Are you frustrated with stubborn body fat that won’t go away no matter how much you diet or how many sit-ups you do? If you are, EmSculpt can help. At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, we offer this innovative treatment as a way to flatten your tummy and give you the all-around muscular definition you’re working for.
How EmSculpt Works
Emsculpt targets your stubborn body fat by first targeting the muscles around them. No matter how hard you work at the gym, there’s always a limit to what you can accomplish, but this treatment can give you an intense workout far greater than anything you could get from lifting weights.
The device we use emits a pulse of electromagnetic energy. This energy goes through your skin without hurting it in any way and then reaches the muscle, where it goes to work. The pulses of energy force the muscles to contract rapidly. In fact, they are able to contract 20,000 times in about half an hour. Imagine doing 20,000 squats in 30 minutes!
These are no ordinary squats, either. These supramaximal contractions build the muscles the same way as ordinary workouts do, but at an accelerated rate. And because they require so much of your muscles, the process forces your body to release fat from surrounding fat cells. The end result is greater muscle building and fat burning than any other body sculpting treatment. On average, those who get treatment increase their muscle mass by 16% while shedding 19% of their fat.
The Muscle Effect
There is nothing to worry about when it comes to this treatment, though the idea of doing 20,000 crunches or sit-ups at a time might sound intimidating at first. This treatment tears down muscles so your body will build them up stronger than ever: which is exactly what happens in a traditional workout.
The only difference is that this a sort of “super-charged” version of a workout only takes a few minutes to shape your problem areas, yet the effects last for months. And if you keep working out at the gym, you can make your results last even longer.
The Fat-Burning Effect
When our muscles have to do that much work, they demand calories to burn. They need these calories very fast. When you do an ordinary workout, your body will burn calories from fat cells in whatever area your body deems least essential. These locations are typically chosen genetically, which is why you can work out hard in an attempt to sculpt a specific area but see no change in those stubborn areas you most want to reduce.
But when you use EmSculpt, your body grabs the needed energy from the fat cells nearest the muscles that are doing the work, and it grabs out so much fat from these cells that it actually destroys them. When fat cells are destroyed, they can’t be regrown. For most of us, our fat cells are set in adolescence, and except in situations of extreme weight gain, we will never grow new ones.
Important Questions About Treatment
What’s Does It Feel Like?
It only takes about a half-hour to have a treatment, which is administered through a patented device designed to deliver the electromagnetic energy in the safest manner possible. We will first place the device on your treatment area, with a rubber pad between your skin and the device itself. Then we begin treatment and deliver pulses of electromagnetic energy. These pulses vary in intensity so you don’t become uncomfortable.
In addition, we can adjust the intensity of the treatment throughout the process. This is not at all a painful treatment, but you will feel like you’ve just accomplished a very intense workout. There’s nothing you need to do, however. You will simply relax while the machine does the work, and most people watch TV, read, or even get work done during the treatment. This quick, simple process can be done over a lunch break.
Are There Side Effects?
The only true side effects are muscle building and fat burning. At the end of treatment, you will feel like you’ve just worked out hard at the gym, but it won’t feel any sorer than that. In fact, it might feel even better!
When you visit the gym, your exercises cause lactic acid buildup, and this is what makes your muscles feel so sore. But with this treatment, the muscle movements happen so quickly that lactic acid is flushed quickly, so most people don’t even feel as sore after EmSculpt as they do from a regular workout.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
This is a very safe treatment that uses your own body to naturally build muscle and reduce fat. Once the treatment has finished, your body will go to work repairing these muscles and building them up just as it does after a regular workout. In essence, all you are doing is taking months of workouts and packing them into one, focused treatment.
This treatment involves no incisions or invasive procedures. There are no medications or chemicals involved. There’s nothing unnatural involved at all.
Are the Results of Treatment Permanent?
