Medical Chemical Peel Treatments are performed by the highly trained medical providers of Artisan Medspa.
Chemical peels, also known as chemical resurfacing, use a chemical solution to improve and smoothen the texture of the skin and to treat irregular pigmentation by removing the damaged outer layers of the skin. Chemical peels have been used for hundreds of years. Depending on the patient’s skin type and degree of damage, different agents and concentrations are used. These peels include lactic acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid.
How does it work?
- Various solutions have different effects and penetrate into different depths of the skin.
- The precise formula may be adjusted to meet each patient’s need.
- These peels are used for the treatment of skin damage caused by sun (photo-aging), wrinkles, scaring, acne, precancerous lesions, and skin discolorations.
- When performing a Medical Chemical Peel, by using higher concentrations of these well balanced acids, medical providers can generate a significantly better outcome.
Lactic Acid chemical peels
- provide a gentle exfoliation, moisturizing and lightening the skin, giving it a healthy glow.
- Recommended for all skin types.
- This is the only peel that is recommended for pregnant women, especially those with "Mask of Pregnancy."
- Lactic Acid chemical peel will lighten or remove the mask.
- Because lactic acid is already present in your body, it will not harm the baby.
Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid have a more "potent" effect.
In addition to providing a deeper peel and resulting in a youthful and radiant skin, these chemicals can be used for treatment of a variety of skin disorders, including oily skin and acne.
For optimization Medical Chemical Peel treatment can be used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatment modalities, such as IPL and Laser Skin Photo-Rejuvenation treatments, and Medical Microdermabrasion, for optimization of the aesthetics and anti-aging skin care.
What is the difference between a Medical Chemical Peel, performed at Artisan Medspa, and a Spa Chemical Peel treatment?
The Chemical Peels performed at spas only use spa-grade chemicals which contain a substantially lower percentage of the active chemical ingredient. Furthermore, they are not performed or monitored by a licensed physician. The Chemical Peels performed at medical spas and centers, use physician-grade chemical solutions that contain a substantially higher percentage of the active ingredient. These services are either performed or directly supervised by a licensed physician.
What should I expect from Medical Chemical Peel treatment?
You will first have your make-up removed and your skin vigorously cleansed.
During “superficial” peel treatment, also known as “exfoliation”, you should not feel any discomfort. “Deep” peel treatment may cause a mild burning sensation, which can be well controlled with cool compresses and/or topical anesthetics.
The Medical Chemical Peel session will last approximately 30 minutes.
After a treatment, depending on the depth of the peel, you can expect your skin to have a pink glow that will usually last from 30 minutes to 6 hours.
Follow up home care instructions for your skin type will be reviewed. Skin care products may be recommended to assist you with your goals. It is strongly advised that you arrive for your first session with your current skin care products so the physician and aesthetician can review these products with you.
What are the results of Medical Chemical Peel treatment?
Medical Chemical Peel treatments result in rejuvenation of aged skin and improvement in the appearance and smoothness of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, scars, and stretch marks. With proper sun protection, results can last for months. Generally the deeper peels have a more lasting effect.
What conditions are not good candidates for Medical Chemical Peel treatment?
- Active acne
- Active skin infections
- Skin conditions that may cause scarring
These conditions must be treated prior to the initiation of Medical Chemical Peels.
How long before I notice results from my Medical Chemical Peel treatment?
Patients will notice a modest improvement in the texture and appearance of their skin soon after the first treatment.
What conditions will Medical Chemical Peel treatment help?
- Blackheads & Whiteheads Enhancing penetration of therapeutic agents
- Fine Wrinkles Precancerous lesions
- Sun Damaged Skin Melasma (Mask of Pregnancy)
- Acne Prone Skin Mild pigment irregularities and freckles
- Superficial Age Spots Mild acne scarring
- Oily Skin Polishing and reducing fine lines
- Post Laser or IPL Blending Exfoliating and suctioning clogged pores in acne cases
- Superficial Age Spots Contracting enlarged pores
- Dull or leathery skin texture
What are the risks of Medical Chemical Peel treatment?
With superficial chemical peels complications are rare. They include infection, prolonged healing, skin discoloration, keloid and scarring. These complications are mostly encountered with deep chemical peels.