These FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding of the Fusion Peel and how it's used and what skin concerns will benefit the most from it. If you have a question which is not answered below please feel free to with our professional estheticians.
- Fusion Peels and concentration percentages
- Glycolic peels for older women
- Stretch marks & peels for neck/shoulders
- Peels for neck & decollete
- Fusion Peel vs. Glycolic Peel
- Fusion Peel on chest
- Fine lines, wrinkles, large pores
- Preparing for a Fusion Peel
- Using the Fusion Peel at home
- Layering the Fusion Peel
- Frequency of using the Fusion Peel
- Using Fusion Peels on clients
- For under eye wrinkles
- Peels for acne scars
- Fusion Peel & reddish brown skin
- Fusion peel & melanin
- Fusion peel for mature skin
- Fusion peel & sensitive skin
- Acne scars, hyperpigmentation & acne
- Uneven skin tones, age spots & discoloration
- Acne scars on face & body
- Back acne
- Pimples & dull-looking skin
- Adult acne
- Occasional acne
Q. I am interested in buying the Fusion Peel. What are the percentages of the acids in the formula?
A. Fusion peel was created to offer our customers a unique, effective, multi-dimensional peel that covers a large variety of skin issues. It contains 8 different peeling ingredients – TCA, Salicylic, Lactic, Glycolic, Resorcinol, Pumpkin Enzyme, Papaya Enzyme, and Pineapple Enzyme but, the recipe is closely guarded. This sophisticated blend makes the peel strong in results yet gentle on the skin plus, lets the user apply layers to determine the strength. Diversifying the ingredients also makes is safer for most skin types when compared to single acid peels.
Q. Do you think the Glycolic is better than the other peels for older women (54 years) with very sun-damaged skin?
A. A peel should be selected based on 3 criterias: your skin type, your peel experience level, and the results you are trying to achieve. Glycolic is a great peel for anyone with normal to dry skin, all experience levels, and for those wanting to: restore a youthful glow, combat hormonal acne, address sun damage and age related discoloration, or maintain deeper peel results. Glycolic 50% and 70% are excellent choices for mature women with sun damage that are newer to peeling or do not want to sacrifice a lot of recovery time and are willing to take a little more time to achieve their results. Fusion is for advanced peelers, those who don't respond well to Glycolic, people with "tough" skin, or those that need results in a shorter time frame. A daily exfoliator and Arbutin Brightening Duo Pack can speed up the process.
Q. Is the Fusion peel stronger than a Glycolic ? What would you recommend for stretch marks? What type of peel can I use on my neck and shoulders?
A. Yes, the Fusion peel is stronger than Glycolic. You can alternate between them, but you should allow at least 2-3 weeks between peel treatments. You could use either the Glycolic Peel or Fusion Peel for the neck and shoulders, but I think the Fusion peel will probably give you better results since the skin on the body is thicker than the skin on the face. For stretch marks, you could also use the Fusion peel. Remember though that a peel is only really capable of improving a stretch mark; it is most likely not going to remove it entirely.
Q. If I wanted to peel my neck and upper chest, what would you consider best for that? I am going to do my face too.
A. You should select your peel for facial application because what can be used on the face can also be used on the neck but, not always the other way around. If you are looking to use one peel for both, I recommend purchasing a layered peel. Fusion Peel, if applicable to your skin type, is a great option if you have combination to normal/dry skin. You may find that the neck and décolleté will require a longer process time than your face (or a second/third layer).
If you have a more oily skin type or have an allergy to one of the Fusion Peel ingredients, you can also look at Jessner (oilier skin types) or TCA 10% (if you cannot use Fusion Peel). These are both layerable peels that can accommodate your face and neck without purchasing two separate solutions.
Q. Is the Fusion peel stronger than a Glycolic ? What would you recommend for stretch marks? What type of peel can I use on my neck and shoulders?
A.Fusion Peel can be stronger, especially if layered, and is definitely more multi-tasking than Glycolic. The drawback is that Fusion Peel might not be applicable for everyone. Single acid peels present less risk and are more predictable than multi acid peels, such as Fusion.
