As we age, dead skin cells do not slough off as easily as when we are younger, causing the skin to appear dull. Light, medium, and deep chemical peels are a popular non-surgical skin-resurfacing procedure used to peel away the skin’s top layer improving sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented, and wrinkled skin to restore a healthy, luminous, and radiant appearance. The different types of chemical peels vary according to specific ingredients and strength to combat specific issues. The patient’s skin characteristics, pre-treatment skin regimen, the chemical makeup and strength of the acids contained in the peel solution, and application all affect the peel’s depth of penetration. Professional peels are increasingly effective with pre- and post-treatment care, balancing your skin before the peel and nurturing it after the treatment.
Most patients achieve marked improvements following a series of recommended treatments. Maintenance sessions may be required in the future even if excellent results have been achieved. Contrary to popular belief, the amount of post-procedure peeling does not correlate with the degree of improvement. Patients may or may not have visible peeling.
Here at Avissa skin we offer a wide selection of chemical peels, with varying intensities and formulas tailored to suit your needs. All peels are not created equal! Chemical Peels are available in several different strengths using the award-winning ViPeel, PCA Skin Chemical Peels, ZO Skin Health and Glytone professional product lines.
CHEMICAL PEEL IS EFFECTIVE FOR:
Skin Tone & Texture | Aging | Rosacea / Redness | Scars | Dark Spots | Hyperpigmentation | Acne & Blemish | Wrinkles & Fine Lines
1st Time Peel, Sensitive Skin, Rosacea
VI PEEL ADVANCED
Anti-Aging, Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Body Peeling
VI PEEL PRECISION PLUS
Hyperpigmentation, Melasma, Uneven Skin Tone
VI PEEL PURIFY
Acne, Breakout Prone Skin
VI PEEL PURIFY PRECISION PLUS
Acne with Hyperpigmentation, Acne Scarring
PCA PEEL HQ FREE ( JESSNER )
I – V, Oily Skin, Uneven Tone, Acne, Visible Aging
PCA PEEL W/ HQ ( JESSNER )
I – IV, Oily Skin, Uneven Tone, Acne / PIH, Visible Aging
PCA PEEL W/ HQ + RESORCINOL ( JESSNER )
I – III, Oily Skin, Uneven Tone, Acne, Visible Aging
PCA SENSI PEEL ( BLENDED TCA )
I – VI, Dry Skin, Uneven Tone, Acne, Rosacea, Visible Aging
PCA ULTRA PEEL I ( BLENDED TCA )
I – V, Dry Skin, Uneven Tone, Acne, Rosacea
PCA BODY PEEL ( BLENDED TCA )
I – VI, Uneven Tone, Acne, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Visible Aging
PCA 4% PURE RETINOL PEEL
I – III, Oily Skin, Uneven Tone, Acne, Visible Aging
PCA DEEP PORE TREATMENT
PEEL ALTERNATIVE, I – VI, Oily Skin, Acne,
PCA ENZYMATIC TREATMENT
PEEL ALTERNATIVE, Exfoliate, Brighten, and Strengthen skin
GLYTONE GLYCOLIC ACID 30%
I – VI, Uneven Tone, Mild Aging
GLYTONE GLYCOLIC ACID 50%
I – IV, Uneven Tone, Mild Aging
GLYTONE GLYCOLIC ACID 70%
I – III, Moderate to Severe Aging, Uneven Tone
GLYTONE MANDELIC ACID 40%
I – VI, Redness, Sensitive Aging, Sensitive Uneven Tone
GLYTONE SALICYLIC ACID 30%
I – VI, Acne, Congested Oily Acne
GLYTONE EYE & LIP PEEL TCA + LA
I – VI, Aging, Uneven Tone
GLYTONE TCA 25%
I – III, Moderate to Severe Aging, Uneven Tone and Texture
Glycolic Acid Peel
Glycolic acid peels are a popular treatment used to reduce the appearance of acne and wrinkles and brighten and tone the skin. This chemical peel removes the top layer of the skin to reveal the healthy, undamaged skin below. Glycolic acid peels result in brighter, radiant, younger-looking skin.
Salicylic Acid Peel
Salicylic acid peels improve the tone, texture, and clarity of the skin. This chemical peel is an ideal treatment for patients with sensitive, dry, oily, or acne prone skin. Salicylic acid peels are rich in antioxidants and have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat acne prone skin. This peel provides the pores with a deep cleansing and kills bacteria that can cause acne. Patients who get salicylic acid peels experience an improvement in the tone and texture of their skin, reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improvement in acne inflammation.
Pyruvic Acid Peels
For Premature Signs of Aging / Acne-Prone Skin. Decrease appearance of fine lines, wrinkle and other premature signs of skin again. Reduces appearance of acne blemishes and pore size. Lessens appearance of dark spots. Improves appearance of skin tone, texture and smoothness
For Chrono- & Photo-aging / Moderate to Severe Hyperpigmented Skin. Decreases appearance of moderate to severe hyper pigmented skin. Reduces visible signs of aging: fine lines and coarse wrinkles. Improves appearance of skin tone, texture and smoothness.
