Chemical Peel & Microderm

Prepare for Appointment

  • Prepare skin with high-quality products using AHA’s for several weeks prior, and stop two days before your treatment. Use gentle products with minimal activity prior to treatment. Your student esthetician can write a home treatment guide for your use before and after the treatment.
  • Do not shave or exfoliate the day of the treatment.
  • Schedule waxing appointments 5-7 days prior to your treatment, 14 days for sensitive skin.
  • Avoid sensitizing products with artificial fragrances, harsh preservatives and dyes.
  • Drink plenty of water. Hydrated skin is healthy skin.
  • Be prepared to use high-quality sun protection every day!
  • This treatment is not appropriate for pregnant or nursing women, or those with specific allergies or contraindicated health conditions. Ask your student esthetician for appropriate options.
  • Best results are achieved in a series of 3 to 6 peels, scheduled according to the needs of your skin with your student esthetician’s recommendation.

What to expect during healing process

Days 1 & 2:
Usually skin will feel very tight and dry, you may even start to get a bit flaky. Keep hydrated with a good moisturizer.

Days 3 & 5:
You will mostly likely peel during this time. If you don’t peel DON’T WORRY you are still getting the benefits of the acids. If you do peel, make sure you do not pick or pull at the skin as this will cause pigmentation. DO NOT pick at flakes or help them flake off, moisturize instead.

Days 6 & 7:
The skin should be almost completely healed on the surface and any peeling will be mainly around the perimeter of the face. SPF MUST BE WORN EVERY SINGLE DAY.

What not to do

  • Make sure you do not have any direct sun exposure. If you are going to be out in the sun make sure you are wearing a hat that will shade the face. SPF 30 is MANDATORY and to be reapplied every 2 hours. Even if you are not in direct sunlight.
  • No exfoliation for at least 5 days. This includes any scrubs, acids, enzymes. Let the skin go through the healing process before you try to exfoliate or use acne products. Avoid products containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids for 7 days. Avoid products with artificial fragrance and dyes.
  • (Layered Chemical Peels- Level II) You should not apply any product other than SPF 30, wash your face, or raise your core temperature/blood pressure for 8-24 hours. Any of these things can reactivate your chemical peel. So no working out, or washing your face, or applying anything topically until the recommended time has passed.
  • No waxing appointments until 5-7 days after your treatment, 14 days for sensitive skin.

What to know

  • A proper home care regimen is highly recommended to receive the desired results when doing any chemical exfoliation procedures. 70% of results is achieved through proper homecare.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about anything whatsoever please feel free to call us so we can assist you at the telephone numbers provided above.

waxing

prepare for appointment

  • Do not shave or exfoliate the day of the treatment.
  • Schedule pedicures 48 hours apart from waxing to minimize risk of reactions.
    Schedule waxing appointments 5-7 days prior to active chemical exfoliation or microdermabrasion, 14 days prior for sensitive skin.
  • Avoid sensitizing products with artificial fragrances, harsh preservatives and dyes.
  • Get a signed consent from your medical professional prior to your appointment if there is any question about interactions with medications or sensitive health conditions. Contraindications: accutane, retin-a, etc..
  • If you have a history of immune dysfunction, resistant bacterial infections or extreme ingrown hair, please get approval from your medical professional prior to appointment.
  • Please arrive freshly showered for all waxing appointments.
  • Extensive waxing including brazilian bikini wax may require special preparation. Please trim all hair to approx ¼ inch in length prior to appointment for best results.

aftercare

  • Avoid sunlight – light exposure without sunscreen will result in undesirable pigmentation. (freckles and patches)
  • Be gentle with your skin. Do not use exfoliating products or acne treatments or alpha hydroxy acid products for 5-7 days. Focus on moisture and barrier protection, with items like barrier repair, vaseline or desitin ointment.
  • Do not re-wax over treated area for 5-7 days, or 14 days for sensitive skin.
  • Avoid products with artificial fragrance and dyes.
  • When receiving brazilian wax, avoid sexual contact for 48 hours after waxing.
  • Gently exfoliate with loofah, white washcloth or aha cleansers to prevent ingrown hairs between waxing sessions.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about anything whatsoever please feel free to call us so we can assist you at the telephone numbers provided above.

mlis bodywrap

  • AVOID drinking water for 1 hour prior to your wrap – so you don’t have to “go” while wrapped.
  • If you are sensitive to the red “flushing” effect of niacin, avoid tanning creams or supplements that contain niacin for 2 days prior to the wrap. Niacin is a water-soluble B-vitamin that causes temporary reddening, itching and capillary dilation. This is usually brief and can be relieved by drinking water. When in doubt, check with your physician.
  • Contraindicated conditions include, but are not limited to: heart conditions, high blood pressure, use of blood thinning medication, pregnancy, nursing, epilepsy, claustrophobia, and cancer that is not in remission. If you have any of the above conditions or sensitivities approval from your Doctor is required before you can be wrapped. Inform your student esthetician in writing and discuss all medications, health conditions and issues prior to scheduling a wrap.
  • Eat light food the day of the wrap. Focus on vegetables, high fiber foods and water. Avoid carbonated drinks, caffeine, refined sugar, white flour and red meat, for best results.
  • Avoid using lotions or creams that may interfere with product absorption.
  • Avoid shaving prior to your wrap. Schedule waxing or other hair removal at least 72 hours apart from your wrap.
  • Do not wrap if your skin is irritated broken or abraded, or if any sign of infection is present. If you are sick or being treated for infection, please re-schedule your wrap.
  • You may bring a bikini to wear during the wrap, or disposable alternatives are provided.

aftercare

  • For best results, do not shower within 6-8 hours of receiving your wrap.
  • Drink 6-12 glasses of water per day in the week prior to your wrap, and also following your wrap.
  • Inch loss is best maintained by a healthy lifestyle of exercise and food choices.
  • You may choose to receive a maximum of two wraps in a week, four days apart. The most popular regimen is once a week for 3 – 6 weeks in a series.

eyelash extensions

aftercare

  • To protect your investment and gain the longest wear from your eyelash extensions, it is important to care for them properly. Lash extensions are attached to the natural lash, and can remain in place until the natural lash falls out.
  • Be gentle. Avoid rubbing your eyes, tugging or scrubbing eye area.
  • Use water-based cosmetics.
  • Avoid glycol or oil-based cosmetics, mascaras, creams or makeup removers which can interfere with adhesive.
  • Avoid waterproof mascara.
  • Minimize use of mascara, and if desired use only on lower lashes or lash tips.
  • Use a cotton swab to carefully remove eye makeup.
  • “Pat” eye area dry after showering or cleansing. Do not rub.
  • Schedule a “fill” approximately ever 4-6 weeks or as needed. Fills are defined as 15 lashes or less on each eye.
  • Lash extensions are most appropriate for those who want a naturally glamorous look that requires minimal makeup. Results cannot be guaranteed when incompatible cosmetics are used ,or excess wear damages bonding.
  • Info regarding Skinworks and our eyelash extensions

Due to Skinworks being a school we like to inform you that eyelash extensions are a learned art. We discount our lashes as a school more that 70% from licensed professionals for this reason. The student doing your lashes is in education mode, because of this they may not last as long as a licensed professional. We thank you for allowing our student to practice on you and as always want to make sure that you have a pleasant experience. If for any reason you have problems with your lashes please contact the instructor that is working within 48 hours to reschedule a time for you to come in so we may touch up or remove your extensions for you.

spa pedicure & manicure

Do not shave or exfoliate 24 hours before the treatment.
If you have any type of fungus of the nail we must refuse service. We will do our best to accommodate you with any other treatment.

We can provide pedicure slippers, however if you have your own open toed shoes they are more than likely safer to walk in, especially in the winter and wet months. This is one area where shellac excels in as there is no need to for drying time!