Chemical peels have been shown to be helpful for a variety of common skin conditions including facial discoloration, acne, melasma, enlarged pores, dull skin and mild sun damage. A chemical solution is used to remove top layers of skin which allows the dead surface skin to peel off. The peel speeds up your natural skin’s healing process by stimulating the production of collagen and improving elastin fibers which give skin its youthful form and shape. It also revitalizes sensitive skin and helps improve the appearance of irritated or inflamed skin. Superficial chemical peels are a non-invasive way to immediately resurface and improve the health of skin with no downtime. A more intensive peel will result in general exfoliation (peeling) of the skin over 5-7 days to soften, smooth, and tighten the skin.
Although clinical improvement is expected after a single peel, the best cosmetic results are seen after a series of peels, performed at regular intervals as recommended by your healthcare provider.
Dermatology Centers of NEPA offers several types of chemical peels formulated by SkinCeuticals. They are categorized by the strength of the acid solution used in the peel, how deeply they penetrate the skin, and the skin condition we are treating. We will discuss what is best suited for you in our consultation with you.
The SkinCeuticals MicroPeel is a three-step chemical peel solution using 2% Lactic Acid or 20% or 30% glycolic acid to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, laxity, dullness, and skin imperfections. For optimal results, 2 series of 6 peels are recommended per year.
The SkinCeuticals MicroPeel Plus uses Salicylic acid for oily and acne prone skin. It can help to reduce acne prone breakouts and fade the appearance of post-lesion discoloration. Formulated with 30% or 20% salicylic acid and 3% glycolic acid, this unique one-step, self-neutralizing treatment of chemical exfoliation is designed to reduce acne and help correct environmental skin damage.
The Skinceuticals Advanced Corrective Peel contains a concentrated blend of alpha and beta hydroxyl acids plus Phenylethyl Resourcinol to effectively renew the skin’s surface texture and dramatically improve discoloration for an overall brighter, more clarified, even skin tone and texture. This is the strongest superficial peel offered with a combination of skin brightening, hydrating, and peeling agents to stimulate new skin cell growth and reveal healthy skin below.