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Welcome to AYA Medical Spa’s July edition of Beauty Buzz! This newsletter features our provider tips, our eye care essentials, and skincare to boost the effect of your injectables.

5 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Chemical Peel

We love chemical peels for their ability to effectively target and treat fine lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging. But before you book, it’s best to have all the facts. Here are 5 questions to ask to find out if you’re a good candidate for this cosmetic treatment.

A chemical peel can be done at any age—even teens get them—but most start in their twenties. We perform chemical peels year-round, however, many patients prefer to have their treatments done during the fall or winter as the weather is preferential for indoor activities meaning less potential harm from sun exposure.

Chemical peels can improve skin texture and tone through deep exfoliation, reducing the appearance of fine lines and acne scars while balancing discoloration and uneven tone. Clients typically experience some mild sensitivity that subsides in 48 hours and reveals smoother skin texture and more radiant and even skin tone.

It depends on the peel—you’ll determine the right peel for you during your consultation. While every patient is different, superficial chemical peels typically require no downtime while a medium depth or deep peel can have recovery that takes up to 7 days.

There is no specific care required following chemical peels with superficial and medium depths, however we always recommend applying sunscreen. If you have a deep peel, your skin specialist will provide you with custom recommendations to ensure optimal healing and results.

Chemical peels can be done whenever you choose, however we recommend getting superficial or medium peels monthly, and deep peels quarterly or bi-annually.

Are you ready to find out if a chemical peel is right for you? If so, we’d love to discuss your goals during an in-person consultation. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary appointment.

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AYA Esthetician Vivia Rowe’s Skincare Routine for Dry Skin with Melasma.

I have dry skin that is prone to pretty serious melasma flare-ups. When I’m thinking about my skin care routine, my focus is on maintaining my skin’s clarity and hydration level at the same time. So while I want my skin to be as clear and even as possible, I have to keep it hydrated as well to slow down the effects of aging.

I think of it this way: treat your skin at night, protect your skin during the day.

Morning Routine

I like to set my skin up for maximum protection and hydration.

First, I cleanse with Elta Foaming Cleanser and cool water. The gentle enzyme and amino-acid blend easily removes residual product from the night before without leaving me dry.

Next, depending on how my melasma is behaving, I will apply a few drops of AYA Brightening Serum in an even layer all over my face. The Brightening Serum contains Arbutase for brightening and vitamins C, E, and Ferulic to protect the skin from free radicals.

If my melasma is under control, I skip the Brightening Serum and protect my skin from free radicals with Obagi Professional-C 20%. For an extra boost of hydration, I mix a couple of drops of the Phyto-C B5 Gel with my vitamin C serum. That vitamin B5 and Hyaluronic Acid combination is great for smoothing, firming, and hydrating, and works great with vitamin C. I protect the skin around my eyes with Revision DEJ Eye. This product brightens, hydrates, and protects.

No matter what, I wear SPF daily. Revision Intellishade Clear is my favorite daily SPF because it contains so many anti- aging properties that keep my skin hydrated and protected.

Night Routine

My night time goal is to provide my skin with everything it needs to stay clear and healthy. I like to wash the dirt of the day off with Revision Brightening Facial Wash. This cleanser contains alpha and beta hydroxy acids that cleanse, exfoliate and brighten.

Next, I apply Obagi Tretinoin .05% gel in a thin layer all over, avoiding my eye area. This gel formula does wonders for my dry, melasma-prone skin. Tretinoin speeds up the skin cell renewal process and helps to keep fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, and melasma at bay. I use the Tret gel up to three times a week and wear it alone at bedtime.

On the nights that I am not using Tret gel, I’ll use AYA Brightening Serum, Phyto-C B5 Gel and DEJ Face for moisture and DEJ Eye.

Looking for a skincare routine to suit your needs? We offer complimentary skincare analysis appointments for all patients!

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