A chemical peel is an acid form of exfoliation. Different from a Microdermabrasion, which is a mechanical form of exfoliation, a chemical peel utilizes an acid to cause the exfoliation of skin cells. Chemical peels are very popular and according to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, chemical peels were amongst the top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures undertaken in 2008. These days they are even more popular and with their multi-agent formulations offer a more targeted approach to chemical peeling and greater results.
There are several types of chemical peels ranging from light, medium to deep peels. As a Master Esthetician, our licensing allows us to do light to medium depth peels strictly working on the epidermis. The deep skin peels which can penetrate into the dermis are performed by a doctor.
Light chemical peels include alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic, lactic and enzymes. These peels offer a light flaking with slight stinging up to 10 minutes when applied. These chemical peels can help improve sun damage, lighten pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
Medium chemical peels include Beta Hydroxy acids – Salicylic acid, Jessner, 7-12% TCAs. Salicylic and Jessner peels are good for oily, acne prone skin, helping clean out congested pores and breakouts. TCA is appropriate for more intense sun damage, pigmentation and deeper line and wrinkles. TCA also can be beneficial for those who have very thick, congested skin.
All these skin peels will definitely have a sting like a bad sunburn lasting up to 10-15 minutes and exfoliation that is more aggressive and lasts at least up to 9 to 12 days.
Chemical Peels we offer:
- Modified Tca, Lactic, Mandelic Peel: – 15 minutes-$80
- Tca Peel for Face: -30 minutes- $300
- Tca Peel for Face, Neck, and Chest: 45 minutes- $350
Microdermabrasion is a form of mechanical exfoliation. A jet of fine crystals is vacuumed across the skin to remove dead and damaged skin cells, refining the texture and color of the skin. We do NOT recommend microdermabrasion treatments for treating acne. Microdermabrasion is mainly performed on the face but can also be done on the chest, neck, arms and hands. This is a nonablative procedure that has little to no downtime. Slight redness may be present following the procedure.
1 session 30 minutes- $80.00
Benefits of microdermabrasion include:
- exfoliation of dead skin cells
- enhanced hydration
- stimulated blood flow
- better product penetration
- improvement in skin texture and tone