Jessner Peel with Vitamin A
A Jessner peel with Vitamin A is a good choice for patients looking for a complete facial rejuvenation. This is possibly the most versatile chemical peel we offer, it helps reduce the visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, improves the appearance of dark spots, and helps balance oily skin. We recommend this peel to patients with skin conditions like acne and melasma, and those looking to combat the visible effects of age.
Mandelic Acid Peel
Mandelic acid peels are milder than our other peels and are used to exfoliate and even out the skin. We typically recommend this chemical peel to patients with sensitive skin or patients who have never had as it contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and does not penetrate the skin as deeply as other chemical peels. This chemical peel can correct the effects of sun damage, treat blackheads, improve the appearance and fine lines, and reduce the appearance of dark spots.
TCA Peel with Vitamin A
This chemical peel exfoliates the skin and helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles. A TCA peel with Vitamin A penetrates the skin deeper than glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acid peels and works to refine and rejuvenate the skin.
This chemical peel can treat melasma by effectively removing the outer layer of skin, which contains the excess pigmentation. New skin will be formed as a result, looking clearer and free of any unnecessary pigmentation.
Lactic Acid Peel
A lactic acid peel is derived from milk and is a very mild chemical peel with very little risk of adverse reaction. This chemical peel works to exfoliate the skin and provide the pores with a deep cleansing. We recommend this peel to patients with mature, oily, or acne prone skin. Lactic acid peels can even skin tone and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, as well as improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help the skin maintain optimum pH levels.
Vitamin A Peel
We recommend our Vitamin A peel for patients with congested, acne-prone, or oily skin or for patients looking to reduce the enlarged pores and improve skin tone and texture.
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Acne & Acne Scarring
- Sun Damage
- Age Spots
- Irregular Tone & Texture
- Enlarged Pores
- General Skin Rejuvenation
- & more
Each peel procedure takes around 30 minutes depending on the type of peel and number of layers applied. During the procedure, a mild tingling, itching or heating sensation may be temporarily experienced.
What is a peel and how does it benefit my skin?
A peel is the process of applying a solution to the treatment area for a few minutes, and then neutralizing it with a solution. You may experience a tingling sensation, slight stinging and mild redness that may last for several minutes. The immediate result is softer, smoother skin. A series of peels, used over weeks or months, along with a daily skin care regimen, sloughs away the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal fresher, healthier looking skin.
How soon will I notice results? How long does the program last?
You will feel an improvement in the softness of your skin in as little as 1 week. As the treatment progresses, you will notice a difference in the overall appearance of your skin. The peel program generally consists of a series of peels given every 2-4 weeks. The length of the program and frequency of visits, however, will be determined by you and the skin specialist. The at-home regimen provides daily exfoliation and maximizes the benefits of your peels. Keep in mind that it will take several months of treatment before you see the optimal skin rejuvenation benefits.
Are the at-home skin care products effective without the peels?
Yes, the at-home skincare products can be effective without the peels. Keep in mind, though, that using the at-home products together with a peel regimen will deliver the best results at a much quicker rate.
Who is a candidate for the chemical peel?
During the consultation, your medical history will be reviewed and you will be prescribed the treatment that best meets your needs. Let us know if you have experienced any of the following: active herpes simplex (cold sores), psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, recent surgeries, a bad sunburn, hypertrophic or keloidal scarring or used Accutane. It’s also important to tell us if you sunbathe, use a sun-tanning booth, smoke, are pregnant or nursing, or are a vegetarian.
Can men or younger adults benefit from chemical peels?
Yes! Chemical peels provide the same exfoliation benefits for men as for women, including helping to slough away dead skin cells to reveal healthier skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Glycolic acid also helps minimize razor bumps. For teens with acne-prone skin, chemical peels help eliminate oil and reduce the further breakout of acne.
Are chemical peels safe?
Yes. Dermatologist have been performing chemical peels for more than 50 years with an excellent safety record.
Is there downtime?
Depending upon which solution we agree upon, there can be absolutely no downtime! For someone looking for a brightening glow for the weekend, a light, refreshing peel is perfect!
Is it painful?
People typically find getting a chemical peel quite relaxing. Imagine laying down, eyes closed and having your face attended to and pampered. There is some minimal discomfort when the solution is applied, but this typically only lasts for a few minutes.
Contraindications include but are not limited to the following:
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Accutane (isotretinoin) in the last 6 months
- Retin A topical or other skin-irritating products
- Aesthetic procedures / injections in the last 2 weeks
- Blood-thinning medications within the last week
- History of keloid scarring or abnormal wound-healing
- Skin cancer or suspicious lesions
- Allergies to chemical peel ingredients
- Sunburn (natural sunlight, tanning), extreme sensitivity, rosacea
- Poorly controlled medical conditions (i.e. diabetes, vascular)
- Impaired immune system and/or use of immunosuppressive medications
- Active infection, cold sores (Herpes Simplex), psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
- Tattoos and/or permanent makeup
- Patients with unrealistic expectations