Chemical Peels

What are the different types of peels?
Alpha-hydroxyl acids derive their name from the molecular composition of the acid. These products include the subcategories of glycolic, lactic and citric acids. These acids dissolve easily in water and can penetrate readily into the epidermis and upper dermis. The overall effect is upper skin exfoliation. Oily skin must be cleaned prior to application in order for these acids to be effective. Beta-hydroxyl acids, namely salicylic acids, are also named from the molecular composition of the acid. These acids are unique in that they are readily absorbed by the fat properties of the skin. Skin is composed of water and fat molecules that limit penetration from the outside. Different from alpha-hydroxyl acid, this acid is unique that it can penetrate into the pores of the skin. This helps clear pores and exfoliates the skin. Beta-hydroxyl acid also has anti-inflammatory properties that result in less irritation, burning and stinging.
What are the benefits of chemical peels?
Peels take away dead cells and compel the generation of new skin, thus eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, blotchiness, dryness and a host of other mild skin conditions.
How long does a treatment take?
A typical treatment should take no longer than 15 minutes.
What does a treatment feel like?
Upon application, patients feel a slight stinging which subsides after a few minutes.
What do I expect after a treatment?
Your skin will have a youthful glow. It is not uncommon for people to notice your new texture and compliment. Following the treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but nothing drastic. Any redness will disappear before the end of the day.
Is there any risk involved with these peels?
No. We only offer hydroxyl acid peels, which are the lightest of all peel chemicals. There are more intense chemical peels on the market, but Skin Appeal does not offer them because they require downtime. Examples of such peels are trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol peels. However, these also lead to swelling, scabbing and flaking of the skin.
How many treatments should I have?
A program of one peel a week for six week is recommended. Sticking to such a regimen will ensure the lasting results, even though you will see an improvement after just one treatment.
Can I combine a peel with microdermabrasion?
Absolutely. This is by far, the most effective way to improve your skin`s appearance. A combination program of chemical peel-microdermabrasion should also be followed for six weeks for optimal results

Absolutely. This is by far the most effective way to improve your skin`s appearance. A combination program of chemical peel-microdermabrasion should also be followed for six weeks for optimal results. Share the Love of Virtual Tour of Skin Appeal Clinic.


What are the types of microdermabrasion treatment?
Microdermabrasion is one of the most requested non-invasive cosmetic procedures in the U.S. and Europe. With the aid of micro-crystal vacuumed through a delicate hand piece, the procedure produces a skin polishing peel. It is safe to use on all skin types and colors
What result can I expect?
Age spot and fine lines are reduced, pores are unclogged, acne is diminished, collagen is stimulated and a more uniform tone is evident. Most clients report that their skin seems softer, tighter, smoother and younger-looking.
How soon can I see the results?
You will notice an immediate improvement after your first treatment. Your skin will have a fresh pink glow and smoother texture. Improvements continue throughout your treatment program
Is this the same microdermabrasion that I can get in a day-spa? ?
No. Microdermabrasion machines are manufactured at two different levels: aesthetic-grade and medical-grade. Medical-grade microdermabrasion is F.D.A approved for a deeper exfoliation, which translate into more impressive and lasting results for you. Because Skin Appeal is a medical clinic, we are able to offer you medical-grade microdermabrasion
How long does a treatment take?
Most facial treatments take 30 minutes.Treatment of other areas may have different time frame.
How many treatments would I need??
Although fantastic results are achieved with the first session, a minimum of six treatments is recommended for long-lasting results. These treatments are usually given every two weeks. After the first six sessions, you should receive treatments once a month to maintain your youthful-looking skin.
Who should consider microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is right for all skin types and for anyone interested in minimizing the appearance of: scarring, fine lines, pigmentation problems, uneven skin tones, dull, lifeless and sun-damaged skin.
What should I do after the treatment?
Like all of Skin Appeal non-invasive treatments, there is no downtime. You can resume daily activities immediately after treatment. It is recommended you avoid sun exposure on the treated area for at least 24 hours. Also, because your outer layer of skin has been exfoliated, the treated area will be sensitive to hot water and sweat for the first day.

