CHEMICAL PEELS – Diminish Signs of Aging, sun damage, & acne scarring
Want a more youthful, brighter complexion? As we age, the cumulative effects of pregnancy, sun exposure, pollutants, and acne scarring, age our skin. Chemical peels are an effective way to diminish those signs of aging and leave you looking and feeling rejuvenated.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is generally smoother, less lined, and brighter.
The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun, which means after a peel is a great time to start a consistent regimen of wearing sunscreen every day. Your aesthetician will have some great recommendations for you. Our skin cancer experts recommend a broad-spectrum UVA / UVB medical-grade sunscreen SPF 30+.
What to Expect:
During a chemical peel, people feel a sensation similar to a sunburn. Washing with cool water, using cool compresses, staying hydrated and using moisturizer can help. Most treatments come with post-care products.
There are a few different types of chemical peels and even a facial that includes a peel, our Illuminize Facial. Your expert aesthetician will be able to recommend which peel is right for you to achieve your skin goals. We recommend:
- Melanage Peel System
- Mini Melanage Peel
- Meladec Décolletage Renewal Peel System
- VI Peel
Melanage Peel System
The Melanage Peel System is most commonly used to treat stubborn pigmentation and melasma also known as the ‘Mask of Pregnancy’. It will also help improve skin tone, texture, and fine lines. This treatment leaves you with clearer, more beautiful, glowing skin.
- Sun Spots
- Poor Skin Texture
What areas can be treated:
The Melanage Peel System can be used on the face. The Melanage Mini Peel is also perfect for the face and can be used on other areas of the body as well. Meladec Décolletage Renewal Peel is for the neck or chest.
For more on information, visit our detailed page on Melanage Peel System.
Mini Melanage Peel
Great for skin that is prone to breakouts or has pigmentation issues, the Mini Melanage Peel is a chemical peel that is gentler than the Melanage above, and there is less downtime. (Peeling is typically done after a week.). Because it is gentler, a series of 3-4 treatments is generally recommended to achieve optimal results. The Mini is designed to improve:
- Texture of skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles
What is the Mini Melanage Peel?
The Mini Melanage Peel represents a new generation of chemical peels. This peel uses weaker acids, combined with potent non-acidic ingredients that do not burn, wound, or injure the skin. For this reason, the Melanage Mini Peel is wonderful for patients looking for a shorter recovery time or have more sensitive skin. While some patients may feel a mild tingling sensation from the peeling solution, the treatment is virtually painless.
Meladec Décolletage Renewal Peel System
Meladec Décolletage Renewal Peel System represents a new generation of chemical peel that does not burn, wound, or injure the skin, specifically formulated for the décolletage/chest. Meladec challenges the belief that cellular injury is required to effectively modulate skin renewal. Virtually painless with very low risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Meladec is supplied as a kit combining in-office procedure supplies along with comprehensive patient home care.
The Vi Peel contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types, for dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation, and little downtime. Some of the benefits of the Vi Peel include:
- Improves tone, texture, and clarity of skin
- Reduces spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation
- Softens lines and wrinkles
- Clears acne conditions and reduces acne scars
- Stimulates the production of collagen for firmer skin
VI Peel Precision Plus – This breakthrough formula from VI Aesthetics is designed with a unique dual booster system to fade pigmentation, reduce age spots, and correct discoloration on the skin. Our aesthetician will apply the peel to the skin and explain home care. Home care products are provided.
VI Peel Purify Precision Plus – also known as the “Purify and Correct Peel”, this peel is our most comprehensive for acne and acne scarring. The formula works synergistically to combat active acne symptoms while repairing dark areas or marks on the skin. Home care products are provided.