What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical Peels have been used for decades to revitalize and resurface skin. They involve applying a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of skin and reveal a younger, clearer, more radiant complexion. They are commonly performed on the face, chest and hands.
Light, medium and deep peels penetrate to different levels and, consequently, produce different aesthetic results. Generally, the deeper the peel penetrates, the more profound the results, but the more lengthy the recovery period. An individual's skin type, degree of damage and personal expectations will help determine which of the following chemical peels is most appropriate.
We offer a full line of light chemical peels that involve the use of either buffered Trichloraecetic Acid (TCA) or Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), which are a group of naturally occurring acids that are derived from certain plants and fruits. Formulated in an all-natural aloe vera base and combined with free-radical fighting vitamins, the products and treatments make a visible difference in your skin's appearance. They are dermatologically formulated and free of color additives, fragrances, harsh alcohols, comedogenic oils and other ingredients that are known sensitizers.
Light Chemical Peels Improve:
- Dull, drab complexions
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Acne / mild acne scarring
- Weathered sun-damaged skin
- Hyper pigmentation
- Freckles - age spots
Optimal improvement in skin texture and color is obtained with multiple peels performed two to four weeks apart. However, a single peel performed a week before a special event will give your complexion a healthy, radiant glow.
How Does It Work?
Light peels are performed by a medical esthetician. The process usually takes 30 to 45 minutes and although some patients' faces may seem a bit pink afterwards, there is no "downtime" and makeup can be applied immediately after the treatment. You can return to your normal schedule right away (though we recommend allowing the skin to breath for up to 24 hours post treatment). Two to three days following an ultra light peel, patients may experience temporary flaking, dryness and scaling, which can be controlled with a topical emollient.