Typically, glycolic and lactic acid are the two most commonly applied peels. AHAs are the mildest of all chemical peels. They work really great for the treatment of very fine lines, dry and dehydrated skin, mild pigment irregularities and acne. Lactic acid is very hydrating and brightening to the skin. Please note these peels will only reach the Epidermis (top layer) of the skin.
One of my favorites is the Pigment Balancing Peel by Skinceuticals.
The Pigment Balancing Peel is a customizable treatment targeting hyper-pigmentations to dramatically improve the uneven, mottled, damaged skin. The peel combines high performance brightening and anti-inflammatory agents with the AHA peeling acid solution to accelerate removal and diminish skin tone and localized hyperpigmentation. One treatment will improve the appearance of your skin, but a series of 6 treatments every two weeks will be ideal for optimal results. The Pigment Balancing Peel has little to no down time or irritation. Depending on the amount of pigmentations and skin type a peel can be done approximately every 10 -14 days.
As with every peel, it is important that while treating your skin, you avoid direct sun exposure at least 2 weeks prior to treatment. Using sun protection is essential for this treatment.
Your at home skin care regimen is as important as the peel treatments. I will recommend a proper home care protocol customized to your skin type and skin condition. Your at home skin care protocol will be discussed prior to treatment as well as after each treatment to ensure best results. I strongly recommend all patients/clients treating their skin at least 2 weeks prior to the first treatment and then stopping one week prior to the treatment. Also, you must stop all types procedures such as waxing, laser hair removal, and shaving of the skin at least one week prior to treatment. Avoid using products that are excessively drying or irritating including scrubs and products with high level of AHA, Salicylic Acid and any Retinol.
I look forward to seeing you soon at the Cosmetic Surgery Center. For your free personalized skincare consultation, call us today to schedule your appointment.
Until our next encounter,
Master Aesthetician and Laser Technician
Cosmetic Surgery Center