Looking for a non-invasive treatment to rejuvenate and resurface the appearance of your skin? Chemical Peels may be your solution to smooth your skin’s texture by removing its damaged outer layers.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Using an acid solution, Chemical Peels can be the least invasive way to improve your skin’s appearance. Peels come in three strengths: light, medium and deep. With each treatment, your skin will see a noticeably healthier glow.
How do I decide which Chemical Peel is right for me? Depending on your skin and goals, one of these three Chemical Peels may be ideal for you: Modified Jessner Peel, Glycolic Peel, and ZO Lunchtime Peel.
Modified Jessner Peel
A popular medium-depth Modified Jessner Peel removes and corrects more extensive skin damage. It was designed to remove superficial layers of the skin, dry out active acne, reduce blackheads, and improve the overall appearance of sun-damaged, acne-prone, or aging skin. Modified Jessner’s solution is a combination of 17% lactic acid, 17% salicylic acid, and 8% citric acid.
Benefits of Modified Jessner Peel
A Modified Jessner Peel delivers several skin advantages, including:
- Reduce the appearance of acne scars
- Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles
- Lessen hyperpigmentation
- Ease stubborn acne breakouts
- Improve overall complexion
Learn more about the best treatments for hyperpigmentation in our previous article.
Ideal Modified Jessner Peel Client
Men and women with uneven skin tone, acne, fine lines and wrinkles who want to improve the overall appearance will benefit from the Modified Jessner Peel. This peel is not recommended for darker skin types; however, a Glycolic Peel may be a better option.
Glycolic Peels are light chemical peels that slough off the outer layers of skin, offering improvements for a variety of skin conditions, such as acne and superficial acne scarring, rosacea, pigment disorders, among others.
Benefits of Glycolic Peel
You’ll see more than just exfoliation with a Glycolic Peel. With each treatment, you’ll notice:
- Rejuvenated skin with a glowing appearance
- Enhanced skin tone and texture
- Reduced pore size and the appearance of fine lines
- Reduce acne and discoloration
- Skincare products will better penetrate the skin after a Glycolic Peel
Ideal Glycolic Peel Client
Uniquely suited for all skin types, Glycolic Acid Peels are a smart choice for clients with uneven pigment, dryness and aging skin. Mild to moderate sun damage may be improved, including fine lines and wrinkles, texture and skin tone. It is recommended to gradually step up in chemical strength with each treatment to protect clients from any side effects. To gain the most benefits, three to six treatments are advised every four weeks.
ZO “Lunchtime” Stimulator Peel
Nicknamed, the “lunchtime” peel with no downtime, the ZO Stimulator Peel is a beta/alpha acid spa peel. A ZO Stimulator Peel reduces fine lines and wrinkles, stimulates cell turnover, and improves skin tone, texture and clarity with zero downtime. The ZO Stimulator Peel is a light strength that stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin, while exfoliating dull, dry skin.
Benefits of ZO Stimulator Peel
The ZO Stimulator Peel is best for:
- Zero downtime, quick and painless treatment
- Improve skin texture and tone
- Increase exfoliation and brighten dull skin
- Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
Ideal ZO Stimulator Peel Client
Suitable for any skin color and type. This treatment is best for those clients showing signs of aging skin, to treat Melasma, large pores, dull skin, sun damage, fine lines, uneven texture, and acne.
To learn more about our variety of Chemical Peels offered at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona, or to schedule your consultation, please fill out the form below. Call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to answering your questions!