Light to Medium Chemical Peels
Superficial and medium chemical peels use chemical solutions such as salicylic, trichloroacetic or glycolic acid to remove damaged skin and reveal smoother, younger looking skin.
Light chemical peels remove the outermost layer of skin, gently exfoliating and refreshing the skin with a brighter appearance. This type of peel fixes mild skin discolorations and offers little to no downtime, allowing patients to resume normal activities shortly after the treatment.
Medium chemical peels penetrate the outermost layer of skin to treat the middle layer of skin. This chemical solution, usually a trichloroacetic acid mixture, removes damaged skin cells, reducing the appearance of age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin discolorations and roughness.
Who is a Good Candidate for Chemical Peels?
Most people are good candidates for chemical peels, especially those looking to reduce skin discolorations, fine lines, wrinkles and age spots or those wanting smoother skin. Results of all chemical peels depend on individual skin type and the severity of the skin imperfections.
What to Expect During a Superficial or Medium Chemical Peel
Light or Superficial Chemical Peels: During a light chemical peel, the doctor or skin care specialist will cleanse the face and apply the treatment. The chemical used is then neutralized with water and an ointment or moisturizer is applied. There is generally no downtime for superficial peels and patients may return to work or normal activities immediately after.
Medium Chemical Peels: Similar to a light chemical peel, the doctor will cleanse the face and apply the chemical treatment to the appropriate areas, adding ointment to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. There may be slight pain and swelling involved in a medium peel, but these will subside within the next day or two. Medium chemical peels usually involve 7 days of downtime.
Are there Side Effects for Light or Medium Chemical Peels?
The side effects of chemical peels vary depending on skin type and depth of the skin removal, but general side effects may include minimal redness or swelling that resolves soon after the treatment.
When Can Patients Expect to See Results?*
Results may appear immediately, especially with superficial chemical peels, but full results appear once the skin is fully healed. Patients should notice smoother, glowing skin after a chemical peel is completed.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?
Chemical peels vary in cost depending on the type of peel. Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery also offers special package deals for series of chemical peel treatments.*
Invigorate Your Skin with Chemical Peels
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*individual results may vary
Deep Chemical Peels
Deep chemical peels, or medical grade chemical peels, are facial treatments that penetrate the middle layer of the skin, removing damaged cells and stimulating the growth of new ones. Thanks to this rejuvenating process, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and shallow scars practically disappear. Deep chemical peels also brighten and tighten the face to give a younger, fresher look to the treated skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Deep Chemical Peels?
Deep chemical peels are often recommended for patients who wish to minimize:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Fine to moderate lines
- Skin discoloring
What Happens During a Deep Chemical Peel?
Whether you choose a superficial chemical peel or a deep peel, it is important to prepare your skin. Dr. Beaty recommends cleansing the skin twice daily for 10 to 14 days prior to the treatment. While it’s always a good idea to wear sunscreen, it’s especially important to apply a medical grade sunscreen, such as Elta MD, daily in the weeks before and after a deep chemical peel.
During a medical grade chemical peel procedure, a sedative or pain reliever may be given, and general anesthesia may also be used. Dr. Beaty will thoroughly cleanse the skin and the active ingredient will be applied. These specific peeling agents may vary according to the need of each patient.
This process may take anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated.
What to Expect After a Medical Grade Chemical Peel
The chemical solution used for a medical grade chemical peel will cause the layers of damaged or dead skin to slough off. Some patients choose to take off work for about 2 weeks, as skin regrowth takes anywhere from 10 to 14 days. Patients should avoid sun exposure and smoking until the skin is fully healed, as new skin is more susceptible to damage.
To protect your freshly rejuvenated face, moisturize the skin and apply sunscreen daily, and avoid scratching the affected areas as it can reduce results.
What are the Side Effects of Deep Chemical Peels?
Because they penetrate the middle layers of skin, deep chemical peels may result in some side effects, including redness, peeling, and itching.
When Can Patients Expect to See Results?*
Patients should expect to see results within a week or two of the chemical peel. In order to maximize the results of your chemical peel, Dr. Beaty will provide you with post-peel instructions at the time treatment.
The Perfect Derma Plus Booster
The Perfect Derma Plus booster contains Glutathione, TCA, Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C. This booster is an excellent addition for patients with oily, thick or resilient skin, and is highly effective for stubborn hyper pigmentation, acne scars, actinic keratosis and sun damage on the face and body.
The Perfect Derma Clear Acne Booster
The Perfect Derma Clear booster for acne contains Benzoyl Peroxide, Glutathione, TCA, Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Hydrocortisone and Vitamin C. This booster is an excellent addition for patients with moderate to severe acne or acne scars on the face, chest, back or any body area.
