A chemical peel is a skin exfoliation technique procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers that help to improve the appearance of the skin to a smoother and even texture.
Chemical peels are composed of Alpha Hydroxy/Beta Hydroxy acids that are applied to the skin that causes the dead or damaged skin cells to peel off. As a result, new and healthy skin cells are revealed (cell turnover) to the surface leaving your skin glowing.
The levels of peeling experienced may differ depending upon skin type, resilience, type of peel, and the number of layers applied. Some may experience ‘sheeting (when large portions of the skin peel off at once), some may experience ‘flaking (when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn) and others may experience exfoliation (at the cellular level) that is not visible. We at The Park Med Spa use PCA and GlyMed Plus chemical peels. There is no downtime after the PCA peel. To help maximize your results post-procedure due regimen is recommended.
Three Basic Types Of Chemical Peels
Superficial or Lunchtime Peel
Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. This treatment helps to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest, or hands.
Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the outer and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment helps to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.
Trichloroacetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles, and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
GLYMED PLUS CHEMICAL PEELS
Intense Antioxidant Professional Peel
This pumpkin and papain enzyme exfoliator contains 5% lactic acid to provide a gentle but accelerated exfoliation. This antioxidant-packed formula is also enhanced with an active collagen-inducing peptide to keep skin active. Ideal for restoring skin hydration, tone, and firmness.
Recommended for: All skin types
5-Berry Pigment Control Peel
This potent TCA and antioxidant peel is the perfect solution for photo-aging, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and acne. 5-Berry Pigment Control Peel combines 7% TCA and the reparative, protective, and anti-aging benefits of 5 natural berries: cranberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, and bearberry. Colorblind making it safe for all Fitzpatricks.
Recommended for: Normal, Combination, and Oily skin
Sal-X 20 Salicylic Acid Peel
Provide strong exfoliation and increased cellular turnover for stubborn conditions such as acne. 20% Salicylic acid enhances the penetration of treatments while oxygenation and detoxifying congested skin. Perfect for resistive, thick and oily skin.
Recommended for: Combination and Oily skin
Oxygen Skin Regenerative Peel
Cutaneous skin cells rely on oxygen diffusion. This unique one of a kind oxygenating peel formulation releases bio-oxygen power aiding inner-cellular diffusion and the benefits of lactic acid for cell regeneration revealing baby smooth, youthful looking skin. Oxygen Skin Regenerating Peel breathes back a youthful life to hypoxic, dull, tired, damaged skin cells. Rich in arabinogalactans derived from botanical plants, skin will brighten, firm, tone and immediately glow with health.
Recommended for: All skin types
VI Peel Precision Plus
VI Peel Precision Plus can help restore the skin to its natural tone. VI Peel Precision Plus combats pigmentation with our Light fast-acting Brightening Booster. This powerhouse formula effectively suppresses melanogenesis and promotes rapid cell turnover for improved skin tone.
Peel For Skin Pigmentation, Discoloration, and Sun Damage
VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus
VI Peel Purify With Precision Plus is our most comprehensive peel for acne and acne scarring. This advanced acne solution works synergistically to combat active acne symptoms while repairing dark areas on the skin. The VI Peel Purify With Precision Plus helps to fade textural scarring and Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) caused by acne breakouts.
The Peel for Acne and Acne Scarring
VI Peel Purify
A multi-faceted treatment for the many triggers and symptoms of acne, from dead skin cells and excessive oiliness to clogged pores and all types of blemishes. Our peel sweeps away skin cells known to clog pores, clears out oil and debris trapped deep within the pores, eliminates p. acnes bacteria and balances skin for fewer breakouts and a smoother texture.
Your Peel for Acne, Acne Prone Skin
VI Peel Original
VI Peel contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. This peel will help to improve the tone, texture, and clarity of your skin and provide anti-aging benefits.
Tightens skin smooths texture, and brightens tone. Specifically formulated to rejuvenate and help prevent future damage to the skin. A great first-time peel for all age groups who want fresh, healthy, radiant skin
VI Peel Advance
This potent, powerful treatment is ideal for more mature clients that want to intensify results against deep-set wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Our innovative treatment is formulated with a synergistic blend of ingredients that penetrate deeper to combat the signs of aging and soften fine lines and wrinkles. This targeted formula helps enhance collagen stimulation to increase cell turnover and help firm the skin.
Your Peel for Enhanced Collagen Stimulation
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels can improve many skin issues. However, the exact results will depend on many factors, including the severity of your skin issues and the type of peel you receive. To determine whether a chemical peel is right for you, be sure to talk with one of our experienced providers. Let’s look at some of the most common ones that chemical peels may help treat.
Acne and Acne Scars
Aging Skin (Wrinkles and Fine Lines)
Uneven skin tone and texture
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