Chemical peeling is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin which causes the very top-most layers to separate and peel away, allowing new skin to regenerate. The new skin is smoother with fewer wrinkles than old skin, and may also have a more even tone or color.
There are three basic categories of chemical peels. Each type works differently, and produces different results. Your treatment recommendations will be tailored to the needs of your skin. In general, the stronger the chemical, the deeper the peel, and the more impressive the results. However, deeper peels often come along with greater discomfort and longer recovery times.
- PCA Peels
- TCA Peels
- Jessners Peel
The application of AHA and Beta lift peels are relatively fast and simple. These peels are generally performed in the doctor's office. No sedation or anesthesia is required, since the patient only experiences a slight stinging when the solution is applied. The treatment usually takes about 15-20 minutes, however, concentration of the chemical solution or the length of treatment time may vary depending upon patient.
We begin by thoroughly cleansing the area to be treated. Next, we will apply the AHA solution, wait up to 15 minutes, and then remove it. After the procedure, no ointments or salves will be necessary to cover the treated area. Monthly or weekly repetition is common.
Before applying the chemical solution, a member of the Azura Medical Spa team will thoroughly cleanse the area to be treated. A sedative may be given, but TCA peels often do not require anesthesia because the solution itself has a numbing effect on the skin. At first, the patient may feel a warm or burning sensation, followed by stinging. Sometimes two or more TCA peel treatments, at intervals of one to two months, are necessary to achieve the desired results. The TCA peels can be used in varying concentrations, the higher concentrations may require oral or liquid anesthesia medication.