For stretch marks, and all body treatments, stronger peels are usually required due to the skin being up to 4 times thicker than on the face. It is important to note that regardless of the peel strength, a stretch mark cannot be entirely removed. It is possible to improve the appearance however, and firm the skin in the process. Depending on the area of the body, Fusion can be an excellent choice especially for "newer" stretch marks.
The same peel used on the face can be used on the neck, décolleté and shoulders but must be left on for at least twice as long as the face. If intense correction is needed, you may opt for a stronger peel or one that is more aggressive than your selected facial peel. Fusion, being that it is a layered peel, gives you an excellent way to treat the face and thicker skinned areas by simply applying a second or third coat.
Q. I am 52 years old, have fairly good skin, can the new Fusion peel be used on the décolletage area? I also have crows feet around my eyes and wrinkles around my mouth.
A. Yes the Fusion can be used in that area as well, but you may need to leave it on longer because the skin is thicker there. To layer it, you would apply the peel to your skin, wait about 2 minutes, and then apply another layer directly on top of the first. This is how you can control the depth of the peel. This means you can increase the layers instead of needing to purchase the next strength of peel.
Q. I have not tried any of your products before, but have had some laser treatments IPL on my face. I have mature, sun damaged, large pored skin. What peel do you suggest? My skin is combinations and have some fine lines and wrinkles too.
A. You may find that Fusion Peel is an excellent choice for addressing all of your listed concerns however, I recommend speaking to one of our highly trained skin care professionals to for a perfect fit. Fusion is considered an advanced peel solution, utilizing 8 different exfoliation ingredients, and can produce amazing results when used correctly and followed with proper after peel care. It also provides you with the option to control how deep you want to peel as it is a peel that can be layered.
Q. Before applying the peel prep solution, is there anything else that needs to be applied to the skin? What is a fusion peel great for and how can I get the results I am looking for?
A.If you currently use any form of daily exfoliation (from Retin A to the Clarisonic brush), you should be able to jump right into the peel. If you have never had a chemical peel or do not use daily exfoliation, you would want to consider using one of our daily exfoliators at least 7 days prior to the peel to loosen the cells, let your skin know what is coming down the pike to avoid acid shock, and ensure a nice, even peel.
Just prior to applying, wash your skin with a gel type face wash such as our Pre-Peel Cleanser. After drying the skin, you move right into the peel prep solution, then the peel itself. Do not rinse in between these steps. You will follow the recommended layer and processing time for your peel and repeat as necessary but not more frequently than every 14 days. After peel care is very important and, if you need help selecting the correct ones for your skin type, we can help you with that.
Application of Fusion
Q. I bought the Fusion peel and read the instruction for usage, but still don t understand how to use it properly.
A. Because the Fusion Peel is an advanced solution, it is a bit more complicated to use, especially if you do not have training in esthetics. All peels follow the same basic steps: Wash with a gel cleanser, Wipe the skin down with the Pre-Peel Solution, Immediately follow with the peel application and process for the designated time. If you are layering, you would wait two minutes and apply to the same area again and again, depending on how many layers you are doing. After your processing time is complete, rinse with water, pat dry, and apply your after care products that should include at least a Hyaluronic Serum and Moisturizer with SPF. You can repeat this process every 14-28 days depending on how your skin reacts and how many layers applied but, keep using the skin care in between to maximize skin health.
Q. How many times should I layer the Fusion peel to get an equivalent effect of a Medium TCA peel?
A. Every skin responds differently to the Fusion Peels so, it is important to only do one layer on your first application and let it process for the full 8 minutes if possible. For some, this will be a conservative outcome and of others, it will be more than enough. Most clients, however, find that a double coat of Fusion Peel that has been allowed to process for the full 8 minutes is equivalent to a TCA15-20%. Really "tough" skin may even need the third coat but, this is very rare. Some common reactions you might see are a "frosting" of the skin which indicates the protein coagulation (means the peel is working and makes the skin look milky or white). Instant frosting should tell you that no additional layers are needed. With a little patients and conservative experimenting, everyone will find their perfect number of layers and frequency of peel application.
Q. I used the Fusion peel 2 weeks ago, how much longer do I have to wait to use again?
A. Most people will be completely recovered and ready for another peel within 2-3 weeks however, it really depends on how your skin reacted and how many layers you applied. If the area that was treated looks "normal" and feels comfortable, you can proceed to the next peel. If you have any tenderness, uneven healing, discoloration induced by the peel, or any other abnormalities, WAIT. Give us a call and we will be happy to discuss what has happened and what you should do next. Our on staff estheticians are here to help you get the best out of your peels and we love to help!
