We perform skin resurfacing treatments in levels of intensity that include superficial, light, and medium depth, depending on the condition of your skin and what you wish to achieve. Healing time will vary depending on the depth of the peel. Our staff will assess your skin to determine the best peel for your desired aesthetic.
Chemical Peels are great facial treatments that will significantly improve and smooth the texture of your face by removing the damaged outer layers of your skin. Chemical peels have been proven to help treat acne, wrinkles, skin spots or uneven coloring on your skin. Peel formulas may need to be adjusted based on skin type and individual needs. Below you will find some FAQ's about certain types of chemical peel treatments and the results you might expect. And as always, you can contact our Skin Care Specialist for any questions you may have about choosing and performing a chemical peel that is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Chemical peels have been proven to:
- Improve the texture and appearance of skin
- Reduce lines and wrinkles under the eyes and mouth area
- Pose as anti-aging and sun damage treatments of wrinkles
- Treat acne scars
- Reduce age spots, freckles and dark spots from pregnancy (also known as a condition called melasma)
If you are looking to improve the texture and appearance of your skin due to damage from aging, the sun, acne, acne scarring, or dark spots from pregnancy you are a good candidate for a chemical peel. If it is your first time using a chemical peel, our Skin Care Specialist is available to assist you with any questions you may have about chemical peels and whether glycolic, Jessners, lactic, salicylic, or Transition peels and formulas are right for your skin type.
You are NOT a good candidate for a chemical peel if any of the following apply to the peel site:
- Infection or disease
- Cut or broken skin
- Currently have an active Herpes Simplex 1 sore
- If you have taken Accutane in the last 6 months
A glycolic acid chemical peel is probably the most widely recognized chemical peeling acids there are. It is a general type of acid. It is water soluble and works nicely on most skin types to accelerate the turnover of skin cells, remove lesions, restore steadiness, elasticity, and can help to improve the true moisturizing characteristics of the skin. But just because it is the most popular, it does not mean it is the best acid for your skin.
A Jessners chemical peel is best used for the treatment of cystic acne and acne scarring. This chemical peel will cause frosting almost immediately upon application and will provide you with much peeling.
A lactic acid chemical peel is best for people who have dry skin, are treating age related imperfections like wrinkles under the eyes and around the mouth area, as well as pigmented skin types. This chemical peel can be used on a weekly basis for moisturization.
A salicylic chemical peel is available in 3%, 15%, and 25%. It is recommended that you begin with a 15% salicylic before you advance to 25%.
A Transition chemical peel is recommended for use on damaged skin including:
- Sun Damage
- Precancerous lesions
- Acne and acne scarring
- Deeper lines and lip creases
Transition is similar to a TCA, but without the harsh chemicals. It is applied in multiple layers. Begin with 1 layer and work up to 3-5 layers. Pre-prep is required. Heavy shedding will occur in 5-7 days.
Always prepare your skin for at least 2 weeks prior to utilizing a chemical peel for best results. If you are prone to hyper-pigmentation you should use our Even Out Pigment Correction to help "turn-down" the melanin production in your skin. RetinA, retinol and glycolic acid based serums are all preparation products.
*A two-week preparation does not guarantee you will not have any pigmentation issues arise during your peel, but it does decrease your chances considerably.
**Please inquire about what else is required.
Add on to further enhance any peel:
- Dermal edge exfoliation or dermaplane
- Clinical facial
- Oxygen facial or oxygen mask only