In addition to our lightest peel, the Skin Medica Vitalize peel, Shu Cosmetic Surgery has added 3 new medium depth chemical peels to our service menu; which are unlike your typical salon/spa peel that do not penetrate deep enough to produce desired results. We offer a Jessner’s peel for $175, a 35%TCA peel (Trichloracetic acid), for $250 and a Jessner’s plus 35% TCA for $300.
The term chemical peel may be new to you or maybe you heard the term but did not understand what it meant. A chemical peel is a treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of your skin. The facial skin is treated with a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off like a sunburn. That is how the term “chemical peel” is derived. The regenerated skin is smoother, sundamage and sun spots are reduced and less wrinkled than the old skin. It is also a great treatment for acne.
Preparing your skin prior to a medium depth chemical peel will result in deeper penetration, faster recovery, lower risk of discoloration, and a better result. Skin preparation may be achieved by applying Tretinoin, and bleaching agents daily for four to six weeks. Tretinoin will help your dead superficial layers of skin shed and will allow chemical peel agent to penetrate more deeply. Tretinoin will also stimulate your skin to regenerate and heal more quickly. Women with dark skin are at increased risk for developing blotchy skin after a medium chemical peel. Bleaching agents used before and after your peel will minimize this problem. These patients must understand that the results may not be optimal, recovery may be longer, and risk of discoloration is greater.
Medium chemical peels will last six months to two years. If you use skin care products regularly after your peel, you will maximize the duration of improvement. Most women who choose medium chemical peels as the mainstay of their facial rejuvenation have a repeat peel every six to twelve months.