Younger-looking skin, least invasive treatment.
Chemical peels are some of the most versatile and effective non-invasive skincare treatments available today. Over time, your skin loses its youthful appearance. Aging, sun exposure and acne can leave uneven skin tone, wrinkles, spots or scarring. A chemical peel (chemexfoliation) is considered to be one of the least invasive ways to rejuvenate skin tone and texture, using a chemical solution that removes the damaged outer skin layers. It can be used on the face, neck and back of hands.
Different Types of Chemical Peels
Here at Jeffrey C Dawes Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery we offer superficial peels or medium depth peels, depending on your skin concern and desired result. They use Glycolic, Lactic or Salicylic Acid as a peeling agent. This procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to perform and is usually repeated in a series of four to six treatments for optimal results. Our Registered Nurse/ Skin Care Expert will evaluate your skin and recommend an appropriate treatment course.
Conditions Improved by Chemical Peels
The chemical peel is indicated for a variety of skin types and conditions including:
- Acne or acne scars
- Age, sun and liver spots
- Rough texture
- Congested skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Irregular skin pigmentation
- Rough skin and scaly patches
- Superficial scarring
- Sun-damaged skin
- Large or congested pores
- Sensitive skin, inflammation/redness/blotchiness
- Jessner + Peel
- SkinCeuticals Gel Peel
- SkinCeuticals Facial with Gel Peel
Jessner + Peel
The Jessner Plus peel is a popular medium-depth peel that provides gentle, controlled exfoliation of damaged skin. One of its primary ingredients is salicylic acid, which penetrates the skin, clearing congested pores and removing dead skin cells. The Jessner Plus peel is gentle enough to allow you to return to your normal activities right away and is considered the ‘go-to’ for those looking to address everyday skin issues such as fine lines, large, pores, discoloration, and acne.
SkinCeuticals Gel Peel
SkinCeuticals has developed integrated medical-grade skincare treatments with step-by-step protocols to help address specific skincare needs and deliver optimal, tailored results. At the core of these is the Gel Peel. The SkinCeuticals Gel Peel combines 20% glycolic acid and 10% lactic acid to help target discoloration, skin tone, radiance, fine lines/wrinkles and pore congestion without over-drying the skin. Additional treatment protocols utilize the power of SkinCeuticals’ medical-grade products to address particular skin concerns. Based on your skin health history, Our Registered Nurse/ Skin Care Expert will determine which Gel Peel treatments would work best for you.
Recovery time for a superficial peel is usually one to four days. You will receive post-procedure ‘recovery kit’ and homecare instructions. Avoiding sun exposure and using sun protection is essential to help protect and sustain your results for as long as possible. Results vary but are usually immediate and long-lasting. Several treatments may be required to achieve the desired results.
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Chemical Peel FAQs
- Light Peels- The light peel takes approximately three to five days to complete the shedding process. The skin may or may not flake and fall away. No downtime required.
- Medium Peels- Medium peels usually persist for five to seven days. The skin can range from minor flaking to sheeting.
- Avoid sun exposure, including sunbeds, for a minimum of 1-week
- Avoid strenuous exercise or swimming for 24-hours
- No waxing, extractions, electrolysis, radiation therapy or microdermabrasion for at least 1-week
- Don’t rub, pick or irritate skin
- Do not use any AHAs, BHAs, Retinols, hydroquinone for 5 days. No type of exfoliating mask for 24-hours
- Moisturize the skin day and night
- Use sunscreen!
- Sun worshippers/sunbed users
- Pregnancy/ Breastfeeding
- Accutane- avoid for 6 – 12 months prior to peel
- Recent microdermabrasion
- Skin diseases
- Radiation treatment or traumatized skin
- Fever blisters (not a contraindication but an outbreak can occur)
- Recent use of AHAs, BHAs, Retinols, hydroquinone, and Glycolic acids (Ask our Registered Nurse/ Skin Care expert for more information)