What is a Chemical Peel?
If fine lines and scars are aging you unnecessarily, peels could make you look years younger. These simple procedures work by getting rid of damaged skin cells and allowing newer, healthier cells to surface. They have the ability to diminish wrinkles and get rid of blemishes — some can even be effective in improving precancerous lesions.
Salicylic Acid Peel: This is highly effective for acne and oily skins. It is oil-soluble and lipophilic so it penetrates sebum filled follicles and helps to unclog pores, loosen and lift out blackheads, even out skin tone, and prevent future outbreaks. Salicylic acid blends powerful skin exfoliation with skin soothing actions. It has ultraviolet absorbing properties that help to protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun. It can be used more frequently than the other peels without much risk for irritation.
TCA Peel: An advanced clinical treatment that aids in reversing damaged skin due to factors such as aging, sun exposure, and acne. This peel is a medium-depth peeling system that may be performed in different variations. Fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes, and pigmentation problems are commonly treated with this type of chemical peel. More than one TCA peel may be needed to achieve desired results.
- Skin wrinkles and crows feet
- Acne scars
- Damaged skin
- Sagging skin
How long does it last?
Depending on the intensity of your chemical peel, days of recovery can range from one to twenty-one days, excluding the day of your chemical peel. At PCI Wellness, our licensed practitioners will assess your level of intensity based upon your current condition.
*Results and patient experience may vary.