PCA Skin Peels work to penetrate and treat the outer and inner layers of the skin to reduce facial imperfections, lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, acne, and rosacea.Book Now
If you have aging skin, hyper-pigmentation, acne, rosacea PCA chemical peel skin treatments may be the perfect solution to these skin issues. The treatment works to combat signs of aging skin by texturing, smoothing out wrinkles, fine lines, and dull sagging skin. A detailed skin analysis will determine the best peel for your skin type and condition. Most peels are gentle and cause little burning or stinging sensations on the skin.
What Is the PCA Skin Peel Procedure?
PCA Skin peels aren’t timed or neutralized and are left on the skin. The product will penetrate and treat the outer and deeper layers of the skin at a cellular level. The number of layers applied depends on your sensitivity to the treatment, along with the treatment protocol. After your peel treatment, nutritive topicals and calming, broad spectrum SPF products are applied to leave your skin hydrated and glowing. Using sunscreen after your chemical peel is mandatory.
What Preparations Should I Make Before Treatment?
There are certain things to avoid before undergoing a chemical peel procedure. These include:
- Avoid use of Accutane for 3 months prior to treatment
- Avoid tanning to the treatment area (tanning beds, spray tan, sun)
- Stop the use of exfoliants (including Renova, Glycolic Acid) on the treatment area one week prior to treatment
- Avoid chemical or mechanical irritants one week prior to treatment
- If you are pregnant or nursing you are not able to undergo a chemical peel treatment
What Happens Post-Treatment?
You may experience some mild redness, similar to a sunburn for a few minutes up to 24 hours. You may apply aloe vera or cold compress to alleviate these irritations. Flaking and dryness is also common and should resolve within one week. It is important to avoid direct sunlight and apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. You should also avoid excessive heat, hot showers and exercise for at least 24 hours because internal heat can cause hyperpigmentation. Use cool water and gentle cleansers for 48 hours. Do not apply makeup until redness has subsided. Avoid the use of exfoliants and chemical/mechanical irritants for one week post-treatment.
Chemical Peel Treatment Options:
Enhanced Jessner Chemical Peel
These peels help to repair and reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines, and provide a clearer, smoother, and more even skin texture. The following three treatment formulas are available:
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone Exfoliating Treatment
This formula will even skin tone and quickly lighten any pigment discolorations such as melasma and sun damage. This treatment also helps to stop active acne and correct post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne.
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol Exfoliating Treatment
This is the most potent PCA Peel formula. It will even skin tone and exfoliate oily, thick and resilient skin types. It also helps with active/cystic acne and asphyxiated skin.
PCA Peel Hydroquinone Free Exfoliating Treatment
This treatment unclogs pores, clears acne and rejuvenates the skin. It also helps to correct pigment discolorations for those with hydroquinone sensitivities.
TCA Chemical Peel Treatments:
PCA Professional TCA Peels are blended formulas with ingredients such as lactic acid, ascorbic acid, phytohormones and kojic azelaic acids to produce dramatic results.
Below are four TCA Formulas:
This peel will strengthen and brighten the skin while helping to treat acne scars, sun damage and other forms of hyperpigmentation. It also provides anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action which makes it an excellent choice for acne and rosacea.
This formula treats dehydrated, maturing skin. It helps treat smoker’s skin, pigment disorders, sun damaged skin and acne. The result is plump, hydrated, bright and soft skin.
This antioxidant therapy corrects and prevents free radical damage and stops the aging process. It helps stimulate respiration and circulation within the skin and promotes healing to rejuvenate sluggish, stressed skin.
Smoothing Body Peel
This treatment is considered the future of total skin conditioning. It uses powerful, but skin-friendly ingredients to correct skin discoloration, while smoothing and brightening skin. It is especially effective for combating problem areas on the arms, legs, chest, hands and feet.