Medical peels can improve facial wrinkles and mild scarring. In a medical peel, natural acids or chemical agents are applied to the skin, which makes it peel off in layers. A medical peel will improve the tone, texture and clarity of your skin; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma; soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions, reduce or eliminate acne scars; stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin. The chemical peel procedure, although prescribed mainly for cosmetic purposes, is used therapeutically as well.
Medical Peels – What to Expect
Medical peels are performed in our office. In all medical peels, you will be given medications to relax you and relieve any discomfort. These medications will be administered a short time before your surgery. Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils; your eyes and hair will also be protected.
A small applicator will be used to apply the peeling agent to one small area of your face. You might feel a light burning sensation when the chemical solution is applied, but it will quickly diminish. The procedure can last from 20 minutes to one hour or more, depending on the extent of the peel.
For a few days after your peel, your skin will feel as though it has as been severely sunburned. If you find you have some discomfort, you can alleviate it with medications. After chemical peels, swelling of the affected area is to be expected.
As your skin heals from your medical peel, skin will begin to peel and some tingling and itching may occur. Cool compresses can reduce any discomfort. After the skin peels off, your skin might appear quite pink. This coloration will fade a few weeks after your peel. During this period, special ointments, soaps and cosmetics may be recommended. Your skin must not be exposed to direct or reflected sunlight for several months after chemical peels and you should wear sunscreen at all times when outdoors.
We offer a peel for every skin care need.
Zesty Orange Peel
An enzyme peel full of Vitamin C that also contains Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid. Great for blemish-prone, sensitive skin.
This enzyme peel is great for glycolic-sensitive skin. A gentle exfoliation of the skin helps bring out a bright glow.
An enzyme peel with Lactic Acid, mango, and grapefruit, along with grape seed extracts to help with dryness. Strong enough to do the job without much of the irritation, it’s a great pre-wedding treatment!
Our glycolic peels vary in strength. They help treat hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun damage, clogged pores and some forms of acne. An option for someone who lacks the ‘down time’ required for most peeling. Noticeable improvement in tone and texture when done in a series or even a single treatment.
Helps decrease oil production in skin. Great for the treatment of acne and blackheads. May be applied with another peel when treating problem areas like T-zones and combination skin types.
Known as the “Liquid Microdermabrasion”, this light peel contains Phytic, Mandelic, Malic, and Salicylic Acids, along with Resorcinol, to reveal a healthier, glowing look to the skin.
A combination of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids), along with Retinol, to give a more corrective exfoliation for the skin. Our most popular facial treatment and great for malasma, sun damage, acne, post hyper-inflammatory acne, fine lines and all-over tone and texture of skin. For best results, a series of three is advised.
The VI Peel® contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. This peel provides dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation and little downtime. Enjoy radiant, younger looking skin in about a week.
If you want to learn more about medical peel costs or schedule an appointment, please contact our office and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to speak with you.