This unique sculpting treatment builds muscle and burns fat at the same time. It works naturally, but it isn’t permanent. If you work out at the gym for a year and then stop for several months, you would expect to notice a loss of muscle strength. You might also gain fat, especially if you continue eating at the same rate (or eat more). The only way to stop this from happening is to keep working out faithfully.
That’s because muscle is a metabolically expensive tissue: your body has to “spend” more calories to keep muscle tissue alive than it does to keep fat or other tissues in place. If you don’t signal to your body that you need that muscle by using it regularly, your body will get rid of it. This treatment is no different.
You are building muscle naturally, but if you don’t regularly signal to your body that you need the muscle you’ve developed, the muscle will eventually break down. You can extend your results for a lot longer if you have a regular, faithful workout regimen, but eventually, you will need a maintenance treatment to keep your muscle-building results seamless. By exercising regularly and keeping to your diet, however, you can keep your fat-loss results permanently.
How Many Treatments Does It Take to See Final Results?
Many people see the best results after four treatments, and these should take place over the course of about two weeks. However, your treatment should always be built around your unique needs. We’ll help you design a treatment plan that will get you the results you’re looking for.
Am I a Good Candidate?
This is a wonderful treatment, but it is not right for everyone. Good candidates tend to have certain things in common:
They Are In Good Overall Shape
While this is a powerful treatment, it is not designed for extensive weight loss or to treat obesity. This is an aesthetic treatment, and it is best suited for those who already follow good exercise and dietary habits.
If you are within about 30 pounds of your goal weight, you may find this treatment very helpful. If you need to lose more than that, talk with us about the best ways to achieve your personal weight loss goals. Once you are on the right path, this treatment can help you cross the finish line.
They Are Recovering From Injury or Illness
If injury or illness has sidelined you from your normal routine, this treatment can be a life saver. It allows you to strengthen muscles and tone up even when you aren’t able to move freely. If you’ve been kept out of the gym by an injury, use this treatment to get back on track. Before you begin, of course, we will help you make sure you are ready.
They Want to Tone
While fat-burning is an important part of this treatment, the fat-burning component is secondary to the muscle-toning component. If you only need to burn fat, a treatment like CoolSculpting could be the best answer for you. This treatment is perfect for those who want to firm up their muscles and get a toned look without undergoing an invasive procedure. If your goal is to increase your muscle tone and definition, this could be the treatment for you.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate?
Those With a Lot of General Body Fat
If you need to lose fat all over, this might not be the best choice of treatment for you. It’s best suited to people who have local pockets of stubborn fat that aren’t responding to diet and exercise. If you have too much fat over the muscles you’re trying to tone, the electromagnetic energy may not be able to reach the muscles effectively.
If you have generalized body fat you need to reduce, concentrate first on a diet and exercise program that will help you slim down, and then turn to electromagnetic energy treatment to tone and shape your body.
Those With Certain Muscle Problems
This treatment causes your muscles to contract more efficiently than they normally can. These supramaximal contractions aren’t dangerous under normal circumstances, but if you have a history of complicated hernias or other issues with the muscles in your target treatment area, it would be best to talk with a doctor before getting treatment.
Those With Metal Implants
The electromagnetic energy emitted by this treatment is essentially like a strong magnetic. The treatment is safe, but it can be dangerous if you have a metal implant in the treatment area. Depending on where your metal implant is, you may still be a candidate. Come talk to us about your options.
Those Who Are Pregnant
While there is no evidence to suggest this treatment is dangerous to you or your baby, there have been no studies showing that it is safe, either. If you are pregnant, wait until after giving birth and recovering before seeking treatment.
Get Started on the Body You’ve Always Wanted
If you are dealing with pockets of stubborn fat that won’t go away no matter how much you exercise and diet, then this treatment could be the right choice for you. You can tone your muscles and burn away fat without spending a ridiculous number of hours at the gym. If you’ve been sidelined by injury, you can keep from falling behind while you achieve a full recovery.
To learn more about EmSculpt and whether it might be right for you, reach out to us at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL today to schedule a consultation.
