Advanced Skin Therapy of Smokey Point
Chemical peels involve a process of applying a chemical solution to the skin which, after a day or so, begins to peel/slough off. This process can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands and even for the entire body. After the skin loosens and falls away, new skin is allowed to appear from underneath. The removal of dead skin cells stimulates the production of new skin cells. You will see a dramatic difference in skin color, texture and tone. The skin feels softer, smoother and has a very healthy glow to it.
The peel creates an even and controlled shedding of damaged skin cells. For people at high risk of skin cancer, a light chemical peel twice a year is a great way to keep skin cancer at bay.
They are also very helpful for individuals with skin blemishes, wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin pigmentation. Chemical peels can be used on ALL skin types and conditions!
Chemical Peels give a whole lot of BANG for the BUCK!
You may require 2-3+ peels to get your face , neck, chest, etc.. right where it needs to be (ie where you are happy!), but after that, just 1-2 per year is all that is required to look and feel terrific! You should very much consider our peels for any skin conditions you are experiencing! They don’t disappoint!
Some are medical grade and some are a little lighter, but all are very effective. Your skin will peel or slough only what it really needs to pull out. *You can experience peeling for typically 2-7 days. Additionally, when required, we will offer you a take-home aftercare kit which really accommodates any sloughing needs your skin may need.
Chemical Peels / Facial Peels contain powerful and very effective alpha and beta hydroxy acids (AHA / BHA) such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic and malic as well as phenol, hydroquinone, resorcinol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), retinol – these are used to bring about exceptional results as anti-aging treatments, acne treatments, sun damage treatments, pigmentation treatments etc.. Chemical Peels are often referred to as facial peels.
Pigmentation/Melasma: We have seen amazing results with 2-3 peels for lifting pigmentation and melasma. These are darkening patches of skin that only continue to darken and increase over time. We are lifting the pigmentation off your face in the form of peeling (sloughing). From there, it is so important for you to use SPF 30+ every day to protect your results and keep it from coming back. Combinations of glycolic, phenol, retinol, resorcinol, hydroquinone, salicylic and lactic are bringing real results.
Wrinkle Lifting: Yes, fine lines and wrinkles can be lifted and diminished significantly. Depending on the depth of your wrinkling is dependent on the number of peels necessary. We always like to start with a series of 2 and go from there. Sometimes it only requires 3; sometimes a few more, but yes we can get there. And again after peeling, SPF becomes your friend and is needed to protect your results. Combinations of glycolic, retinol, salicylic, enzymes, plant stem cells, peptides are bringing real results.
Acne: Yes, we can diminish acne. Acne is in need of getting rid of the bacteria deep within the lower layers of your skin and therefore requires chemical peels that can reach the lower depths. *We recommend a series of 3 to start and usually will add in 20 minutes of pure oxygen with the first peel in your series. Oxygen opens your pores entirely and allows the peel to drop deeper. Oxygen will get rid of the congestion in your skin that is keeping your pores from breathing properly. Each peel in your series will be incrementally increased in strength and combinations to bring the clearing of your skin you are anticipating. Combinations of many things, but the main acids used are salicylic and glycolic (glycolic pulls all of the other hydroxys deeper; bringing better results.)
Acne Scarring/Pigmentation: You guessed it we will customize your peel with combinations of all the ingredients we use for pigmentation lifting and acne.
Redness/Rosacea: Do you have persistent redness or even been diagnosed with rosacea? Believe it or not, the right chemical peels can definitely help with that. We use a combination of ingredients to help diminish your redness dependent on if you are more sensitive or less sensitive. Typically, however enzymes along with Vit C and glycolic acids are introduced. From there the proper serums are used to build the strength of your skin back up. Lots of antioxidants, stem cells, peptides are fed deep into the layers of your skin to reduce redness and bring real results. And again, we like to start with a 2-3 series and go from there.
A Note about our Peels: Not all peels are alike! We chose the gold-standard and industry leaders in order to bring our clients the best that the peel industry has to offer. Image Peels, Lira Peels, VI Aesthetics and the Obagi Blue Peel have been the gold-standard in chemical/facial/body peels and they require certification in order to utilize their peels. Certification with chemical peels is very important due to how powerful they are and yes, we are certified to use their peels and product line. With peels, experience and certification matters!
Service Time: 35-60 minutes (face/neck, hands/wrists, chest/shoulders)
What to Expect: We will determine which peel series will work best for you once we have a consultation and perform a skin analysis. Everyone’s needs are different and many times peels are custom created specifically for you making everyone’s peel treatment unique. And… additionally, we treat your skin right with layers of corrective serums added directly over your peel allowing these power-packed ingredients to work their way deep into your skin/tissue layers.
Please Note: when there is advanced aging/wrinkling, scarring, pigmentation etc, other services or the Obagi Blue Peel may become better options than standard peels. We will have that discussion with you, of course
A Note about our Peels: Not all peels are alike! We chose the gold-standard and industry leaders in order to bring our clients the best that the peel industry has to offer. Image Skin and VI Aesthetics have been the gold-standard in chemical/facial/body peels and they require certification in order to utilize their peels. Certification with chemical peels is very important due to how powerful they are and yes, we are certified to use their peels and product line. With peels, experience and certification matters!
$175-$275 (medium to deep peel)
Maintenance for peels is just 1-2 per year. Simple, Affordable and Very Effective!