What are Medical Grade Peels?
Over time, factors such as sun damage, heredity, diet, and repetitive muscle movement contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles in the face. Additionally, the development of pigmentation irregularities or acne scars can cause skin to lose its smooth, youthful appearance.
Unlike Clinical Grade or Natural Vitamin peels, Medical Grade Peels use non buffered peeling solutions at much higher concentrations to address these unwanted skin concerns and provide proven results.
Advanced Peels can be classfied into 3 categories:
(S) Superficial Peels
Superficial peels are the mildest form of medical grade peels. Superficial peels are usually performed using AHA’s, and in some instances BHA’s. Alphahydroxy acids are naturally occurring acids which include glycolic acid, lactic acid, and fruit acids, while betahydroxy acids include salicylic acid. Although the concentration of acid may vary depending on the extent of treatment, the acids used to perform superficial peels are not as harsh as other chemical peels. With little downtime, superficial peels are a safe, effective method of treating fine lines, sun damage, acne, and persistent dry skin.
(M) Medium Peels
Medium peels generally produce more dramatic results than superficial peels, because they penetrate more deeply into the layers of the skin. Medium peels are usually performed using what is known as the Jessner’s Solution. Like superficial peels, treatment results depend on the concentration of peeling solution being applied during the procedure. This is because solutions with a higher concentration penetrate more deeply into the skin. Medium peels are an effective method of treating fine to moderate lines, pigmentation abnormalities, acne scars, and blotchiness of the skin.
(D) Deep Peels
Deep peels generally produce the most dramatic results of any type of chemical peel. Deep peels are usually performed using higher concentrations of Trichloracetic Acid. They effectively treat mature and sundamged skin and are used to spot treat pre cancerous lesions on the face and hands such as Solar Lentigines and Solar Keratosis. As the strongest chemical peel available, deep peels should only be performed by a medically trained practioner.
How do I choose the best peel for my skin concerns and goals?
It’s mandatory that you have a comprehensive skin health consultation prior to any medical grade treatments to determine the correct treatment approach for your skin. All medical grade treatments require pre and post care, including discussion on cosmeceuticals. This will be discussed during your complimentary Skin Health Assessment.
Your post care will include both oral and written after care as well as recommendations for home care products to assist skin regeneration and protect the skin during the healing process. This step is just as important as the treatment itself, your skin’s ability to heal and the results achieved will depend on how you take care of and protect your skin during your 5-7 day healing process.
Everyone one has unique skin care needs, with this in mind we carry the latest and most advanced natural and medical grade peeling solutions. See below for more options: