MEDICAL DEPTH CHEMICAL PEELS
What are chemical peels, and how can they improve the appearance of skin ?
A chemical peel employs a skin application of an agent which causes the shedding, ( exfoliation ), of the
outer layers of the skin. Depending upon the concentration of the chemical peeling agent, a very superficial peeling
can occur … or … a deeper exfoliation could result.
The mildest chemical peeling agents are acids derived from fruits. These are the types of peeling treatments
that one could expect to receive from an aesthetician at a salon. They can provide some skin refinement, but to
obtain more dramatic skin improvements, more concentrated skin peeling applications are required.
Since there are many types of skin-it is best to consult with an experienced professional who is accustomed to
working with all skin types in order to receive the best results from your skin peeling procedure program.
What kinds of skin problems can be improved with medical depth chemical peels ?
These stronger chemical peels can be performed on the face, on the neck, in the breast cleavage area ,
or can be employed to help rejuvenate the appearance of the hands.
Medical depth chemical peels can help improve the appearance of :
– Active inflammatory acne
– Acne scars
– Brown spots and patches from excessive sun damage
– Dark patches resulting from the hormonal swings of pregnancy ( chloasma ),
and also the superficial brown pigmented patches from birth control pills ( melasma ).
– Fine lines, ” eggshell ” crackled , crepey skin texture, enlarged pores, rough texture, and dull , thickened
skin issues can also be improved with moderate -depth chemical peel programs.
Since medical depth chemical peels remove the dead, keratinized, outer layers of the skin… the fresh, soft,
radiant, and glowing ” baby skin ” is revealed following treatment with medical depth chemical peels !
Which people would be likely to receive benefits from a medical depth chemical peel ?
People with fair skin and light-colored hair are the ideal candidates for medical grade chemical peels.
But people who have darker hair and medium skin tones can also be good candidates for these treatments,
but they may be advised to treat their skin with a physician-prescribed prepping regimen before
having the skin peeling procedure. This skin preparation can help reduce the likelihood of of the client
showing an exuberant pigmentation response after the peeling procedure , which then may require a
period of skin bleaching cream applications for several weeks. However, people who have these skin
types prone to excessive pigment production can also experience these annoying effects from laser skin
How are chemical peels performed ?
The skin is thoroughly cleansed, and prepared for the peeling agent application in the doctor’s treatment suite.
The doctor then carefully applies the skin peeling agent, and when the correct depth of skin reactivity is achieved,
the peeling solution is neutralized , and a cooling , soothing , anti-aging facial treatment follows.
What will the client experience during the peeling procedure ?
There will be a slight heating effect in the skin, followed by a slight to moderate stinging sensation which lasts
no more than 5-10 minutes. Then the skin peeling agent is neutralized , and the discomfort is relieved.
Will I need to do anything to prepare for my medical depth skin peeling procedure ?
Depending upon your particular skin type, the depth of the chemical peel that is planned, and also upon
any medications you may be taking on an ongoing basis, some additional skin preparation may be recommended
for you to receive your best result. Dr. Silver will counsel you about any specific issues that you may need to
If you are instructed to use a preventative skin preparation treatment, you should start applying that lotion daily
two weeks before the day of your skin peeling procedure.
If you will need antiviral treatment , ( recommended for those who have experienced facial or lip ” fever blisters”,
” cold sores” , or herpes viral outbreaks in the past ), then you should start taking your antiviral medication
24 hours before your chemical peeling procedure.
How will the treated skin feel after the procedure, and how will I look ?
The skin will feel dry and taut , with possibly some very slight discomfort one might experience after
a sunburn. A few days later, the treated areas will turn a bronze-tan color, and this phase is soon followed by
active peeling of the skin. The vigorous peeling occurs 5-10 days after the procedure, depending upon one’s
skin type, the depth of the peel, and the rapidity of healing in a given individual.
The skin which is revealed after the dead layers have been shed is smoother, glowing, and radiant , with dark spots
appearing lighter or eliminated, and skin textural irregularities softened. The ” baby skin ” will also be more
sensitive to sun exposure, so a sunscreen preparation with static and photoactive agents will be recommended for
your protection by Dr. Silver.
Will I need more than one chemical peeling session ?
Most clients can benefit from a series of chemical peeling procedures performed on a once-twice monthly basis
for a series of 3-5 sessions in order to obtain optimal results.
Those who would like to achieve the very best anti-aging effects, can have medical depth peels every three months
for the most radiant , glowing, youthful -appearing complexions !
XANADU REJUVENATION INSTITUTE offers the “GODDESS” and “ATHENA” peels
The GODDESS peel is a medium depth , medical peel which is used either singly or as part of a series of 5 peeling
sessions . Salicylic acid is used in this peel , so clients who are allergic to aspirin should not have this peel.
The ATHENA peel is a deeper medical peel , which is used in the breast cleavage area as part of a series of
3 peeling sessions.
Please call our office for a free private consultation, to see if these treatments are right for you !