If you can’t improve your double chin through diet and exercise changes, don’t worry. You don’t have to deal with this frustrating issue on your own. At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, Illinois, we can reduce your double chin with Kybella. This cosmetic treatment can minimize the appearance of your double chin and give you a slimmer, more attractive profile.
How Fast Does Kybella Get Rid of a Double Chin?
If you want to reduce your double chin, Kybella may be a perfect treatment for you. This FDA-approved injectable treatment can reduce the prominence of your double chin in a minimally invasive manner. This treatment often provides quick results.
You won’t have to wait years for this injectable treatment to improve your double chin. Instead, you may see positive changes in your chin after two treatment sessions, or about twelve weeks. You may see the full effect of your treatment after several months.
Planning Your Treatment
Although everyone’s treatment plan will be unique, you will probably need two to four treatment sessions to achieve your desired results. The length of your treatment plan will depend on the amount of fat under your chin, your desired outcome, and other factors.
We will wait six weeks between each treatment. Spacing out your treatment sessions will give the injectable product more time to improve your chin. This time will also help your body renew itself and heal after each treatment.
An Individualized Process
Although this product works quickly, it’s important to remember that everyone’s body is different. As a result, you might see the benefits of your treatment more quickly than other people. Alternatively, your body might need more time to process and remove your excess fat.
During your initial consultation, we will provide you with detailed information about your treatment plan. We will also talk about when you can expect to see the full benefits of this product.
Preparing for a Big Event
Since you don’t need to wait years to see results from this treatment, you can use it to improve your appearance before a special occasion like a wedding or beach vacation. That said, you’ll probably achieve better results if you plan your treatment well in advance.
Since you will probably receive multiple treatments, you’ll need time to complete these sessions before your big day. If you contact us far enough in advance, we can design a plan that should allow you to complete your treatment sessions before your significant occasion.
Why Haven’t I Been Able to Improve My Double Chin on My Own?
A double chin is caused by excess fat under your chin. Scientists call this issue submental fullness. Fixing your double chin through lifestyle changes can be extremely challenging or impossible. There are a number of reasons why you might have difficulty resolving this issue on your own.
You’ve probably noticed that double chins can run in families. If your parents and other relatives have double chins, you might be more likely to struggle with this issue. This is because your genes can affect how your fat is distributed throughout your body. If you are genetically predisposed to store fat under your chin, you may be unable to reduce this fat by adopting lifestyle changes.
You probably already know that gaining weight will increase your chances of developing a double chin. When you gain weight, you may store excess fat all over your body. Since your face is relatively small, gaining any additional fat in this area of your body can be very noticeable. As a result, gaining even a small amount of fat may give you a prominent double chin.
Getting older also increases your likelihood of developing a double chin. As you age, your metabolism may slow. As a result, you might have more difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. Further, your production of collagen and elastin will decline.
These proteins keep your skin elastic and firm. As your production of these important proteins lessens, your skin may become weaker and more likely to loosen and sag. Loose skin can increase the prominence of your double chin.
A Challenging Issue
You can’t control your genes or your age. Similarly, it can be very difficult to lose fat in a targeted location on your body. As a result, you may not be able to improve your double chin on your own. Fortunately, this injectable product is specifically designed to address this issue. It can permanently affect fat cells in your target area and give you a slimmer, more attractive look.
How Does This Injectable Treatment Work?
This injectable product uses a sophisticated method to remove excess fat cells under your chin. The product contains a substance called deoxycholic acid. Your body also contains this substance, which can be used to absorb dietary fat.
Removing Your Excess Fat
During your appointment, we will inject this product into the fat under your chin. Once the substance enters your body, it will destroy unwanted fat cells in this area. Over time, your body will remove these dead fat cells using natural processes. Once these fat cells are removed, you will have a slimmer profile and the prominence of your double chin will be reduced.
What Will My Appointments Be Like?
Receiving this treatment is a very easy process. Since this fat reduction method is minimally invasive, you will not have to go to the hospital or receive general anesthesia during your treatment sessions. Instead, this is an outpatient treatment that usually takes about thirty minutes.
