The Full Scoop On Chemical Peels

Youthful looking skin for both men and women is achieved by treatments aimed at managing pigmentation, improving skin texture, stimulating collagen, and keeping the pores and skin clean.  A chemical peel will treat the above issues and will go a long way in the proper long-term care for your skin.  Chemical Peels vary and, depending on the type of chemical peel, you can expect downtime to range from as little as 1 day upwards to 14 days.   A skilled Skin Care Specialist will evaluate your individual situation and will make the correct recommendations to you for your chemical peel.

Below are some of the more popular chemical peels that are available.

The Cosmelan 2 Peel
Hyper-Pigmentation is a condition caused by abnormal production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. Causes may include genetics, hormones, sun exposure, and trauma. The Cosmelan 2 Peel treats this condition and is applied in office, worn home, and easily washed off a few hours later. A topical anti-spot cream for home use helps maintain results and prevents new pigment from developing. Downtime: Every individual is different.  Pinkness, intense peeling for 3-10 days.

The Jessner Peel

Jessner Solution is a tried and true superficial peel that has been used in the aesthetic industry for many years.  It is a solution of alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acide and is used to treat photoaging, age spots, acne, post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, malasma, and freckles.  Jessner Peels are often done in a series of treatments.  Downtime: Every individual is different.  Pinkness, mild peeling 3-4 days. 

Retinoin Acid Peel
Tretinoin and Retinoic Acid, a strong Vitamin A derivative, has been used in the skin care industry for many years. This particular peel has demonstrated great success in clinics and in studies for the treatment of dermatoses (such as acne), melasma, scars, skin aging, wound healing, and non-melanoma skin cancer. It can even be added to a Jessner Peel (mentioned above) for increased pigment and texture improvement. Downtime: Mild Pinkness, flaking 2-4 days.

TCA Peel
A TCA peel is a medium to deep peel. It uses trichloroacetic acid to treat actinic keratosis, melasma, wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage. Downtime: Every individual is different. Redness, moderate to severe peeling 5-14 days.

Casey Powell is a highly skilled Cosmetic Injector and Skin Care Specialist with a proven track record of giving her patients tighter, more youthful appearing and healthier skin. Casey specializes in all of the chemical peels mentioned above and will work with you to evaluate and custom tailor a specific chemical peel regimen dedicated to your own personal situation and skin care goals. Please visit her website for a full description of all services. You can schedule an appointment or contact Casey directly if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you. 


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