A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin, to reduce and improve wrinkles, blemishes, pigment spots, and sun damaged areas on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
We offer a nice selection of Chemical peels in our office where after a consultation our Licensed Esthetician will determine which is best for your needs and complexion.
THERAPLEX® SALICYLIC ACID FACIAL PEELS – 20%, 25% & 30%
A versatile, in-office, superficial peel procedure, packaged in an all-inclusive kit.
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid which is safe and effective for use in all skin types. These mild, limited depth peels do not require neutralization and because of their analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, create minimal discomfort for the patient.
20%, 25% and 30% salicylic acid peel kits
Theraplex salicylic acid Peels improve the appearance of:
- Photodamaged Skin
- Acne-Prone Skin
- Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Unlike other deeper peels which can damage the skin by excessively peeling and irritating the sensitive, inner cells of the epidermis and dermis, salicylic acid peels encourage the removal of old, dead cells from the outer stratum corneum layers stimulating the renewal of underlying, younger epidermal cells and improving skin’s appearance.
In addition to improving the appearance of the skin and removing dead skin cells, salicylic acid peels are used adjunctively with acne and rosacea patients.
Minimal side effects may occur and you should take certain precautions
- Salicylic acid peels may result in occasional slight redness and mild, transitory stinging.
- Salicylic acid peels are not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.
- Salicylic acid peels are not recommended for patients allergic to aspirin or salicylic acid.
- Keep the salicylic acid solution away from and out of eyes.
No Patient Downtime
In most cases, the patient can return to their normal activities immediately after the peel procedure.
Skinceuticals Gel Peel
The Skinceuticals Gel Peel is a superficial acid peel designed to minimize the appearance of surface lines, smooth out rough skin texture, aid in clearing acne and help fade hyperpigmentation. The combination of glycolic and lactic acids removes dead cells from the surface of the skin without irritation.
Is this a superficial, medium or deep peel?
What skin problems does it claim to treat?
They freshen up the face and can help to treat acne, break down hyperpigmentation (areas of darker pigment or brown patches in the skin), dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage, rough texture and ageing skin.
Suitable for ethnic skins.
Enzyme peels offer a more gentle solution that can be incorporated into a regular skincare regimen. These treatments can speed up natural chemical reactions in the skin that renew skin cells while exfoliating dead cells. Enzymes are also reported to diminish scars, age spots, fine lines, and discoloration, and may also penetrate the skin to cleanse pores and improve skin tone and texture. The most amazing thing about enzyme peels is that they do not damage or remove live tissue! They exfoliate ONLY dead cells, which is a big reason why enzyme peels are great for nearly all skin types. Because there is no injury to live skin, there’s no down time
Who can benefit from SkinMedica® Peels?
SkinMedica® Peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Peels also address skin tone unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes. SkinMedica® offers a range of different strength chemical peels that licensed medical professionals can select to provide the optimum treatment for their patients.
How do I decide which particular peel is most beneficial for me?
During the initial consultation, your skin care professional will evaluate your skin condition and recommend the appropriate peel regimen based on your needs.
Who is the ideal candidate for a Vitalize Peel®?
Vitalize Peel® is appropriate for patients with mild-to-moderate skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Vitalize Peel®treatments also address skin unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or other pigmentary changes.
Can Vitalize Peel® be performed on patients with dark skin?
Vitalize Peel® is appropriate for all skin types.
How do I prepare for this peel?
Any procedures and products that may increase skin sensitivity should be avoided before your Vitalize Peel® treatment. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for details.
What should I expect during the Vitalize Peel®procedure?
The complete treatment is expected to take 45 minutes, which includes ample time to address any questions you may have, and a discussion on your post peel care. The actual application procedure is approximately 20 minutes. Tolerance to the procedure varies from patient to patient. Tingling or burning sensations are normal and expected reactions. A handheld fan can be used during the procedure to minimize discomfort, which usually subsides in a few minutes.
SkinMedica’s Rejuvenize Peel™
Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. See noticeable improvement after just one peel and compelling results after three to six peels.
Appropriate for moderate to severe skin imperfections as determined by your physician.
Peel must be administered by a licensed medical professional (a physician, aesthetician or a nurse under a physician’s supervision).
You could earn 100 Brilliant Distinctions® Points with this product.
Will I peel after receiving a Rejuvenize Peel™ treatment?
The degree of peeling may vary depending on the individual’s skin condition and degree of the damage. Peeling can range from mild flaking to peeling in sheets. Regardless of the amount of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, which will result in the following benefits: improvement in the appearance of skin tone and texture, smoothness of fine lines and wrinkles.
How should I take care of my skin during the peeling?
Your skin care professional will provide you with in depth post-procedure instructions. Your post-peel regimen will include SkinMedica® Sensitive Skin Cleanser or Facial Cleanser, moisturizer appropriate for your skin type, and Daily Physical Defense® Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+.
How should I protect my skin post peel?
Since the new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least one week after the peel. It is imperative to use a broad spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF of 30 or higher.
After the Rejuvenize Peel™ treatment, when can I resume my regular skin care regimen?
You can resume the use of your regular treatment products after you have completely finished peeling.
What results can I expect after having a Rejuvenize Peel™ treatment?
After a Rejuvenize Peel™, treatment patients will notice an improvement of overall skin condition, diminishment in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothness of skin texture and more even skin color and improved skin clarity.
How often can Rejuvenize Peel™ be repeated?
Rejuvenize Peel™ can be repeated every 4-6 weeks.
How many treatments are required?
Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. The number of treatments is based on initial level of skin damage, and can vary from 3 to 6. The effect of the peels is cumulative and results are more favorable when the peels are used in conjunction with a SkinMedica® daily product regimen.
How do I maintain optimal results following Rejuvenize Peel™
Rejuvenize Peel™ is part of a skin management program that includes SkinMedica® home-use products. To maintain optimal results achieved with Rejuvenize Peel™ treatments, patients should use a daily skin care regimen recommended by a physician or skin care specialist.
Can pregnant or lactating women receive a Rejuvenize Peel™?
SkinMedica® peels should not be administered on pregnant or lactating women.