Q. I would like to know how often I can use the Fusion Peel on clients.
A. The Fusion peel is slightly more complicated than other peels when it comes to developing a treatment plan for clients. The initial peel should always be a single coat processed for 5-10 minutes. In some cases, this will be adequate and you can then schedule a series of 4-8 peels performed every 3 weeks. This will vary by the clients response and level of correction needed. In a few cases, a single layer might now be enough. It's important to explain to everyone that their first peel MIGHT be on the conservative side but, it is important to do only a single layer to measure how their skin will react. Two and three layer peels will need more time in between treatments to allow the skin to recouperate. This peel should only be applied by experienced estheticians who have previously worked with advanced layered peels such as Jessner.
Q. I'm looking to use a peel for my face and mostly under eyes for wrinkles. I am 44 years old and have a bunch of wrinkles under my eyes I hate. What would you recommend?
A. The under eye area is tricky to treat with a peel alone. While peels can be applied to this area, great caution and common sense should be used. Never put the peel any closer than the eye orbit bone and do not put a peel on your eye lids. Glycolic, AHA Kojic, and Fusion are the three peels that can be considered for under eye application. You may also want to consider using our Eye Care Correction Care Duo for added correction and improvement.
Is This Peel For Me?
Q. I need help choosing a peel that helps lighten red acne scars on the face.
A.It is important to note that ALL peels will help improve skin texture and appearance therefore, you should always select your peel based on your skin type and experience level. Acne scars come in a variety of presentations ranging from mere discoloration to actually pitting and skin structural changes. All peels will help diminish the discoloration but, red marks are a little different than dark marks. Here are a couple of things you can do to help fade red acne marks:
• USE SUNSCREEN! That skin might still be healing and UV exposure can compromise that process and even worsen the mark
• USE EXFOLIATION! Make sure the skin is completely healed before applying a peel/daily exfoliator. If you have oily skin, Salicylic is your acid. Normal and drier skin types should consider either Glycolic acid (best for younger skin or new peel users) or Fusion Peel (mature skin or advanced peel users).
• USE HYALURONIC! This ingredient has amazing wound healing properties and can dramatically reduce the intensity of the marks left behind after an acne lesion has healed. It also promotes skin health and can contribute to a reduction in outbreaks. Super Fruits Prevention Serum contains Hyaluronic and powerful anti-oxidants to help the skin be as strong and healthy as possible.
Q. I have oily skin and also have hyper pigmentation that I want to get rid of, and I have reddish brown skin tone. Which peel would work the best?
A. The peel you select will depend on your level of oiliness. If you find you are blotting, washing, or powdering your face every 60-90 minutes, YOU ARE OILY and Jessner is going to be your best bet for a peel. If you get mid-day shine in the t-zone or need a complete make up do over at the end of the day, you are slightly oily with the possibility of chronic dehydration and Fusion is going to be your peel. Both peels refine the skin and treat discoloration. Either way, you are going to get quicker results by adding in the Arbutin Brightening Duo Pack and the Glycolic Micro Scrub for daily treatment and correction. They were designed to boost peel results, especially when it comes to stubborn hyperpigmentation.
Q. Does the Fusion peel hurt your Melanin? I was wondering because I've read that some of these peels suppress melanin production.
A. Peels do not suppress melanin production however, they do make the skin more vulnerable to UV exposure therefore, sunscreen usage is an absolute MUST. The peels do correct hyperpigmentation by exfoliating the surface skin that is discolored, creating a more even toned, brighter, smoother completion. The daily skin care we recommend for hyperpigmentation does contain ingredients that help suppress areas of hyperpigmentation (or over production of melanin) by inhibiting the enzyme Tyrosine, which is needed to develop melanin. These ingredients are naturally derived and only work on areas with accelerated production therefore, do not lighten skin beyond its natural color. This fact is what makes our Arbutin Brightening Duo Pack the best and safest alternative to skin bleaching agents.
