PCA Chemical Peels
Our line of chemical peels are specialty formulated for numerous skin types and conditions. This process is an actual chemical exfoliation where a solution penetrates into the depths of the skin improving collagen and elasticity, reducing scarring, stimulating blood flow and minimizing sun damage. In the days following your treatment may have a slight peeling effect, or, “sloughing” of the skin in certain areas. In return, you have smoother, more radiant skin with little down time! This treatment is often combined with a microdermabrasion for more expedited results.
Enhanced Jessner’s Peel with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol
The most potent of our Enhanced Jessner’s formula, this peel will help improve the appearance of skin tone and provide exfoliation for oilier, thicker more resilient skin types. It is also effective for those that require a deeper treatment. This peel helps repair and reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines and provide a more even, smoother skin texture.
TCA Peel (trichloroacetic acid)
PCA Ultra Peel Forte
This treatment has been specially formulated for maturing skin and will help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting an even skin tone and a clear complexion. This TCA solution is a blend formulated with many ingredients including lactic acid, ascorbic acid, plumping phytohormones and kojic and azelaic acids to produce dramatic results. Those with resilient skin who have more dramatic wrinkling, sun damage and residual scarring from breakouts are the most suitable candidates for this deeper and more active treatment.
Sensi Peel is formulated as a unique peeling option for all patients including those with highly sensitive skin. This gentle 6% TCA solution will improve surface texture and brighten the skin while helping to promote an even skin tone. This multi-faceted and skin brightening treatment is an excellent option for sensitive skin and higher Fitzpatrick skin types.
Chemical peels are an important part of skin health.
As an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns, they improve tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts and dark spots, but many people are intimidated to go in for their first peel treatment. The fear of leaving with a bright red face that hurts prevents some from experiencing the many benefits of a peel. The post-peel reality is a glowing, healthy complexion. Here’s everything you need to know before your first PCA SKIN chemical peel:
Peeling is exfoliation. When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt and debris. The result is glowing skin.
You won’t necessarily experience visible peeling. That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel and the number of layers applied. Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience. Talk to your PCA Certified Professional to find out what type of peel is best for your skin.
Peels are easy to work into a busy lifestyle. There is no downtime with PCA SKIN chemical peels — you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your regular activities. There are steps to ensure that your results are maximized. Following a post-procedure regimen recommended by your PCA Certified Professional following your treatment will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment. Your clinician will give you more detailed instructions after your procedure, catered to your skin’s needs.