Chemical peels are wonderful treatments that are used to exfoliate, lighten areas of hyperpigmentation, repair and reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines, and provide a smoother and more even skin texture. Skin MD offers a myriad of chemical peels that can be customized to your unique skin care issues and aesthetic goals. We offer 2 diverse product lines for chemical peels, SkinCeuticals and SkinMedica are both advanced and well trusted product lines that are backed by science.
Skin MD chemical peels are essential for maintaining and restoring skin’s health and appearance. Performed by our medical estheticians, these exfoliating treatments can help to resurface the uppermost layer of the skin and reveal new, healthier skin underneath.
Our chemical peels are available in a variety of formulations and concentrations to target various skin concerns including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage
- Oily or dry skin
Skin Medica-Illuminating Peel
This extremely successful peel has a milder effect that increases the skin’s glow and radiance. With this in mind, the procedure is ideal for first-time chemical peel patients or patients looking for a gentle, skin rejuvenating effect. Enjoy maximal rejuvenating benefits with little to no visible peeling or irritation. On the positive side, Illuminating Peel can be used for all skin types. Not to mention, vibrant, radiant-looking skin will show hours after just one Illuminating Peel.
Skin Medica-Revitalizing Peel
The Revitalizing Peel is a powerful peel that is safe and has little to no downtime or irritation. Moreover, this peel is effective for all skin types and addresses hyperpigmentation, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, and photodamage.
Skin Medica-Rejuvenating Peel
The Rejuvenating Peel is one of our stronger peels; primarily used only on certain skin types or for those who have become tolerant of other peels. Also, the Rejuvenating Peel is effective for sun damage, melasma, pigment changes, and acne scarring.
Skin Ceuticals-Pigment Balancing
SkinCeuticals clinical brightening peel that dramatically improves hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Using highly active lightening agents, purifying boosters along with 40% glycolic acid and 10% citric acid that leave a luminous and dewey after effect.
Best results seen with 4-6 treatments at 2-4 weeks apart.
SkinCeuticals – Smart TCA Peel
This TCA Peel allows Skin MD patients to reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark spots while achieving an overall improvement in the tone and texture of the skin – with minimal downtime. This truly ‘smart’ peel is ideal for all skin types and most skin tones.
SkinCeuticals – Advanced Corrective Peel
The SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel is known to dramatically diminish the appearance of discoloration, while smoothing out skin texture and refining enlarged pores.
SkinCeuticals Micropeel – Citric and Glycolic Acid
This SkinCeuticals peel can treat all skin types including photo aging, rosacea, and sensitive skin types. This multi-step clinical treatment will combine a manual exfoliation that safely and efficiently removes surface debris, chemical exfoliation to treat pigment and texture, followed by cryogenic therapy to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, dullness, and skin imperfections. This peel can be customized for skin sensitive and skin type. For optimal results, two series of 4-6 procedures per year are often recommended.
Micropeel Plus – Salicylic and Glycolic Acid
This chemical peel combines our two of our favorite acids, salicylic and glycolic. The Micropeel Plus peel helps reduce acne blemishes, PIH from acne lesions, improves skin tone and increases radiance. Salicylic acid can address and correct environmental damage and breakouts, and glycolic acid will aid in the improvement of texture and uneven skin tone.
SkinCeuticals – Micropeel for Sensitive Skin
Formulated with niacin, lactic and usinic acid to gently exfoliate and decongest even the most sensitive skin types while balancing moisture levels. This clinical procedure provides Skin MD medical estheticians with the ability to treat any skin type with highly effective ingredients that enable real results.
SkinCeuticals – AHA and BHA Peels – commonly known as the “Lunch Time Peel”
Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy Peels will always have their place in solid skincare regimens and have historically played a significant role in superficial skin resurfacing. We are able to brighten complexions with little to no downtime and provide a feeling of clean and revived skin texture. Effective and safe, these peels are great for before a big event or just monthly maintenance. AHA and BHA peels can balance your skin and trigger collagen and elastin reformation.
