Exfoliation is the key to beautiful, younger looking skin. Chemical peels can dramatically improve the appearance of photo damaged & aging skin within 3 months by using a consistent home care program & incorporating a series of peels. Enzyme, lactic, glycolic, mandelic, salicylic, Jessners, TCA, Vitamin A triggers a healing response for increased formation of collagen & elastin. Exfoliation treatments are customized by matching the correct peel to the proper skin type in order to maximixze results & minimize down time. The correct treatment will be recommended to you based on your concerns & skin type.
Research indicates that a series of superficial to medium depth exfoliating treatments can actually be much more effective than one very aggressive procedure & less costly. Chemical peels trigger a healing response for increased formation of collagen & elastin which supports & strengthens the skin. Following chemical resurfacing, elastin & collagen reach their maximum rejuvenation in 10-14 days. The peels & strengths are designed for maximum results with minimal side effects as not to interrupt your daily schedule. Chemical peels are used to improve the skins appearance by applying a chemical solution to the skin causing the top layers of skin to separate and peel off. The new skins texture is smoother, less wrinkled, maybe more even in color addressing sunspots, freckles and blotchiness. Chemical peels can reduce fine lines especially under the eyes and around the mouth. Chemical peels can treat mild scarring & certain types of acne. Chemical peels will not tighten loose or sagging skin or remove deep scars. While chemical peels cannot change pore size or remove broken blood vessels, the procedure may improve the appearance of these conditions. To maximize the therapeutic results of chemical peels it is important to pre-condition the skin 4-6 weeks prior to the treatment. Pre-conditioning increases the skins receptivity & responses by reducing the stratum corneum barrier & speeds up the skins metabolism. 20 – 45 minutes.
Contraindications: irritation, sunburns, cold sores, pregnancy, lactating, Accutane use in the last 4 months.
Phase I Chemical Peel 59. Recommended for all Fitzpatrick types with minimal damage: fine lines around the eyes & mouth without sagging of the cheek area. May be repeat monthly.
Phase II Chemical Peel 109. Recommended for moderate damage: deeper lines around the eyes & mouth, nasolabial folds, pigmented areas, sagging of the cheeks & forehead wrinkles. A deeper leave on peel for all Fitzpatricks. For best results repeat every 3 months. Clients must be on moderate percentages of vitamin A in their home regimen.
Phase III Chemical Peel 199. Recommended for severe damage: deep & long wrinkles, deep folds, sagging of the cheeks, pigmented areas, turkey neck, hollowing of eye area. A 3 step chemical exfoliation safe for all skin types including Fitzpatrick types iv & v. Repeat every 1-2 months. Clients must be on a high vitamin A home regimen for at least 8 weeks prior to treatment.
Phase IV Chemical Peel 250. A 4 step process which may be repeated as soon as every 4 weeks. An alternative to ablative laser resurfacing. Not recommended for higher Fitzpatrick types. Clients must be on higher percentages of vitamin A in their home regimen for at least 8 weeks.
Post-Peel the treated area may feel tight & may appear slightly darker. Do not use retinols, AHA's or BHA's within 24 hours, If peeling should occur, do not rub, pick or pull on the peeling skin. Continue to protect your skin with an SPF 30 or higher daily. If you experience any irritation or discomfort apply a 1% hydrocortisone to the area.