Peel Treatments

They say that Peel Treatments resurface the skin…

That’s sounds a bit like someone repaving 104th and visions of tar, rough groves, frustrating lanes changes and slow traffic come to mind – not something you would want to do to your skin, let alone your FACE!  So why would anyone recommend this for your skin?

Perhaps you have a wedding, anniversary or another big event coming up and you want to look your best!

In an effort to get one step closer to baby-soft skin, in short, a skilled esthestican will analyze your skin FIRST to tailor your concerns with the varying levels of intensity to treat a range of skincare issues, from texture problems, hyper-pigmentation to fine lines and wrinkles.

What does a chemical peel do?

All peal treatments use different chemicals to remove the outer layers of the skin, though how many layers will depend on the intensity of the peel.  There is a period to heal, which will vary with the intensity, which will then leave your skin left feeling softer, closer to the baby-soft skin.  Issues such as acne or acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles should improve, if not completely be corrected due to being on the upper most layers of skin. These peels also help remove the dead skin cells, leaving your face with a radiant glow.

Should I get a Peel or a facial?

Honestly, we always recommend a skin analysis and perhaps a facial first.  A trained skin care professional (aka esthetician) should know best what level of intensity you should start with or continue with.  Let them get to know your skin first before jumping into something that you aren’t sure how your skin will react.

A Peel Treatment though should be planned.  Peel treatments take time, and better done in combination with a facial to help the healing process.  Please, don’t plan on a date night to get a peel in the morning.  You won’t be happy.

How much does a chemical peel cost?

You will find the cost can depend on whether you get a light, medium or deep peel, at other locations.  So we did some research for you:  Light peels generally average $150-$400, medical-grade in a doctor’s office can cost up to $6,000.

With us… we aren’t to ask you to get a second on your home.  Use your ALL Pass and we don’t charge extra for the intensity.

How often should I get a peel?

Sanitas Peel should be repeated every 2 to 4 weeks over a 2 to 3 month period for best results. Repeating the peel over a period of time allows your skin to respond and allows younger, softer skin cells to surface, giving you more satisfactory results.

What chemicals are in the Peels?

Due to the intensity of the treatment, the actual ingredients will vary.

You will find some of the common chemicals used in peels are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) also know as Salicylic Acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and jessners. AHAs and BHAs are the lightest acids, often used in light chemical peels. TCA can be used in many different formulations. Last but not least, jessners are the strongest chemical and only used in deep peels.

We use Sanitas Peels, as many want to improve their skin but have avoided because you don’t want to go into hiding. Depending on your skin’s needs, the proper peel treatment will be selected.

Is there down time?

With any peel treatment there is some downtime. You might see light flaking, a bit of irritation or even some peeling (thus the name) a few days after light peels.  It can take up to six weeks for a medium peel to return to “normal”.  Deep peels are closer to a surgical treatment and may take two weeks or longer before you can resume normal activity like wearing makeup (we don’t do those here.)

What are the expected results?

For every person, there are different results depending on the type of peel and the intensity.  However, you should find the intended improvement in appearance for:

  • Fine line and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Sun damage
  • Acne or acne scars
  • Age/Liver spots
  • Rough skin and scaly patches

How do I know if I shouldn’t get a peel?

With anything, there are precautions. A trained skincare specialist can help best determine if it’s truly okay, but if you you should not just decide to do it if:

  • You are pregnant/lactating
  • You have used Accutane or retinoic products in the last 4 weeks
  • You have any open wounds or a herpes breakout
  • You have had plastic surgery within 3 to 6 months prior
  • You have recently waxed or have a fresh sunburn
  • You have VERY sensitive skin. (start with a patch test)