Enhance and smooth your skin tone and texture with a customized facial peel. We will select the right peel for you depending on your skin type and condition. We even have skin peels that are non-photosensitizing and safe to use during pregnancy. Keep your skin fresh all year round!
Facial (chemical) peels have been used for decades in medical cosmetology. Cleopatra first introduced her version of a chemical peel, bathing in sour milk (lactic acid) to produce smooth skin. While Dermatologists pioneered skin peeling for therapeutic benefit beginning in 1882. Today we can synergize the knowledge of 100 years to produce highly effective and safe peeling by blending agents for maximum facial rejuvenation!
Chemical peels, or facial peels, are an accelerated form of exfoliation, that is induced by a chemical agent which is applied to the skin to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin.
The peels help lighten, tighten, and brighten the skin, which enhances and smoothes the texture of the skin. An effective treatment for:
We use highly effective combinations of alpha hydroxy acids(glycolic & lactic acid),beta hydroxy acids(salicylic acid), retinol, L-Ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) and amino acids to customize our peels leaving your skin feeling fresh and healthy!
All treatments may be complemented with daily professional home care products to enhance and maintain outstanding results!
The Peels are categorized into 3 levels:
Please note: Peels may not be suitable for all skin types. A skin consultation is required and a pre-peel treatment protocol may be necessary, as well as, a skin test spot.
Can be used as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with Microdermabrasion or SilkPeel Dermalinfusion
ReFresh Peel (Level II & III)
The perfect blend that totally refreshes the skin. Lightens, brightens and tightens skin in just one treatment!
Minimum 3 days of peeling can be expected with this skin peel. Skin indications: All levels of aging skin, pigment, melasma, oily/acne and scarring.
Vitamin C Infusion Peel (Level I - II)
A potent combination of AHAs , 27% L-Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) & 4% Emblica. Evens skin tone and and greatly improves skin radiance after 1 peel. Skin indications: All levels of aging skin, pigment, melasma.
Acne Lift (Level I & II) A beta-hydroxy acid cocktail.
This safe and outstanding resurfacing modality has a dual benefit. It reduces and treats all kinds of acne while resurfacing and smoothing the skin after just one treatment. Skin indications: acne/oily, aging skin, post microdermabrasion.
Fresh (AFA) Peels - 20%-60% (Level I - no visible exfoliation)
Simple & Effective Antioxidant Skin Rejuvenation. Skin indications: All levels of aging skin, pigment, melasma, rosacea, sensitive skin.
Find out more below.
AFAs are the newest and unique cosmeceutical to be patented this millenium. AFA is an acronym for Amino-acid Filaggrin-based Antioxidants.
Filaggrin is a protein that naturally occurs in our upper layer of our epidermis and is metabolized into several acidic moisture retaining amino acids. It is these highly moisture retaining amino acids that are used to produce the AFA peels and the AFA (home care) gels.
AFAs are able to penetrate the outer skin layer and exfoliate, hydrate and anti-oxidate to make your skin feel smoother and softer, while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Skin tone will appear brighter and sun damage will even out.
Fresh (AFA) Clay Peel - Optimizing exfoliation and antioxidant benefits:
What is a Chemical Peel?
A special chemical solution is applied to the skin, for a specified amount of time to initiate the removal of the outermost layer of skin or deeper skin layers. The time the solution is left on the skin varies between 2-15 minutes, depending on the type of peel, peel treatment number, and the skins' response to the solution.
What are the benefits of having a Chemical Peel?
What areas can be treated with a Chemical Peel?
Peels can be applied to the entire face or individual areas that require treatment, such as sun damage or to control acne. Other areas that can be treated are the: neck, decollete,
How many peels will I need?
This is variable and depends on your skin condition and skin type. All peels are customized to each individual, but all are managed using a step-up approach, which begins at the superficial layer with gradual increases to enable the skin to safely and effectively reach a Level 3 peel, if required. In general 4-8 peels are needed for optimum results, scheduled every 10-14 days or as required. Please note: Chemical peels are not effective for removal of medium or deep acne scars and will not clear skin from acne, if used as a stand-alone procedure.
What other treatments can be done with a Chemical peel?
Effective combinations for skin rejuvenation and acne control include: microdermabrasion(micropeel), photofacials or laser. Customized combination therapy can be discussed during your complimentary consultation.
What should I expect during & after the treatment?
Chemical peels are usually very gentle and create a temporary sensation of tingling (activity) or warm flushing to the skin during application. Your skin may be pink for several hours after a treatment and you may experience some tightening of the skin, which may last for several days. Typically you may return to work right after the peel. The amount of peeling, if any, varies from person to person. You may see light to medium flaking by two or three days after the treatment. Depending on the type of peel, flaking may last up to five or six days, while some clients may experience very little peeling.
Are there any pre and post instructions to follow?
Contraindications for Chemical Peels
Peels are not recommended for people with very sensitive skin, active cold sores, undiagnosed lesions, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, or lupus.
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