Chemical Peels

About Chemical Peels

Why Is A Chemical Peel Beneficial For Aging Skin?

Aging skin is usually dull in appearance and presents with fine lines and wrinkles.  This is a result of a buildup of proteins due to slower cellular turnover.  Chemical peels will remove some of the surface protein build up that doesn’t allow for much light refraction.  

The chemical peel will induce a controlled wound that will stimulate fibroblast activity and accelerate cell turnover. Increased fibroblast activity enhances collagen & elastin production and an increase in cell turnover will deepen dermal papilla.  

This will result in younger, more youthful looking skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.


Why Is A Peel Beneficial For Pigmented Skin?

When there is hyperpigmentation or dark spots on the skin’s surface, chemical peels will help to remove surface proteins, however, in this case you will be removing proteins that are housing melanin.  This will help to remove surface hyperpigmentation.  

You are not changing the melanocyte activity or using any tyrosinase inhibitors, but this is removing the cells that are highly densely pigmented as well as accelerating cell turnover resulting in less time for melanin deposition.  Especially in aging patients who are in a 40-45 day cell turnover.  This will help to even out skin tone.  


Why Is A Peel Beneficial For Acneic Skin?

Salicylic Acid focuses on the sebum in the follicle and helps to erupt the impaction and clear the pore.  Clients with congestion, black heads and who are overall oily are ideal candidates. 

We offer several chemical peel options including VI Peel, Jessner,  Lactic Acid and Body Peels.


What Is A VI Peel?

The VI Peel contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients for all skin types, it is a special formulation that makes it safe for all skin types to enjoy the benefits of the peel. For the first time, African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and other darker skin types can experience anti-aging and restorative skin care previously unavailable.  A single VI Peel will result in significant skin repair and give you a healthy glow to your skin.  

Using the combined effects of TCA-Trichloracetic Acid), Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Retinoic Acid, Vitamins and Microelements it is a proven effective treatment for aging, hyperpigmentation and acne. 


What Are The Benefits Of A VI Peel?

  • Improve tone, texture and clarity of the skin.
  • Reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles and hyperpigmentation, including melasma.
  • Soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce acne and scarring from acne.
  • Stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin.


What Are The Benefits Of Each Of The Components Of A VI Peel?

  • Retinoic Acid – inhibits melanin (pigment) production and increases cell turnover and exfoliation.
  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) – acts by boosting collagen and exfoliates the skin.
  • Salicylic Acid – acts to reduce the bacteria that cause acne by cleansing the pores, reducing inflammation.
  • Phenol – numbs the skin to allow for a pain free chemical peel application.
  • Ascorbic Acid – a powerful antioxidant that reverses free radicals, evens skin tone and helps prevent future damage.
  • Hydroquinone -helps to reduce pigment helping to both lighten and brighten the skin.
  • Kojic Acid – inhibits the production of pigment.


Why Didn’t I Peel After A VI Peel?

The amount of peeling usually depends on the type and strength of the peel. If there is no peeling after a Vi Peel, however, it may be due to failure to use the towelettes as part of the post care.  Peeling may vary, however, each time you get a peel, you may peel in sheets, flake or sometimes, however, the peeling isn’t visible at all. The degree of the peel does not dictate how well the peel is working. It is still penetrating the skin layers.


How Long After VI Peel Should I Expect To See Results?

Patients begin to see minor improvements approximately six days after treatment. Full results become apparent in four to six weeks, at which point the skin will appear firmer, clearer, and present a more youthful and radiant glow. A series is recommended during the fall through spring season.


What Is A Jessner’s Peel?

A Jessner’s peel is a light- to medium-depth chemical peel created from a blend of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol which all work together to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin. Patients also benefit from the noticeably youthful glowing skin after a Jessner’s peel. Once the peel is applied, it dissolves hardened skin cells within the outermost layer of the skin and triggers an inflammatory response from the skin just beneath the surface.

This process helps lead to the removal of sun damage, along with the improvement of fine lines, scarring, skin elasticity, and minor hyperpigmentation.


How Does The Jessner Peel Work?

The Jessner peel works by removing the top layers of skin to reveal smoother, more even-toned skin beneath. How deep the peel penetrates depends on what kind of chemical peel you get — superficial, medium, or deep.

The Jessner peel is typically a medium peel, which means it removes skin cells from the top layer of your skin, the epidermis, and the upper portion of the middle layer, the dermis. However, it can also be used as a superficial peel, which has a faster healing time but needs to be performed more often to get the results of a deeper peel.


What Are The Benefits?

Jessner peel is still one of the most preferred methods for treating hyperpigmentation

Benefits include–

  • It is very effective in treating the skin condition called melasma (skin discoloration) occurred due to various reasons
  • It helps to even out the skin tone and reverse hyperpigmentation. Also, it helps lighten the skin tone.
  • It is an effective treatment in reducing acne as well as acne scars.
  • It works as a great solution to reduce dark patches on the skin or age spots.
  • It helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles effectively and shows results instantly.
  • It is beneficial in improving the overall complexion of the skin.
  • It completely rejuvenates the skin and restores its lost glow.
  • It aids in reducing visibly large pores and gives smooth-looking skin.
  • It is helpful in treating various other skin conditions such as pigment imperfection, darkening of the skin, regulation of excess oil or sebum etc.


What Is A Lactic Acid Peel?

A lactic acid chemical peel is a technique that uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the skin by removing its damaged upper most layers. It promotes the growth of a new layer of skin that is smoother and younger-looking.

Lactic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid, is derived from sour milk and is used for the mildest, most gentle of chemical peels. It contains keratolytic AHA that smoothes skin and improves texture and is less irritating and drying, delivering smoother, softer and younger-looking skin while it helps diminish fine lines, acne, and hyperpigmentation (brown spots).


How Do Lactic Acid Peels Work?

Lactic acid functions as an exfoliant on the skin. Its acid helps dissolve the glue-like substance that binds the outermost surface skin cells together, so that old skin cells are sloughed off to reveal fresher skin cells underneath.


What Are The Benefits?

A lactic acid peel does not come with the skin irritation or recovery time of deeper chemical peels, and it is therefore a good choice for people with sensitive skin or who have rosacea. It is also free of risks or complications, making it a good choice for those new to chemical peels.


What Is A Body Peel?

Body VI Peels do all of the above but for larger areas of the body that are suffering from hyper-pigmented skin, acne, scarring and stretch marks. They stimulate anti-aging collagen, increasing cellular turnover, revealing smooth radiant skin. Perfect for décolleté, back, arms, legs and buttock. 


What Is A GLO-TOX?

Consider combining your treatment with a neuromodulator like Dysport®, Botox® or Xeomin® Jeuveau®  for even greater results!  After 2 weeks your skin will be flawless and glowing!

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