We 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
What 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?
If 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
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:
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