Q. Is this the only Fusion peel on the market? I have some age spots and some sagging. I have done many chemical peels and my skin can take it.
A. Fusion Peel was developed by use our company and only be purchased from us or one of our authorized distributors. Because mature skin usually has a plethora of issues to address (discoloration, wrinkles, sagging), Fusion is an excellent choice for intense rejuvenation and offers 3 levels of peeling as it is a peel that can be layered. Results can be further enhanced by using the Stem Cell Anti Aging Duo Pack and Glycolic Micro Scrub for daily care and correction.
Q. I'm thinking about trying the Fusion peel. I have never done a peel before. I do have sensitive skin. Is this an appropriate product for me?
A. If this is your first time using a chemical peel, and the acne issues were not present all our life, Glycolic is usually the best solution to start with. Most incidences of adult acne are hormonally induced and can be controlled with a daily application of 10% glycolic along with bi-monthly chemical peels (Glycolic 50% would be good for your age range). Using a good, skin supporting daily routine will also help – see our Age Prevention Duo Pack or Stem Cells Anti Aging Duo Pack for best results.
Q. I have acne scars, hyperpigmentation and some acne. Can you tell me which product will be suitable? My skin is combination.
A. Fusion Peel would be a good choice. It will help with the acne, and the discoloration and the scars. It can be repeated about every 2-3 weeks and you can control the strength of it by how many layers you apply and how long you leave it on.
Q. I'm a male and I have uneven skin tones with age spots and discoloration. I am considering the Fusion Peel.
A. Male skin tends to be thicker than female skin and usually requires stronger peels to achieve the same goals. If you do not have issues with sensitivity or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (abnormally intense dark spots after wound healing), then Fusion would be a great fit for you.
Q. I have acne scars on my shoulders and back and wanted to know what peel would be best for me. I have medium skin and am a male. I was thinking of using the Glycolic peel.
A. Using the same peel on your face and to treat the body is not always possible. The skin on the body can be up to 4 times thicker than the face and is much less vascular (less blood vessels), making it slower to respond to peels. Fusion, if appropriate for your skin type, is one of the few peels that allow users to treat multiple areas by modifying how many layers are applied. Deeper, stronger peels are needed to treat the body so; 2-4 coats may be needed for the back where only 1-2 would be needed for the face. If Fusion is not the best choice for your skin type (if using on face AND body, select the peel appropriate for the face then modify the application for the body), other considerations are TCA 10% or Jessner Solution.
Q.I'm 26 with occasional acne and combination skin. I m also wanting to use the same product on my back for some acne there. What would you recommend? Any suggestions for skin care products?
A. I would recommend getting the Fusion Peel because the Glycolic Peel will be very mild when used on the back. It will be a deeper peel and you will see more visible flaking and peeling. The downtime is about 3-4 days. Because it goes deeper, it generally gives more immediate results than a Glycolic peel. In terms of skin care, the best one for you would be the Age Prevention Skin Care Duo Pack.
Q. What would recommend to use for pimples and black and to clear dull-looking skin? I have combination skin and have never used a chemical peel before.
A. I would recommend the Fusion Peel. It contains Salicylic acid to treat the pimples and clear blackheads as well as Glycolic acid and to brighten a dull complexion. The downtime is minimal, about 3-4 days.
Q. I'm looking for advice on which peel to use. I'm 38 and have mild adult acne. Wrinkles are starting to form on my forehead, smile lines and between my eyes.
A. I think the Fusion Peel would be a good choice for you because it contains Salicylic acid to help with the acne. Salicylic will also help with the large pores. I would recommend the Pre-Peel Cleanser to use to prep the skin for the peel and then you can also use it as your daily cleanser. It contains a small amount of Glycolic acid. Following the peel, I would recommend the Hyaluronic Replenish Serum. It will aid in healing and hydration after the peel to speed up recovery time. It is also oil free and plumps up fine lines.
Q. I don t have much acne, but have whiteheads on my chin and some sunspots on my cheeks that i would like to get rid of.
A. The Fusion would be a good choice for you because it has Salicylic acid to help with the occasional breakouts and white heads, as well as other acids to help remove the sunspots. The downtime is typically minimal, 2-4 days. You can control the depth of the fusion peel by how many layers you apply. One layer will be minimal downtime with mild peeling.