Chemical Peel2019-10-03T08:54:07-04:00

Chemical Peels

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What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are a mixture of chemical solutions used to rejuvenate the surface of your skin, refine its texture and smooth complexion. The solution acts on the outermost skin layers causing them to disintegrate and “peel” away to reveal the underlying, unaffected skin. There are different types of facial peels ranging from mild to deep depending on the severity and type of skin conditions to be treated. These types of facial treatments can reduce the visibility of acne scars, sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, freckles and melasma.

Benefits of Having a Chemical Peel

  • Improves acne scars and skin texture

  • Reduces the effects of skin damage

  • Helps smooth fine surface wrinkles

  • Helps correct pigmentation problems

We Offer Two Types of Chemical Peels

IMAGE Skincare Resurfacing Treatment

IMAGE skincare resurfacing treatments are formulated to rejuvenate, brighten, smooth wrinkles, detoxify, protect and energize for youthful, radiant skin. IMAGE offers the highest grade of cosmeceutical ingredients from an Organic treatment to a modernized Jessner formula. You will notice skin clarity, even skin tone, uniform color and improved skin texture.

We offer a variety of different peeling solutions for various skin conditions including acne, aging, sun damage, or hyperpigmentation. IMAGE peels cater to all skin conditions and offers formulas for Level I-Superficial, Level 2-Moderate and Level 3 Advanced Resurfacing peeling.

Resurfacing skin treatments will be most effective when delivered in a series of treatments. For maximum results, a series of six sessions is recommended every four weeks apart.

Your Medical Aesthetician will choose the most suitable treatment for you following your consultation.

VI Peel

The Vi peel will improve the tone, texture and clarity of your skin, reduce or eliminate actinic keratosis, age spots, freckles, soften lines and wrinkles, reduce or eliminate acne scars, and stimulate the production of collagen for firmer, more youthful skin.  The Vi peel corrects skin problems at the cellular level rather than just burning off the skin. It is extremely effective in eliminating
hyperpigmentation, including melasma, and provides excellent results for patients with acne.

The Vi peel consists of a synergistic blend of five acids that no other peel offers, TCA-Trichloroacetic Acid for penetration deep scar healing, and collagen stimulation, Retinoic Acid- An acid derived from Vitamin A to combat wrinkles, Salicylic Acid- This beta hydroxy acid (BHA) is a strong exfoliant, Phenol- A powerful acid with antiseptic and anesthetic properties that aids in skin penetration, and Vitamin C-Ascorbic acid has antioxidant and mild exfoliation properties.

The number of treatments depends on the severity of the conditions you wish to correct and the amount of correction desired. A single Vi Peel behaves like a superficial peel in a relation to pain and downtime, but yields results equal to a medium depth peel. Three Vi Peels, two to four weeks apart, will produce results comparable to procedures like the Obagi Blue peel without the pain, extensive downtime, and cost associated with those peels.

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Chemical Peel FAQ

What is a Jessner’s chemical peel?2019-05-23T15:09:55-04:00

Jessner’s Peel is made up of three peeling agents that work perfectly together. This peel is best used for treatment of cystic acne and acne scarring. This chemical peel will cause frosting almost immediately upon application and will provide you with much peeling.

What conditions to chemical peels treat?2019-05-23T15:11:42-04:00

Chemical peels have been proven to:

  • Improve the texture and appearance of skin
  • Reduce lines and wrinkles under the eyes and mouth area
  • Pose as anti aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
  • treat acne scars
  • Proven acne treatment
  • Reduce age spots, freckles and dark spots from pregnancy also known as a condition called melasma
How do I prepare for a chemical peel?2019-05-23T15:12:58-04:00

Always prepare your skin for at least 2 weeks prior to utilizing a chemical peel for best results. During this two-week period avoid other micro abrasion treatments and chemical peels, limit sun exposure and refrain from using tanning beds. You MAY apply prescribed lotions or healing ointments during this two-week period to ensure you peel evenly and the skin heals quickly.

*A two-week preparation does not guarantee you will not have any pigmentation issues arise during your peel, but it decreases your chances considerably.

How long is the recovery after a chemical peel and what type of care is necessary?2019-05-23T15:13:57-04:00

Recovery times will vary based on the type and strength of the peel. Immediately after the peel, your skin will feel tight and may be red. Any visible peeling will be light and fluffy and easily controlled with moisturizer. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment.

What products or procedures should I avoid before a chemical peel?2019-05-23T15:20:18-04:00

-One week before the peel avoid waxing, electrolysis, depilatory creams, and laser hair removal.

-Two to three days before the peel discontinue any prescription topicals.

– Patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures, such as, laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely dissolved before getting a chemical peel.

Why did I not have any visible peeling after my peel?