Chemical PeelsExfoliate your skin to reveal new, smoother skin.
- Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxyl acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin .This treatment can also be used to refresh the face, neck, chest and/or hands.
- Retinol + C peel
- Lactic Acid 15%
- Micro peel
- Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to the outer and middle layers of the epidermis to remove damaged skin cells. This particular type of treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. This peel can also be used to smooth rough skin and even treat some precancerous skin growths.
- Glycolic 30%
- Alpha Beta 17% Rx
- Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or more commonly known as, phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. This type of treatment is generally used to remove moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
- Salycylic 30%
When is a chemical peel appropriate?
- Hyperpigmentation / Sun Damage
- Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Improve Overall Texture
- Improve Overall Appearance
- Acne scars
- Aging skin
- Crow’s feet
- Sun damaged skin
- Sagging skin
Who is not a candidate for a chemical peel?
Generally light-haired and fair skinned people are the best candidates for chemical peel. The procedure does not work as well on dark-skinned patients. The procedure is not recommended for individuals with infections, active skin disease, cut or broken skin, sunburns or active Herpes simplex 1 sores. Other counter-indications include patients who are:
- Nursing or pregnant.
- Have taken Accutane in last six months.
- Have psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea.
- Have used Retin-A, Renova, prescription skin care products, products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin-lightening agents or other acid-based products in the last 48 hours.
Are chemical peels painful?
Chemicals peels sting but do not cause a great deal of pain. The gentlest peels use alpha-hydroxy, glycolic, and lactic or fruit acids are also gentle. They may cause stinging, redness, irritation and crusting but as the skin begins to adjust all these problems will lessen. Trichloroacetic acids are used for stronger peelings. They remove wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problems. Phenol is the strongest of all treatments and removes deep lines and wrinkles on the face. These types of treatments sting more than those with the gentler acids. After the treatment there may be redness, swelling and irritation but the use of creams and gels will reduce these effects. Also the doctor may prescribe medicines that will help relieve the problems after the peel.