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Chemical Peels Introduction
The perfect way to rejuvenate your skin, a chemical peel can enhance your glow, reduce fine lines and restore a more youthful appearance. If you’re interested in reducing the look of imperfections due to sun damage, uneven pigmentation, and fine wrinkles, a chemical peel may be the right solution for you.
Even patients with acne may find benefit with peels including improved control of breakouts and the reduction of stubborn blackheads. Acne scars may also be softened with this treatment. The results gained by a chemical peel will vary depending on several factors including the type and frequency of the peel and the condition of you skin.
Types of Chemical Peels
DiamondTome Microdermabrasion has no downtime and is easy to perform. We use the patented DiamondTome Microdermabrasion wand to eliminate the dead and damaged surface skin that is blocking your inner beauty. Microdermabrasion works on enhancing skin tone by promoting unblemished skin growth and restoring the skin’s clarity and elasticity. This procedure is designed for skin with stretch marks, minor acne scars, enlarged pores, wrinkles, fine lines, blackheads, uneven and granular skin, and sun damage. Recommended in a series of 6 – 8 treatments.
Microdermabrasion with Lactic Peel
Microdermabrasion followed by a Lactic Acid (mild AHA) application. This increases cellular turnover beneath the top layer of dead cells, providing a more aggressive treatment. Good for skin types without hypersensitivity or active breakout. Recommended in a series of 6 treatments.
Microdermabrasion with Glycolic or Jessners Peel
Microdermabrasion followed by a Glycolic Acid (AHA) application. This is a more aggressive and more stimulating treatment providing better results for problematic and more deeply damaged skin. Best for oily, problematic and/or environmentally damaged skin types with no sensitivity. Recommended in a series of 6 treatments.
This is a three-step process that removes a micro-thin top layer of skin. First, a physical exfoliation called Dermaplaning removes the superficial layer of dead cells. Next, an AHA (Lactic or Glycolic depending on sensitivity) is applied to stimulate additional exfoliation. This creates a softer, smoother skin texture and helps even the coloration of the skin. This treatment is also completed with Cryogenic Therapy to tighten and firm the skin and to reduce the appearance of large pores. Good for skin types without active breakout or hypersensitivity. Recommended in a series of 6 – 8 treatments.
Chemical Peels FAQs
What are chemical peels used for?
Chemical peels are used for the treatment of photo-aging (from sun damage), wrinkles, scarring, precancerous lesions, and discoloration (including melasma, freckles, and age spots).
How long do chemical peels take?
Most peels can be performed within a few minutes, depending on size of the area being treated.
What will my skin feel like after a chemical peel?
The state of your skin after a peel depends on the type of chemical used and your skin type. Superficial peels have limited effects. Medium peels may cause some redness and the deeper peels may require 10-14 days to recover.
How many peels will I need?
Generally chemical peels are done once every 2-3 weeks, until the desired results are achieved. Maintenance peels can then be performed once a month.
How long do the results last?
With good sun protection, results can last months, even years. This is dependent upon the depth of the peel. The deeper peels generally provide a long-lasting effect.
What is the recovery time?
A. Light Peels- The light peel takes approximately 3-5 days to complete the shedding process. No downtime required.
B. Medium Peels- Medium peels usually persist for 5-7 days. The skin may or may not flake and fall away. AHAs can produce some redness with little or no flaking, depending on the individual.
C. Deep Peels- May take several weeks to fully recover. This type of peel is usually effective in treating hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.
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