Preparing for Your Injections
We may begin your appointment by applying ice packs and topical anesthetic cream to your target area. These preparation measures may help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during the next step of your treatment.
Receiving Your Injections
Once your target area has been prepared, we will administer your injections using a fine needle. Since this needle is very small, you are likely to feel relaxed and at ease during this part of your treatment.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
This treatment usually has a fairly short recovery time. You should be able to drive yourself home and return to your normal schedule after your appointment is complete. That said, we may ask you to follow some simple rules during your recovery period. For instance, we might ask you to put ice on your treatment area and avoid taking certain supplements and medicines for a while. Following these rules may help you feel more comfortable as you recover from your treatment.
Does This Treatment Provide Permanent Results?
Unlike many other injectable products, Kybella has a permanent effect on your body. The product destroys excess fat cells under your chin. Your body will process these dead cells and permanently remove them from your target area. You will not regrow these particular cells. As a result, this treatment can improve your chin in a lasting way.
Maintaining Your Results
Although this treatment has a permanent effect on your targeted fat cells, it does not prevent you from gaining weight in the future. If you gain a large amount of weight, you might develop additional fat under your chin. As a result, you may be happier with this product if you follow a healthy lifestyle once your treatment is complete.
What Is the Difference Between This Treatment and Liposuction?
Both of these fat reduction methods can reduce your double chin and enhance your appearance. However, they use different techniques to accomplish this goal.
During a traditional liposuction procedure, your medical provider will make a small incision in your treatment area. They will insert a thin tube into this incision. To complete your treatment, they will use suction energy to remove your excess fat through this tube.
Although this technique is usually safe and effective, it is an invasive procedure that can be taxing on your body. You might have to take significant time off from your job and other activities while your body recovers from this procedure.
A Less Invasive Method
Kybella can improve your double chin in a less invasive manner. During your appointment, you will not receive general anesthesia or incisions. Instead, we will inject the product in your treatment area.
You will have minimal downtime after you receive these injections. Further, this simple treatment is often less expensive than liposuction. As a result, this injectable treatment is a great alternative to more invasive fat reduction options.
Can I Buy This Injectable Product Online?
You might have seen websites that claim to sell this product online. You should never consider purchasing this product on your own. You also should not perform this treatment on yourself. To protect your safety and help you obtain more optimal results, you should always receive this treatment from a medical professional. We know how to administer the injections in a controlled manner and will monitor your safety during your treatment.
Does This Treatment Have Proven Results?
This is a well-studied treatment. In fact, this injectable product was studied in a global clinical development program that included more than twenty clinical studies. During that program, over 1,600 people received this injectable product.
The evidence has shown that this treatment significantly decreases double chins. In particular, many people in scientific studies had noticeable improvements in their double chins twelve weeks after they completed multiple treatment sessions.
Who Can Use This Injectable Treatment?
If you’re an adult who has excess fat under your chin, you may be an ideal candidate for this treatment. This injectable product is a great way to reduce this fat in a minimally invasive manner. That said, you should be aware that certain medical conditions may prevent you from receiving this treatment.
You may not be able to receive this treatment if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your medical provider can give you more information about when you can safely begin this treatment after pregnancy.
People With Medical Conditions
During your initial consultation, you should tell us about any health conditions that you have. You should also let us know about any medications, vitamins, and supplements that you are taking. Further, tell us if you have had any procedures on your face, chin, or neck. You should also inform us if you have any health conditions that affect your neck.
