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AFA Clay Peels – What You Need To Know

AFA Clay Peels – What You Need To Know

Why Are They Less Invasive Than Other Peels?

Every now and then, we should all undergo a skin peeling treatment. Now, although it sounds scary and horror-movie worthy, it’s actually harmless and beneficial for your skin. With peels, whether chemical or physical, the skin’s most outer layer (epidermis) is removed. Then, new, smooth skin grows back. Some peels go deeper than just the epidermis. Deeper peels come with more dramatic results, but it takes some time to recover.

Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, discoloured skin and scars, and can be done alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures. One of those peels is AFA Clay Peel.

What is an AFA Clay Peel?

The AFA Clay Peel is a highly effective skincare treatment designed to help your skin retain moisture. An AFA Clay Peel consists of a non-surgical two-step procedure that promotes smoother, softer and more radiant-looking skin. Patients often see results after the first session and unlike other skincare treatments, there is no recovery time associated with AFA Clay Peels. AFA Clay Peels are only available through a medical professional and a series of 4-6 treatments every 2 to 3 weeks is usually recommended for best results.

Active Ingredients

AFA stands for Amino acid Filaggrin-based Antioxidants. Basically, it’s a formula that uses the same type of amino acids found in your body to boost the retention of moisture in your skin naturally. The AFA clay peel uses the formula to help exfoliate your skin and retain moisture, without causing irritation.

What It’s Used For

AFA Clay Peels are the recommended treatment for oily skin, acne, pigmentation irregularities, sun damage, and rosacea and skin sensitivity.

The Benefits it Offers Over Other Skincare Treatments

Unlike glycolic acid, AHAs, etc., AFAs are stable but strong antioxidants that are gentle on the skin. Compared to the AHAs, AFAs have three times more antioxidant strength and cause less irritation.

AFAs have several benefits for the skin, including exfoliation, increased hydration, and antioxidant input. As hydration increases and exfoliation begins, your skin will feel smoother and softer immediately. Through the combination of anti-oxidation and exfoliation, skin tone will appear more even and sun damage will be minimized.

If you undergo a series of the recommended number of treatments, you can expect these benefits:

  • Greater moisture retention;
  • Reversed signs of aging;
  • Lines and wrinkles reduction;
  • Hyper-pigmentation reduction;
  • Smoother, softer feeling skin.

How it Works

An AFA Clay Peel is a two-step procedure:

Step One

The AFA rare earth clay mask is applied to the face in a thin coat and left to dry for approximately 5 minutes, after which point it’s washed off gently with water. This mask helps to draw impurities from the skin, preparing it for the AFA gel peel.

Step Two

The AFA gel peel is then applied in an even layer on the face and left for 1-2 minutes. The peel is then rinsed from the skin and appropriate aftercare is provided by your medical skincare professional.

What to Expect From the Treatment

Make sure you don’t use other acid skincare products before you undergo this treatment. Because AHA or BHA skincare products are strong, using them before this treatment can cause unwanted consequences. The same goes for retinol products. If you have facial hair, don’t shave right before the treatment.

After the two-step process finishes, you can expect some mild redness for a few hours. After that you should see improvement in your skin’s texture – it should be smooth and glowy! It is also possible that you experience flakiness in the next 24 hours, especially if your skin is on the sensitive side. But, the symptoms shouldn’t last for more than 48 hours. If they do call the clinic you had the treatment!

Re-Treatment Instructions

For the best results, MC Laser Clinic & Hair Salon recommends that you complete a series of 4-6 six treatments. AFA peels as safe to be a part of your regular skincare routine. In addition to this in-office treatment, we also offer a series of AFA skincare products so that you can continue your AFA skincare routine at home. There is no downtime and results can last for a month!

Is There Any Recovery Afterwards?

No. AFA Clay Peels are very non-invasive and mild, so no post-treatment recovery is needed. The process is that simple! For improved results, there are also AFA Gels available for you to use at home in between treatments.

MC Laser Clinic and Salon is one of the only skincare facilities that offer AFA Clay Peels in Ottawa and the surrounding area. For more information about the benefits of AFA Clay Peels and to book an appointment with one of our skincare specialists, contact us today at MC Laser Clinic and Salon.