Clinical Peels

Treatment

Clinical Peels

Clinical peels are an amazing way to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. Suitable for anyone looking to help in the treatment of dullness, fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, or pigmentation. Each client is given a personalized clinical peel based on their skin type and concern. If you're considering it, schedule a consultation with us to discuss your goals, options, costs, risks, and benefits.

In a convenient, comfortable 30-60 minutes appointment, the skin is cleansed and prepped to receive an even application of clinical peel solution. Once neutralized, the skin is cooled and protected with an SPF. Patients return immediately to regular activities. In the 5-7 days prior to treatment, it is imperative that patients discontinue all forms of topical Vitamin A (retinol) and other abrasive treatment agents. Contact our coordinators to confirm 'safe' skincare prior to treatment. For certain skin concerns or objectives, dermaplaning may be recommended to enhance the effects of a Clinical Peel treatment.

The most common candidate for a clinical peel is a person with sun-damaged skin, uneven pigmentation, and/or actinic keratoses. Sun damage results in fine wrinkling, skin thinning, sun spots (liver spots or solar lentigines), and very early precursor to skin cancers called actinic keratoses.

A clinical peel damages the skin in a controlled manner, producing a superficial wound. As the damage is repaired by the natural healing process, the skin's appearance is improved. The depth at which the damage occurs is determined by the nature of the chemicals applied to the skin. The type of clinical peel used depends on the nature of the skin problem to be treated. Skin problems that respond best to chemical peels are due to chronic sun damage from ultraviolet light. Since most skin peels damage the skin, there is a period of recuperation necessary. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks, which include scarring, infection, and undesirable color changes. Currently, chemical peels are often used in conjunction with other destructive techniques like laser to diminish the signs of sun damage or acne scarring.

A clinical peel involves the application of toxic chemical solutions to the skin in a controlled manner, producing controlled tissue death. The desired depth of the wound is dependent upon the condition to be treated. After the peel, the skin regenerates. The damaged skin likely regenerates through the growth of cells from deeper layers of the epidermis or from undamaged hair follicles.

Benifits : If performed correctly in appropriate patients, the appearance of the treated skin will have a more youthful texture with a uniform coloration that will blend with their untreated skin.