Permanent Laser Hair Reduction

How does a laser hair removal feel like? Is this painful?
Most people with lighter skin should feel no pain as they will undergo laser hair removal with the Light Sheer, which is considered the latest and pain free hair removal. Other people describe the feeling similar to a pinch of a rubber band. Although pain is an individual feeling, most clients express the sensation as tolerable
What should I do before a treatment?
Try to avoid sun exposure. Hair can be more aggressively treated without a fresh tan. Having hair is essential to having a successful treatment. You cannot wax, tweeze, thread or have electrolysis for 4 weeks before a treatment. The best way to manage hair before is to shave, trim, or use cream depilatories. The day of your treatment the hair will need to be freshly shaved.
What should I expect after a treatment?
After a treatment the skin may be red and bumpy. This is absolutely normal. Post treatment, we recommend protecting the area from the sun to avoid any additional heat to the area, as well as avoiding activities such as exercise, saunas, and other activities which may irritate the area or induce heat for 24-48 hours immediately after treatment. The area should be moisturized with a soothing cream and cleansed with a mild soap as advised by our laser technicians
How many treatments would I need?
Hair grows in continuous cycles. The anagen or growth phase of hair contains the largest amounts of melanin and this phase is the laser’s target. From scientific studies we understand that any area contains a maximum of 20-30% of anagen hairs at one time, thus, these anagen hairs are affected each treatment. Most clients will require a minimum of three treatments. Repeated sessions are necessary. Finer hair and dark skin clients may require 6-8 treatments. If you suffer from a hormone imbalance your treatments may be ongoing. To have effective treatments it is imperative that they be sequenced. Every client’s expectations of hair loss are different. Some may be happy with 50-60% loss and may want to discontinue and others will want to continue until they reach their maximum loss of 80-95%.
How long should I wait between treatments?
Waiting time may vary with individuals. The general guideline is 4-6 weeks for neck and above areas and 6-8 weeks for areas below the neck.
What should I do to manage the hair between the treatments?
You should not have much hair to manage. If you need to, shaving or trimming is the most effective way to manage hair growth between treatments
Are the results permanent?
The Lumenis Diode Laser has been cleared by the FDA for hair removal and permanent hair reduction on all skin types and tanned skin. To achieve a satisfactory level of clearance, 4-6 treatments are typically required
Does laser hair removal treat ingrown hairs?
The laser will not create ingrown hairs. If you suffer from them the laser will produce an effective treatment to clear the ingrown hairs.
Does the Lumenis Diode Laser work on different skin colors?
The Lumenis Diode Lasers system safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI). For darker skin types appropriate fluencies are generally lower and appropriate pulse widths are generally longer to prevent damage to the epidermis. Using the appropriate treatment parameters, however, people with all skin types can benefit from laser hair removal with the Light Sheer.
Does Lumenis Diode Laser work on different skin colors?
A tan is damage to the skin. When it is damaged it creates “tan” or color. This is “melanin” deposits in the skin. The laser is attracted to melanin. The technology in the Lumenis Diode Lasers allows the skin to be cooled effectively to not traumatize the “tan” but the energy of the laser must be reduced to accommodate a tan. Therefore a client with a tan may require more treatments than someone without a tan. To have a more effective and aggressive treatment it would be better not have a tan.
What advantages does the Lumenis Diode Laser have over other laser hair removal systems?
Lasers operate at wavelengths or nanometers. Primitive lasers, such as the Alexandrite laser emits a wavelength of 755nm which is effective at targeting melanin in the hair and consequently the skin The Lumenis Diode Laser System was designed from the ground up specifically for laser hair removal only, so it has the wavelength, fluency, pulse width, and active epidermal cooling system (the Chill Tip) ideally suited for laser hair removal.
Is the Lumenis Diode Laser FDA approved?
The laser was developed in 1994 and the first hair removal study began in July 1996. The FDA cleared the device for treatments in December 1997. The FDA then granted it’s claim for permanent hair reduction in April 1999 after it demonstrated in a 3000 person study a better than 50% permanent hair loss after only 3 treatments.

Blue Light Therapy Micro Pulse

Is the BLU-U a laser?
The BLU-U is not a laser. The BLU-U delivers fluorescent light scattered over a larger area. It also does not emit UV light
How long is a BLU-U light therapy session?
The doctor will prescribe the most appropriate time frame for your acne, but typical sessions last roughly 17 minutes.
Who performs the BLU-U light therapy procedure?
A qualified healthcare professional is required to perform the procedure.