Try It for Yourself
You don’t have to go through a complicated procedure to reduce your double chin. You can improve your double chin and enhance your look in a minimally invasive manner with Kybella. To learn more about this fantastic treatment, contact us at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, Illinois for an initial consultation today.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand across your body to create a sleeker, sexier version of you? Even if you are committed to a healthy lifestyle, good diet, and fitness regimen, it’s common to develop fat deposits in unwanted areas. Our bodies sometimes place fat in areas that are difficult to target with exercise. Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL offers CoolSculpting treatments that can help you defeat stubborn fat and achieve the look you’ve always dreamed of.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical form of body contouring that can target specific fat deposits for reduction. Diet and exercise are great for lowering your overall fat percentage and increasing your muscle tone, but you have minimal control over how these changes manifest. Keep in mind that when fat is distributed correctly, it can significantly enhance your overall aesthetic. Body contouring allows you to sculpt your fat deposits in key areas, which enhances your curves and creates an ideal look.
Many people develop fat deposits in areas that are difficult to target via exercise. Fat deposits under the chin, for example, are extremely hard to eliminate with diet and exercise. Men suffering from Gynecomastia, or man boobs, also often find that diet and exercise are ineffective in dealing with the issue. The good news is that you no longer have to learn to live with a body feature you find displeasing. Today there are very effective, painless, and convenient techniques for eliminating those deposits.
No Interruption to Your Schedule
The key to a successful health and beauty routine is to make your behavior habitual. When eating right and getting the appropriate amount of exercise is as commonplace as brushing your teeth, you don’t have to waste energy motivating yourself to make an effort. One of the biggest advantages of a non-surgical body contouring treatment is that you can receive it without any interruption to your regular routine.
You can come in during your lunch break and receive your body contouring treatment with no one the wiser. After you leave the clinic, you can resume your normal activities with few to no restrictions. Many of our clients find the treatment to be so comfortable that they view it as a session of self-care that they integrate as a regular component of their overall beauty program.
How Does CoolSculpting Get Rid of Fat?
The technique was discovered when doctors Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Dieter Manstein observed that children who ate popsicles developed dimples. They concluded that the cold of the frozen popsicle must have some mechanism for provoking cell death in subcutaneous fat cells. Children never complain of discomfort when they eat popsicles, so it was exciting to uncover such a gentle mechanism for fat removal. Now, after hundreds of clinical studies, the FDA has approved this treatment as safe and effective.
Your skin and surrounding tissues are water-based cells, while your subcutaneous fat is made up of oil-based cells. One of the properties of water is that it has an enormously high heat capacity. This is why it takes so long for water to boil even when exposed to direct heat. Because water can store so much energy, it also takes it a long time to cool compared to other substances.
Your oil-based fat cells do not have the high heat capacity of water. Therefore, it is possible to provoke cell death in fat cells with cold temperatures without causing any damage to the surrounding tissues. Once the fat cells are killed, they are vacated from the body as waste through natural processes. Cryolipolysis is the technique of safely applying low temperatures to targeted areas via thermal conduction.
How Much Fat Does It Remove?
The treatment can remove around twenty-five percent of the fat from a target area. If you have a big event coming up on your calendar, like a wedding or a graduation, we can design a treatment schedule around your timeline to ensure you’ll look your best on your big day. Staggered treatments allow us to take full advantage of this process and give us the chance to truly sculpt the body line of your dreams. In many cases, clients can achieve the look they want in as little as one treatment.
When Do You See the Results?
This treatment takes advantage of natural processes, which is part of the reason why it is so gentle on your system. The first results should be visible in about three weeks as your body begins to flush out your fat cells. You will see the best results anywhere from sixty to ninety days after treatment, but your body can continue to remove fat cells for up to six months after your treatment.
Many of our clients report that the best part of this treatment is jumping out of bed in the morning to track how much of their fat is melting away. The ongoing process also provides a psychological boost as gains in the gym become more pronounced and visible. This is a treatment that truly allows you unprecedented control over your body, and success provides tremendous motivation for achieving new heights. If you’ve ever felt defeated by a stubborn and displeasing body feature, this treatment can open the door to a whole new perspective.
Are The Results Permanent?
The fat cells that are removed through this treatment are killed and do not return. However, we all know that maintaining our beauty goals is a lifestyle choice. If you undergo a period of dramatic weight gain, it is possible that your body will again store new fat deposits in the treatment areas.
