CHEMICAL PEELS

A chemical peel uses an acidic solution applied to the skin to remove damaged top layers, speed cell turnover, and boost collagen growth for a brighter, more even-toned complexion. By creating a controlled injury at a specific depth, chemical peels stimulate new skin growth to improve skin texture and appearance.

Peels can effectively treat issues like acne, acne scars, age spots, melasma, hyperpigmentation, rough skin, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles. Though primarily for the face, they can be applied to the neck, chest, and hands as well. Chemical peels are most effective when done on a regular basis so ask about package pricing.

Chemical Peel Options at L'image Skin Spa

SENSIPEEL

All Skin Types including Sensitive Skin, $125

SensiPeel is formulated as a unique peeling option for all patients, including those with highly sensitive skin. This gentle 6% TCA solution will improve skin texture and brighten the skin while helping to promote an even skin tone. This multi-faceted and skin-brightening treatment is an excellent option for sensitive skin and higher Fitzpatrick skin types.

Recommended for… Fitzpatrick types I-VI, fine lines, uneven skin tone, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, highly inflamed acne.
Not recommended for… pregnant or breast-feeding patients.

SENSIPEEL ULTRA

For Maturing Skin, $175

Specially formulated to treat maturing skin, Ultra Peel I is also appropriate for many other skin types, conditions and sensitivities. It will help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting an even skin tone and clear complexion.

Recommended… for Fitzpatrick types I-V, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, uneven skin tone, uneven texture, dry skin, dehydrated skin or adult acne.
Not recommended… for pregnant or breast-feeding patients or those with hypersensitive skin.

RESORCINOL & HYDROQUINONE

For Oilier, Thicker, More Resilient Skin Types, $175

The most potent of PCA’s enhanced Jessner’s formulas, this peel will even skin tone and provide more exfoliation for oilier, thicker and more resilient skin types. It is extremely effective on sun-damaged and thickened skin. It is also excellent for those with active or cystic acne and asphyxiated skin (dry on the surface, oily underneath) or those who require deeper treatment.

Recommended… for patients with uneven skin tone, photodamage, acne, asphyxiated skin, oily skin.
Not recommended… for patients with alcohol sensitivities, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, allergic to aspirin or patients with active rosacea.

RETINOL PEEL

For normal to resilient skin, $225

PCA’s retinol peel provides dramatic and rapid rejuvenation of the skin. By providing additional antioxidants within the formula, the skin is further protected from free radical damage. Skin is visibly smoother, brighter and more evenly toned.

Recommended… for patients with normal to resilient skin.
Not recommended… for patients with hypersensitive skin or those who are pregnant or breast-feeding.

ZO STIMULATOR PEEL

Can be Tailored to all skin types, $95

The ZO Stimulator Peel uses a blend of exfoliants, a 6% concentration of retinol and multi-action agents that stimulate collagen and restore moisture balance. The peel also evens skin texture for softer, smoother, tighter looking skin. The application can be easily tailored to each person based on their tolerance level and can be repeated every 3-4 weeks. 

Recommended… for all skin types.
Not recommended… if you have used scrubs, exfoliation products, bleaching creams, retinoids (Retin-A) or any similar vitamin A compounds or irritating agents on the treated area for three days before treatment.

VI PEEL

Address Tone and Texture, $275

The essential peel for tone and texture. Ages 13-39+, safe for Fitzpatrick I-VI. Great for first time medium-depth peel clients and clients concerned about the early signs of aging, rough skin texture, keratosis pilaris or as a maintenance peel.

VI PEEL ADVANCED

Enhance Collagen Stimulation, $325

The essential peel for maturing skin to help enhance collagen stimulation. Ages 40+, safe for Fitzpatrick I-VI to address aging skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

VI PEEL PURIFY

Formulated for Active Acne and Oily Skin, $325

The essential peel for active acne and oily skin. Ages 13+, safe for Fitzpatrick Scale I-VI. Works best for Hispanic descent to address active acne, breakout prone skin, oily and congested skin and teen acne.

VI PEEL WITH PRECISION PLUS

Formulated for Skin Discoloration, $425

The essential peel for skin discoloration. Ages 18+, safe for Fitzpatrick Scale I-VI. Works best for Asian descent to address UV induced pigmentation, sun damage, melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

VI PEEL PURIFY W/ PRECISION PLUS

Improve Acne and Acne Scarring, $425

The essential peel for acne and acne scarring. Ages 19+, safe for Fitzpatrick scale I-VI, works best for African American descent to address excessive oil, acne with hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, hormonal and adult acne.

MINI MELANAGE™

MINIPEEL SKIN ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM, $400

The Melanage™ Minipeel Skin Enhancement System is designed to improve skin texture, tone, and sun damage, targeting mild brown spots and fine lines on the face. This is the less-intensive version of the Melanage Skin Brightening System and must be used on lighter skin types without extensive hyperpigmentation/brown spots. It is designed to be administered over the course of two to three in-office treatments for enhanced skin brightening and smoothing effects, but you will see a difference with only one peel. This peel has very little downtime, is painless, and contains an at-home regimen to amplify and extend the chemical peel’s benefits.