What is a Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a medical specialty that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins into the skin. It can be used to eliminate cellulite, promote weight loss, treat aging skin and redundant (sagging) skin, and rejuvenator the hands and neck.
What are the benefits of Mesotherapy over surgical techniques, such as liposuction?
Liposuction does not treat cellulite. In fact, liposuction often causes existing cellulite to appear more prominent. Mesotherapy treats cellulite directly, promoting smoother skin and reducing fat in selected areas. Fat deposits are flushed from the body, and do not reappear in other areas, which often occurs after liposuction. Mesotherapy does not require hospitalization, general anesthesia or downtime.
What cosmetic conditions can Mesotherapy treat?
Although Mesotherapy is used to treat a broad spectrum of injuries, illnesses and medical conditions, it is also employed to treat cosmetic conditions, including acne, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and wrinkles. It can also be used to reduce and contour fat.
How does Mesotherapy reduce or eliminate cellulite and fat?
Mesotherapy treats three factors involved in cellulite formation. Your doctor creates a specific formula to reduce the fat in your cellulite, improve impaired circulation and break down damaged connective tissue – thereby smoothing the skin’s surface. Mesotherapy can treat cellulite located anywhere on the body.
What are Mesotherapy’s anti-aging and skin rejuvenation uses?
Sub dermal vitamin injections rejuvenate the cells, making them mom active, and thereby stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. You can begin anti-aging treatments in your mid twenties to prevent wrinkles from forming. Treatments for the face, neck, arms and hands are recommended several times each year.
How does Mesotherapy promote weight loss and spot reduction?
Our customized formula prevents cells from storing fat, and helps break down existing fat cells. Spot reduction targets double chins, love handles and any other areas displaying tat pockets.
When do I see results?
Results vary depending on your body type and the condition being treated. On average, patients notice visible improvement in two to three sessions. For certain conditions, patients see results after the first session.
How long the results last?
The results do last, especially when combined with exercise and proper nutrition. However, we cannot stop the natural aging that affects your appearance. For this reason, we recommend regular maintenance visits.
Are the treatments painful?
You may feel a slight pinching or burning sensation when the injections are administered. However, we can provide a topical anesthetic that makes treatment virtually painless.
Are there any side effects?
A common side effect of Mesotherapy is bruising, which generally resolves over one week. To speed up the healing process, we recommend that the homeopathic supplement amice be taken either orally or applied topically on a daily basis. Patients may experience temporary soreness. This will subside within 24-48 hours.
Are there any restrictions?
Restrictions vary, depending on the condition being treated. We discuss these with each patient before treatments commence. In general, patients are advised not to wear makeup for at least 4 hours after facial treatments, not to take hot showers for at least 6 to 8 hours. We recommend that patients eat a high-protein meal, and avoid caffeine or other stimulants before treatment.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy(PRP)

What is the process?
Preparation is simple and quick, and completed on the physicians premises in the appointment time. Prior to treatment a simple blood sample of 10 – 20 mls is extracted from the patient. This blood is immediately placed in the centrifuge for 5 – 8 minutes. When centrifugation is complete your plasma will be separated from your red blood cells. The rich platelets are extracted from the base of the plasma gel. The platelets are injected into the deep dermis or fat layer of the skin. Platelets gradually increase collagen which can increase skin thickness and overall health of the skin.
Approx 45 minutes per two test tubes.
What facial and body areas can be treated?
• Orbital Rim – Around the eyes • Cheeks and mid face • Cheeks • Crepey skin on the neck • Back of hands • Décolletage • Other Body Areas
What are the benefits of PRP?
• Tissue regeneration and rejuvenation • Neo – Collagens • Neo – Vascularisation • Extracellular Matrix formation • Non allergenic • It is a ‘body own’ physiological product vs. animal derived or human donor products • Elimination of donor transmissible infections • Biological Glue: for tissue adhesion especially in skin flaps, bone grafts and trauma.
Do I need a skin test?
No, Regenerative Medicine is non allergenic as it is antilogous.
Are the results immediate?
No. Immediate swelling and wound healing are obvious at first sight. However, collagen rejuvenation can take from 6 weeks depending on the condition of your skin and lifestyle. More than one treatment will be necessary if the skin is mature
How long does a result last?
As we are regenerating collagen lasting results will depend on the care and maintenance of your skin. However, 2-3 treatments will help results last up to 18 months.
Does the treatment hurt?
Regenerative medicine is administered via an injection. Topical or local anesthetics can be administered if needed.
What can I expect after a treatment?
Redness, swelling, slight pain, bruising or all these signs can happen in the treatment area. These side effects usually subside in a few hours to a few days. Post care instructions will need to be followed through.
Can I return to work immediately?
Most patients will return to work immediately.

