Facial Peels

Medique's X-FOL Skin Rejuvenation peels combine a unique cocktail of six acids to stimulate skin cell turnover and collagen production. Four Alpha Hydroxy Acids (glycolic-from sugar cane, lactic-from milk, malic-from apples, tartaric-from grapes), that cause cellular exfoliation. Plus two Beta Hydroxy Acids (salicylic acid from asa that help to shrink blood vessels and citric acid that unclogs,shrinks and cleans out pores), resulting in an even, multifaceted exfoliation with less stinging and irritation than previously available.

Peels have been used in one form or another since the days of Cleopatra. Now, modern science e xplains what the ancients seemed to inherently know about the anatomy and function of our skin. Throughout our life healthy skin undergoes a cyclical progression of forming new cells and shedding old ones. As we grow older, collagen and elastin in the skin tightly bond together, slowing our ability to regenerate and shed cells. This leaves us with skin that is lusterless, dehydrated and lined at the surface. The active ingredients in peels work by speeding up and repairing cell regeneration, while bringing new cells to the surface of the skin. Treatments can help repair sun damage, smooth out rough discoloured skin, improve fine lines and wrinkles, help control acne problems and brighten drab skin.

The result is fresher and more youthful skin that looks vibrant, smoother in texture and more uniform in color

What types of skin conditions does the X-Fol treat?

The X-Fol Peel is recommended for the following:

  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Photoaging Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne- Mild papulopustular and/or comedonal
  • Scarring- Mild and superficial, particularly acne scars
  • Shaving irritation- Men with shaving irritation on face or neck
What is a Peel?

Peels are defined as the application of one or more exfoliating agents to the skin to produce controlled destruction of portions of the epidermis and/or dermis with subsequent regeneration of new epidermal and dermal tissues.

What skin types can the X-Fol peels be performed on?

All Fitzpatrick’s skin types one through six.

Will the X-Fol peels thin out my skin?

No. The peels will exfoliate the stratum corneum, thinning out the horny layer of the skin. The salicylic acid is a keratoplastic; it thickens the epidermis by increasing cell layers.

What results can I expect from the X-Fol peels and how long after I start my series will I see these results?

Each individual experiences different results, so it will vary from patient to patient. Most patients notice a difference in the skin texture and overall appearance immediately after the first peel. A series of six peels is recommended for maximum results. Maintenance sessions can then be scheduled based on your personal needs.

Will I have down time in between my peels?

There is no down time with the X-Fol peels. It is recommended that you use the Multivitamin Enriched Face Cream daily to ensure the skin is properly nourished and moisturized between peels. This can also prevent flaking of the skin.

Can I continue to use my Retin-A and other prescription products while having the X-Fol peel series?

There is no contra-indication on using these types of prescription products. It is however recommended that all AHA/BHA products and any other potentially irritating products not be used for 48 hours following a peel to avoid risk of irritation, even if the exfoliated site looks and feels normal.

How long after laser hair removal and microdermabrasion can I have a peel?

One month is recommended.

Will my acne get worse from the X-Fol peels?

It may seem worse as the skin gets unplugged in the beginning stages and the blackheads and comedones are being purged from the skin. But it is important to note that X-Fol treatments have been proven to improve acne overall not contribute to it.

Can expose my skin to the sun while having the X-Fol Peels?

It is always recommended to use an SPF 15 or higher daily.

What persons are not suited to receive the X-Fol peels?

The peels are not used on patients who are taking Accutane (or have taken it in the past year). It is also recommended to abstain from peels for women who are pregnant or nursing, and those with certain systemic allergies. Your professionally trained technician can review any contra-indications and advise you for your specific situation.

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