chemical peel

Chemical Peel Treatments

Do you have wrinkles, scars or sun rashes on damaged skin? Would you like to have your skin’s complexion changed for a fresher and brighter look? All you need is to visit a skin care center for a chemical peel application procedure. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. A chemical peel is a form of skin treatment solution that restores the skin surface to make it smoother and more radiant. The procedure is very popular at medical spas as treatment for specific skin conditions, especially on the face as an anti-aging agent. It removes old wrinkles and face lines so that the skin may have a more youthful look. It can be applied on the face, neck or hands.

A chemical peel is highly acidic, because it is a combination of skin care elements and naturally occurring acids such as alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA) or salicylic acid. It is applied on the skin surface to peel it off. It should not be administered without the opinion of a qualified dermatologist or a licensed health care professional.
Types of Chemical Peels. Many peels in the market today are simply a combination of several skin peeling agents.

A peel can be categorized as mild, medium or deep peel. The type, depth and strength of chemical peels are defined by the level of acidity contained in the formulation.
Superficial/Mild Peel It is considered mild because it does not go beyond the outer skin layer, the epidermis. It uses a glycolic or salicylic acid solution on the skin, hence only causes some slight change to the skin and is safe on all skin types.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

You can get the best results if you go for the right choice of peel and a safer procedure administered by a qualified professional. After the application, the peel will leave your skin looking smoother, fresher and very radiant.

They are also used in the effective management of a number of skin complications, such as:
Removing scars, dead skin and cancerous cells.
Correcting skin pigmentation problems.
Removing acne, sun exposure rashes, old and deep wrinkled skin.

After visiting Pelle Dolce Skin Care, the complexion of your skin will improve to a radiant appearance in a very short time.

Mild or Light Peels

Superficial or light peels are the gentlest type of peels available and one of the true ‘lunchtime’ aesthetic procedures. They only remove the top layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, and can give your skin and instantly brighter look as well as a smoother, more even texture. They can be used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, mild acne scarring, age spots and dry or flaking skin. They are usually made from alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy acids, known as AHAs and BHAs and include glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid. Nowadays it is also common to use fruit enzymes and acids from natural sources such as pumpkins, cranberries and pineapples. There are now advanced peeling systems, which offer the kind of results you would expect from a medium depth peel but with the side effects of a superficial peel. These types of peels use active ingredients to penetrate and deliver anti-oxidants and vitamins deep into the skin encouraging the new cells to grow stronger and healthier. A course of between six and 10 treatments is usually recommended to achieve the best results. Superficial peels do not hurt, you only feel a slight tingling or stinging sensation, and have virtually no recovery time. You can be a little bit pink afterwards and may get some mild flaking of the skin but this can be disguised with make-up. With a superficial peel you would be able to return to work or go out straight afterwards and no one would know you had had the treatment done.

Medium Peels

Medium peels give more dramatic results than superficial peels. Usually derived from TCA (trichloroacetic acid), they penetrate deeper in to the skin and can be used to treat sun damage, pigmentation and wrinkles. The downside of medium peels is that you will have a longer recovery and more side effects. You may also feel more discomfort during the treatment than you would with a superficial peel including burning and stinging, which can last for 30 minutes to an hour after treatment. You may want to hide yourself away for a few days following a medium peel as your face can become swollen, pink and itchy following treatment and you will get more ‘peeling’ of the skin than you would with a superficial peel. You can also get patches of brown and white skin on your face during the healing process and in rare cases you can get scarring from medium depth peels. Generally recovery takes around a week but your skin can be a little bit pink for up to six weeks afterwards.

Deep Peels

Deep peels are the strongest type of chemical peel available and can achieve amazing results for sun damage, scarring and deep lines and wrinkles but be prepared to look quite scary after your treatment. They usually use carbolic acid (Phenol peels) or high strength TCA to penetrate the deeper layers, or dermal layers, of the skin. However this type of peel is painful and can take months to fully recover from. Your skin will be very red and feel almost like it is sun burnt after the procedure. Although you will heal in one to three weeks the redness can still be visible for months after the treatment but the results of the peel are long lasting. Be warned you could also feel quite unwell after a Phenol peel and may need to be sedated during the treatment. The side effects of deep peels can look quite horrific. Your whole face will be swollen for a couple of days and will then scab. You will also get a lot of peeling and your skin may be quite itchy. For some people it can take up to two weeks before they want to go out in public. The most common problem associated with deep peels is patches of white or bleached looking skin, known as hypopigmentation, which can be permanent. There is also a risk of scarring. Because of the risks associated with Phenol peels it is incredibly important you find an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon to carry out the treatment.

Peeling Agents

Glycolic acid is the most common peeling agent. It comes in different strengths (30% – 90%) and different pH levels (levels of acidity) which will determine how deep it penetrates and how much peeling you get. It can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, improvement of skin texture, skin brightening.

Salicylic acid is unique amongst the hydroxy acids in that it can penetrate deeper into the oil glands causing exfoliation even in the oily areas of the face and scalp, making it ideal for treating acne and oily skin.

Lactic acid occurs naturally in human skin and is also found in milk. It is less irritating than other AHAs and has a natural moisturising effect on the skin. It is ideal for skin brightening. It can be used to treat pigmentation, dry or dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, rosacea.

Fruit enzymes can also be used as peeling agents. Commonly used fruit enzymes come from fruits such as papaya, pineapple, pumpkin and cranberry. They are anti?bacterial, promote cell renewal and can digest oil from spots (sebum) and dead skin. They can be used to treat acne, rosacea, dehydrated skin, hyper?reactive and sensitive skin.

Tartaric acid comes from grapes and is a less irritating alternative to glycolic acid for a milder exfoliation of the skin. It can also help increase hydration. It can be used to treat acne, photo damage, rosacea, superficial pigmentation, eczema.

Malic acid comes from apples and pears and like tartaric acid is a weaker AHA than glycolic acid. It can be used to treat acne, photo damage, rosacea, superficial pigmentation, eczema. Citric acid comes from lemons and oranges and works in the same way as tartaric and malic acids. It can be used to treat acne, photo damage, rosacea, superficial pigmentation, eczema.

TCA or trichloroacetic acid is a stronger acid than glycolic. It penetrates deeper into the skin and is usually used for medium depth or deep peels although it can be used at a lower concentration in combination with other acids for a milder peel. It can be used to treat skin tightening, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, hyperpigmentation.

Carbolic acid is found in Phenol peels and is the strongest type of peeling agent available. It is used for very deep peels. It can be used to treat deep lines and wrinkles, scarring, severe sun damage.

At Pelle Dolce Skin Care, we are committed to offering the best, safe, nonsurgical skin treatment solutions to all our clients. We have so many chemical peels in the market today, and sometimes clients do not know what choice to go for. Our team of committed skin care practitioners will review your skin problems and recommend the best, safest and most effective peel for your skin condition.

Experience the most consistent skin, radiance and skin lucidity with our wide range of chemical peels, such as the Vi Peel, Jessner Peel, Combo Peel, Fruit Complex Peel, Glycolic Peel and the Green Peel, among others. Our selection blends the best superficial, medium and deep peel skin ingredients and natural acid solutions that will take care of any type of skin condition.

Our experts work on all your skin problems to ensure that the solutions and procedures administered leave you with a healthier, beaming and younger skin. You will witness ample changes on your skin complexion when you visit our affordable medical spa. At Pelle Dolce Skin Care, we assure you of quality products and services delivered by a team of dedicated professionals.

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