Peels vs Lasers

Did you know that 18% of patients developed rebound hyperpigmentation from laser treatments and all patients had recurrence of melasma?

(Peer-review/ Sept 2013)

We discovered this by searching the internet and we totally appreciate that there is so much information out there, which is in Pro and Con for pretty much everything that exists on this planet. So you can take this statistic with a grain of salt if you want to.

But the reason we ‘G
oogled’ it in the first place was because of the overwhelming times we've had this told to us by customers over the past 12 years. 

Homepeel's founder, Jodie Baker did a couple of Fraxel treatmens about five years ago to see what they were like, how they differed from the Green Herb Skin Peel kit.

What she discovered was:

  • Fraxel was unspeakably more expensive while giving exactly the same results
    • Each Fraxel was well over $1,000. Two years of Green Herb Skin peel treatments cost $125 (plus shipping) 
  • Fraxel was great in that it gave a guaranteed even peel first time. This is not always the case with the Green Herb Skin Peel kit. If you have used it, you’ll know it can take a few attempts at the start to work out how hard to push it in certain areas in order to get an even peel 
  • Fraxel gave her hyperpigmentation!
  • 8 years (at that time) of doing Green Herb Skin Peels had never once given me anything but smooth, soft, and even skin.
  • Literally the worst skin mistake she has ever made.

Benefits of the Green Herb Skin Peel 

  • Keeps chipping away at pigmentation/scarring 
  • Creates new collagen and elastin when you accelerate the skins natural exfoliation by stripping the stratum corneum (upper dead layer of skin cells) away. The skin quickly jumps up to replace it causing regeneration. 
  • Gives you a youthful glow. Removing the mask of dead skin cells 3-4 times per year allows light to reflect off your skin better. It actually gives you the shine of youth back. 
  • Having an immaculate blank canvas to apply makeup onto. Smooth and even. It will transform your ‘made up’ look. 
  • Removes the stratum corneum allows your serums. lotions and potions to penetrate deeper into the skin where they can actually do their job. Rather than sitting on the top to get washed off later 
  • Keeps the dead skin cells off the surface of your skin stops congestion which is what causes pimples, small bumps and even acne. 
  • All the above decreases the need to wear foundation which irritates causing congestion, small, bumps, pimples and acne 

Risks of laser treatments

  • Redness, swelling and itching. After ablative laser resurfacing, treated skin will be itchy, swollen and red. Redness — the degree of which is related to the depth of resurfacing done — can be intense and might last for several months. The aggravation of a previously existing skin condition, such as rosacea, can contribute to redness. 
  • Acne. Applying thick creams and bandages to your face after treatment can worsen acne or cause you to temporarily develop tiny white bumps (milia) on treated skin.  
  • Infection. Ablative laser resurfacing can lead to a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. The most common infection  
  • Changes in skin color. Ablative laser resurfacing can cause treated skin to become darker than normal (hyperpigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypopigmentation). Hyperpigmentation is more common in people who have darker skin. Topical retinoic acid or acid peels can help treat hyperpigmentation after the treated area has healed. Use of sunscreen during the healing process also is important. 
  • Scarring. Ablative laser resurfacing poses a slight risk of scarring. 
  • Turning of the eyelid (ectropion). Rarely, ablative laser resurfacing near the lower eyelid can cause the eyelid to turn out and expose the inner surface. Surgery is needed to correct the problem 
  • Blistering and scarring. Rarely, non-ablative laser resurfacing can cause blistering and scarring