A chemical peel can enhance appearance and renew skin. Chemical peels can help improves appearance and texture of skin, fine lines and wrinkles, soften acne scars, treat acne, decrease the appearance of superficial blemishes, and evens skin tone. A chemical peel is an accelerated exfoliation using a chemical agent. The agent used removes the damaged outer layers of skin.
Types of Chemical Peels
PCA Skin Peel has various combinations of TCA with Lactic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid, citric acid, resorcinol and/or hydroquinone to help improve uneven skin texture, rosacea, fine lines, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, uneven skin tone, photodamage, oily skin and acne.
PCA Skin Sensi Peel is a unique chemical peel option for all patients, including those with sensitive skin. This solution will improve surface texture, evens skin tone, reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and brighten the skin while helping promote an even skin tone and is recommended peel for first time peel treatment. This multi-faceted and skin-brightening treatment is an excellent option for sensitive skin and skin types.
VI Peel treatment takes about 30-60 minutes. To maintain results, repeat monthly treatment may be needed.
VI Peels, which are uniquely formulated VI Peel treatments designed to lift pigment, remove sun damage, alleviate acne and scarring, and fight fine lines and wrinkles. VI is a painless medium-depth peels safe for all skin types and tones, which can be completed in combination with other same day treatments like Botox and fillers to reduce pain during injections.
VI Peel treatment takes about 20-30 minutes. To maintain results, repeat monthly treatment may be needed.
Best results are found after about 3-4 treatments or when it is combined with topical retinoids, dermaplaning or microneedling.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel can enhance appearance and renew skin. Chemical peels help to improve the appearance and texture of skin, fine lines and wrinkles, soften acne scars, treat acne, decrease the appearance of superficial blemishes, and evens skin tone. A chemical peel is an accelerated exfoliation using a chemical agent. The agent used removes the damaged outer layers of skin.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Chemical Peels can treat the face and the areas on the body. Areas of the face and body that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration, acne or scarring are suitable for treatment. The most commonly treated areas include the face, neck, back, hands and feet.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Depending on your treatment regime you can expect to have between 3-4 sessions. It also depends how aggressive your treatment is and the severity skin concern. Packages of 3 treatments are recommended for optimal results.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Chemical peels induce peeling of top layer of skin. This layer of skin will flake/peel off in 2-3 days. Peeling usually occur from day 3 to 7 after the peel has been applied in the clinic.
Depending on the severity skin concern visible results can be seen within 7-10 days, but typically after three treatments.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT IN BETWEEN TREATMENTS?
CAN ANYONE BE RECEIVED CHEMCIAL PEEL TREATMENTS?
It is best to complete a consultation to determine is a chemical peel is safe for you. Typically chemical peels are not advisable in pregnant or lactating women or with certain autoimmune diseases or allergies to ingredients or aspirin.
CAN THIS BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?
Yes, VI peels can be used in the same treatment session as Botox or fillers. Combination with dermaplaning or microneedling in separate treatment sessions can enhance results.
WHEN CAN I PUT MAKE-UP ON AFTER TREATMENT?
Makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. It is recommended that makeup not be applied the day of treatment, as it is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight.
WHAT KIND OF PRE PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?
For best results, it is advised to avoid sun exposure and the following products & procedures at least
1 week prior your treatment:
Electrolysis, Waxing, shaving Laser hair removal, or any exfoliating products, Any products that may be drying or irritating, including products containing salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin c, hydroquinone, retinoids, and prescription medications.
WHAT KIND OF PRE PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?
After receiving a chemical peel, the skin may look and feel like a mild windburn with itching, stinging, redness, heat and/or tightness for the next number of days. After 48 hours of a superficial peel, flaking may occur for 3 to 5 days which can easily be controlled with moisturizers. After 72 hours of a medium depth peel (such as a VI Peel), a more extensive exfoliation will occur for 3-7 days.
To minimize side effects and maximize results, use the post procedure creams the practitioner Recommended for 3 to 7 days or until flaking has resolved.
Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day, but can be applied more frequently for hydration and to decrease the appearance of flaking.
Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat.
An SPF of 30 or greater MUST be used daily.
Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post procedure. This practice should be discontinued due to increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.
Do not pick or pull on any loosening skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation
Do not have any other chemical peel or medical treatment until your practitioner advices you to.
You may resume the regular use of retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid, vitamin c or bleaching creams ONLY after peeling process is complete.
A full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen must be used for several months after treatment. Post-care products are provided with each peel.
Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process.