What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a chemical exfoliation used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin by removing its damaged outer layers. Chemical peels can be used to treat acne, uneven pigmentation, mild scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, redness, dry skin, rough and sun damaged skin. Pre- treating skin with topical skin care products may be necessary prior to a chemical peel.

What to expect during a chemical peel?

This will vary from chemical peel to peel. The chemical solution is applied on clean and prepped skin and left on for varying lengths of time. Sometimes a neutralizing solution or water will be used to remove the solution. In some instances, the chemical solution is left on the skin. It will self-neutralize. A moisturizer and sunblock will be applied after. Post care will be discussed at the time of treatment, and take home instructions will be given.

We utilize various types of chemical peels, both pharmacy and specialty peels. The following are some of the more common peels used.

Perfect 10 (NEW)

These medical grade, in-office, aesthetic treatments are formulated to deliver the desired results for the motivated patient that wants a peel. The hallmark of the Perfect 10 peels is that they provide visibly apparent skin peeling. Within days the patient’s skin will be smoother and softer with a more even-tone. The Perfect 10 peels contain a synergistic blend of alpha, beta and amino acids that visibly reduce the signs of aging. Each component of the system has been formulated with soothing and calming antioxidants to support these effective peeling agents.

Results you can expect after the Perfect 10 peel:

  • Smoother and softer texture
  • Improved tone
  • Youthful, radiant look
  • Diminished appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pore size
  • Increased skin radiance and luminosity
  • Reduction in the appearance of dark spots
  • Unclogged pores

Universal peels are good for sensitive skin, 1st time peel patients and for all Fitzpatrick skin types 1-6. Intermediate and Advanced Perfect 10 peels are good for slightly sensitive skin to tolerant skin. These can be used on Fitzpatrick skin types 1-3.

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Glytone by Enerpeel Peels~

Glycolic~ These peels can be used to decrease mild to moderate signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles.

Salicylic~ A salicylic peel is used to decrease the appearance of oily, blemish prone skin impacted by milia (whiteheads), comedones (blackheads), papules and pustules. It provides an exfoliating effect. We do one peel 2 weeks apart for a series of 3, with extractions.

Mandelic~ A mandelic peel can be used to help decrease occasional to permanent skin redness. It provides general improvement in skin color, texture and pore size. It provides superficial exfoliation. Mandelic peels are formulated for patients experiencing redness, sun, or reactive skin.

Pyruvic~ This peel helps decrease fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. It provides mild depth exfoliation. This is for patients experiencing premature skin aging, acne blemishes, seborrhea and mild hyperpigmentation. There is very little down time.

Jessners~ A Jessner’s peel is a peeling solution that is designed to improve skin on a deeper level. It combines lactic and salicylic acids with resorcinol to exfoliate while treating conditions such as acne and hyperpigmentation.

Hand Peel~ This peel is a cocktail of acids, used to decrease hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and signs of aging, as well as giving a skin lightening effect. It provides medium depth exfoliation.

Lactic acid peel~ This peel is a great skin refresher and brightener. Botanical extracts provide emollient humectancy. There is usually no down time, and it is used to rejuvenate the skin and give you that radiant glow back.

Innovative vitalize peel~ This peel is a great peel for acne and anti-aging. This peel treatment requires you to leave with peel product on your face for 7 to 8 hours, or you can wash off in the morning. For acne, we do one peel 3 to 4 weeks apart for a series of three along with extractions.

We tailor each peel to the patient’s individual skin.

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