What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel improves skin texture by removing the outermost layers of skin, which can become damaged by environmental factors and more, including sun exposure, acne, and natural aging. The procedure involves a chemical solution that can smooth and refine skin in a variety of places, including the neck, décolletage and hands, though chemical peels are used mostly on the face. Uneven skin tone, wrinkles, spots and scars can all be addressed by a non-invasive chemical peel.
A chemical peel can help improve:
- Acne or acne scars
- Age and liver spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Irregular pigmentation
- Rough scaly patches
- Sun-damaged skin
What types of chemical peels do you offer?
Salicylic Acid Chemical Peel (Non-TCA Peel) — Salicylic acid is a milder peel, which can be used to treat acne, cleanse pores and treat mild skin discoloration. Many patients do not see visible evidence of the exfoliation and peeling process as it occurs on a microscopic level, but all patients are different, and results can vary depending on the condition treated.
Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel (Non-TCA Peel) — Glycolic acid is a milder peel, which can be used to cleanse pores and treat mild skin discoloration and skin rejuvenation (collagen building). Many patients do not see visible evidence of the exfoliation and peeling process as it occurs on a microscopic level, but all patients are different, and results can vary depending on the condition treated.
LBV Pigmentation Peel – LBV Pigmentation Peel is a superficial peel designed to improve pigmentation and melasma. The peel targets stubborn hyperpigmentation (brown spots) and melasma (sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy”). This discoloration is caused by sun exposure and hormonal changes (whether by pregnancy, birth control pills, or hormonal replacement). Typically, patients experience improvement after 3 to 5 treatments.
SkinMedica® Vitalize Chemical Peel —This customized chemical solution removes the very outer layer of epidermis, eliminates free radicals, accelerates production of new cells and clarifies the complexion. This peel can be used to correct the appearance of fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes, dryness, uneven skin tones, pigment problems and acne. It is best used in a series of four to six treatments in order to achieve desired results.
SkinMedica® Rejuvenize Chemical Peel —This more aggressive peel is well-tolerated and does require recovery times due to its stronger nature. You will see results after just one peel, and significant results after three. It improves acne, acne scarring, melasma and hyperpigmentation. It helps to smooth fine lines, wrinkles and rough texture.
Note: All treatments are performed in office by a licensed medical professional.