Physician-grade peels are one of the best ways to rejuvenate your skin. These high-grade chemical peels are only administered by licensed, highly-experienced medical professionals, such as dermatologists or cosmetic surgeons, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, remove hyperpigmentation or age spots.
What are Professional Chemical Peels?
High-grade physician chemical peels utilize specialized topical solutions that exfoliate your skin. These types of peels range from superficial, to medium depth, and deep, which is the strongest type of peel. Each one works to rejuvenate your skin and remove dead skin cells to reveal a healthier glow.
Benefits of Physician-Grade Chemical Peels
Physician-grade chemical peels offer patients a variety of skin-rejuvenating benefits, which include:
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles: Chemical peels can remove years of your appearance with exfoliation. Deeper peels are the most aggressive, however, they also produce the most dramatic results. Medium-depth and superficial peels also rejuvenate your skin, but may not produce as dramatic results.
- Improve skin tone: Physician-grade chemical peels can also improve your overall skin tone by removing areas of hyperpigmentation.
- Acne Treatment: Patients with cystic acne often see a dramatic improvement in acne scarring.
- Smaller pore size: Chemical peels can also minimize the appearance of large pores, making your skin look smoother.
- Increased collagen production: Certain depth peels will also boost collagen production, which increases your skin’s elasticity.
Types of Chemical Peels
Epionce Lite Refresh Peel
The Epionce lite refresh peel is the entry point for clients new to skin peels or for those looking for a more frequent treatment that will boost the condition of the skin by smoothing and brightening. This peel provides a positive anti-oxidant effect, contains anti-inflammatory properties and promotes collagen production. Improves skin clarity and refreshes the skin in one simple step. Uses a combination of malic and salicylic acid. Formulated for all skin types. Fitzpatrick I-IV and no downtime.
ZO Simulator Peel
The entry point for clients new to skin peels or for those looking for a more frequent treatment that will boost the condition of the skin. Great for rough or dull skin. Uses a combination of lactic, citric, and glycolic acid to renew and revive the skin. No downtime.
Epionce Sal-E and Mal-E Peel
A combination of salicylic acid and malic acid, formulated to improve appearance and texture of the skin. Improves skin aging, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea.
Sal-E penetrates and cleans out pores to encourage cell turnover. Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties improve skin clarity and texture. Refines pores, improve radiance, and reduce acne symptoms. Suitable for Fitzpatrick 1-V. Not safe for pregnant or lactating women.
Mal-E reduces problem bacteria, enhances skin hydration and brightness while encouraging cell turnover with minimal exfoliation. Improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation, visible signs of skin aging, and acne. Suitable for Fitzpatrick I-V. Not safe for pregnant or lactating women.
The Vitalize Peel is SkinMedica’s mid-point peel that addresses concerns of mild to moderate skin conditions. This peel is most effective when applied in a series of three. You can expect to peel 48 hours after application with 2-5 days of mild peeling afterward.
The Vitalize Peel is designed to:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Treat sun damage and acne scarring
- Reduce the appearance of skin imperfections
- Reduce hyperpigmentation
Counteract age-related skin issues with the medical-grade product line offered by SkinMedica. Our aestheticians will guide you through this intensive anti-aging skin care treatment, which works deep below the surface of the skin, supplying supplements like Vitamin C and E, retinol, collagen, antioxidants, and proteins that are essential to your skin’s rejuvenation and health.
Smart TCA Peel
SkinCeuticals Smart TCA Peel significantly improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, laxity, and stubborn discoloration. Available only through a SkinCeuticals professional - treatment price may vary by physician.
It can be used on dry, normal, oily or combination skin types and targets concerns such as blotchiness, discoloration and aging
Smart TCA Peel significantly improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, laxity, and stubborn discoloration. Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) is known as the gold-standard ingredient in chemical peeling – as it’s a tried-and-tested acid used for decades by doctors. Ideal for all skin types and most skin tones, the Smart TCA Peel features a blend of 15% Trichloroacetic Acid with 3% Glycolic Acid. The Smart TCA Peel in-office treatment features a patented post-peel Restorative Masque to soothe and reduce skin temperature immediately following peel application.
It will visibly improves signs of aging, including discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, and pore size. As well as providing exfoliation and improvement in skin texture. It is clinically tested on a variety of skin tones, including deeper skin tones (Fitzpatrick I-IV).
ZO® Controlled Depth Peel™
The Controlled Depth Peel by ZO Medical is offered at R Medical Spa in St. Louis. This peel is great for men and women wanting to correct skin problems such as scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles, skin laxity, or poor texture. We perform the ZO Controlled Depth Peel in-office and can customize your peel based on your skin type and specific goals. Depending on your personalized treatment, we may perform this peel under conscious sedation to minimize any discomfort during treatment. This skin peel will help to reveal a new and healthy layer of skin with improvements to tone, tightness, and texture.
From acne treatment to anti-aging, our board-certified plastic surgeons at Renaissance use the ZO Controlled Depth Peel – an aggressive Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) chemical peel that is designed to diminish wrinkles, acne scarring, and pigmentation problems.
In-Office Chemical Peel
Dr. Boschert, Dr. Craig, Dr. Mills, and Dr. Alleyne base your ZO Controlled Depth Peel on your individual needs and skin conditions and determine the strength of your peel on the level of damage and desired transformation. They may even recommend you consider another personalized skin care regimen in conjunction with your peel.
This procedure works to remove the thin layers of damaged surface skin. The treatment is quick, taking about 20 minutes depending on the number of coats our surgeons or nurses determine is necessary. With a healing time of 7-10 days, the ZO Controlled Depth Peel St. Louis treatment offers a safe method of controlling the appearance of aging. Results leave your skin tighter, smoother and younger looking.
How is a Chemical Peel Performed?
Prior to having a chemical peel, you will have an initial consultation. Your skin will be examined to determine which type of peel would work best for you. You may be told to stop certain topical medications several weeks prior to your peel.
On the day of your peel, your skin will be cleansed. A topical anesthetic will be applied to keep you comfortable. If you are having a deep peel, you might be given a sedative or twilight anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. After your peel, you will be given post-treatment instructions and instructed when to return for a follow-up appointment.
Am I a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
While people are suitable candidates for a chemical peel, not everyone can tolerate a deep peel. Individuals with sensitive skin may only qualify for a superficial peel, whereas others may be able to have a medium-depth peel. It depends on the patient’s needs, skin concerns, and overall skin health.
Who Should Avoid Chemical Peels?
Individuals who have extremely sensitive skin, active skin eruptions of rosacea, dermatitis, or cystic acne should avoid having a chemical peel until their skin clears.
Schedule Your Chemical Peel Consultation Today
Smoother, younger-looking skin is possible with the right chemical peel. If you would like to learn more about physician-grade chemical peels, or schedule an appointment, contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery in St. Peters, MO at 636-896-0600 today.