The skin is composed of the epidermis and the dermis. Within the dermis are layers constructed of collagen, long fibers that loosen and stretch with age and sun damage. Chemical peels, can be used to resurface the layers of the skin to reverse the changes of aging and sun damage.
In a chemical peel, the esthetician applies one of several chemicals to the skin. Glycolic acid, TCA or trichloroacetic acid, and phenol are commonly used agents in skin resurfacing. These can be applied to the skin in varying strengths to achieve superficial, medium, or deep-depth chemical peeling. Your facial esthetician can help you decide which chemical peel is right for your skin. Before any peel, the face is first thoroughly cleansed with a solution to remove oil and to prepare the skin for treatment. As the chemical is applied, it penetrates into the epidermis and the upper layer of the dermis. As the treated skin heals, new collagen is formed and the skin becomes smoother. Age spots due to sun exposure can also be improved with chemical peels.
These advanced corrective peels treat dehydrated skin and remove hyperpigmentation while diminishing blemishes, fine lines, scarring, and other signs of aging. After a deep cleanse and tone, this PCA skin treatment replete with plumping phytohormones, lactic, azelaic and kojic acids is applied to the skin. The peel delivers refreshed, hydrated and perfected skin without discomfort or downtime. A soothing mask is applied after your peel, followed by a personal post-care product kit which you can take home to maintain and enhance your results until your next treatment.
All of our skin care treatments include a customized application of results enhancing serums, skin-specific masques, moisturizers, and an SPF to protect and improve your complexion.