|REJUVENATION PEELS |
Our Skin Care Specialist
will examine your skin and
assist you in deciding which type
of Rejuvenation Peel,
TCA, Glycolic or Jessner
is best suited for your specific
skin type and condition, and explain the results
you can expect.
What are Rejuvenation Peels?
There are several types of peels each utilizing a different compound
to create a peeling effect. Medium to deep peels use the chemical
TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid). Light peels use glycolic acid (Natural
fruit acid, derived from sugar cane) to create a peeling effect. TCA
and glycolic peels can effectively improve many skin conditions including:
• Dull, weathered skin • Freckling • Uneven skin
pigmentation • Sun damage • Fine wrinkles • shallow acne scars.
The function of a rejuvenation peel is to create an even and controlled
exfoliation of several layers of damaged skin cells. The process exposes
a fresh layer of skin improving skin tone and texture in addition
to removing old, weathered, and damaged skin cells. The peel stimulates
new healthy cells to grow, thereby tightening the skin and minimizing
TCA/ Glycolic acid peels
TCA is a non toxic, manmade chemical, which has been used to perform
skin peels for over thirty years. Glycolic acid is a natural fruit
acid derived from sugar cane. Both these compounds have the advantage
of producing a fresh natural complexion, while preserving normal skin
color. Because the peels do not lighten skin color, they are safe
to use on people with darker skin complexions such as Asians and African
Americans. If you decide you are interested in a glycolic or TCA peel,
you will need to have a consultation with our skin care specialist
who will examine your skin and discuss the potential benefits and
risks of a peel for your specific skin type and condition.
How are the peels performed?
Glycolic and TCA peels are performed in the treatment rooms with a
licensed esthetician or doctor. A solution containing TCA or glycolic
acid is applied to your skin. Discomfort is minimal. When TCA or glycolic
is applied to the skin it causes the top layers of the epidermis to
dry up and peel off over a period of several days. After the old damaged
skin has peeled away, it exposes a new layer of healthy skin giving
you a more youthful appearance.
Do rejuvenation peels require
Healing time is minimal with glycolic peels; you may experience light
flaking. On the other hand, TCA peels require five to seven days for
the rejuvenation process, with day three and day four being your most
unattractive days. Anyone who has had a rejuvenation peel is more
sensitive to sunlight for at least four to six weeks post treatment.
During this time it is extremely important to protect the new skin
with a SPF of at least 15 on a daily basis, even after you have healed
completely, to protect the fresh new skin.