Chemical Peel

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are a facial treatment that will significantly improve the texture of your face by removing the damaged outer layers of your skin. Once you choose to have a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to your skin and allowed to soak in. Over the next one to fourteen days, your skin will peel off and you may feel a tingling or the mild sting of a sunburn. Flaking may occur several days following the peel as the damaged skin is freed and new, unblemished skin cells rise to the surface.

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels work by loosening then gently sloughing off the damaged skin cells. Chemical peels differ based on how deeply the chemical penetrates and what type of chemical solution is used. Factors that may affect the depth of a peel include the acid concentration in the peeling agent, the number of coats that are applied, and the amount of time allowed before the acid is neutralized. Deeper peels result in more dramatic effects as well as higher risks such as, increased pain, and longer healing time.

What Do Chemical Peels Treat?

Chemical peels provide not only a fresh look, they dramatically rejuvenate your appearance as new skin bathed in collagen and elastin develops, replacing older skin. Chemical peels are known by many different names such as skin peels, facial peels, fruit acid skin peels, AHA Peels, chemical resurfacing, and enzyme peels. When used properly, chemical peels are suitable for all skin types. Chemical peels produce controlled injury to the skin, which promotes the growth of new skin cell regeneration giving you a dramatically improved appearance.

In summary, the deeper the peel the longer the recovery. A superficial peel produces redness similar to mild sunburn while medium or deep peels can make the skin look severely burned. Following any chemical peel, it is important to treat your skin gently and avoid sun exposure because the renewed skin will be tender and susceptible to injury. Following a chemical peel, your skin will be tighter, smoother, and look more youthful.

What Types of Chemical Peels We Use?

Glycolic acid is compromised of an all natural alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane. Alpya hydroxy acids occur naturally in certain fruits and foods. Of all the AHA’s glycolic acid is the most promising for skin rejuvenation because it has the smallest molecular size. This small molecular size allows it to penetrate the outer layer of the skin to a greater extent than any other alpha hydroxy acid.

Glycolic acid serves a a catalyst for the formation of new collagen, which will reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the surface of the skin.  It’s small molecular size  allows it to slip beneath the epidermis, to reach the collagen fibers below and results in 15%-25% thickening over 12 weeks.  Glycolic acid has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of hyperpigmentation, melasma, actinic keratosis, acne and oily skin as well as  other skin conditions.

Our peels do not contain any preservatives, fragrances, dyes or other unnecessary ingredients.

100% Pure and Natural Ingredients!

Ingredients: Pure glycolic acid, certified organic vegetable glycerin and deionized water.

Can I go out into the sun after having a Chemical Peel?

Sun exposure is never recommended! Sunscreen must be worn after the peel as your skin will likely be a little more sensitive to sun exposure. Waterproof SPF is necessary if you are going to be outdoors. For optimal protection, add a SunPro Hat. 

How many Chemicals Peels should I have and how often is it recommended?

Most clients do SIX peels 3-4 weeks apart and then maintain by having a peel performed every four to eight weeks which provides optimal results.

Is their anything else that I should know?

Please stop all topical medications for two days before your peel. Plan your waxing appointments 7 days after your peel. Be sure to inform us if you are pregnant, breast feeding, have a history of cold sores or any significant health issues. Please discontinue use of your Clarisonic and scrubs the day of your treatment. If you have a active cold sore reschedule your appointment.