Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Effective, powerful skin transformation is within reach – and it’s closer than you think. A key part of many patients’ treatment plans, a chemical peel offers you a potent and uniquely formulated treatment to address your most pressing skin concerns; delivered in a relaxing and convenient session. The more you enjoy our chemical peels, the more profound your skin’s improvement. If you’re anything like most of our patients, it will be love at first peel and you’ll continue to enjoy the results again and again!

Chemical peels are one of the most common cosmetic procedures. They have been used since ancient times in Egypt, Greece, and Rome to improve the appearance of skin. Chemical peels have been improved and refined over the years, but they are still effective in transforming dull, lifeless skin to beautiful, radiant complexions.

Chemical peels are performed using an acid solution to remove damaged outer layers of the skin. This can also be used to treat imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles. The peel removes cosmetic imperfections and exposes a new layer of healthy skin. Although chemical peels are most commonly performed on the skin, they can also be used to rejuvenate the neck and hands, as well as the chest.

Treatment Information 

Chemical Peel Treatment Types

Enhanced Jessner’s Treatments

These innovative and proven light-to-medium depth peel formulas effectively exfoliate with blends of lactic, citric and salicylic acids and resorcinol, while bleaching and inhibiting pigment production with kojic acid and hydroquinone (where indicated). These peels help repair and reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines and provide a more even, smoother skin texture.

TCA Peels

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels are often thought of as very aggressive and producing substantial discomfort. PCA Professional™ TCA peels are very different from the standard. Our TCA solutions are blends formulated with many ingredients including lactic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), plumping phytohormones and kojic and azelaic acids to produce dramatic results without the discomfort and downtime associated with traditional TCA peels.

Retinol Treatments

The cream consistency of PCA SKIN’s retinol treatments creates an occlusive barrier that allows the vitamins, antioxidants and other...

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Pre Treatment Guidelines

Enhanced Jessner’s Treatments

You will be having a peel treatment on the day of your appointment. Please follow the outline below to prepare. Use of PCA SKIN® daily care products prior to your peel will prepare the skin, allow for better treatment results and reduce the risk of complications. This is recommended but not mandatory. Please consult your skin care clinician for appropriate recommendations for your skin type and condition.

It is recommended that you take the following into consideration:

  • For best results and to reduce the risk of complications, it is recommended that you use PCA SKIN daily care products 10 to 14 days prior to treatment.
  • If you are lactating, pregnant or may be pregnant, only an Oxygenating Trio or Detox Gel deep pore treatment is appropriate.
  • Consult your OB/GYN before receiving any treatment.
  • Do not go to a tanning bed two weeks prior to treatment. This practice should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.
  • It is recommended that extended sun...
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Post Treatment Guidelines

For two days post-procedure:

  • Stay cool! Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Do not put the treated area directly into a hot shower spray.
  • Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas.
  • Do not go swimming.
  • Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
  • Do not use loofahs or other means of mechanical exfoliation.
  • Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area.
  • Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area.
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