We offer several different types of chemical peels. No matter the results you want, our professionally trained staff can help you choose the best fit for you.
Types of Chemical Peels
The Jessner Peel
Designed to remove superficial layers of skin, dry out active acne, dislodge blackheads, reduce shallow wrinkling and scarring, help lighten hyperpigmentation and improve the overall appearance and health of sun-damaged, acne-prone, aging skin.
Obagi Blue Peel
Peel back the layers of parched, sun-ravaged skin with the Obagi Blue Peel. A chemical peel like no other, this unique and powerful treatment will transform your skin. This dynamic blue concoction removes layers of aged, damaged skin and discoloration caused by sun exposure, accelerating your skin’s renewal process and rejuvenation. This is a more aggressive peel and treatment is provided by Dr. Hansen.
Salicylic Acid Peel
An acid solution that, when applied topically to the skin, can often reduce scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and other blemishes. It will usually leave one’s skin fresher and younger-looking.
The ZO 3-Step Peel
An innovative, in-office treatment peel targeting melasma, acne, fine lines, rough texture, large pores and dullness, followed by an at-home treatment that produces longer lasting results than ordinary peels. Suitable for all skin types.
The Reveal Peel
This facial peel is based on a peel-off application method renews dull and tired-looking complexions by lifting off dead skin to reveal a fresh, softer and suppler texture.
Protein Rich Retinol Peel
May be performed as a standalone treatment or after microneedling and has Retinol as the active ingredient which is microencapsulated to allow for slow release into the dermis. This creates little to no irritation and stimulating more collagen growth than tretinoin. The protein-rich base promotes collagen production and repairs cell damage.
Frequently Asked Chemical Peel Questions
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel uses acid to remove layers of damaged skin. This method of exfoliation will reveal newer, softer skin. The acids applied to the face can vary in strength, from mild to strong. The stronger the acid that is used the deeper the penetration for the skin will be. This is typical of correcting acne scarring, fine wrinkles or serious pigmentation issues.
What conditions do chemical peels treat?
- Improves tone and texture of the skin
- Irregular pigmentation
- Dull appearing skin
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Active acne
How is a chemical peel performed?
Prior to receiving your chemical peel, photos will be taken of your face. This is so we can track your progress with the peel(s) and show you before and after images. Next, your skin will be cleansed to remove surface oils and make-up. The chemical agent is then applied to the skin. Some chemical peels will be applied in layers. After a designated amount of time, some chemical peels will be neutralized with another product. Many of today’s newer chemical peels, do not require neutralization. Following the treatment, a moisturizer and sunblock may be applied.
Is a chemical peel right for me?
If you are looking to improve the tone, texture and appearance of your skin then you are a candidate for chemical peels. The chemical peel can also help with aging, sun-damaged skin. There are many types of chemical peels to include glycolic, Jessner’s, lactic, salicylic, mandelic, azeilic or TCA peels. Our staff at Lazaderm will help you decide which type of peel will best suit your needs and lifestyle.
What should I expect after treatment?
Following a chemical peel, it is common for your face to be a little red and have some peeling for a week to ten days. After a light peel, your skin may tingle and it might feel like a light sunburn and you can apply make-up. Following a deep peel performed by the medical staff at Lazaderm, it is common to have a few days of discomfort and tenderness. Protect new skin from future damage. Do not go out in the sun or peel off loose skin. It is important to allow the skin to slough off on its own to help prevent any scarring.
How noticeable are the results?
Results of the chemical peel will vary, depending on the strength of the chemical applied to the face. Mild peels will remove only the dead cells from the surface of your skin, so results will not be as dramatic as deeper chemical peels. Medium peels are more aggressive and may reduce fine lines in addition to improvement of sun damage from the skin. Deep peels provided by medical personnel will tighten the skin and eliminate deep wrinkles.
What are the risks of a chemical peel?
There is a very small risk of infection with chemical peels. The more aggressive the chemical peel the more likely you are to have complications. However, the risks are very low, even for the more aggressive chemical peels. If you happen to develop a cold sore or fever blister before your skin can heal, it is possible that this can spread to the whole treated area and cause scarring. Also, it is important to tell your medical provider about your history of cold sores. They can start you on an antiviral medication prior to your treatment. Hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation can also be an issue after a chemical peel, especially for darker-skinned men and women.
Can chemical peels be used on darker skin types?
Absolutely, darker skin types can be treated with appropriate chemical peels, but it is very important to make sure to pretreat and prepare the skin before the chemical peel. It is also very important to protect the skin from sun exposure following treatment of darker skin types with chemical peels.
Are the results permanent?
To ensure you have long-lasting results, keep up with your skin care and maintain healthy skin that is exposed. Limiting your time to sun exposure, stopping smoking and limiting your alcohol will greatly benefit your health and skin as you age and continue to heal.
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