Chemical Peels

 

 

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels involve the use of a chemical agent to exfoliate the skin and increase cellular turnover. Chemical peels can cause the top layer of the skin (epidermis) to flake off with the end result being healthier and fresh skin taking the place of the removed skin layer. Depending on the skin type and the type of condition to be treated, you may need several peeling sessions that can be done every two to six weeks in order to achieve the desired results.

 

What Conditions Do Chemical Peels Treat?

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth

  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and family history

  • Improve the appearance of mild scarring

  • Treat certain types of acne

  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills (melasma)

  • Improve the look and feel of skin that is dull in texture and color

 

Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?

Anyone! From fair-skinned and light-haired clients to olive and darker skin tones, there is something for everyone. It is always recommended to ease into chemical peels by adjusting the strength of the peel and number of passes on the skin.

 

What types of chemical peels do I perform and what do they treat?

  • 40% Lactic Acid & Kojic Acid Blend - Pigmentation, dehydrated skin
  • 20% Lactic Acid - Pigmentation, dehydrated skin
  • 20% Glycolic & 10% Lactic Acid Blend – Pigmented, fine lines, mild acne, dehydrated skin
  • 20% Salicylic - Mild to moderate acne, textured skin
  • TCA – Moderate to advanced acne, textured skin, scarring, hyper-pigmentation, wrinkles, dull skin
  • Enzyme Peel - Unbalanced, irritated, sensitive skin

Wes Buckwalter