Chemical Peels

close up of cheeks for before and after effect of chemical peelWe perform skin resurfacing treatments in levels of intensity that range from light to medium depth, depending on the condition of your skin and what you wish to achieve. Healing time will vary depending on the depth of the peel. Our clinical staff will assess your skin to determine the best peel for your desired aesthetic result.

Chemical Peels are great facial treatments that will significantly improve and smooth the texture of your face by removing the damaged outer layers of your skin. Chemical peels have been proven to help treat acne, wrinkles, skin spots or uneven coloring on your skin. Peel formula’s may need to be adjusted based on skin type and individual needs. Below you will find some FAQ’s about certain types of chemical peel treatments and the results you might expect. And as always, you can contact our Skin Care Chemical Peel Specialist for any questions you may have about choosing and performing and a chemical peel that is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

chemicals and medicine boxes used for chemical peel treatmentWhat Conditions Do Chemical Peels Treat?
Chemical peels have been proven to:

~Improve the texture and appearance of skin
~Reduce lines and wrinkles under the eyes and mouth area
~Pose as anti aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
~Treat acne scars
~Proven acne treatment
~Reduce age spots, freckles and dark spots from pregnancy also known as a condition called melasma.

Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?
testimonial by three women on peel treatmentIf you are looking to improve the texture and appearance of your skin due to damage from aging, the sun, acne, acne scarring, or dark spots from pregnancy, you are a good candidate for a chemical peel. If it is your first time using a chemical peel, our Skin Care Specialist is available to assist you with any questions you may have about chemical peels and whether gylcolic , jessners, lactic, salicylic, or TCA peels and formulas are right for your skin type.

Who is NOT a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
You are NOT a good candidate for a chemical peel if any of the following apply at the peel site:

Infection or disease,
Cut or broken skin
Sunburn
Currently have an active Herpes simplex 1 sore
If you have taken Accutane in last 6 months

What is a Gylcolic Acid Chemical Peel?
A Glycolic acid chemical peel is probably the most widely recognized chemical peeling acids there are. It is a great general type of acid. It is water soluble, and works nicely on most skin types to accelerate the turnover of skin cells, remove lesions, restore steadiness, elasticity and can help to improve the true moisturizing characteristics of the skin. But, just because it is the most popular, it does not mean it is the best acid for your skin.

What is a Jessners Chemical Peel?
A Jessners chemical peel is best used for treatment of cystic acne and acne scarring. This chemical peel will cause frosting almost immediately upon application and will provide you with much peeling.

What is a Latic Acid Chemical Peel?
A Lactic Acid chemical peel is best for people who have dry skin, are treating age related imperfections like wrinkles under the eyes and around the mouth area, as well as pigmented skin types. This chemical peel can be used on a weekly basis for moisturization.

What is a Salicylic Chemical Peel?
A Salicylic chemical peel is ideal for use on heavily clogged pores and people with oily skin and acne. A Salicylic chemical peel is available in 3%/15%/25%. It is recommended that you begin with 15% salicylic before you advance to 25%.

What is a TCA Chemical Peel?
A TCA chemical peel is recommended for use on damaged skin including:

Hyperpigmentation
Sun Damage
Pre-Cancerous Lesions
Acne
Lines
Lip Creases
Freckling

TCA is applied in multiple layers. Begin with 1 layer and work up to 3-5 layers before moving up to a higher percentage.

How Do I Prepare for a Chemical Peel?
Always prepare your skin for at least 2 weeks prior to utilizing a chemical peel for best results. If you are prone to hyper-pigmentation you should use the Lightening Gel to help "turn-down" the melanin production in your skin. RetinA, retinol and glycolic acid based serums are all preparation products. *A two-week preparation does not guarantee you will not have any pigmentation issues arise during your peel, but it decreases your chances considerably.

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