Chemical Resurfacing Peels
Chemical peels are a great option
for those looking to smooth out mild acne scars, unclog pores, or just want
that glow from healthy, rejuvenated skin. Chemical peels involve the
application of a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of the
skin. This application promotes healthier and younger looking skin. At
Universal Body Image & Laser rficial wrinkleCenter, we will determine which peel is right
for you depending on your expectations, skin type, and severity of the skin
condition being treated.
Who is a Candidate?
- If you have superficial wrinkles of the face, neck, upper chest, arms, etc.
- Uneven pigmentation problems caused by sun exposure, prescription drugs, or disease.
- If you have enlarged facial pores.
- "Age Spots"
Why choose a chemical peel?
As we age, our cells turn over every 60-90 days instead of every 30-60
days in our younger years. As a result, a thick layer of skin gives us a
dole, sallow appearance. Make up doesn’t go on smoothly any more, and
the products we spend so much money on cannot penetrate the thickened
layer of skin. Ultimately, we lose our glowing, healthy, vibrant look.
Chemical peels may sound intimidating, but they feel great and make your
skin look phenomenal. We used different types of acids to
rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. These treatments work by
killing bacteria, dissolving dead skin and stimulating collagen
What does a chemical peel treatment consist of?
Your chemical peel treatment begins
with a professional skin analysis and deep cleanse. A prepping solution is then
applied to the skin followed by the chemical peeling solution, which removes
the dull and damaged outer layer of the skin. Depending on the peel, you may
experience some mild tingling or warmth while the peeling solution is in
contact with the skin. The peeling solution is then removed and hydration and
SPF protection applied as needed. The depth (or potency) of a chemical peel
depends on the peeling solution ingredients, concentration, and length of
contact time with the skin. Our aestheticians have been extensively trained in
chemical peels and will customize the chemical peel for your skin condition.
From start to finish most chemical peels take approximately 30 minutes.
When will I notice the effects of a chemical peel
treatment?From as little as one peel you will
notice a renewed appearance with substantial improvement in epidermal texture,
lessening of UV damage like age spots, freckles and superficial pigmentation,
and reduction of enlarged pores. Effects vary with the type of chemical peel
performed. In general, more dramatic results are achieved with increased depth
of the peel. Layering chemical peels can also optimize benefits while limiting
downtime. While benefits are noticeable after just one peel, a series of peels
maximizes skin rejuvenation.
Recuperation and Healing
- You will be sent home with specific written post care instructions, or they can be found on our website under the tab, "client forms".
- After light peels, the treated skin turns red or pink and heals without crusting.
- After medium or deep peels, a superficial crust or membrane usually forms and peels off 3-7 days later like a sunburn blister-revealing a new skin surface that is smoother.
Glycolic and Salycilic Peels