I’ve been looking into facial treatments for sometime. I’m at the age where every time I look in the mirror I see the imperfections that time has added to my looks. I’m blessed with good skin but the fine lines, dullness and sun damage have taken their toll.
I m not really ready to invest in the recovery time and thousands of dollars for a surgical lift nor the continual injection and filler treatments. So I decided to try a less invasive and more budget friendly treatment.
Having done my research I knew that I needed to restore collagen to diminish the fine lines and bring back a healthy glow. I would need a treatment that would remove dead facial cells and offer retinol and Vitamin C to boost the collagen.
I decided to purchase a series package of a PCA Chemical Peel from Spa Seven in Timonium. The key ingredients in the peel: TCA (Trichloroacetic acid), Retinol, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Hydroquinone, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid (blends) are just what is needed to detox and boost healthy skin!
My biggest concern was what to expect after the treatment. I had heard others stories of burning, redness, puffiness and lots of peeling. This new form of treatment is far less offensive as before. The breakdown into sessions offers less post treatment skin trauma. I would expect slight redness that first day and “flaking” over the next several days. Lots of moisturizer was recommended.
The treatments were spread every 3 weeks and were less than a half hour each. I left the spa with a shine and was instructed not to wash my face till the next day. The next morning I instantly noticed the glow to my face and the smooth texture. With no signs of puffiness or redness I applied moisturizer with sunscreen and went about my day! The slight flaking in various areas continued for about a week. By the next week I was looking brighter and feeling great!
After 3 PCA treatments not only do I notice the difference but my girl friends commented as well! My fine lines are definitely less noticeable, my skin looks healthier and my skin tone is much more even. Now aside from increasing the frequency of using a good exfoliating wash, my daily skin care treatment is the same! Keeping up with my daily skin care including facials will help keep me looking great for months to come!