The Perfect Derma Plus Plus Booster
The Perfect Derma Plus Plus booster contains 1% Hydrocortisone, 4% Hydroquinone, Glutathione, TCA, Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol and Vitamin C. This booster is an excellent addition for patients with oily, thick or resilient skin, and is highly effective for stubborn hyperpigmentation, acne scars, actinic keratosis and sun damage on the face and body.
How does the Perfect Derma Peel compare to other peels?
The Perfect Derma Peel combines powerful ingredients with effective acids to deliver outstanding results after one treatment. This unique formula allows for an increase in lifting of fine lines and wrinkles as well as a lightening of Melasma, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. The Perfect Derma Peel is a non-invasive relatively pain-free treatment that entails only 2-3days of peeling.
How many treatments are necessary for visible improvement?
After one treatment, skin tone and complexion will appear smooth, glowing and fresh. Depending on skin conditions, multiple treatments may be necessary for the desired results. A series of 2-3 treatments applied once every 4 weeks will allow for optimal results for more severe skin conditions such as Melasma and active acne.
How long will my results last?
As long as the skin is maintained with proper skin care products like the Perfect A, the Perfect C, and the Perfect Bleaching Cream the improved results will last. We recommend two to three treatments of the Perfect Derma Peel per year to sustain desired results for regular maintenance and rejuvenation.
What skin types respond well to the Perfect Derma Peel?
All skin types are safe to treat and will benefit from the Perfect Derma Peel.
What type of preconditioning is required?
The peel requires no preconditioning of the skin prior to treatment. Only those patients who use Accutane must stop usage 4 months prior to treatment in order to achieve desired results.
Does the Perfect Derma Peel burn?
You may feel a slight stinging or tingling sensation which will subside after 30-60 seconds. Numbing takes place once the first pass of the peel solution is applied. A fan or cool breeze may be used for the comfort of the patient
How long will the application process take?
The peel application only takes 15 minutes to administer.
How severe is the peeling and what is the duration of the peeling process?
The amount of peeling skin associated with the peel is mainly a sloughing of thin sheets of epidermis skin that begins around day three and generally is completed by day six or seven.
What will I look like during the Perfect Derma Peel treatment process and post peel?
Immediately after the peel has been applied the skin will either appear red, like a sunburn, or darker. On day three, peeling will begin. The Perfect Derma Peel Moisturizer will reduce the visibility of peeling by hydrating. By day six or seven the peeling process should be complete and the results are dramatic.
Will my daily routine be affected after the treatment?
Normal activities may be resumed immediately post peel. We only recommend avoiding heavy exercise and excessive sweating during the peeling process.
Can make up be worn post peel?
The day the peel is applied the patient should not put any make up or other products on his or her face post peel. Makeup may be worn on day 2 of the peeling process.
How many treatments are required?
The Perfect Derma Peel may be applied initially every four weeks if necessary. Thereafter, we recommend once every 3–6 months to maintain improved skin results, as well as to prevent further aging and environmental damage.
Can the Perfect Derma Peel be applied to other parts of the body other than the face?
The face, neck, chest and hands are the most commonly applied areas. The Perfect Derma Peel can be applied to other areas of the body, but the process and the results will not necessarily be the same.
Will the Perfect Derma Peel help improve acne and acne scars?
The Perfect Derma Peel formula was designed to help improve various problematic skin conditions. Acne is a major factor in what this treatment is tailored to resolve. The Perfect Derma Peel helps minimize the damage and scarring done by acne. The Glutathione helps increase cellular turnover to demolish stubborn acne scars. A series of peels will be necessary to diminish the damage and scarring.
How many treatments are necessary to resolve acne scars?
Depending on the severity of the scarring, a series of 3-4 peels every four weeks will be needed for optimum results. The number of treatments will also depend on how vigorously the layers are applied.
How will the Perfect Derma Peel improve my skin?
The Perfect Derma Peel will help erase fine lines and wrinkles, reduce enlarged pores, help build collagen and elastin which will help to tighten and firm the skin. In addition, it will reduce or eliminate Hyperpigmentation and Melasma. Acne and Acne Scars are dramatically improved. The treatment fights free radical damage to remove discoloration due to sun damage and even out overall skin tone and complexion.
Will my skin be sensitive post peel?
Skin will be more sensitive during the peeling process until the PH level is replenished.
Who is qualified to purchase/order the Perfect Derma Peel?
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Medical Spas.
Is sun exposure permitted post peel?
Sun exposure should be limited if not avoided before and during the peel process to avoid uneven exposure.
When can the patient receive his or her next treatment of the Perfect Derma Peel?
3-4 weeks after recovery (once the entire peel process is complete.)
Is there an age requirement or restriction to use the Perfect Derma Peel?
On average patients range between 13-75 years old, those with any health conditions should check with their physician.
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*individual results may vary
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