Everybody is different, and each person responds in a different way. Sometimes the body can change where it creates its fat deposits. A good example is how young people often have baby fat, which disappears as they enter adulthood.
In our experience, almost everyone has a feature that displeases them. Body contouring treatments allow you to polish off your appearance with unprecedented control and help you break through defeatist psychological barriers as you achieve new levels of success.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
It is important to go into any beauty treatment with proper expectations. Body contouring is not an effective way to treat obesity. Instead, this treatment is for fit and healthy individuals who are looking for a final boost to help them cross the finish line of their health, beauty, and wellness journey. When you come in for a consultation, we will evaluate your case and help determine if this is the right treatment for you. We want you to succeed, and we will help design a schedule that will help you get the maximum result from your body contouring treatment.
The best candidates are those that are near their ideal weight or within about thirty pounds of their ideal weight. Please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation if you are uncertain if you are a good candidate. We will evaluate your unique situation and will design a program that will transform your life.
What Is the Consultation Like?
The consultation is a meeting where we get to know each other and start to develop a care provider relationship of confidence and trust. It is important that you feel absolutely comfortable before we begin and you are aware of everything you can do to help increase your level of success. There is nothing more empowering than committing to a treatment schedule and gradually seeing the positive results of your efforts over time.
We recommend that you write down all of your questions and bring them to the consultation as there can be a lot of information to process. It is important that you leave the consultation confident in how the treatment works and what you need to do to maximize the effect.
What Is the Appointment Like?
On the day of your appointment, it’s important to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing like you’d wear on a lazy Sunday at home. If you are coming from work during a lunch break, we recommend you bring a change of clothing so you don’t get any protective gel on your work clothes. The treatment usually takes between forty-five minutes to an hour. During that time, you will sit in comfort, surrounded by pillows, and you’ll be able to keep yourself entertained by reading, watching television, or operating a mobile device.
Some of our clients find the treatment so gentle that they even nap during their appointment. They often report that there is an initial shock of cold that quickly dissipates. The effect can be compared to how it feels to jump into a swimming pool. There is an initial flash of cold, and then your body quickly adapts and you feel absolutely comfortable.
The treatment is performed by affixing applicators to the treatment area. Applicators come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are small enough to treat areas under the chin, while others are large enough for treating flanks, abdomen, and thighs. An applicator looks like a box and contains both a cooling element and a vacuum effect, which brings the subcutaneous fat closer to the surface.
To get the best results, you cannot remove the applicators once they have been placed on your body. We recommend a light meal to ensure your comfort throughout your treatment.
What Are the Most Common Treatment Areas?
If you have seen a recent Hollywood film, you have probably seen the effects of body contouring and not even known it. The effectiveness and convenience of the treatment have made it very popular among movie stars and celebrities. Common treatment areas include the upper and lower flanks, inner and outer thighs, chin, neck, arms, bra fat, axillary puff, and knee fat. Rest assured that if you have a fat deposit that displeases you, you are not alone. We have had success in contouring virtually every body feature.
Schedule a Consultation Today
You deserve to achieve the body you’ve always dreamed of. Many people carry a tremendous psychological burden because of stubborn pockets of fat that resist all their efforts of diet and exercise. Body contouring treatments offer an unprecedented level of control to help you remove the fat deposits that have left you dissatisfied with your overall appearance.
Nothing brings us more joy than to help individuals achieve the look they have always dreamed about. If you’d like to learn more about how CoolSculpting treatments, contact Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL today. We’ll explain how these treatments can transform your life!
At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, we have clients come in all the time with every type of skin problem imaginable. Some clients are concerned about the tone of their skin, others are concerned by the texture, and still others suffer from active acne or acne scars. We have an all-in-one solution for them in the chemical peel.
