Skin feeling a bit blah lately? Don’t know what to do? Time to pull out the BIG guns. Come on in for a Chemical Peel.
This is our most requested service because it is the most effective treatment to address the most common skin conditions including, pre-mature aging and acne.
In our youth, skin cells naturally turn-over every 18 to 20 days resulting in a healthy, vibrant look. As we age this process slows down giving us a dull, chalky appearance. Chemical Peels stimulate cell turn-over to give back that radiant look we remember.
If you are experiencing acne from high bacteria levels or from hormonal skin, chemical peels are an excellent way to correct these conditions.
With over 10 different formulations, our medical Aesthetician will customize a peel to effectively treat your skin. Chemical Peels are one of the most effective and affordable ways to turn back the hands of time.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin 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. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three basic types of chemical peels:
Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another 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 peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid 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, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.
Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.