El Paso and Las Cruces Chemical Peel
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are topically applied acids that aid in the restoration and rejuvenation of the skin’s surface. They create an even and controlled shedding of several layers of the skin. Depending on the type and depth of the peel, few or many layers can be shed allowing new layers to be exposed and creating a fresh new appearance.
What are the benefits of a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels can enhance your appearance by reducing blotchy and uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, freckling, age spots, sun-damaged skin, and acne scars in a relatively short period of time. Chemical peels stimulate the production of new cells. Enjoy fresh smooth skin!
How will my skin look and feel immediately following?
The condition of the skin and healing times vary depending upon the strength of the peel performed. Chemical peels are classified as superficial, medium, and deep peels.
- Superficial peel – This peel is designed to help smooth rough, dry skin, improve the texture of sun-damaged skin, and even out skin tone. The recovery is generally rapid and usually consists of minor flaking. A series of treatments is generally recommended to obtain the desired result over a period of time. Typically, there is no down time and with appropriate sun protection, you can resume regular activities immediately.
- Medium peel – Medium peels often contain higher levels or stronger acids. The best candidate for a medium peel is an individual with fair skin. Medium peels target the epidermis and upper dermis and cause the skin to slough within 5 to 7 days. Immediately after treatment the skin has a red appearance and is occasionally accompanied by swelling. Within a day, the skin turns brown in color and after 3 or 4 days, the skin begins the peeling process.
- Deep peels – Deep peels produce the most dramatic results. This peel is recommended for treating wrinkles, scars, blemishes and, in some cases, precancerous skin lesions. A deep peel targets the dermis. In some cases, anesthesia is required during the procedure to reduce the warm to hot stinging sensation. After a deep peel, the skin is red and can result in some swelling and blistering. A crust may form and the skin will turn brown just prior to peeling. Many layers of the skin will peel over a period of one to two weeks. An ointment may be given to keep the area moist. Temporarily, the new skin will have the color and sensation of significant sunburn, which will gradually fade to your normal skin color.
TCA Peels – $125
Medium chemical peels are highly effective in promoting skin smoothness and vitality. They also improve superficial discoloration and eliminate fine wrinkles. They do nothing for acne scarring or dynamic wrinkles. Medium depth peels can be achieved with a variety of chemicals. TCA (trichloro acetic acid) is the most common. Jessner’s solution, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and other agents are also used.
Jessner’s peel 4 layers $100
(can go up to 9 layers, $25 each additional layer) A combination peel of salicylic acid, resorcinol, and lactic acid). This combination peel brings together a combination of alpha and beta hydroxy acids (see above) as well as resorcinol, and the effects of each of these ingredients. Resorcinol is a derivative of phenol ( a very deep peeling agent) and is good for resurfacing the skin. The depth of the peel, which in most cases is superficial, is determined by the number of layers placed on the skin. The skin turns a frosty white colour after treatment for a short time.
Salicyclic / Beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) peel – $30
Salicylic acid is main ingredient found in these peels. These peels are generally used in oilier skins or acne prone skins as they are oil soluble and penetrate deeper in this type of skin environment. Beta-hydroxy acids are generally larger molecules than alpha-hydroxy acids and therefore may not penetrate as deeply in a normal (non-oily) skin environment.
AHA Peel – $30
This peel combines AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) with Kojic Acid for an effective skin peel that targets and reverses uneven skin tone and discoloration, and jump starts a complete skin rejuvenation process. Combination Alpha Hydroxy Glycolic, Lactic and Pyruvic Acids together with Kojic acid, Bearberry and Licorice extracts inhibit skin discoloration and melanin production and slow the darkening of the cells. Skin appears brighter with noticeably lighter, even skin tone.
Glycolic Peel – $30
Glycolic peel is an exceptional cosmetic option for individuals who seek smoother, youthful, and more radiant skin. Glycolic peel uses a mild Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane to produce a light peel of the outermost damaged layers of the skin. Glycolic Acid works by loosening and reducing the glue-like substance that holds the damaged outer skin cells to each other and the underlying tissues. This action sloughs off the unhealthy layers of skin and also unblocks the follicles to reduce and prevent acne. Glycolic peel then works deeper into the skin to rejuvenate and regenerate collagen and elastin. This effect can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and make the skin more radiant, vibrant, and younger looking.