Benefits of Getting a Chemical Peel
The skin benefits of getting a chemical peel are virtually endless. However, the benefits you receive from a given treatment depend significantly on the type of peel you receive. In other words, a light (superficial) peel will provide certain results, but if you have different skin concerns, you may be better suited for a medium peel or deep peel. Here’s what you need to know:
We’re all busy. We all have trouble justifying the investment of time into our appearance and skin health at times, but skin health is crucial for self-confidence. Self-confidence plays a significant role in our quality of life. The more comfortable you are in your skin, the happier you will be.
That’s why we are excited to offer peels that last no more than 30 minutes. You are more than welcome to come in during your lunch break for a “lunch peel.” You won’t need to schedule time off of work, and you won’t need to sacrifice any time away from your family.
One of the most compelling benefits to the health of your skin from a peel is the texture improvements. There are a couple of ways this is accomplished. Primarily, peels trigger your body’s collagen production response. This causes your skin to shore up its underlying structures, adding volume to areas of volume loss.
If your fine lines, moderate wrinkles, and deep folds are caused by volume loss, a peel or two can smooth out these problems. If they’re caused by hyperactive muscles, Botox is your saving grace. You can enjoy the wrinkle-smoothing results of Botox for up to a year and see results within a mere three to five days of treatment.
Acne can be caused by any number of factors, including stress, hormonal imbalance, and touching the skin with oily, dirty fingers. Every cause of acne can occur at any point from the onset of puberty. In fact, many people find they don’t start to suffer from acne until they are in their 30s or 40s.
A superficial peel is perfect for the treatment of acne. Ask about a light peel containing glycolic acid or AHA. These gentle, effective peels are designed for sensitive, acne-prone skin. Such peels will clear up acne within three to five days. After a dozen treatments, even the most severe acne scars can be erased.
Age Spot Removal
Hiding age spots with makeup can be difficult. However, medium and deep peels are excellent for the removal of age spots. You may need between four and six treatment sessions, but we’re confident that after a full course of treatment, you will be deeply satisfied with the results.
Sun Damage Reversal
The UVA and UVB rays of the sun are rightfully notorious for causing devastating damage to the skin. Because these harmful rays weaken your body’s collagen and elastin and slow its production of these crucial proteins and fibers, the skin shows sun damage early. A peel can erase the sign of this damage.
Collagen Growth Enhancement
Glycolic acid peels, in particular, are well-known for their ability to help your body produce stronger, healthier collagen. Collagen is one of the most important proteins in your body because it keeps your skin looking young, hydrated, tight, and smooth. When you lose collagen, you lose volume in your cheeks, lips, chin, and forehead. Wrinkles are the least of your worries.
Even worse, a lack of collagen results in loose, sagging skin. If you lose a significant amount of weight, the effects of sagging skin are even worse. By encouraging collagen production, your skin will look healthier, younger, brighter, tighter, and smoother for months after treatment. And because producing collagen takes time, you’ll see continuously improving results.
Do you have an important event, like a wedding or business meeting, coming up? If so, and if you’re not quite happy with the appearance of your skin, a peel is perfect for you. The effects of extra collagen production will take several weeks to be fully apparent, however, the improvement to your skin’s tone, texture, hydration, and health are virtually immediate. Depending on the strength of the peel you receive, your skin can be done peeling in three to five days and reveal the healthy beauty you had in you all along.
Because of how mild superficial peels are, they are safe for all skin types and tones. This is in stark contrast to laser treatments. During your initial consultation, we will review your aesthetic concerns to help you determine if this is the right treatment for you.
Generally, if you have concerns about the signs of aging afflicting your face, neck, or hands, you’re an excellent candidate. However, peels aren’t just for clients who want to reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, treat sun damage-caused wrinkles, and reduce age spots. You may be a good candidate if you want to:
- Treat freckles or melasma
- Reverse damage caused by pregnancy or birth control pills
- Improve the tone and texture of your skin
- Erase acne scars
- Erase mild trauma or surgical scars
- Treat acne
Plays Well With Others
As mentioned previously, peels are the perfect complement to Botox because they treat different types of wrinkles. However, they play very well with other aesthetic treatments, as well. For instance, our clients love to combine a peel with dermal fillers for results that are faster, more durable, and more dramatic.
