What Is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peeling is an accelerated form of facial exfoliation created by acids that produces a controlled injury to the skin. The difference in the peels is the depth that it penetrates the epidermis.
Collagen remodeling is the primary reason chemical peels improve sun-damage and reduce wrinkles. The epidermis heals in a few days resulting in an improved appearance of the skin, smoother texture and decreased pigmentary irregularities.
To achieve the desired results from chemical peels (no matter the condition we are working on improving: acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation problems) it is highly recommended that patients do a series of 3-4 facial peels, each about a month apart. Some peels will result in mild sloughing of the skin, others will flake for about 3-4 days. This again is dependent on the peel strength and, of course, each patient is different. The strength is decided between you and your provider prior to having your peel done.
We invite you to inquire about our in-office peels and at-home skin care. We are confident they can help you achieve smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin.
SkinMedica Chemical Peels
ILLUMINIZE Peel™ is an easy, superficial peel. This is a great choice for the person that is looking for a gentle and superficial peel. Or if you want to look refreshed for a same day important date or function. It produces little or no visible peeling. It’s quick and recommended for all skin types.
VITALIZE PEEL® is also superficial but restorative in nature. This peel actually rehabilitates the dermal layers by generating the body’s own production of collagen and elastin that naturally slows in production after the age of twenty. This self neutralizing, powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin. In our own personal experiences, we found that superficial peeling occurred for a period of four to five days, starting on day two or three.
REJUVENIZE PEEL is one of the most deep, intensive peels we offer but still considered superficial. Like the Vitalize Peel, this peel is rehabilitative in nature. The Rejuvenize Peel penetrates into the deeper layers of the epidermis and produces the most exfoliation and produces a moderate amount of peeling lasting for 2-5 days; but still gentle enough to repeat every 3-4 weeks.
This peel represents the next generation of chemical exfoliants unlike any other you might have experienced. Each treatment includes a specially designed formulated peel, ensuring superior results to improve the skin. These peels treat a variety of skin issues and IMPROVE tone & texture, DIMINISH skin discolorations, REDUCE pore size, SOFTEN fine lines and wrinkles, PURIFY acneic skin conditions, and STIMULATE collagen and elastin production.
The VI Peel® can also dramatically improve melasma, PIH, and UV induced hyperpigmentation. It has also been proven to improve sensitive skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.
The HydraFacial™ resurfacing treatment procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration all while fusing antioxidants, peptides, and Hyraluronic acid into the skin. It’s non-invasive, non-surgical and can deliver instant results with NO discomfort and NO downtime. The procedure is soothing, moisturizing, non-irritating, and immediately effective.
Each treatment uses a series of HydroPeel® tips–Each one has multiple peeling edges to exfoliate the skin several times each pass, achieving better, more even results. The unique spiral design creates a vortex effect to easily dislodge and remove impurities while simultaneously introducing hydrating skin solutions with potent antioxidants.
Inquire about adding a DermaBuilder or LED Light Therapy to your treatment for added benefits.
At Home Skin Care Regimen
About Face is committed to our physician-based skin care line; SkinMedica. SkinMedica’s product line is based on the science of the skin’s own healing abilities. As skin ages, elasticity decreases, lines appear and overall appearance is diminished. To counteract the effects of time, our skin care products contain restorative ingredients that work below the skin’s surface to regenerate the health of the skin. SkinMedica products are formulated to be used on all skin types and skin conditions including sensitive and post-procedure skin.
Skin care has become a basic part of maintaining vitality. Our patients have come to appreciate and demand sophisticated knowledge regarding the biology of the skin. When medical knowledge and the newest techniques are applied, the results can be amazing… fine lines are reduced, age spots and discoloration fade, and skin texture and elasticity are improved. At About Face, we believe everyone deserves to have naturally radiant skin! Skin care regimes may help with acne scar reduction.
SkinMedica’s product line is based on the science of the skin’s own healing abilities. As skin ages, elasticity decreases, lines appear and overall appearance is diminished. To counteract the effects of time, our skin care products contain restorative ingredients that work below the skin’s surface to regenerate the health of the skin. SkinMedica products are formulated to be used on all skin types and skin conditions including sensitive and post-procedure skin.
About Face welcomes the opportunity to customize a skin care regimen that works best for you; taking into consideration your needs, lifestyle, and skin care goals. We carry all of the top-selling and most effective SkinMedica products to help you achieve remarkable results.
- Growth Factors (TNS Essential Serum) help to support skin rejuvenation and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone & texture.
- Retinols (Retinol Complex(s), .25, .05, & 1.0) enhance skin texture through accelerated exfoliation.
- Antioxidants (Vitamin C & E Complex) help prevent free radical damage.
- Specialty Products (Lytera Brightening Complex) customized to your individual skin concerns.
- Sun Protection (TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer, SPF 20) helps fight against environmental damage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum combines the benefits of the proprietary growth factors, which are proteins that are present in the skin in a physiologically balanced combination to maintain healthy skin structure. Through normal aging, the production level of growth factors severely decreases. The TNS Essential Serum is a combination of the highest level of growth factors and other naturally occurring elements that help to rejuvenate the skin.
SkinMedica’s has three customizable options of retinol formulations; .25, .05, & 1.0. These exclusive retinol formulas are encapsulated with an advanced antioxidant complex and targeted delivery system, enhancing skin texture through exfoliation. The SkinMedica Retinol Complex helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of dark spots, smooth and refine skin, as well as enhancing skin texture.
SkinMedica’s Vitamin C & E Complex is one of the highest concentrations of vitamin C and E, which provides extraordinary antioxidant protection. This formula improves the appearance of skin tone, texture, and firmness while effectively replenishing skin’s moisture reservoir. It is clinically proven to boost the benefits of your daily moisturizer.
SkinMedica’s Lytera Complex is a brightening product that addresses the appearance of skin discoloration. This non-hydroquinone formulation is effective in treating: hyperpigmentation, melasma, age spots, photoaging, ‘pregnancy mask’, and freckles caused by the sun. Improvements can be seen in as early as 4 weeks with significant results and reductions in 12 weeks.
SkinMedica’s TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer with SPF 20 is enriched with the growth factor blend TNS and antioxidants. This amazing formula helps prevent free radical damage and provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.