Microdermabrasion and Peels
Our staff are well trained and very professional. They will analyze your skin type and choose the products and Medical Facial Treatments specifically suited to your skin type, in order to achieve maximum results.
MandeliClear Peel System - With Vitamin A Accelerator
- Pigmentation due to Acne, Melasma or Sun
- Mild Acne Scarring
- Fitzpatrick 1-V
The MandeliClear Peel System was developed specifically for attenuating pigmentation issues associated with darker Fitzpatrick skin types. The system can be classified as a modified Jessner, containing 7% lactic, 7% salicylic and 7% resorcinol, in an ethanol base with quillaja bark. It also contains 9% mandelic acid, which is often derived from almond and wild cherry sources. Mandel is German for almond. This peel is safe, gentle, and well tolerated by most skin types.
Skin Type Indications
- Fitzpatrick I, II, III. Fitzpatrick IV and V requires pre-treatment.
- Effective for lightening pigmentation due to acne, melasma or photodamaged skin.
- May be repeated every 2-3 months.
- Aspirin or salicylic sensitivity
- Excessive open lesions
- Highly sensitive skin type
- Recent sun exposure
- Laser hair removal within past 6 weeks
- Glycolic/salicylic acid within past week
- Laser resurfacing surgery past 6 months
This Medical Esthetic treatment can help repair sun damage, smooth rough discoloured skin, improve fine lines and wrinkles, help control acne problems and brighten dull skin. This treatment includes aftercare products.
Main Contraindications (a brief summary)
Pregnancy, lactation, allergy to asprin, hypersensitive skin, history of cold sores, hypertrophic scars or keloids, tanning in the last 2 weeks, skin cancer, prior radiation treatments (within one month), prior oral retinoids or topical medication, acutane in the past 6 months, facial surgery in the past 6 months, cuts or wounds on the face, Pumpkin treatment is contraindicated for fitzpatrick types V and VI (Brown and Black skin types). Medique peel is safe for these skin types.
PCA Pumpkin Peel Treatment
This powerful treatment is made to brighten and rejuvenate your skin. It exfoliates, stimulates circulation and draws out impurities from the skin, while at the same time putting vitamins, nutrients and enzymes back into the skin. This peel is safe to have done after a facial. This peel is great for any one who is trying to improve their skin's texture and bring a glow back to their skin.
PCA Professional Acne Treatment - With 20% Salicylic Acid
This peel is made up of salicylic acid and other natural ingredients, making it the perfect choice for those with acne prone skin. It is safe to use during an acne breakout, and can be used at any time. Its exfoliating, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits refine the skin's texture and bring a clean freshness to the skin.
Microdermabrasion is a safe, chemical free, non-invasive method of skin resurfacing suitable for both men and women who want healthy, younger-looking skin. At Spa Namaste, we use diamond microdermabrasion. The diamond tip in the hand-held wand gently exfoliates the skin particles of the epidermis, which are whisked away by a vacuum. Diamond microdermabrasion is far more comfortable and safer than the older crystal method. Microdermabrasion removes old, dead skin in order to allow your new young healthy skin beneath to shine through. Removing the dead skin also allows your pores to breath and helps to clear up acne.
This non-surgical procedure helps the following conditions:
- Skin that has been damaged by the sun
- Aging skin that shows wrinkles, lines, and age spots
- Skin with pigmentation marks
- Acne skin and acne scarring
Spa Namaste offers a full one-hour Microdermabrasion facial with massage to the arm, head, neck and shoulders, and steam treatment.
[Results may vary]
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know which chemical peel is right for me?
Schedule a free consultation and let our Medical Estheticians help you. We can create a skin care plan that's tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Is there any down time after a chemical peel?
You will experience flaking for 2-5 days after your chemical peel. This can be anywhere from light flaking to moderate flaking depending on the strength of the peel you choose. It Is recommended that you avoid the sun, sauna, gym, wearing making or washing your face for the first 24 hours after your peel.
Will there be any down time after my Microdermabrasion Treatment?
There is no down time after your treatment and you can return to your regular routine right away. Skin may have a slight redness or flushed look directly after, but will return back to normal quickly. Many people refer to Micro as the “Lunch Time Facelift” because of the quick recovery time compared to a chemical peel.
How many Microdermabrasion treatments do I need?
Results are often visible after the first session, but it is recommended to book 7-10 treatments spaced out 2 weeks apart. You will see improvements with each session. Maintenance may be required every 2-3 months to maintain results.
You are NOT a good candidate for Microdermabrasion if:
You are pregnant, you have active keloids, undiagnosed lesions, a recent herpes outbreak, warts on the face, skin cancer, sunburns, eczema, an auto-immune system disorder, or unstable diabetes.
*Please advise your Medical Esthetician of any allergies or skin sensitivities prior to beginning your treatment.