Chemical Peels for Pigmentation Issues
Decreasing & Eliminating the Appearance of Sun Spots & Other Signs of Aging
Some people are born with them, some people get them as a result of aging and repeated sun exposure. Whichever category you fall into, you may wish to correct your skin hyperpigmentation issues. Here's how a chemical peel can help you to minimize freckles and get rid of age spots.
- Chemical peels remove the outer layers of sun-damaged skin
- When the peel is finished, new skin will replace old skin to reveal a brighter complexion
- Both light and medium chemical peels can significantly lighten skin and remove unwanted pigment
- A superficial peel requires repeated treatments for results to show
- A deeper peel can reveal skin changes in just one treatment
We offer a wide range of chemical peels, starting from the ultra-light 85% lactic acid peel and moving up to our powerful TCA formulas. The most notable differences, particularly for hyperpigmentation, will come from our selection of deeper peels: the 40 and 50 percent glycolics, our alpha/beta combination peels, the Jessner's peel and the TCA peels.
The Lighter of the Deep Peels:
40 and 50 percent Glycolic Peels, 30 and 40 percent Alpha Beta Peels & 15 percent TCA Peel
These peels will result in light to medium-level flaking and peeling, with some immediate redness and pain directly following the peel. All of these peels are designed to remove the top layer of the skin to help reveal a brighter and more youthful complexion underneath. These peels can be used at regular intervals to yield cumulative results. All of our peels include enough solution for eight to ten full face peels, enough for at least six months of routine peeling.
Glycolic acids are the smallest of all acid particles, which gives them the ability to penetrate quickly and deeply. This helps to produce noticeable results with little or even no downtime, perfect for those who are looking for something slightly stronger than a light-level peel without the commitment of a deep peel.
Glycolic peels help to treat minor skin discoloration and promote collagen production to help smooth out fine lines. Most people see great results with a glycolic peel even after the first use.
These combination peels are great for people with uneven pigment, who are also suffering from oily skin and/or acne breakouts. This peel contains salicylic acid, a common ingredient found in professional acne medications. At a 30 and 40 percent concentration, you'll notice some redness and the possibility of light peeling in the days after application.
15 Percent TCA:
Trichloroacetic acid is a strong acid that's capable of smoothing out even the most stubborn hyperpigmentation issues. At the 15 percent concentration, you'll find some mild peeling followed by improved texture and a reduction in hyperpigmentation from sun damage.
The Deeper of the Deep Peels:
Jessner's Peel, 20 and 25 percent TCA Peels & 50 percent Alpha Beta Peel
These are the peels that are going to yield the most significant reductions in hyperpigmentation such as sun spots, as well as many other signs of aging.
These peels are recommended for advanced users who already have experience with skin peeling only. They come with a significant amount of downtime from moderate to heavy peeling.
50 Percent Alpha/Beta:
Although this peel is still on the lighter side of deep peeling, it is not a light peel. You can expect to feel considerable stinging and redness, followed by one or two weeks of skin peeling.
The 50 percent alpha-beta combination peel is the strongest of the lighter deep peels we offer; the only peels that are stronger and will offer more immediate results are the Jessner's peel and the TCAs in the 20 and 25 percent concentrations.
This peel offers the user versatile results by combining salicylic acid and lactic acid (similar to an alpha-beta peel), in combination with resorcinol. Resorcinol is a powerful topical agent that breaks down rough or hardened skin, which helps to address additional skin issues such as acne, eczema, psoriasis or seborrhea.
Together, these three ingredients are designed to improve skin tone and texture, both through resurfacing and by dissolving skin bonds from within. This is a very powerful peel, and the peeling process will take one to two weeks to complete.
20 & 25 Percent TCA:
These are the strongest peels we offer. They will result in moderate to heavy peeling, with considerable pain and downtime. The payoff? Smoother, more even skin tone in just one treatment.
Along with the Jessner's peel, these peels provide the most noticeable immediate changes. In addition to stripping years off your skin by eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, these are the peels that will address hyperpigmentation from sun exposure the first time you peel.
A chemical peel doesn't have to cause peeling to be a highly effective part of your skin care regimen.
For example, our lactic acid peel and the very light glycolics provide similar results to an at-home microdermabrasion treatment. They can be used to refresh the results of a previous deep-level chemical peel treatment or as a standalone skin care routine.
Although extremely mild and perfectly suited to beginners, very light peels (20 and 30 percent glycolics and 85 percent lactic acid) offer a range of benefits that can help you to take your skin's renewal process to the next level.
Light level peels help to remove dead cells to improve cell turnover, clear out dirt and debris, boost collagen production and improve the efficacy of serums and moisturizers by allowing these to penetrate more deeply.
Light peels can be staggered to provide cumulative results over time, from smoothing our texture to improving skin tone. These peels break down the glue that holds dead skin cells together and dissolve surface buildup for subtle yet noticeable results over time.