel? How was your experience? I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!
Peace. Love. Peels. M


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Luke and Jake's Mom said...

Hi, I recently had a Vi Peel and am not happy with the "un" results! I'd like to see your "after" picture and hear your thoughts on the Apeele system.

Catherine said...

thank you for your blog!!...want to know how the apeele turned out?? do you recommend it? I have an appt next week to have an apeele so would love to hear your opinion. thank you!

Refresh said...

After using the VI peel for years and 1000's of peels I now use the Apeele exclusively. . The results are far superior and more consistent. The clinical support is outstanding. The biggest differences between the two are:
After the application the clients will have a yellow glow from the vit C and retin A.
The peeling begins @ 36 hours instead of 48
There is slightly more redness on day 2
I have used it on all skin types with no adverse effects.

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