Chemical Peels

Chemical PeelsA chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.

PCA Skin Peels

Exfoliate dead skin cells and help healthy skin cells rise to the surface. These treatments allow deeper layers of fresh and untouched skin to be revealed. The result of monthly treatments can even skin tone, clear acne, improve the appearance of aging skin and make dull complexions glow.

Peels are safe for all skin types, and PCA Certified Professionals are trained to identify what treatment combination is safe for each person’s skin in order for patients to reap the greatest benefits.

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The unique blend of ingredients in these peels produce powerful results with no pain, no skin preparation and very little downtime. It can treat hyperpigmentation and melasma, reverse sun damage and signs of aging. It improves skin tone and texture, clears acne, reduces acne scars and stimulates collagen growth and elastin production for firmer skin. Most results are seen within seven days.

What can you see after chemical peels?

  • Fewer lines and wrinkles
  • More even skin color
  • Brightens complexion
  • Smoother skin

ZO Stimulator Peel

This celebrity-loved treatment is a favorite before big events and is often known as the ‘lunchtime peel.’ – The result is a glowing, rejuvenated complexion with no downtime required. The peel sloughs away dead skin cells and blemishes to reveal clear, fresh skin underneath. It also stimulates cell turnover for ongoing skin health.

What are the benefits from a ZO Stimulator Peel?

  • Reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Acne & pore size reduction
  • Age spots/sunspots
  • Improving skin’s texture and tone

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do before a chemical peel?
Before getting a chemical peel, some patients need to follow a pre-peel skin care plan for 2-4 weeks. This plan can improve results and reduce potential side effects. Your medical professional will tell you if this is necessary.

How does it work?
Your medical professional will apply the peel quickly and evenly, watching your skin carefully to remove the peel at the right time. After the peel comes off, your skin will be treated as needed.

What must I do after getting a chemical peel?
All peels require some at-home care. You should use the moisturizer as directed to keep your skin moist and supple. If your skin burns, itches or swells, contact your medical professional. Do not use a tanning bed or other type of indoor tanning. After your skin heals, apply sunscreen every day to maintain results.

When will I see results?
Once your skin heals, you will see the results.

How long will the results last?
Most results are not permanent because our skin continues to age.

Does it hurt?
You might feel a mild stinging while the chemical solution is on your skin. If you are getting a medium chemical peel, you may feel stinging or burning for up to 20 minutes.

How quickly will I recover?
This depends on the type of chemical peel that you get. It can range anywhere from 1-7 days.

What can I expect following the treatment?
Your skin will be red. After the redness disappears, scaling may develop, which lasts 3-7 days.

Basic Differences Between Chemical Peels and Facials

Although the results of these two procedures can be very similar, they have some stark differences.

A chemical peel uses chemical solutions to strip the surface layer of cells away in order for a newer, healthier layer to return. A facial uses serums and products to clean pores, extract blackheads, and moisturize the skin.

Recovery time for a facial is little to none while a chemical peel may have some minimal side effects that require some time to recover. This recovery time will depend largely on the type of chemical peel received. A light chemical peel will require less recovery time than a deep peel.

To determine which is best for you, schedule a custom skin evaluation from our licensed estheticians.