What is Chemical Peels
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve the texture and tone of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands. Chemical peels come in varying levels of intensity to treat a range of skincare issues, from texture problems and hyperpigmentation to fine lines and wrinkles.
As we age, dead skin cells do not slough off as easily as when we are younger, causing the skin to appear dull. Light, medium and deep chemical peels are a popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to peel away the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin. Improving the evenness of color and texture in your skin creates a youthful look and restores a healthy, luminous and radiant appearance.
When to Consider Chemical Peels
If you have wrinkles or sun-damaged skin.
If you have skin discolorations, blotchiness or brown spots.
If you have scars that have made the surface of your skin uneven.
If you have certain precancerous skin growths.
What are my options?
Your options will depend on the treatment depth you require and your surgeon will recommend an approach based upon your aesthetic goals. The amount of time you can allow for recovery may be an important factor to consider when selecting a particular chemical peel or determining the extent of treatment.
Light to Medium Peels
Glycolic (AHA) peel
Generally, the most superficial peels are those using alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), such as glycolic, lactic or fruit acid. AHA peels can reduce the effects of aging and sun damage including fine wrinkling and brown spots. Sometimes a single treatment with an AHA peel will give your skin a fresher, healthier appearance and a radiant glow. No anesthesia is needed and you will only feel a tingling or mild stinging sensation when the solution is applied. Immediately after the procedure, you generally will be able to wear makeup and you can drive yourself home or back to work. Various concentrations of an AHA may be applied weekly or at longer intervals to further improve the texture of your skin. Your surgeon may recommend a maintenance program using AHA products that you can apply at home on a regular basis.
Lactic (AHA) Peel
Hydrating and texture refining with antioxidants. It all starts with the Rejuvenation Facial, an elite experience that includes a chemical peel, extractions, eyebrow wax, relaxing massage, and amazing results.
The Rejuvenation Facial protocol gives you the flexibility to choose peel solutions based on your client's skin type and concern. It is the foundation to all Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts procedures and an integral part of creating and maintaining healthy, beautiful looking skin at any age.
Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts Lactic Peel is an effective skin-refining treatment for sensitive skin, non-inflamed rosacea, dry skin, and dehydration.
Renews the skin and encourages healthy collagen synthesis
Brightens dull skin and discolorations
Reduces fine lines and softens the appearance of wrinkles
Encourages a smoother skin texture and reduced pore appearance
Salicylic (BHA) Peel
The salicylic peel is one of the types of chemical (acid) peel. It has already been used for a long time in a cosmetology without losing its popularity.
The application of this peel contributes to better epidermal structure, improves the skin texture and complexion. The use of it provides material improvement of the skin condition without interventional rejuvenation procedures.
The salicylic peel has a strong antiseptic effect and evident cleansing properties as well. It normalizes the sebaceous glands functioning and results in pores’ contraction. Another advantage is its effective compatibility with other types of peels (glycolic and lactic) meant for oily acne skin.
The salicylic peel is effective in combating blackheads and acne especially when used with a mechanical (manual) face cleansing procedures.
It’s safe to say that it is a peel for a young oily skin with insignificant problems as well as for a mature skin showing photo- and biological aging.
Trichloracetic (TCA) acid peel
TCA peel is a mid-grade chemical peel that penetrates deeper layers of skin providing deep cleansing and rejuvenation. The main ingredient of the formulation is trichloroacetic acid (also known as trichloroethanoic acid) which is an analogue of acetic acid as a highly toxic chemical absorbed through the skin with a strong bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect used as a chemical cauterant.
The TCA peel’s action is based on coagulation of epidermal proteins, destruction and removal of damaged skin cells, stimulation of cell division in the basal layer of skin, formation of new cells and uniform distribution of natural skin pigment melanin. The effect of the TCA peel depends on the depth of penetration according to its concentration.
15% solution of TCA is used for a superficial peeling, 20-35% solution – for a medium grade peeling, while TCA concentration over 40% is never used for a skin peel treatment because of high risk of complications. Providing a strong caustic effect, high-concentrated TCA solutions can only be used locally for small (less than 1 cm in diameter) benign tumors removal.
The depth of TCA penetration into epidermis and its effectiveness depend on how many layers of solution are applied, on the type of the formulation (gel or hydroalcoholic), reaction with other chemical agents (such as resorcinol, acetone, glycolic and salicylic acids) during the procedure, mechanical skin damage on the treated skin areas, and also on the type of pre-peel skin preparation.
TCA peel is considered to be more painful than AHA peels. It is a serious medical treatment rather than just a cosmetological procedure requiring professional performance by a highly experienced beauty therapist.
Jessner peel is a cosmetological procedure aimed at improving skin's state and appearance with the help of a special chemical solution. Like all chemical peels, Jessner peel can be superficial, intended for the upper, horny layer of skin. In this case, the peel is applied once. If necessary, two or three layers are applied to affect the whole depth of epidermis.
This procedure does not influence basilemma – the interlayer carrying the epithelial layer and separating it from subcutaneous tissue. Such peel is considered medium-depth.
Anything that penetrates deeper than basilemma is called deep peel. But this does not refer to Jessner peel, a fairly sparing procedure which allows noticeable skin rejuvenation without plastic surgery.
Substantial features of this peel comprise not only removal of horned epidermis to a certain depth, but also active regeneration of skin cells.
Chemical Peel Facial Treatment
Time: 60 MINUTES
AHA / BHA Peel From $95 ~ $160
TCA Peel From $220 ~ $350
Jassner’s Peel From $200 ~ $300
Renew and Rejuvenate your Skin with Chemical Peels
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