Are you considering a Glycolic, TCA, Chemical or Jessner Peel?

Does you skin feel dull? Do you pores look visible when you look in the mirror? Would you like a beautiful complexion? Do you have lines and wrinkles that give your age away? Are skin care products not doing all that much? Have you considered skin peels? At Advanced Dermatology, we’ve performed thousands of skin peels including chemical peels, glycolic peels, jester beels and tca peels. Skin peels target accumulated damaged skin, such as uneven skin texture, rough skin, hyperpigmentation, age and liver spots and much more. Skin peels require a visit to a skin clinic, preferably a physician, where they will apply a solution. This will cause the upper lawyers of the skin to peel over the next few days. The damaged skin is replaced by new skin. However, a course of treatments is usually required to make any significant changes. As skin peels have side effects, it’s worth considering other skin care products, lasers and injectables. Consult with your physician to find a treatment thats right for you.

Glycolic Peel
Glycolic peels contain Alphahydroxy acids and are the lightest type of peel. They are usually performed at spas, beauty salons and at home and contain few side effects if the instructions are followed carefully. Doctors also use this type of peel but in much higher concenrations. This is the common form of peel with roughly 1 million treatments per year.

Jessner Peel
Jessner Peels are also lighter superficial peels but go deeper then Glycolic peels. Jessner Peels work effectively on sun damage, hyperpigmentation and Melasma. Multiple peels are required to see any visible difference. They can be used on the face, chest, neck, hands, arms and legs. Since pigmentation such as freckles and melasma typically regrows, it’s worthwhile considering a pigment inhibiting agent, such as hydroquinone.

TCA Peel
Chemical peels are suitable for people with mild to moderate sun damage, acne scars and wrinkling. The strength of the peel will determine the improvement, however, the stronger the peel, the more downtime you will experience.These types of treatments are usually performed in a physcians office but lighter tca peels can be performed at skin clinics.

Organic Peels
These types of facial peels usually contain natural enzymes that cause superficial peels. They are normally skin care products that can be used at home. The benific to these types of peels is that they do not contain chemics and instead use alpha and beta hydroxy acids. These types of facial peels are usually found in skin care products that can be purchased over the counter.

Phenol Peels
These are the most potent facial peels and require anaesthetic and involve downtime. These types of facial peels are usually used for deepening wrinkling ar scars. You will be required to stay indoors for 2-3 weeks and expect large pieces of skin to peel off. This type of treatment must be performed by a physician. Given the potential side effects and downtime, its worthwhile considering laser treatments.

What are the side effects of skin peels?
You will need to wear sunscreen for a period of time before and after treatment. Short time side effects including redness, blisters, obviously peeling, swelling and oozing. Long term side effects can include scarring, hyperpigmentation and skin sensitive to sunlight.

What are the pre and post treatment requiremenets?
Avoid abrasive products, lasers and other peels. Refrain from going into the sun. Wear SPF 30+ Sunscreen.