Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Be comfortable in your own skin.

A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin.  The goal is to destroy outer layers as well as to stimulate new skin growth and collagen production, while improving surface texture and appearance.

Chemical Peels are used to treat:

Beauty

It is more than skin deep.

Chemical peels are classified by the depth of their action into the following categories: Superficial, medium, and deep.  The depth of the peel is dependent upon the strength of the solution.  With a light or medium peel, you may need more than one to get the desired results.  Deeper chemical peels offer more-dramatic results but also take longer to recover from.

Work mainly on the epidermis and dermal-epidermal interface.

  • Jessner Peel

Can reach deeper layers than superficial peels,  but aren’t as aggressive as deep peels.

  • 30% Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
  • Monheit’s combination (Jessner’s solution with TCA)

Penetrate down into the reticular dermis (the lower layer of the dermis) and may be used for severe photoaging, deep or coarse wrinkles, scars, and sometimes precancerous skin lesions.

  • 50% Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)

Jessner

The OG of chemical peels.

Created in the late 1940’s by Max Jessner, a German-American Dermatologist, The Jessner Peel was discovered by accident.  

Dr. Jessner was working in cancer research when he found a formulation that was particularly effective against hyperkeratotic epidermal lesions.  The solution contains equal parts Salicylic acid, Lactic acid, and Resorcinol.  Dr. Jessner optimized the solution by combining these three acids to treat conditions like skin discoloration, melasma, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.

Salicylic Acid – Superior at attacking oil and unclogging pores.  This acid helps dissolve hardened skin cells, and can even help with inflammation.

Lactic Acid – Helps retain moisture in the skin so it will not be over-dried by Salicylic or Resorcinol.  Exfoliates and helps with cell turnover.

Resorcinol – Used for its antibacterial properties and helps the solution go deeper in the skin to make the solution more effective.

  • ACNE
  • ROSACEA
  • MELASMA
  • FRECKLES
  • LENTIGINES
  • PHOTODAMAGE
  • ACNE SCARRING
  • KERATOSIS PILARIS
  • ACTINIC KERATOSIS
  • HYPERPIGMENTATION
  • TRAUMATIC/SURGICAL SCARRING

TCA

aka Trichloroacetic Acid.

A Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) peel is a great option to improve your skin’s appearance.  These peels are considered medium to deep depending on the concentration, and should only be applied by a qualified skin care professional.  Essentially, it dissolves cells in the top layer of your skin.  As the old skin peels off, new cell growth is encouraged underneath.  You are left with a fresh layer of skin that is smoother, younger-looking and less affected by imperfections.

  • ACNE
  • ROSACEA
  • MELASMA
  • FRECKLES
  • LENTIGINES
  • PHOTODAMAGE
  • ACNE SCARRING
  • KERATOSIS PILARIS
  • ACTINIC KERATOSIS
  • HYPERPIGMENTATION

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solutions to enhance your

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