What Is A Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are a proven and affordable method for providing an even and controlled shedding of damaged skin cells.
Chemical Peel Procedure
The selected peeling chemicals are applied to the skin resulting in the destruction of the “glue” that holds dead skin cells together. This process increases cellular turnover and improves the overall structure creating a more uniform and normalized skin.
$145.00 per session
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Regular chemical peel treatments help correct skin pigmentation irregularities, mild sun damage, wrinkles, and acne, giving you a smoother, healthier complexion with the added benefit of reducing follicular debris and blockage. The effect is a kind of ‘spring cleaning’ for your skin.
Types of Chemical Peels
We offer 2 different types of chemical peels:
A high concentration of glycolic acid can remove cells in the upper layer of the skin (called the epidermis) exposing the lower layer of undamaged skin. It is generally used for mild skin scars and comedones.
Glycolic acid has the smallest molecular particle size, is the most potent of AHA’s and thus penetrates more effectively and deeply than any other AHA. Available in 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% concentrations.
Lactic acid is much larger in molecular size, cannot penetrate as fast or as deeply as Glycolic acid, and is considered a moisturizing agent. For these reasons, Lactic acid is best suited for people who require a less aggressive exfoliation and milder approach to skin rejuvenation. A gradual smoothing, brightening, and clearing of skin blemishes will be accomplished.
What should I Expect During and After A Chemical Peel Treatment?
When the chemical peel agent is applied to the skin you may feel a burning sensation for a few minutes. AHA peels may cause a transient pink discolouration which quickly returns to normal. Occasionally very slight flaking in a few localized areas is seen for 1-2 days. Do not expect the skin to really peel. With AHA peels you can return to work immediately after your treatment.
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How many Chemical Peels Are Needed for Best Results?
To get the best results, peels have to be repeated. Most patients require 2-4 peels at 1-4 week intervals. Dr. Lyn Pascoe will work closely with you to determine the best number of treatments needed to reach your goals.
Chemical Peel Combination Therapy for Melasma
Glycolic peels combined with doctor prescribed cream (modified Kligman formula) can be very helpful for the treatment of melasma.
Watch this short video to see how a gentle chemical peel is applied
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about Chemical Peels please contact us for a consultation at 250-746-6512 or fill out our contact us form here. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.