Clinical Peel Treatments
Clinical peel treatments are an effective cost-conscious way to address a variety of complex complexion concerns including fine lines, uneven pigmentation, acne and acne scarring and overall brightness.
Clinical peel treatments include:
- Lactic acid treatment
- Glycolic acid treatment
- Salicylic acid treatment
- TCA Eye and Lip treatment
- Pyruvic treatment
- Modified Jessner’s treatment
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FAQ Clinical Peel Treatments
What are the potential benefits from clinical peel treatments?
Clinical peel treatments help to address a broad variety of complexion concerns including: fine lines, uneven texture, photo-damage, sun spots, excessive or uneven pigmentation, active acne, acne discoloration and facial redness. These mild to medium depth peels improve skin color, texture and overall complexion brightness. These treatments are customized and often combined to best address your specific skin needs.
How many treatments are needed and when do you start to see benefits?
Typically, a series of 2-4 treatments is needed to achieve desired results. These treatments can be performed as often as 2-6 weeks apart. Depending on the treatment, you may see benefits immediately or during the series.
Does the treatment hurt?
During the treatment, you may experience mild to moderate stinging, itching and heat sensations.
How will I look afterward and how much down time is there?
Mild treatments will leave the skin flushed or pink for a few hours. Moderate treatments will have more significant redness and some degree of flaking or light peeling that can typically last 1-2 days or up to one week. Treatments will be tailored to address your specific concerns and desired downtime.
What are the possible side effects?
You may have mild discomfort and redness initially and for the first day or so. There is a very small risk of persistent redness or skin pigmentation.
How do I prepare for the treatment?
One week prior, discontinue use of topical retinoids as well as 3 days following the treatment. If retinoids are not suspended, the peel effects may be intensified and result in increased peeling and redness. Your doctor may ask you to discontinue other topical medications. Avoid other facial procedures (waxing, laser, etc.) for one week before and one week after your treatment. Use sun protection and avoid tanning for at least one week prior to the treatment.
What is the aftercare?
Aftercare consists of cold packs or cool compresses if needed, and liberal use of moisturizers. If flaking occurs, avoid picking or peeling the skin which can lead to prolonged redness, discoloration and irritation. You will need to practice STRICT sun protection for at least several weeks after the peel and ideally use a moisturizer with SPF 30 everyday long term for the best results.
Are there any contraindications to having the treatment done?
Contraindications include active skin infections, isotretinoin within the past 6 months, pregnancy (some peels), nursing (some peels), vitiligo, recent tan or sunburn, hypersensitivity, severe allergic reactions, severe eczema, laser or waxing done recently or while healing.
How long will the treatment benefits last?
Benefits can last several months or longer. Results improve with proper skincare and sun protection.