A Chemical Peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, chest, back, 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. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. So it is important to wear a good SPF Daily.
Down time can be anywhere from 7 to 14 days, everyone's skin is different so no two reaction will be the exact same. You will need to protect your skin with moisturizer and SPF after the treatment and during down time. SPF will become one of you best friends and will help you maintain the results from your treatment. You may experience some redness-and slothing or peeling of the skin, this is normal and the excess skin will flake off peeling is common but does not always occur.
Pure Acid Peel
Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid better known as a mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.
Medium Grade Peel: Lactic, Jessner, or Salicylic Acid is applied to penetrate the outer and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.
IMAGE Skin Care Peels: From enzyme peels to high-level AHA/BHA chemical exfoliators, IMAGE Skincare has a treatment to suit your specific skin type. Beautiful skin starts with healthy skin. The circle of skin health consists of highly effective professional treatments perfectly customized to specific skin conditions. These signature IMAGE treatments are complemented by daily home-care products to enhance and maintain outstanding results. IMAGE signature chemical peels help to reverse the visible effects of damage in two ways. First, they power away dull, dead cells to illuminate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, clogged pores and blemishes. Then, they support collagen for firmer-looking skin over time.
IMAGINE Skin Care Options:
Ultra-resurfacing blend of glycolic acid combined with retinol to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin type indications: Aging, wrinkles, rough complexion, uneven skin tone, smokers’ skin, tired/dull skin, oily/acne
This powerful non-blended salicylic acid treatment quickly and effectively targets and improves moderate/severe acne. Skin type indications: Acne, oily, aging
Lactic acid blended with kojic acid and a cocktail of brightening agents to reduce all forms of pigmentation.
Skin type indications: Pigmentation, aging, dry/dehydrated, uneven skin tone, age spots, redness-prone
Enzymatic Peels utilize gently exfoliating fruit-based enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells, support skin cell renewal and soften skin texture with minimal irritation. Perfect for all skin types, especially dry or sensitive skin, our professional enzyme peel delivers powerful skin rejuvenation and visible results in just one treatment.
Vitamin C and fruit enzymes blended in an organic aloe vera base visibly reduce redness and brighten the skin while hyaluronic acid provides superior hydration. Skin type indications: Redness-prone, dry/dehydrated, smoker’s skin, tired/ dull, post-microdermabrasion, oily/acne.
As a licensed and trained professional a thorough evaluation of your skins condition will be preformed. We will talk skin goals, regimens, and maintenance. Focus points that can be addressed with Chemical Peels are as followed:
Sun Damaged Skin
The procedure is not recommended for individuals with infections, active skin diseases, cut or broken skin, sunburns or active Herpes simplex 1 sores. Other counter-indications include patients who are:
Pure Acid Chemical Peel $135
Aloe Buffered Peels $145
Enzyme Peel $155 ( All Natural little to no down time)
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Chemical Peel After Care
Recovery times will vary based on the type and strength of the peel. Immediately after the peel, your skin will feel tight and may be red. Any visible peeling will be light and fluffy and easily controlled with moisturizer. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is important, as it will enhance the healing process and results. Normal activity may be resumed after the peel, however strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided for 2-3 days. Sun exposure should be avoided while skin is peeling; exposure of treated skin to a lot of heat should also be avoided as it may induce swelling, redness and for deeper peels blisters under the skin. Peeling skin should be allowed to slough off naturally; picking or peeling of flaking skin is prohibited, as it may lead to scarring. Use of prescription topicals should be avoided for 3-5 days post peel.
The success of the peel should not be judged by the amount of peeling, but by the end results that the peel will produce. The amount of peeling may vary depending on individual skin condition at the time of the peel or the depth of the peel. Regardless of the degree of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, resulting in the improvement of skin tone and texture and an improvement of fine lines and uneven pigmentation.
One week before the peel avoid waxing, electrolysis, deploritory creams, and laser hair removal. Two to three days before the peel discontinue using any prescription topicals such as Retin-A, differin or Tazorac, as well as any products containing retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) or benzoyl peroxide. Patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before receiving a peel.
Chemical peels should be avoided if any of the following conditions are present:
• Active cold sores, herpes simplex or warts in the area to be treated• Wounded, sunburned or excessively sensitive skin• Accutane use within the last year• History of recent chemotherapy or radiation therapy• Allergies to aspirin• Women who are pregnant or actively breastfeeding• Patients with Vitiligo• Patients with a history of autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis etc.) or any condition that may weaken the immune system.
Exercise that produces a lot of heavy sweating should be avoided the day of the peel. You may resume all regular activities the next day.
Use of a gentle cleanser shall be used to wash your face, scrubs and wash cloths should be avoided while skin is peeling. Application of a hydrating moisturizer twice a day or as often as necessary is recommended to relieve dryness and control peeling. A physical Sunblock must be worn daily. Its best to avoid prolonged sun exposure for 1-2 weeks post peel.