During these skin rejuvenation treatments, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, removing old cells and revealing an underlayer of skin with a smoother, less wrinkled and more even appearance.
What It Treats
Chemical peels treat fine lines and help reduce deeper wrinkles caused by sun damage or aging. Mild scarring and certain types of acne also can be treated with chemical peels, as can freckles, age spots, melasma and other pigmented skin lesions. Peels also help reduce symptoms of rosacea.
Chemical peels are often used to enhance the results of other skin rejuvenation treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion/vibradermabrasion, phototherapy and Thermage. They’re also used with dermal fillers.
How It Works
Chemical peels work by dissolving tissue cells, revealing a fresh, new layer of skin. The depth of the peel depends on the particular chemical used and how it’s applied.
What the Treatment Involves
Before a chemical peel treatment, the skin is thoroughly cleansed with a special agent to remove surface oils. The peeling solution is then applied to the treatment area. During the treatment you may feel a slight prickling or itching sensation. Once the peel is neutralized the sensation subsides.
After the treatment you may experience some mild facial redness and swelling. You can immediately return to your normal daily activities.
At ZEL, we offer a variety of chemical peels. We will discuss with you which peel is most appropriate for your particular skin type and problem.
Citric Acid Peel: Derived from alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) found in citric fruits, this mild peel helps reduce fine lines and uneven pigmentation. It can also help control acne.
Glycolic Acid Peel: Used for mild peeling treatments, glycolic acid is a naturally occurring AHA found in sugar cane. It improves fine lines, uneven pigmentation and acne.
Obagi Blue Peel: This medium–depth peel uses a blue dye mixed with slow–acting trichloracetic acid (TCA) to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new cells. It helps improve the texture and tone of skin on the face, neck, chest and hands. It’s especially good for melasma and mild acne scars.
Vitalize Peel: This light/medium–depth peel uses a special formulation of four agents: alpha–hydroxy acid, beta–hydroxy acids, resorcinol and retinoic acid. It’s used to decrease fine lines, restore even skin tones and soften acne scarring.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Sun Damage/Age Spots