Medical Grade Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels involve the application of acid to burn off damaged and dead skin cells of the face, neck, décolleté and hands. A peel removes several layers of sun-damaged and aged cells to expose fresh skin with a more even surface and color. Chemical peels help reduce the depth of surface lines, smooth rough skin texture, treat skin discoloration and redness, and assist in clearing acne/blemished skin. The products in our chemical peels loosen dead cells from the skin’s surface, revealing new, healthy cells and resulting in smooth, radiant, glowing skin.
What are the benefits?
- Refined appearance of pores
- Minimized appearance of fine lines
- Increased ability to absorb products
- Reduced appearance of superficial hyper-pigmentation
- Stimulated circulation, improved skin tone
- Encouraged shedding of dead skin cells
- Improved elasticity and texture
- Extractions of impurities are more easily performed
Types of Chemical Peels:
Glycolic Acid Peel: Natural alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA); derived from sugar crops such as sugarcane and sugar beets. Good for normal to oily skin, helps to improve cirulation by stimulating skin cells. Assists in fading acne scars, evens skin tone, and improves the appearance of light wrinkles. Considered a light peel.
Lactic Acid Peel: An alpha-hydroxy acid extracted from milk, it occurs as a natural metabolite of healthy skin cells so it doesnt irritate the skin. Good for dry skin. Improves hyperpigmentation, improves the appearance of light wrinkles, and smooths skin. Considered a light peel.
Salicylic Acid Peel: A beta-hydroxy acid. Good for oily, acne-prone skin. Helps unclog pores and treatment for hyperpigmented and hypopigmented skin. Considered a light peel, but tends to be deeper than an alpha-hydoxy acid peel.
Enhanced Jessner’s Peels: These light-to-medium depth peel formulas effectively exfoliate with blends of lactic, citric and salicylic acids and resorcinol, while bleaching and inhibiting pigment production with kojic acid and hydroquinone (where indicated). These peels help repair and reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines and provide a more even, smoother skin texture. We will choose from one of three formulations- with or without hydroquinone – that is most suitable for your skin type and sensitivity.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A Chemical Peel is a noninvasive, exfoliating treatment that relies on fruit acids, herbs and antioxidants to loosen the “glue” that binds dead cells to the skin’s surface. It increases the production of collagen and improves the appearance of acne, environmental damage, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. The result is smoother, tighter, more hydrated new skin, ultimately leaving you with a clearer, more youthful complexion.
What skin conditions can be treated with a Chemical Peel?
Acne, environmental damage, hyperpigmentation and melasma, fine lines and wrinkles.
How long does the treatment take?
A treatment normally takes between 30 and 45 minutes, although time varies depending upon the area being treated.
How soon will I see results?
Results can be seen about five to seven days after the first treatment, however a series of treatments is recommended in order to achieve optimal results.
Are there any potential side effects?
Minor irritation of the skin can occur, resulting in slight pinking of the skin. The skin should return to normal color within a few days. The exfoliated skin painlessly peels away, revealing newer, fresher skin.