Chemical Peel Treatment

Have you ever wanted to get rid of that pesky acne? How about age spots, wrinkles and blemishes? Chemical facial peels, a treatment meant to improve the skin’s appearance, may be what you’re looking for! Chemical peels, also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling, involve application of a chemical solution to the skin. The skin then gently peels away, leaving bright new skin to take its place. Chemical peels are a quick and easy form of deeper exfoliation.

Several types of chemical peels and medical based dermal treatments are available at the Genesis Health Institute in Wilton Manors, FL. Call (954) 561-3175 today to take the first step in determining which one is right for you!

Types of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are categorized by the chemicals used and how deep the chemicals sink into the skin. There are three basic types of chemical peels:

  • Superficial/light/lunchtime peels remove skin only from the epidermis, or outermost layer. Most superficial peels are done with glycolic or other alpha-hydroxy acid.
  • Medium peels remove skin from the epidermis and the upper layer of the dermis, or middle layer of skin.

The Genesis Health Institute offers several anti-aging chemical peel treatments:

  • Hyperpigmentation Peel
    Our professional Hyperpigmentation Peel is an enhanced formula for those who want an even skin tone and have no sensitivity to hydroquinone. This peel helps promote an even skin tone and clear complexion and is a wonderful treatment for acne and oily skin types.
    Key ingredients of our Hyperpigmentation Peel include:
    • Lactic acid (14%); an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars. It is part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor and richly moisturizes the skin.
    • Salicylic acid (14%); a calming lipophilic beta hydroxyl acid (BHA) that helps promote a clear complexion.
    • Kojic acid (3%); promotes an even skin tone and reduces hyperpigmentation.
    • Citric acid; an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) naturally found in citrus fruits that increases the hyaluronic acid content in the dermis and epidermis to help attract and hold moisture more effectively. Citric acid also exfoliates and is a natural skin brightener.
    • Hydroquinone (2%); promotes an even skin tone.
  • Sensi Peel
    Our gentle Sensi Peel solution is an enhanced formula for those with sensitive skin types. Sensi peel will strengthen and brighten the skin while helping treat sun damage and other forms of hyperpigmentation. This multi-faceted treatment also provides anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and antibacterial action making it an excellent choice for calming rosacea, as redness and inflammation may subside substantially after just one treatment.
    Key benefits of our Sensi Peel include:
    • Gentle exfoliation with increased cell transitioning.
    • Decrease in redness and inflammation.
    • Improved skin quality.
    • Decrease in fine lines and wrinkles.
    • Decreased bacterial factors.
  • Acne Therapeutic Masque
    Our professional Acne Therapeutic Masque uses Salicylic acid in an enhanced formula for those who are more prone to acne breakouts. This masque helps promote a clear complexion and is both a purifying and calming treatment to treat and eliminate acne breakouts.
    Key ingredients of our Acne Therapeutic Masque include:
    • Salicylic acid (20%); a calming lipophilic beta hydroxyl acid (BHA) that helps promote a clear complexion.
    • Hydrolyzed Candida Saitoana Extract; promotes skin detoxification utilizing a unique fungi blend.
    • Cascarilla Bark with Wild & Sweet Cherry Extracts; This unique natural combination provides an excellent calming effect for the skin and is loaded with antioxidant properties.
    • Vitamin E (Tocopherol); this fat soluble vitamin and antioxidant also promotes a deep moisturizing effect due its rich emollient properties.

Chemical Peel Process

A professional chemical peel involves a clinical aesthetician applying the chemical to the skin with gauze, a small brush, or cotton-tipped applicator. The chemical is left on the skin for several minutes or more depending on the type of peel. The chemical is then neutralized with water or alcohol and wiped off.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can be used to treat many different skin conditions and problems, including:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation (age spots, melasma, and others)
  • Superficial scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Pre-cancerous growths

Chemical peels also are skin rejuvenating; they give the skin a more youthful, vibrant appearance.

Chemical Peel Results

The results of chemical peel treatments can vary depending on the depth of the peel; typically, the deeper the peel, the longer the effects last. All chemical peels will improve skin tone and result in skin that looks and feels smoother.

Recovery Time

Recovery time depends on the type of peel:

  • Superficial peels take a day to a week to see optimal results
  • Medium peels take one to two weeks to see optimal results

Request Your Appointment Today

Whether you’re looking to remove unsightly blemishes or just make your complexion look bright and youthful, a chemical skin peel may be just what you need. Contact the skilled clinical aesthetician at the Genesis Health Institute in Wilton Manors, FL today to ask about chemical peels!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a procedure involving application of a mild chemical solution to the skin. Chemical peels are essentially a deeper form of exfoliation; the layers of skin exposed to the chemical solution peel off as new skin is revealed. The new skin is usually smoother, less wrinkled, and overall healthier looking than the old skin.

Are Chemical Peels Safe?

As with most medical procedures, there are risks involved, but adverse effects are rare. Mild side effects like irritation, redness, and peeling can occur, and in rare cases, chemical peel patients can experience scarring, numbness, or infection. Make sure to follow your clinical aesthetician’s instructions for post-treatment care to reduce the risk of side effects!

How Long Does a Chemical Peel Take?

The length of a chemical peel procedure depends on the type of peel:

  • Superficial peels are sometimes called “lunchtime” peels because they take several minutes
  • Medium peels take about 40 minutes

Which Chemical Peel Is Best for Skin Whitening?

Chemical peels can be an attractive option for patients of color who are prone to hyperpigmentation issues. There are several types of peels that can help lighten hyperpigmentation and restore the skin to its original beautiful tone:

  • Salicylic acid peels can be used to treat both acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), so if you have acne-induced PIH, these peels might be a good option.
  • Mandelic acid peels penetrate the skin evenly and cause minimal damage while treating hyperpigmentation and melasma.
  • Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels can be used to treat skin that has been badly damaged by UV light. For patients of color, lower concentrations of TCA should be used to avoid permanently losing pigment.

How Effective Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are very effective! Depending on the patient’s needs, it may take multiple treatments to get the desired results, and the results are not always apparent right away. But with the help of a skilled clinical aesthetician who can determine the best option for a patient, chemical peels can be the key to amazing skin.