Benefits of Chemical Peels:
- Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of mild scarring
- Treats acne
- Reduces or eliminates age spots and freckles
- Improves the look and feel of your skin
- Gives your skin a youthful and healthy glow
Chemical Peels (PCA)
Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; improve skin tone, texture, color and elasticity with chemical peels at Second Skin Medspa.
Chemical peels are extraordinary treatments that can help repair a variety of skin problems and improve the overall look and feel of your skin. Depending on your needs, Second Skin offers an array of medical chemical grade peels ranging from the "lunch time peel" with no downtime to a deeper peelings with minimal downtimes varying on your personal skin requirements and goals. Chemical peels exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin, revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture and color. The stronger the peel, the deeper it penetrates into the skin for maximum cell renewal and collagen synthesis. Immediately after the first treatment, your skin will feel softer and smoother. This chemical peel is successfully used on the face, neck, hands and chest.
Frequently asked questions about Chemical Peels (PCA)
What Can a Chemical Peel Do For Me?
A Chemical Peel at Second Skin Medspa can:
- Smooth rough skin and improve its texture
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Eliminate brown splotches and age spots
- Improve the appearance of scars caused by acne
- Control acne breakouts
How long does it take to perform a chemical peel?
The chemical peel generally takes 30 minutes.
What can I expect following the chemical peel treatment?
Following the chemical peel treatment most patients immediately resume their normal activities. Most patients report that their skin feels softer and smoother. Most post-peel redness is slight and can be covered with makeup. Some patients may experience slight flaking in the few days following the peel treatment, but it is not necessary to see flaking skin for the peel to be effective.
Will I need more than one treatment?
This depends on what type of chemical peel is being used, the desired improvement wanted and the acceptable amount of discomfort and downtime. Generally, the process may take several chemical peel treatments over a period of time to achieve the best results.
Who is a candidate for a chemical peel?
The chemical peel can be applied to the face, neck, hands, and chest, and provides an excellent treatment option for a wide range of consumers who:
- are just beginning AHA treatments
- are currently using lower strength AHA products and have reached the "efficacy plateau" and want to "step up" to a higher free acid level
- would like the benefits of higher-strength products with little or no irritation
- have normal to sensitive skin
- want smoother and clearer skin
- have photo-damaged skin
How do I know which chemical peel treatment is right for me?
Our medical esthetician will be trained on each of the PCA Professional Products. This training will allow them to not only choose a treatment designed for your skin type, but customize a treatment, addressing your personal skin care needs.
How much discomfort should be expected when having a peel?
The level of discomfort experienced depends on the treatment. Most PCA Professional chemical peels are gentle and create little or no burning or stinging sensation in the skin. Dramatic wrinkling, sun damage or acne scars may require a deeper peel, which may cause moderate stinging for a few minutes. More dramatic results can be expected from a deeper peel, however deep peels are not necessary for most skin types and conditions. PCA's philosophy of taking a low-dose approach means our superficial chemical peels create minimal discomfort and produce beautiful and immediate results for most patients.
Should people who are frequently in the sun receive peels?
Yes, but only if they are compliant with using sunscreen protection every day. Sunbathing should be avoided directly following a treatment and while the skin is peeling. If you are getting peels to lighten the skin, it is imperative to use the appropriate pHaze 13 Pigment GelR Dyschromia Controller (with HQ or HQ Free) followed by pHaze 6+ Hydrator Plus SPF 25 or pHaze 7 Protecting Hydrator SPF 25 and avoid unnecessary sun exposure to reduce any chance of further hyperpigmentation.
Which peels may be used on someone who exercises frequently?
Someone who is active may have any peel, but all peel patients must wait 48 hours after a treatment to exercise. If this is not an option, the Non-Burning Facial Peel or Intensive Vitamin C Treatment are alternate choices. These treatments use our Ultra PeelR II Exfoliating Treatment which is an acid-free retinol cream. Its delayed flaking action will not cause irritation or downtime, and leaves the skin glowing and hydrated.
Will a chemical peel make thin skin even thinner?
Dry skin is partially the result of dead cell buildup, which actually hinders natural exfoliation as well as the absorption and penetration of vitamins and nutrients. Having a PCA ProfessionalT chemical peel will remove surface buildup, hydrate the skin and give it a plumper, "thicker" appearance. The use of topical vitamin C and peptide products in a treatment, as well as in your daily care regimen will help build collagen in the skin, thus making it stronger and more durable.