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 which 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. 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).
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 which can be used, ranging from a mild solution to a very strong one. The aesthetician will select what is best for the patient based on their 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.
The Illuminize Peel is our newest and most popular peel. Helps with hyperpigmentation, acne, and sun damaged skin. It contains 2 next generation alpha hydroxy acids: Mandelic Acid and Malic Acid. Also contains Salicylic Acid and Resorcinol.
- Superficial Peel
- No Visible Peeling
- Gives a Healthy Glow to the Skin
- Self Neutralizing
- Suitable for all Skin Types
- Dermaplaning can be added at Client’s Request
Vitalize Peel helps fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults. This powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin.
Similar to the Vitalize Peel but 50% greater concentration of the Peel ingredients for more correction. You can expect more peeling with this peel.
MicroPeel® (Patented Biomedic® System)
This is a three step, state-of-the-art therapeutic skincare treatment that removes a micro-thin layer of skin.
The first step is a mechanical (dermaplaning) or enzymatic exfoliation of the skin. This frees the skin of dull, dead cellular layers. The second step is an application of 20-30 percent alpha hydroxy acid (Glycolic). This optional step helps free pores of impacted debris. Manuel extractions of blackheads and milia are also done during this step. The third step is a skin freezing process called “Cryogenic Therapy”. Super cooled carbon dioxide is applied to the face in a light circular motion that immediately relieves inflammation and cools the skin. Pores appear smaller and the skin surface becomes smooth. The Micro Peel is customized according to your age and gender and usually last 30-35 minutes.
MicroPeel® for Sensitive Skin (Patented Biomedic® System)
This is a MicroPeel® described above using a gentle 2% Lactic Acid. This treatment reduces toxins, dead cells, comedones (blackheads), and regulates oil production.
MicroPeel® Plus (Patented Biomedic® System)
This is an advanced in-office procedure using Salicylic acid.
This revolutionary peel frees the skin of dead cells and unclogs pores in a more aggressive nature then just the MicroPeel®. It will help smooth fine lines and even skin discoloration while reducing the appearance of acne scars and environmental damage to the skin. Manual extractions of comdedones and milia will be performed before the peel. Visible skin peel may be experienced. Suitable for all skin types and genders, especially for teen and adult blemish prone and acneic skin.
What should I do after a peel?
You need to limit sun exposure because your skin is more sensitive for about 1 week. You should wear sunscreen as well. Strenuous activity should be curtailed for about 2-3 days. Avoid harsh scrubbing of the skin. If your skin is peeling, do not “help” the skin to peel-you can use a moisturizer to help with flaking. Resume Retin A after 1 week if you are on it.
Dr. Steve Weiner is a board certified Facial Plastic/Head and Neck Surgeon. His services include Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Juvederm Ultraplus, Radiesse, Dysport, Xeomin, Body-Jet, Liposuction, Coolsculpting. He also performs laser resurfacing with the Fraxel Dual Laser, VBeam photofacial, LightSheer Duet Laser Hair Removal. He services: Destin, Panama City, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Watercolor, Watersound, Crestview, Niceville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, and Sandestin.