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Chemical Peels

Exfoliate your skin to reveal new, smoother skin.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel away. The newly rejuvenated skin is typically smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three basic types of chemical peels:
 
  • 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%
 

 

 
You may ask why glo peels?
glo Therapeutics products contain higher levels of pharmaceutical grade active ingredients and their main focus is on peeling without traumatizing the skin structure. All the glo peels contain skin friendly acids that gently remove old skin cells revealing young, fresh skin cells. Unlike the peels we used before the glo peels deliver far superior results without the usual skin trauma and aggressive peeling.
 
What are extra benefits of the glo chemical peels?
Unlike many other types of chemical exfoliation the advanced Glo formulation uses peptides to work on the signs of ageing, along with retinoid and growth factors to help thicken and rebuild the environmentally damaged skin structure.
 
How do the glo Peels work?
The benefits of the glo therapeutics chemical exfoliation is to promote cellular turnover with an exclusive glo Complex which allows skin to heal while it peels, contain the signature glo Complex comprised of Spin Trap, Carnosine, Alma and Niacin amide. This powerful complex enhances results while preventing free-radical damage and supporting the skin structure. glo therapeutic chemical peels are customizable and treatments range from superficial to aggressive.
 
Is there any adverse skin reaction after the peel?
We have not yet experienced any adverse effects with the glo Peels, only the usual flaking, erythema and itchy skin associated with peels is witnessed.
 
How will I feel after?
All peels require some follow-up care:
           • Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.
                     o Retinol + C peel
                     o Lactic Acid 15%
                     o Micro peel
           • Medium peels require seven to 14 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and swollen. Swelling worsens for the first 48 hours. Eyelids may swell shut. Blisters may form and break. Skin crusts and peels off in seven to 14 days. Skin must be soaked daily for a specified period, followed by ointment application. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete. Camouflage makeup may be worn after five to seven days. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress.
                     o Glycolic 30%
                    o Alpha Beta 17% Rx
          • Deep peels require 14 to 21 days to heal. The treated area will be bandaged. Skin must be soaked four to six times daily, followed by ointment application for the first 14 days. Afterwards a thick moisturizer is applied for the next 14 days. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure for three to six months. Camouflage makeup may be worn after 14 days. Several follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor progress.
                    o Salycylic 30%
 

 

When is a chemical peel appropriate?
Chemical Peels will treat:
  • Acne
  • Hyperpigmentation / Sun Damage
  • Melasma
  • Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Improve Overall Texture
  • Improve Overall Appearance
 
Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:
  • Acne scars
  • Aging skin
  • Crow’s feet
  • Scars
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Sagging skin
  • Wrinkles
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.

glo Therapeutics chemical peels

Our chemical peels by glo Therapeutics contain a blended formulation to create a gentle, yet highly effective professional treatment with little to no downtime. Chemical Peels are completely customized based on your skin type and skin concern. We treat face & body.
 
The glo Therapeutics Peels are a new generation of chemical peels that offer immediate results without any downtime, dehydration or damage to the skin structure. glo Peels contains skin friendly acids that gently remove old skin cells, revealing young, fresh skin cells. Unlike many other types of chemical exfoliation the advantaged glo formulation uses pepticly to work on the signs of aging, and retinoids and growth factors to help thicken and rebuild the environmentally damaged skin structure.
 

Types of Chemical Peels We Offer

Retinol + C Peel

 
This superficial peel is designed for all skin types in need of exfoliation. The retinol is good for photo aging skin, any UV damage as well as active acne and acne scarring. Additionally, it softens and regenerates new cells. The role of vitamin C is to brighten and increase collagen production, targeting aging skin concerns and dull complexions.
 

Chemical Peel Lactic Acid 15%

 
glo therapeutics has created a Lactic Peel with fruit enzymes of bilberry, blueberry and mulberry is for those who need effective regenerative treatments without aggressive after effects to the superficial layer. glo Therapies has extracted L+ Lactic Acid to inhibit cell regeneration while replenishing skin with much needed hydration. Lactic Acid is naturally present in our skin allowing Lactic Peel to work from the inside out, enabling the skin to slough off the deadened skin layers and stimulate fresh, healthy skin cells. glo Lactic Peel is excellent for re-texturing acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation, environmentally damaged, and dehydrated skin.
 

Chemical Peel Glycolic 30%

 
The glo Glycolic Peel is a chemical exfoliant that promotes the repair and regeneration of the skin. It improves the appearance of aging and uneven textures and tone. This form of peel is a gentler form that penetrates the superficial and medium layers. The glo Glycolic Peel is available in two strengths: 30% and 60%. The glo Glycolic Peel contains antioxidants that preserve the skins’ natural moisturizing capabilities, strengthen capillaries and are anti-inflammatory. With this medium strength peel there is some tingling with no peeling. The Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and bilberry enzymes are used to help repair and regenerate the sun damaged skin. It would be recommended to improve keratosis, the appearance of aging skin, uneven texture and tone.
 

Chemical Peel Alpha Beta 17% Rx

 
The gloAlphaBeta treatment is a medium chemical peel. Utilizing a combination of Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acids, this peel effectively targets oily & congested skin, hyperpigmentation and fine lines. This treatment refines the skin’s surface texture, lessens the appearance of discoloration while clearing any acne disturbances. A peel designed to refine surface texture, lessen the appearance of discoloration while clearing acne. A blend of alpha hydroxy acids and beta Hydroxy acids are used to benefit multiple skin types along with brighteners to enhance the skin tone. Recommended for congested, oily, dry, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and sun damaged
 

Chemical Peel Salicylic 30%

 
An antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial exfoliate that deeply cleanses pores, heals acne, and rejuvenates the skin. An excellent treatment for grade II and III acne, sun damaged, hyperpigmentation and aging skin. This treatment is a medium-deep strength peel that has a lot of peeling and some erythema. It does smooth and improves texture with anti-acne and anti-irritant properties with Cranberry Extract, BioAstin, the glo Signature complex and two glo Signature Serums. It is recommend to first do a patch test 24-48 hours prior to treatment, also this peel is not suitable if you have an allergy to aspirin.
 

Chemical Micro Peel

 
Chemical micro peels are often used to soften and smooth the skin, typically on the face, chest or hands. It involves the use of a chemical solution applied to the skin to remove the damaged outer, more superficial layers. A micro peel does not penetrate as deeply as some other types of chemical peels, so it is not used to for major skin corrections, such as scars or deep wrinkles. The peel is usually used in conjunction with other skin care treatments. The potential benefits of a micro peel include softer skin, a smoother skin surface, smaller pores, and a more even skin tone. In some people, the peel can reduce the appearance of very find lines and wrinkles, but typically, a stronger peel is needed for those corrections. A dermatologist can help determine if a micro peel can achieve a patient’s expected results. The micro peel procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes. It begins with removing the dead skin cells through a painless process called dermaplaning, which uses a razor to “shave” off the dead cells. Next, the glycolic acid solution is applied to the skin being treated. This may cause a mild burning or itching sensation, but it usually resolves quickly.

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