As we posted on Facebook this past weekend we attended to the AAAM (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine) congress in Orlando. Not only did we exhibit but I also attended the lectures, since there is always something new to learn. There was a lot of talk about Peels, Lasers, other skin treatment machines and protocols.
There are several reasons why it is difficult to predict the outcome of procedures/peels:
1 – There is a wide variety of procedures/peels that have different strength levels.
2- There are different types of skin, reference the Fitzpatrick Classification. Click here to see earlier blog.
3- Pre-treatments prepare the skin for optimal results; avoid complications, aid on even application through the treated area.
Pre-treatments are easy, help the patient to comply. It usually start 4 to 6 weeks before the procedure is scheduled.
Start with an Alpha Hydroxy Acid Cleanser, Topical Vitamin C to modulate Melanin slowing down melanin production (pigmentation) , 10% Glycolic and a Broad Spectrum sunscreen. Some Doctors or other Skin Care Professionals like to also pre-treat with 2% or 4% Hydroquinone, depending on the skin type. Please note all these pretreatment products are found in the Abella Skin Care line.
Pre-treatments are not only what you apply on your skin. Be conscious of what you are drinking and eating. Eat foods that provide healthy healing enzymes. Abella Skin Care will continue to blog on healthy food recommendations for each season. One of our favorite pre-procedure foods is the pineapple that contains an enzyme called Bromeliad helping to reduce bruising and speed healing.