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Soften fine lines, promote a rosy glow, encourage better penetration of your skin care products, diminish skin discoloration, and even dry an acne flare up. Medical grade chemical peels improve and smooth the texture of the skin by removing the dead and damaged skin cells. This treatment is helpful for those individuals with acne prone skin, blackheads, whiteheads, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. There are many different types of chemical peels to choose from. The precise formula used may be adjusted to meet the needs of each individual. Our nurses can determine which chemical peel is best suited for you.
LuminaSkin offers Glycolic, Salicylic, Retinoic, TCA and Jessner’s peels.
- Glycolic Acid:
Glycolic acid has been widely used in recent years to give the skin a smoother, younger, fresher, look. It helps control mild acne, and improves skin discoloration associated with acne. Glycolic acid, a natural substance derived from sugar cane, is particularly useful in rejuvenating sun damaged skin, including; rough, unevenly textured skin, fine wrinkles, and skin pigmentation.At LuminaSkin, our peels have a glycolic acid concentration of 70%, for maximum benefit and results. The peel takes between 15 – 30 minutes, and four treatments are usually necessary to achieve the desired effects. Most clients tolerate the treatment well and report only slight stinging and temporary redness as side effects.
- Salicylic Acid:
This Beta Hydroxy Acid is keratolytic and induces smoothness of the stratum corneum surface. Its lipophilic molecule gives it the ability to penetrate through sebaceous plugs and normalize the excess shedding of cells within the follicles. Topical irritation is minimal with salicylic acid, perhaps as a result of its strong anti-inflammatory properties.
- Retinoic Acid:
Retinoic acid peels result in smoother, softer skin texture. This type of peel is used to reduce wrinkles and pigmentation problems. The use of Retinoic acid increases dermal volume and tightens the skin. It also improves, and in some instances eradicates actinic keratosis. Retinoic acid increases blood flow to the face, which imparts a healthy, rosy glow.
- Jessner’s and TCA:
Jessner’s or trichloraceptic acid (TCA) peels creates quite a bit of exfoliation, helping to remove sun-damaged surface layers of the skin, including fine lines and brown spots. These peels are also effective in eliminating precancerous skin lesions and actinic keratoses. Jessner’s and TCA peels are stronger than Glycolic acid peels, and are typically used for individuals with more advanced photoaging. While these peels have shown to be very safe, there is a healing time of five to ten days.
Benefits of the Peels:
- Removes dead skin/skin cell and impurities from the face
- Restores a youthful glow
- Reduces wrinkles and hyperpigmentation
- Reduces blackheads and whiteheads
- Helps to minimize and control acne
- Well tolerated by most clients and no downtime (with most of the peels)
Things To Know About the Peels:
- Treatment may feel warm, like a sunburn
- Stinging and temporary redness may occur
- Multiple treatments are needed to maintain the benefits