Chemical peels are facial peels design to reduce the appearance of adult acne blemishes, skin damaged from the sun, and wrinkles. They also are used to soften acne facial scars and remove pre-
What to Expect from Chemical Peels
Most chemical peels are painless, with little to no downtime. Some of the stronger solutions may sting a bit, so we provide devices to keep you comfortable. Any discomfort you feel will cease when the neutralizer is applied.
You can return to normal activities immediately following a mild chemical peel. Stronger treatments may involve a more extensive peeling process, so you may wish to avoid public events for a few days. The length of recovery time depends on the individual, and on the type and strength of the peel. Four to five days is average for moderate peels, while aggressive peels may take five to seven days.
Like all treatments, chemical peels are customized to meet your individual needs. For some patients, taking a few days off work and away from social appearances is not feasible. We offer modified versions of aggressive peels to achieve the same results more gradually, without the downtime.
Pumpkin Plus Definer with PSC Peel $80
Lactic Clear Refiner with PSC Peel $80
Hydroxy 30 Rebuilder with PSC Peel
$115 includes Hydra Mist after care skin care product.
Mineral TCA Rebuilder with PSC Peel $150 includes calm skin cleanser
Green Power Rebuilder Peel $180 includes hydra mist and calm cleanser
Mineral Jessner Rebuilder with PSC $180 includes hydra mist cleanser
Mineral Retinol Solution $190 includes hydra mist and 10 vitamin C vial serums
Level 1 Chemical Peels
Also known as “light peels” or “lunchtime peels”, these are very superficial peels which act on the outermost epidermal skin layers. They are fast, easy, and can be performed at home or in the physician’s office without the aid of an anesthetic. They generally do not cause any visible peeling and have a much lower risk of irritation or possible side effects. Level 1 peels have increased in popularity over the last few years, since you can typically return to work immediately following the treatment without the longer recovery periods of a deeper peel. They are great for those with sensitive skin types, skin maintenance, and those who are new to skin peels.
Level 2 chemical Peels
This level is referred to as superficial peels. They are almost twice as strong compared to level 1 peels and visible peeling is sometimes possible depending on skin type, stratum corneum density, length of application, and number of layers applied. They are great for those with oily skin types, non-sensitive skin, dull and rough smoker’s skin, or those who need more correction than maintenance. Level 2 peels will be more aggressive on the skin compared to level 1, so it is important to remove the peel according to the recommended time frames, especially when using it for the first time.
Level 3 Progressive Chemical Peels
This level is referred to as medium depth peels. They are stronger and more aggressive than level 2 peels. Visible peeling is more likely to occur depending on several factors. A Level 2 peel should first be used successfully without irritation or complication before attempting a level 3 peel.
These are great for experienced regular peelers and those with resistant skin to other treatments. Level 3 peels may require some downtime depending on how well your skin tolerates it. It is very important you follow correct times for application when using it for the first time.
There is a higher risk or irritation and side effects associated with level 3 peels.