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
- 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 age spots
- Fusion peel & sensitive skin
- Acne scars, hyperpigmentation & acne
- Uneven skin tones, age spots & discoloration
- Acne scars & peels for men
- 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. We developed the formula and the exact percentages of acids within the Fusion Peel is a closely held secret. However, the Fusion Peel is similar to that of a strong application of TCA Peel at 10%-20%. The results from the Fusion are noticeablly more sophisticated than straight TCA or other peel solutions. Ultimately, you determine the strength and/or depth of the Fusion Peel by the amount of layers you apply, no matter the concentration of peel you use.
Q. Do you think the Glycolic is better than the other peels for older women (54 years) with very sun-damaged skin?
A. It is best for sensitive skin, however my favorite is the Fusion Peel. It is a blend of acids and fruit enzymes and is still on the gentle skin. It is a little more universal and good for a variety of problems. People who have dry skin think the Glycolic is excellent, but the Fusion is more universal for all skin coloring too. Some peels are specific to tone and dryness or oily conditions, but the Fusion is just very versatile. In terms of fading, a Fusion peel would work better for lightening. When you use the Fusion, you can also layer it up to 3 times to make the peel deeper. The first time you use it, we suggest you only use one layer to see how your skin tolerates it. I also recommend the Arbutin Discoloration Duo Pack in conjunction with the peel.
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 good, what would you consider best for that? I am going to do my face too.
A. I recommend the Fusion. You can repeat the Fusion peel about once every 2-3 weeks. It will be strong enough to give you a good peel, but not too strong to use on the neck area. Recovery time for this peel is generally about 3-5 days. You can achieve a deeper peel by applying additional layers during application and that would obviously result in longer recovery time.
Q. What is the difference between the Fusion peel and Glycolic acid? I currently use the Glycolic for fine lines.
A. The Fusion peel is a combination of several different acids and enzymes. It will result in a slightly deeper peel than the Glycolic and you can also layer it to control the strength. Glycolic acid is one of the more mild acids, resulting in little to no downtime. They will both work for fine lines, but the Fusion peel is a slightly more aggressive approach. You can alternate between the two, waiting at least 2 weeks in between.
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. I would recommend the Fusion Peel for you. It will address all of the concerns that you have listed. It comes in one strength and you can adjust the depth of the peel by how many layers you apply, so you can go from a light peel, starting out, to a deeper peel once you get more comfortable using it.
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. A gel type face wash such as our Pre-Peel Cleanser should be applied prior to application of the Fusion peel. After washing the face thoroughly the peel can be applied. A fusion peel is great for a variety of skin concerns including anti-aging, acne and oily skin and hyper pigmentation. To boost your peel results you certainly want to select a compatible skin care kit to get the results you desire. For example, if you are trying to lighten skin discoloration or even out hyperpigmentation that the Brightening Duo Pack would be a perfect choice. It helps to moisturize the skin and suppresses the pigment from coming back after you have applied the peel and exfoliated.
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. First clean the skin and apply the Peel Prep included in your kit. After applying the peel prep solution, immediately apply the peel and allow it to process according to your desired results. Most users apply 1-3 layers of the peel. Wait 1-2 minutes in between layers with a maximum of 15 minutes with the peel on your face. After the peel develops, apply the neutralizer and rinse the skin with water. Wait 2-3 weeks between peels. Cleanse the skin after the peel with a mild cleanser that is appropriate for your specific skin type.
Q. How many times should I layer the Fusion peel to get an equivalent effect of a Medium TCA peel?
A. Two layers of the Fusion peel would be similar to the 20% TCA. You should begin with only one layer, so that you can see how your skin responds to the peel. You should feel a sensation on the skin when it is applied. Remeber to always to refer to the included instructions.
Q. I used the Fusion peel 2 weeks ago, how much longer do I have to wait to use again?
A. Generally you only need to wait 2-3 weeks in between for the Fusion peel. As long as your skin has completely stopped flaking and it has been two weeks, then you can use it again.
Q. I would like to know how often I can use the Fusion Peel on clients.
A. Generally about once every 2-3 weeks.
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. Well, we don't recommend using any of the peels directly under the eyes. You can go to the top of the cheek bone and around the orbital bone around the eye area. I would recommend either a Glycolic Peel or the Fusion Peel.
Is This Peel For Me?
Q. I need help choosing a peel that helps lighten red acne scars on the face.
A. A fusion peel would work best for someone with acne scars, much better then Glycolic Peels (these type of peels aren t great for those with oil on their skin). A fusion peel helps to remove discolorations on the skin and control oil by penetrating deep into the pores to kill bacteria that causes acne in the first place. For those with minor acne, a Salicylic Peel may work if one has minimum acne scars and redness. Ultimately, it depends on the severity of one s acne to know which to choose; fusion peel for severe acne, Glycolic for less serious breakouts. Always repeat a peel (every 10-14 days) two or three times before evaluating your results and do a skin test before applying the peel to the entire face.
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. Fusion Peel is very effective at removing hyper pigmentation as well as dissolving excess facial oil. It is appropriate for all skin tones and skin types and when applied according to directions can give amazing results. As a tip you may also want to see our Skin Care Duo Packs that will help effectively target concerns such as oily skin and 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. It doesn't really suppress melanin production, but it does exfoliate the skin to remove discoloration. This peel is great for removing hyperpigmentation and providing overall anti-aging benefits. It can be used on all skin types. You shouldn't experience very much redness or irritation. You can apply extra moisturizer and makeup. This peel only comes in one strength and you can adjust the depth of the peel by how many layers you apply during application. You can achieve a deeper peel by applying an additional layer. For best results, the peel should be used in a series of 4-6 treatments, one every 2-3 weeks.
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. We are the manufacturers of the Fusion Peel. It is the only one on the market. The Fusion peel should work for you. It only comes in one strength and you can adjust the depth of the Fusion peel by how many layers you apply. You should start with one layer. It is very effective at removing discoloration and it provides overall anti-aging benefits as well. You should get about 10-15 peels from the 2 ounce bottle. The peel can be repeated about once every 2 weeks.
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. Yes, the Fusion peel is appropriate for first time users and can be used on sensitive skin. The instructions recommend leaving it on for about 5 minutes the first time, but if your skin is sensitive then you may want to plan on leaving it on for about 1-2 minutes instead.
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. Yes the Fusion would be a great choice for bothe men and women. It would be great for what you are trying to accomplish as it solves a wide array of issues. You would use one layer at first to determine your tolerance, then increase up to three. You can use it once every 2 weeks. To specifically treat age spots and discoloration you want to remember to keep out of the sun and apply the Brightening Skin Care Duo Pack to slow the reoccurrence of sun spots.
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. I would recommend the Fusion Peel. It will be a stronger treatment than the Glycolic. It will help with the discoloration, acne, and texture of the scarring. For something a little stronger, you could try a TCA Peel.
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.