Chemical Peels improve the tone and texture of skin through the application of acidic solution which will cause the skin’s damaged top layers to peel away, Peels come in a variety of types and strengths, but all will help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, pores, brown spots, sun damage, and acne scars. Many peels are available through the ACPS – The Spa & Rejuvenation Center, while the stronger TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is administered by Dr. Newall. For those who would like to improve skin’s appearance without the downtime required by some peels, laser treatment is a good alternative that provides many of the same benefits of a stronger peel.
ACPS – The Spa & Rejuvenation Center AHA peels leave the skin more smooth and even-toned. Because of their milder nature, they are a good choice for those who desire little down time. They also are recommended for those who have darker skin tones since they are less likely to produce permanent lightening of the skin. These peels are available in different strengths, with peeling time varying accordingly. Flaking, if it occurs, may last 1 – 2 days with a more superficial peel, while deeper AHA peels may require 7-8 days of healing. Due to the mild nature of superficial peels, best results are usually achieved by undergoing a series of treatments.
The BioMedic MicroPeel® Plus is designed to improve skin that is acne prone and/or environmentally damaged. Its key ingredient, salicylic acid, is a beta hydroxy acid that exfoliates dead skin cells and other debris that can clog pores and lead to blemishes. Skin is left smoother and more refined. This peel is available in two concentrations depending on the level of treatment you desire. Any flaking that may occur usually begins 2-4 days after the peel is applied and lasts for approximately three days. Because this is a lighter peel, best results are usually achieved by having a series of peels, with approximately 2-6 weeks between each treatment.
The Obagi® Blue Peel uses TCA (trichloroacetic Acid) mixed with a blue solution to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. The new layer of skin that comes to the surface will appear tighter, smoother, and more evenly toned. ACPS offers the doctor-administered TCA peel as an alternative to the Obagi® Blue Peel.
A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is a much stronger peel than the AHA or BHA peels, and is, therefore administered by Dr. Newall. TCA diminishes such skin imperfections as fine lines, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation by sloughing off the damaged surface layers of the skin so that a fresher, more youthful appearing layer of skin can emerge. Dr. Newall will adjust the strength and depth of the peel based upon your individual needs and desires. The healing period for this peel is typically 7-14 days.
TCA chemical peel $700