Recommended… for reducing brown spots, Melasma and photo damage. Diminishes acne lesions and scarring, reduces fine lines through collagen stimulation and improves overall skin clarity and texture. Suitable for all skin types including darker skin tones.
Not recommended… for patients with certain skin conditions including sunburn, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea, rashes, cold sores, warts or open wounds. Also not recommended for pregnant or currently breastfeeding women. May not be recommended for patients who have taken Accutane within the last year, have a history or allergies or extremely sensitive skin.

 

 

 

MELANAGE™

SKIN BRIGHTENING SYSTEM, $850

The Melanage™ Skin Brightening System is a deeper peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of brown spots. This peel is designed specifically for darker skin types who have uneven skin tone with deeper brown spots. It is a painless peel involving a medicated masque and an at-home regimen for one month follow the peel. This treatment has one day of downtime when the peel is applied to the face; otherwise, you can return to work the following day with an irritation level similar to a sunburn. This peel has yielded dramatic difference with only one application.

Recommended… for severe uneven skin tone, melasma or deep pigmentation.
Not recommended… for patients with certain skin conditions including sunburn, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea, rashes, cold sores, warts or open wounds. Also not recommended for pregnant or currently breastfeeding women. May not be recommended for patients who have taken Accutane within the last year, have a history or allergies or extremely sensitive skin.

What to Expect and Aftercare

  • PCA Peels

    Sensipeel, Sensipeel Ultra, Chemical Peel with Resorcinol and Hydroquinone, Retinol Peel.

    What to Expect

    The doctor or aesthetician will start by cleansing your skin. Then, using a brush or spatula, they’ll apply the chemical peel solution in a number of layers, as determined to best suit your skin. Your entire appointment should take less than 30 minutes. After the peel is applied, you can go about the rest of your day and wash your face the next morning.

    Aftercare

    Some redness and irritation is to be expected, but a strong burning or itching feeling could be a sign of a chemical burn. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream or an ointment like Aquaphor can help calm your skin down. To protect your newly revealed skin from sun damage, wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more and avoid direct sun exposure—both good habits to keep up even after your skin finishes peeling.

  • VI Peels

    VI Peel, VI Peel Advanced, VI Peel Purify, VI Peel w/ Precision Plus, VI Peel Purify w/ Precision Plus

    What to Expect

    Your aesthetician will provide protective eyewear and suggest keeping your eyes closed to avoid harm to your eyes during treatment. Once your skin is cleansed with acetone to “de-grease” the surface layer, several layers of the solution will be applied by your aesthetician with with cotton-tip applicators, small makeup pads, or a paintbrush. The application itself takes only a minute. You may feel some tingling or burning during the application, but most people find this sensation brief and tolerable. After this, you shouldn’t feel any pain. Your skin may temporarily turn frosted-white in the areas where you’ll get the most peeling. Once the peel solution penetrates completely, your provider will apply sunscreen, to protect your skin. You’ll leave the office with the solution still on your skin and instructions to rinse it off in four hours. 

    Aftercare

    After you rinse off the peel solution, you’ll be free to apply makeup until the peeling begins. Depending on which VI Peel you had, you’ll also receive three to five VI Peel towelettes for home use. They contain vitamin C and tretinoin (the active ingredient in Retin-A), which will boost the peel’s exfoliating effects and encourage the layers of skin to slough off.

    Because you’re removing the solution at home, you play a big role in making sure your recovery goes well and you end up with the results you want. 

    The VI peel is considered safe with few risks or complications, but it is possible to see changes in pigmentation. Reduce this risk by avoiding exercise, sweating or significantly raising your body temperature for the first three or four days after treatment as these activities can cause blistering or hyperpigmentation. Dark skin is more prone to hyperpigmentation so check with your provider before a peel and follow post-peel instructions carefully.

  • Melanage™

    Melanage and Mini Melanage

    What to expect

    The mask is applied during a spa visit where it is freshly compounded to ensure its potency and reliability. The white mask remains on the skin for 5, 8 or 10 hours, depending on the skin type. The mask is then removed at home after the required length of time prescribed by their aesthetician. There is an easy-to-follow, but strict, at-home regimen included with the treatment. It will include everything needed to care for your skin in the following weeks.

    Aftercare

    in general patients will experience up to one week of peeling after treatment and may feel a sunburn sensation though not all patients experience shedding; this does not mean you aren’t receiving the benefits of the peel. It is important to use sunscreen and hats when outdoors in the weeks and months following their peel. Post-treatment instructions should be followed carefully for optimal results.

    The full Melanage peel may only be required every 12 months. The Mini Melanage™ may require a series of 4 treatments that will be scheduled 3 weeks apart.

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