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chemical peel

Chemical peels can affect two layers of the skin, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the visible outer layer, and the dermis sits just beneath. This deeper layer contains nerve endings, sweat glands, and hair.

We use medical grade chemical peel solutions which gives a smoother and healthy glow to your skin. Chemical peels can reduce or improve fine lines, wrinkles, acne, scars and uneven skin imperfections. Our Esthetician will evaluate your skin to determine which chemical peel is best for your skin type.

A light (superficial) chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin (epidermis). It's used to treat fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and dryness. You might have a light peel every two to five weeks.

 

How deep is a medium chemical peel?

Medium depth chemical peels penetrate through the superficial epidermis of skin and reach the papillary dermis, the uppermost layer of the dermis. The most common ingredient used in medium peel is glycolic.

 

Deep chemical peels penetrate the skin to reach the reticular dermis. Skin is comprised of 3 main layers: epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. The dermis is divided into two additional depths, the papillary and reticular. The reticular layer contains hair roots, sebaceous glands, sweat glands, and blood vessels as well as collagen and elastin.  We use TCA for our deep peels to rejuvenate all layers of the skin. By reaching the reticular layer, deep chemical peels have dramatic effects on more severe wrinkles and skin discolorations however the recovery time is upwards of 3 months.