I was finally fed up with the Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) that had developed over my upper lip following my 3rd pregnancy. Likely triggered by pregnancy hormones, the ever-present brown patches gave the illusion of a full mustache which is far from a confidence booster for me.
When I spoke to Krista Spence my esthetician about my concern, she suggested we try a simple, safe, effective and affordable solution to lighten the darkened area.
I scheduled a series of 6 treatments lasting 30 minutes each during which Krista performed a cleanse, scrub and a chemical peel. Epicuren chemical peels have an advanced delivery system to slowly release exfoliating acids into the skin, reducing the potential inflammation and irritation. These peels also help renew the skin which allowing proper absorption of oxygen and nutrients.
For the treatment of my Melasma, we used a 30% lactic acid peel which very efficient in counteracting sun damage, hyper pigmentation & dryness. Lactic acid is one of the only acids that will attract natural hydration as it exfoliates. Sunburn alert: this facial contains (AHA) that may increase skins sensitivity to the sun apply sunscreen daily and limit sun exposure while doing chemical peels for a minimum of 2 weeks after.
During my fourth session, I mentioned noticing a little dryness, so Krista added a Hydrating mineral mask to help restore my skin's vitality and moisture levels. It’s full of minerals that our skin loves like aloe, shea butter, zinc, copper, and magnesium. Using the hydrating mineral mask helps keep a balance of the skin ratio from exfoliating to nourishing.
I have 2 more sessions in the series, so my skin is still rapidly turning over to slough off the pigmentation. I am noticing some changes and have been documenting my progress from week to week with photographs which I will share when the process is complete. I am so excited to return to a more even complexion.
Contact Krista today for a consultation to discuss your skin needs. She is a full-service esthetician located at Savy & Sage Salon in Del Mar, California who offers a variety of facials and peels as well as brow shaping and lash-care. She is knowledgeable, gentle and friendly. Her goal is to ensure you can face the world with the confidence only a healthy skin glow can provide.