We proudly offer several types of dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Belotero, Voluma, Radiesse, and Vollure. If you can imagine a skin concern, we have the ability to treat it safely and effectively. For instance, you can augment your lips, chin, and cheeks without ever going under a knife or getting implants.
How to Care for Your Skin After a Peel
The point of getting a peel is to improve the health and aesthetic of your skin. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to get a peel and then neglect to take care of your skin! Here’s how you can get the most out of your peel:
Keep Your Hands Off
A peel lifts up and sloughs off damaged or dead skin cells from the top (superficial) layers of your skin. This reveals beautiful, radiant, healthy skin. It can be tempting to pick at your peeling skin to speed along the process. However, this will hinder rather than help your situation.
If you pick at your skin while it is peeling off, you may cause scarring. Moreover, your fingertips are usually oily and dirty, even if you wash them fairly regularly. You may cause an unintended acne breakout if you touch your face while your skin is peeling and revealing the fresh skin underneath.
Keep Your Hair Back
Few people realize how much they touch their face when they let their hair down. Several strands of hair fall perfectly in front of your eye, causing irritation, and you tuck it back behind your ear. No big deal, right? Remember, touch your face as little as possible after a peel.
To mitigate the risk of subconsciously touching your face, keep your hair in a bun or ponytail if it usually gets in your face. If a breakout occurs, don’t treat it yourself. Let it run its course. You don’t need to be introducing new skincare products into your routine after a peel.
Moisturizing after a peel is extremely important. During your initial consultation, bring in a comprehensive list of skincare products you use. You may be surprised to discover that some products you use are not as gentle as you think. After your peel, your skin is sensitive. Even mildly irritating ingredients should be avoided.
Moisturizer is great for soothing your skin after a peel. However, be careful to use your moisturizer exactly as directed. If you use too much moisturizer, your skin cannot peel effectively and you may prolong the time necessary to see the final results of treatment. We recommend using Aquaphor to moisturize your skin for seven days after treatment.
Many of our clients receive a chemical peel to reverse sun damage. Reversing sun damage does not make sense if you are just going to go back to your old habits and not wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen. Whether you work inside in front of a window or you are exercising outside, wearing sunscreen is crucial.
To further protect your skin, limit your exposure to sunlight when the sun’s rays are at their strongest. In other words, don’t sunbathe between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. Reapply sunscreen as directed on the bottle. If you can’t stand the smell or feel of liquid sunscreen, we strongly recommend a sunscreen powder or spray.
Let Your Skin Peel
Unfortunately, you shouldn’t receive any mechanical exfoliation treatments until your skin has finished peeling. Remember, avoiding contact with your face is crucial for rapid, dramatic results. This includes rubbing your face with your fingers or an exfoliation tool.
In the three to five days after your treatment that your skin is peeling, remember to avoid all skincare products that aren’t a gentle moisturizer or sunscreen. This means you should avoid using retinol, resurfacing acids, facial scrubs, and cleansing brushes. Once your skin is finished peeling, you are free to return to your usual skincare routine.
We often have clients call us three days after their treatment in a panic. They are concerned with their appearance because their skin is peeling. If you look in the mirror a few days after treatment and don’t yet see what you’re looking for, don’t worry. Remember, the skin that is currently visible is comprised of dead skin cells.
Be patient, and in just a couple of days, the world will see the healthy, beautiful skin hidden beneath the surface of dead skin cells. Remember, don’t pick at your skin. Read a book. Play with your dog. Meditate. Do whatever you want to forget about the way your face looks. Your skin will thank you in just a few more hours.
Discover How to Put Your Best Face Forward Today
Do you suffer from hyperpigmentation? Is your skin dull or ruddy? Do you have active acne? How about fine lines, moderate wrinkles or deep folds? If any of the above apply to you, you may be a good candidate for a chemical peel. To learn more, contact us today at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL to schedule your initial consultation.