Subtle improvements at first, but that healthy glow will increase with more treatments! Skin Conditions:
30% Glycolic Acid
Citrus C with Glycolic
30% Pumpkin Glycolic
This kind of peel removes just the outer layer of skin (epidermis) in a light exfoliation and results in a healthier glow. Your technician will use a combination of alphahydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids. You can repeat these treatments weekly for up to six weeks to achieve your desired results. Here’s how it works:
Your face will be cleansed
The chemical solution is brushed onto your skin and left for up to 10 minutes. You may feel some mild stinging
The chemical peel is then washed off and neutralized
Return once a month to maintain your vibrant new look. You are likely to experience some redness, stinging, skin crusting and irritation from a light chemical peel. After repeated treatments these side effects will likely subside. Other risks include hyperpigmentation and infection.
Your skin will be noticeably smoother and fresher-looking! Skin Conditions:
Uneven skin color
20% Salicylic Acid
30% Lactic Acid
30% Vitamin C
7% Jessner Clearifying
The chemicals used for this type of peel will remove skin cells from both the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis). Your technician will use combinations of lactic acid, glycolic acid, or Vitamin C preparations to obtain desired results. Here’s how it works:
Your face will be cleansed
The chemical solution is brushed onto your skin and left for just a few minutes. You may feel some burning or stinging
The treated area may turn a whitish grey color
The chemicals are neutralized
Your skin may turn red or brown in the days just after the peel. It may take up to six weeks for your skin to look normal
You may repeat a medium chemical peel every 6 to 12 months to maintain your glowing new skin.
Results are dramatic, but recovery takes the longest Peel Options:
40% Glycolic Acid
14% Derma Peel Jessner ( with or without + 2% Hydroquinone)
Ruby Red Jessner
If you have deeper facial wrinkles, skin that’s damaged by the sun, scars, areas that appear blotchy or even pre-cancerous growths, deep facial chemical peels might be the right choice for you. Your technician will use the strongest chemical concentrations your skin will tolerate to penetrate down to the lower dermal layer of your skin. A deep chemical peel usually involves some sort of pretreatment for up to 8 weeks. This will prepare your skin for the peel and speed the healing process. Pretreatment may include use of Retin A – a medication that’s derived from vitamin A. This works to thin out the skin’s surface layer, allowing the chemical solution to penetrate more evenly and deeply.
Here’s how it works:
Your face will be cleansed.
Chemical solution is brushed onto the area and can remain from two minutes up to 24 hours. The chemical is neutralized with water.
Strict aftercare instructions must be followed.
Managing your discomfort: Deep chemical facial peels will result in peeling, redness and discomfort for several days. A deep chemical peel requires that you have an adequate recovery time. One treatment with a deep chemical peel will produce long-lasting and dramatic results which can last up to 2 years.
A Jessner peels is a light to medium depth peel. Often we use Jessner as a precursor for TCA peels to clean away dead skin and oil and allow the other peel to work better. It is technically made of lactic acid, salicylic acid, USP and resorcinol in ethanol. The Jessner is a bit different in application in that it is applied in layers and left on your skin. It self neutralizes and by the time you go to bed, you just wash it off! You may have 3-4 days of redness and may or may not peel. Prolonged redness, though possible is unlikely. Within about a week, even if you have some redness, it can be covered with makeup.
A Glycolic acid peel, or alpha hydroxy acid peel, is a superficial chemical peel that removes your top layer of skin. The glycolic peel process triggers the production of new collagen and elastin and, as a result, erases fine lines and wrinkles, evens out skin discoloration, and improves skin texture. Glycolic peels are mild peels. They do not penetrate very deeply into the skin so they do not typically cause wounds. For this reason they are some of the safest peels. They are best to treat surface imperfections, for example, light skin discolorations, freckles, acne/blackheads. Glycolic acids also stimulatecollagen building, so over time multiple glycolic peels may help with very finewrinkles and acne scarring. Most patients who get glycolic peels get a series of them every 2-4 weeks for 4 treatments, and periodically repeat that sequence. Because they are mild, the results after each treatment are subtle but over time can make a big difference.
The Salicylic peel is a skin care treatment that can diminish acne, smooth sun damaged skin, and lighten age spots. Salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), is a chemical peel used for blemish-prone skin with blackheads or whiteheads.
Salicylic peels are an excellent choice for treatment of active acne, both reducing the acne breakouts themselves and the inflammation caused by the acne. Usually, a series of peels are required, staged 1-2 weeks apart, depending on your sensitivity. Common side effects are redness, flaking, tenderness, and sensitivity. Occasionally, you will experience what seems like more breakouts early on, as the pores free themselves of buildup. Maintenance acne treatment and sunscreen (non-comedogenic) are also an important part of your care. For acne scarring, deeper peels, laser, dermabrasion or excision may be required.