Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel

Depending on the condition of the skin (we determine this during a consultation); a variety of peels can be used. A chemical peel uses a solution applied to the skin to remove layers of the skin and stimulate the production of new skin cells. It tightens the skin, reduces wrinkles and pigmentation (brown spots), helps control acne and leaves your complexion with a healthy glow. The depth of the peel recommended will depend on your skin type and desired result.

Reaction to chemicals is similar to a sunburn and range from mild to severe. Generally, the deeper the peel the longer the recovery.
A light peel usually results in some redness, followed by scaling which may last a few days. Those peels are great to maintain, correct and balance minor skin imperfections.
Mild to medium depth peels are performed by a Skin Care Nurse. The chemicals produce a separation and peeling of the outer layers of the skin. This stimulates the production of new skin from beneath.
Medium depth peels visibly improve the appearance of scarring and hyperpigmentation resulting from inflammatory acne, and diminish the appearance of fine lines, age spots and freckles, minimize pore size and improve the overall texture and quality of the skin.

Although results are noticeable after just one peel, a series of peels are usually recommended to achieve the best outcome. Mild to medium depth peels require little or no down time. We offer different types of light to medium depth chemical peel blends such as:

Salicylic Acid Peels
Beta hydroxy, salicylic acid chemical peels are known to have superior exfoliating properties without causing the irritation associated with more aggressive peels. Because salicylic acid peels exfoliate both the surface of the skin and within the pores themselves, they are a perfect option for patients who wish to rid themselves of years of dry, dull skin build-up. Salicylic acid peels are a safe and effective way to improve the look of sun-damaged and aging skin, and they are also beneficial in the reduction of mild acne scars.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peels
Glycolic acid peels are the most common chemical peels using alpha hydroxy acid, or AHA. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that occurs naturally in sugar cane. These peels are a popular way to slough off layers of dead skin cells. They are also popular because they encourage skin cell regeneration, require little or no recovery time, and can be performed with no anesthesia. During AHA chemical peels, the glycolic acid penetrates the surface layers of the skin and loosens the dry, thick skin that makes the complexion look aged and dull. A more youthful skin texture is revealed.

Lactic Acid Peels
Lactic acid is a naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid found in fruits and other foods. Lactic acid is very gentle and is a great option for sensitive skin types.

Cryogenic Therapy
Cryogenic Therapy is a skin freezing process. Carbon Dioxide is applied to the face in light, circular motions following the glycolic and lactic acid peels. This procedure relieves inflammation and cools the skin.