Botox and Juvederm

What is hyaluronic acid (HA)?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found on your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds.
What are the different types of wrinkles?
There are two different types of wrinkles: Dynamic wrinkles are caused when muscles contract to make facial expressions such as smiles and frowns. Static wrinkles develop because our skin’s natural substances (such as collagen and hyaluronic acid), which provide structure and volume, decrease over time
What is the difference between BOTOX and JUVEDERM XC?
BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® XC are two possible ways to treat moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. Both are non-surgical, but they work differently: BOTOX® Cosmetic: Injected beneath the skin’s surface to target the underlying muscle activity which is one of the causes of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles. JUVÉDERM® XC: Injected into the skin to temporarily smooth moderate to severe wrinkles such as those around the nose and mouth.
JUVÉDERM® XC is non-surgical filler your doctor uses to instantly smooth out the lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. It can provide natural-looking results for up to a year with optimal treatment. JUVÉDERM® XC is made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA), manufactured using proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology.
What is JUVEDERM XC approved for?
JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler is approved for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, also known as parentheses or smile lines).
Am I a candidate for treatment with JUVEDERM XC?
Do not use this product if you have severe allergies or a history of severe allergic reactions. You should also not use this product if you have allergies to lidocaine or the proteins used to make hyaluronic acid. Your doctor will determine if JUVÉDERM® XC treatment is right for you.
What should I discuss with my doctor before getting treatment with JUVEDERM XC?
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of excessive scarring or pigmentation disorders. You should also discuss any medications that you are currently taking that can prolong bleeding, or therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response.
What makes JUVEDERM XC different from other dermal fillers?
JUVÉDERM® XC is the only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to last up to one year with optimal treatment, and JUVÉDERM® XC was studied in all skin types. Our unique manufacturing process uses HYLACROSS™ technology to provide a high concentration of cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid. In the United States, JUVÉDERM® XC is indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds.) Most subjects acquired optimal correction at initial treatment. Some subjects required up to 2 touch-ups to achieve optimal correction. ‡ This includes all JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel formulations.
How is JUVEDERM XC non-surgical filler used in treatment?
Your doctor injects JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as parentheses (smile) lines and marionette lines
What will treatment with JUVEDERM XC non-surgical filler accomplish?
JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the nose and mouth such as parentheses (smile) lines. Results may last up to one year with optimal treatment. Ask your doctor what you should expect from your initial treatment and when they would recommend scheduling another appointment. Most subjects acquired optimal correction at initial treatment. Some subjects required up to 2 touch-ups to achieve optimal correction. This includes all JUVÉDERM® injectable gel formulations.
Is treatment with JUVEDERM XC non-surgical filler painful?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience.
How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process can be performed during a brief office visit. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment. Touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are susually needed to maintain optimal results. Less gel (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections
What kind of doctor can provide treatment with JUVEDERM XC non-surgical filler?
It is recommended that you choose a doctor specifically trained in the administration of JUVÉDERM® XC.
Does the correction last forever?
Correction is temporary and may last up to one year with optimal treatment. Therefore, touch-up injections, as well as repeat injections, are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Less material (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections
What are the possible side effects of JUVERDEM XC non-surgical filler?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reaction such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.
Can people with different skin tones/ colors be treated with JUVEDERM XC?
Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler has been studied in all skin types.
Can treatments with JUVEDERM XC and JUVEDREM VOLUMA XC be administered at the same time?
JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC are different products approved to treat different areas of the face. Talk to your doctor to determine the treatment plan that’s right for you.
What is the difference between JUVEDERM XC and JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC is a non-surgical filler your doctor uses to instantly smooth out moderate to severe lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. Natural-looking results may last up to one year with optimal treatment. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first and only injectable gel that is FDA-approved to instantly correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area for people over 21. It adds volume, creating contour and lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.


What are the benefits of Cryolipolysis?
As a completely non-invasive procedure, Cryolipolysis offers patients many benefits over other fat reduction procedures. Clinically proven results, no need for anesthesia or sedation, no incisions, safe and relatively pain free, no risk of infection unlike surgical procedures and no downtime.