Chemical peels provide dramatic results to make skin look younger, clearer, and fresher. It is a non-surgical procedure customized for your skin and goals. Chemical peels are usually performed on the face, neck, and hands, although they can also be applied to additional body parts. A chemical solution is applied to the treatment site to cause a controlled blister. As the skin heals, the top layers peel away. Below, regenerated skin is revealed.
Chemical peels can minimize and remove sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. The treatments can range from mild to aggressive, depending on the amount of damage to be treated and the client’s goal.
Chemical peels have been a popular treatment for decades. They can effectively treat a range of issues, including freckles and an uneven skin tone, without the need for surgery. There are many types of peels, and Spectrum Dermatology offers a range of options.
The VI Peel is a fantastic choice for treating the side effects of sun damage. It reduces hyperpigmentation while improving skin laxity, making the skin smoother in just one week. The peel is designed to rejuvenate skin that is aging by reducing wrinkles and smoothing out rough textures. Five acids are included in this peel: Phenol, Retin-A, salicylic acid, TCA, and vitamin C.
The Jessner peel has roots over a century old. The proven formula was created to treat acne scarring and wrinkles while removing blackheads and addressing hyperpigmentation. Those with acne and acne scarring, freckles, age spots, and melasma can benefit from this peel. This procedure combines ethanol, lactic acid, resorcinol, and salicylic acid to achieve amazing results.
The trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is created by dissolving just enough acetic acid into water for 100 ccs of this moderate peel. It is a great choice for those with hyperpigmentation, melasma, actinic keratosis, and acne scarring. This medium-depth peel is often used in conjunction with other acids to expertly reveal the perfect skin layer that clients want.
The aptly named Perfect Peel is a medium peel that makes skin look younger, clearer, and healthier in just one week. Suitable for all skin types and tones, this fast option takes only 15 minutes. It combines kojic acid with glutathione, phenol, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, and TCA along with minerals and vitamin C to brighten skin. It also slows the aging process, helping to prevent future wrinkles.
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Anyone of any age and with any amount of melanin can be matched with the perfect chemical peel. However, those with fairer skin often achieve better results. Clients with darker skin tones are usually a better match for gentler peels.
You will be provided with complete pre- and post-care instructions prior to your chemical peel. A certain aesthetic soap might be recommended, and you may need to temporarily stop certain drugs or skin treatments a few days prior to a chemical peel (always ask your general physician before changing or stopping medications). Chemical peels are an out-patient treatment, but some peels can be quite aggressive. It is usually recommended for clients to have a trusted loved one drive them to and from their appointment.
Chemical peels use a type of alpha hydroxy acid, which can be glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or TCA acid to remove skin in a controlled setting. This results in a controlled wound that will slowly peel away the top layers of skin in the following days. The application is not painful, but there might be a warm and tingling sensation for a few minutes, followed by a manageable sting.
Results and reactions post-treatment depend on both the type of chemical peel and the client. However, common reactions include:
Spectrum Dermatology is committed to providing each patient with full post-care instructions to enhance safety and results.
Chemical peels can be a fantastic alternative to more invasive procedures. Everyone’s skin will react a little differently to a chemical peel, which is why it is a good idea to first try milder treatments (or milder chemical peels). If you’re interested in learning more about chemical peels for younger-looking skin, contact Spectrum Dermatology for a consultation at (480) 948-8400.