Chemical Peel Exfoliation

SkinCeuticals Chemical Exfoliation

A chemical peel is an aesthetic procedure performed to achieve better skin tone and to remove fine lines, especially on the face.  The chemical solution removes outer layers of skin that are damaged by age, sun, acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation problems.  Removing the outer skin prompts the body to generate a new layer of skin cells that are tainted by the previous skin condition.  Chemical peels may not be appropriate for darker skin complexions.

Reasons for Considering a Chemical Peel:

Reduce facial wrinkles and lines.
Improve sun-damaged skin.
Correct age spots and pigmentation problems.
Lighten scars (especially from acne).

General Procedure

At the time of your procedure, any active skin disease, infection, or acne needs to be under control in order to maximize results.  There are several different types of chemical solutions that can be used, ranging from a mild solution to a very strong one.  Your esthetician will select what is best for you based on your skin condition, color, and desired result.

During the procedure, the skin is first cleansed of oils.  A solution is then carefully applied and is allowed to remain on the skin for a short time in order to remove the layers of damaged skin.  At this point, the skin will turn white, a frost-like effect.  The skin is then neutralized and cleansed.  Finally, an ointment is applied to the skin to aid in healing.

Aesthetic Grade Peels

Skinceuticals Gel Peels combine scientifically proven ingredients in a unique gel delivery system at the highest acid concentrations and lowest pH allowable. By accelerating the cell renewal process, stimulating collagen synthesis and improving elastin fibers in the dermis. These light chemical peels revitalize photodamaged and sensitive skin, help improve problematic skin and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These peels are recommended for use in a series of sessions and as a companion treatment for IPL or microdermabrasion.

Light chemical peels have the benefit of not causing the patient any downtime and irritation. They can achieve the same results as a stronger peel, but will have to be applied in series. Depending on the condition to be treated and skin type, weekly applications are recommended. A series of six peels will achieve a significant skin improvement.

Glycolic/Lactic Peel – Normal to Dry Skin

Combined, glycolic and lactic acid work synergistically to exfoliate the skin while reducing irritation and dryness. Because of glycolic acid’s molecular structure, it penetrates quicker and deeper than other AHAs to perform at all levels of the skin. Lactic acid is an effective yet gentle AHA that increases moisture levels by stimulating the production of glycosaminoglycans. By accelerating the cell renewal process, stimulating collagen synthesis, and improving elastin fibers in the dermis, this light chemical peel revitalizes photodamaged skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The peel is appropriate for serial applications and as a companion treatment for microdermabrasion or IPL. This product is for professional use only.