SkinCeuticals – Gel Peel GL
This gel peel improves hydration by utilizing lactic acid; improves collagen synthesis and elastin fibers in the dermis; encourages cell renewal; and improves the appearance of skin discolorations.
Less irritating than a pure Glycolic peel.
Glycolic Acid 20% and Lactic Acid 10% work together to exfoliate the skin while reducing irritation and dryness. Glycolic acids molecular structure enables it to penetrate quicker and deeper than other AHAs to perform at all levels of the skin. Lactic acid is an effective yet gentle AHA that increases moisture levels by stimulating the production of glycosaminoglycans. By accelerating the cell renewal process, stimulating collagen synthesis, and improving elastin fibers in the dermis, this light chemical peel revitalizes photo-damaged skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Are you trying to figure out what is right for you? Please do not worry! The Skin MD medical estheticians will help guide you to the best decision for your own unique skin concerns. This is what we live for! Helping you become the best possible you!
What are Chemical Peels?
Advanced skincare treatments only performed by clinically trained estheticians, chemical peels work by exfoliating the skin’s surface to smooth your skin texture, reducing the appearance of imperfections, and restoring and balancing skin health. Chemical peels are most effective at stimulating cell turnover and improving the overall appearance of your skin.
What’s the difference between a Chemical Peel and a Laser treatment?
Chemical peels use a series of ingredients to remove the pigmentation of the skin, but also contain ingredients to prevent future pigmentation. Laser treatments address and remove the pigmentation that you have. Chemical peels remove pigmentation and help prevent the pigmentation from coming back. This is why Skin MD practitioners may recommend laser treatments in conjunction with a series of chemical peels.
Both Laser treatments and chemical peels can be an integral part of achieving and maintaining healthy skin. At Skin MD, we are dedicating to identifying what the best treatment protocols are going to get you to where you want be!
What type of Chemical Peel is right for me?
Chemical peels are categorized by how deeply they penetrate the skin: superficial, medium, or deep. The type and depth of chemical peel administered will depend on your skin type, concern, skin tone, and skincare habits.
The best way to identify what chemical peel is right for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation at Skin MD. There are so many choices out there and there is no ‘1 peel for all people’. At Skin MD, we will assess your skin, listen to your concerns and present a variety of options that are customized and personalized to your desires, goals and budget.
What does a Chemical Peel treatment feel like?
Even a mild, superficial chemical peel may produce a tingling sensation on your skin. Typically, this mild discomfort will subside once the chemical peel solution has been neutralized. Deeper peels can feel quite active and may require the application of a numbing cream beforehand.
A superficial peel can produce some redness, similar to a mild sunburn, which may last 3 to 5 days. The more intense medium and deep peels will result in noticeable redness, swelling, blistering (in the case of deep peels), and/or peeling for 7 to 14 days.
Immediately after a chemical peel, skin becomes more sensitive to sunlight. It is extremely important to follow the at home care instructions you will receive from your Skin MD medical esthetician. Wearing sunscreen is absolutely necessary and make sure to apply daily. Avoid going out into the sun or try to keep it to a minimum while you are healing. But honestly, are you surprised that we are recommending sunscreen?? Everyone should wear it. Every day. After a chemical peel, consider wearing sunscreen simply non-negotiable.
Why Skin MD for your Chemical Peel treatments?
At Skin MD, we will always set realistic goals so that expectations are met and hopefully exceeded. We find joy in helping our clients and we hope to become your aesthetic and skincare partner on this lifelong journey to looking, feeling, and being your best.
Your Skin MD experience begins with a one-on-one consultation where we:
- Review treatments you’ve had in the past
- Address your overall health and concerns
- Assess your skin tone, texture and laxity
- Define your aesthetic goals
- Discuss treatment solutions
- Set appropriate expectations
Ready to start your journey? Schedule your consult today.