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 (peeling/ flaking) can be anywhere from 5 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 a 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. Some people 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 peeling does not always occur.
Fast Results Peel ($70): Salicylic, Lactic, and Glycolic Acid 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 (Chemical Peel $160): We use a higher percentage of Lactic, Glycolic, Salicylic, Jessner, and Mandelic Acid. 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.
Double Chemical Peel ($225): WIth the use of the peels above we are able to deepen the chemical peel and treat multiple skin concerns during one sitting. With the ability to power away dull, dead cells to illuminate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, clogged pores, blemishes, support collagen production for firmer-looking skin over time.
Enzyme Peels ($145 as an add on $50): 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.
TCA Depigmentation Peel ( $270): Also known as Tricloracetic Acid A very effective acid the delivers lighteners down to the melanocyte without traumatizing the skin. Our TCA peel is buffered with azelaic, arbutin and kojic acid, which are tyrosinase inhibitors that control hyperpigmentation, melasma, reduces acne, refines pores and treats sun damage. Safe for all Fitzpatricks 1-6. The combination of these acids is a beautiful peeling treatment for evening skin tone, reducing acne, and retexturing the skin. With this peel you will leave the office with the peel still on and will removed after 8 hours.
As a licensed and trained professional a thorough evaluation of your skins condition will be preformed. We will talk skin goals, regimens, and maintenance.
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:
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.