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Chemical Peels

Sunscreen usage is mandatory for ALL chemical peels treatments.

Skin care issues a chemical peel can improve:

  • Wrinkles or sun-damaged skin
  • Skin discolorations, blotchiness or brown spots
  • Scars that have made the surface of your skin uneven
  • acne scars
  • Certain precancerous skin growths.
  • Melasma

Why should you do a chemical peel?

When chemical peels are used for the appropriate cosmetic concerns and with proper technique, peeling solutions have shown excellent clinical effectiveness.

Chemical peels can address many skin concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation, rough skin and dryness.  Chemical peels can also be used on the neck, chest or hands.

The goal of a chemical peel is to remove surface proteins to help promote epidermal cell turnover and fibroblast activity in the lower dermal layer of your skin.

After the removal of surface proteins from the top layers of your epidermis, your skin appears brighter and  smoother.  It reveals a healthy glow.

It’s a control wound.  The acid solution applied to the skin penetrates only the outer layer of skin, which subsequently allows for normal wound healing and skin rejuvenation to occur; while minimizing complications.  Such as scarring and unwanted pigmentation. 

What chemical peel is best for your skin?

A chemical peel will vary according to the depth and concentration of the peel.

Superficial peels can become part of an ongoing monthly skin maintenance program to control pigmentation, fine lines and pore size.

  • Glycolic acid (derived from sugarcane), Useful in treating acne, acne scars, melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, photoaging, and seborrhea.
  • Lactic acid (derived from milk), has a relatively mild discomfort profile with minimal associated downtime and risk.  Effective for photodamage, superficial hyperpigmentation, and fine rhytides (lines).
  • Mandelic acid (derived from bitter almonds), has a relatively mild discomfort profile with minimal associated downtime and risk.  Studies have shown, mandelic acid is effective in treating superficial redness and hyperpigmentation, in addition to controlling oil production
  •  Salicylic acid (derived from willow trees),  acne vulgaris, melasma, photodamage, freckles, and lentigines (small brown patches).  Salicylic acid peeling is effective and safe for Fitzpatrick skin types I–III as well as ethnic skin types  V and VI.    

Medium depth peels are done in a series of 3-6, while a deep peel may only be done once or twice a year.  

  • Medium depth peels: Glycolic, salicylic, Jessner or trichloroacetic acid (TCA)  is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths

Deep peels may only be done once or twice a year.  (see lasers) They affect the bottom layer of the dermis, may be used for severe photoaging, deep wrinkles, or scars

Why are chemical peel series recommended?

When working on a specific skin care concern such as hyperpigmentation, dark spots, acne scarring or melasma, some people will see a small  improvement after one treatment, but a series of chemical peel treatments, within a specific period is needed to see significant improvements. 

Post peel maintence

After the series is over a maintenance program of professional treatments should be established to maintain the results. 

Having and staying consistent with a good home care regimen is very important.  Your basic items should include a cleanser, toner or astringent, serum, exfoliant, mask, moisturizer, and sunscreen.

Home care products

  • Use an antioxidant-rich sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater everyday.
  • Incorporate skin repairing cosmeceuticals ingredients to your home care routine. 

It's very important to use appropriate home skin care products with with the chemical peel and after in order to achieve and maintain the results.  

A Younger You Skin Care Home Care Regimen

 

How long are the series?

  • Corrective Peel Series:  A series of 6 peels having 1 treatment every 7-10 days
  • Hyperpigmentation Treatment Series: A series of 5 treatments over a period of 8 weeks
  • All series include two free LED light therapy sessions 

What type of chemical peel should you get?

It depends on your skin condition, your goals for your skin, and the chemical peel. After your consultation, a  treatment plan will be recommend to help you achieve optimal results. 

Cost of series

  1. Pre-purchase Corrective Peel series of 5 peel treatments and receive the 6th for free.
  2. Pre--purchase Hyperpigmentation Treatments $400 + Home Care Products

 Peels Contraindications

  • Accutane
  • Retin-A
  • Antibiotics
  • Recent Surgeries
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactating Mothers