Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation technique that safely and efficiently removes vellus hair, (peach fuzz), and the outermost area of dead skin cells on the face. The immediate result is soft, smooth, glowing skin.
Chemical peels are categorized based on the specific effect or damage they can do to the skin below the epidermis or the superficial skin layer. The levels are referred to as medium and deep with the deep peels reaching further down the layer of the skin. The category of peels depends on the type and concentration of the acids used.
There are different types of so-called “chemical” peels so be sure to understand the differences and what type of results can be expected.
WHAT DOES A CHEMICAL PEEL DO?
Specifically, a chemical peel can help men and women with:
Uneven skin pigmentation
Acne or blemishes
Sun damaged skin
A professionally administered peel by a certified nurse practitioner can restore aging, sun damaged, and dull skin to a more youthful and vibrant state.
WHAT IS A PHYSICIAN STRENGTH CHEMICAL PEEL?
Typically, chemical peels use varying degrees of solutions of acids such as alphahydroxy (AHA), trichlorocetic (TCA), and phenol. These highly potent acids remove damaged outer skin layers. These potent acids must be mixed in the correct percentages for patients to maximize results and minimize any possible damage to the skin.
The most common types of natural acids used in chemical peels include:
Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) are used for the mildest type of peel to produce a gradual result of smoother and healthy-looking skins. Our providers will work with you to recommend a series of peels to achieve your specific facial rejuvenation goals. Also, specific AHA products to cleanse and moisturize your face following your peel will be recommended to maintain the results.*
Trichlorocetic Acid (TCA) is used for patients who desire a medium depth of skin peeling. A medium depth peel is recommended for patients who want to address uneven pigmentation problems, fine lines and wrinkles and may help with some types of acne scarring. Patients are advised that a TCA peel will cause significant reddening of the skin; however, the results are more impressive.*
Core Hydration and Wellness may offer “chemical peels” but be sure you understand what type of peel you are receiving based on the strength of the acids. Other peels may use fruit acids; such as citric acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid and tartaric acid but these types of acids are far milder.
Micro-needling with/without PRP:
Micro-Needling is a minimally invasive treatment for patients looking to rejuvenate their skin. During the treatment, a device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of skin. Although these punctures are unnoticeable, this triggers the skin to create new collagen and elastin.
Micro-Needling can help improve many different skin concerns. The biggest advantage is improved texture and firmness of the face and neck. This is a great alternative for those looking to improve fine lines and wrinkles without the use of injectables. Some of our patients like to combine the Micro-Needling and injections for ultimate results. For our acne prone patients, a decrease in pore size and reduction in scarring can be seen.