What is it? Chemical peels can improve the skin's appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it "blister" and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
What are the benefits?
Exfoliates outer dead skin cells to reveal a healthy new layer.
Helps minimize fine lines, creases, dark spots and scars.
Helps brighten dull, blotchy and uneven complexions
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
Shown to stimulate collagen and elastin production for firmer skin
Improves the appearance of acne blemishes, blackheads and large pores
Fights sun damage, discoloration, age spots and scarring
Beneficial for face and body
Brighten AHA Vitamin C Peels - Reveal a new layer of radiant, even skin with this peel. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's) are naturally occurring acids extracted from sugar cane, miks and fungi that help remove dead, damaged cells on the skin's surface. Lactic and glycolic acids exfoliate the skin to reveal a smoother, healthier, younger layer. Results may vary on skin type.
Salicylic Peels - Salicylic Peels are an effective option for oily and blemished skin types and help to detoxify stressed skin while unclogging pores. These powerful BHA peels improve the appearance of inflamed bumps and blotchiness and ensure marked improvements in tone and texture for even the most damaged looking skin. Note: people who are sensitive or allergic to Aspirin or Salicylates should avoid peels containing Salicylic Acid.
TCA Peels - TCA is a non-toxic chemical (trichloracetic acid), which has been used to perform skin peels for over 20 years. It is a relative of vinegar (acetic acid.) When TCA is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week. When the old skin is peeled off, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin, which has a smoother texture and more even color.
A TCA peel is most commonly used for:
to reduce brown spots and age spots
to improve the texture of leathery, sun damaged skin and impart more glow
to improve melasma
to treat some types of acne
to reduce fine lines
Jessner Peels - Jessner's Solution Peels feature AHA's and BHA's as well as Resorcinol, which is known for its keratolytic action that targets rough, scaly or peel-resistant skin. The Jessner Peel was designed to remove superficial layers of skin, dry out active acne, dislodge blackheads, reduce shallow wrinkling and scarring, help lighten hyper pigmentation and improve the overall appearance and health of sun-damaged, acne prone, aging skin. Note: Not recommended for darker skin tones as they may cause discoloration.
Glycolic Peels - Glycolic acid peels are simply a chemical peel that features glycolic acid as the main component. Glycolic acid is currently a popular treatment for winkles and acne. Part of the alpha hydroxyl family of natural ingredients, glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and is a fruit acid. When applied to the skin, it helps to remove the “glue” that holds the older, rougher and dryer skin on the surface. When it removes that top layer of skin, the fresh, new layer is visible. It’s this layer that’s without damage and which looks fresher. People who have glycolic acid peels are often amazed with the results – they look younger, with fewer fine lines and wrinkles and if they have acne, they often notice their skin is quite a bit less oily and is much clearer.