GLYCOLIC CHEMICAL PEEL |
Glycolic acid is used to dissolve and allow dead skin cells to slough off. The result is a smoother skin surface with clear pores.
LACTIC CHEMICAL PEEL |
If your skin is sensitive, some of the peels on this list may irritate it. You may want to look into a light chemical peel, such as a lactic peel. As the name suggests, lactic peels come from milk and utilize lactic acid. It’s not only gentle on easily irritated skin, but also moisturizes dry skin.
BETA CHEMICAL PEEL |
Acne can be embarrassing and annoying to deal with. If you have a bunch of problem breakouts, a beta peel will be able to help you. It contains salicylic acid which is great for exfoliation and oil control. Salicylic acid also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Salicylic acid takes care of the bacteria that cause acne breakouts to give you the relief that you’ve been searching for.
TCA CHEMICAL PEEL |
Trichloroacetic Acid, often referred to as TCA, is an effective chemical agent used to exfoliate and renew the skin from a superficial to deep level. TCA is commonly applied to the face, neck, décolleté, hands and legs. In addition, Trichloroacetic acid is also an excellent “spot treatment” and can be used to exclusively peel isolated areas of the skin.
MANDELIC CHEMICAL PEEL |
Mandelic acid is a go-to anti-aging ingredient in the world of skin care. It works to accelerate cell turnover by dissolving the tiny bonds that hold the cells of the skin together, helping to remove dead skin on the surface of the skin that can lead to dull complexions as well as lines. It also strengthens collagen, one of the building blocks of the skin’s support network that gives it a youthful firmness.This increased rate of sloughing thins the outermost layer of skin called the stratum corneum. A thinner stratum corneum reflects light better and makes skin look smoother and more youthful. Mandelic acid and other alpha hydroxy acids generally soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture.
JESSNER PEEL |
Like all other chemical peels, the Jessner peel is done by brushing on a chemical solution called acidic liquid to remove the top layer of skin and encourage new, younger looking skin to grow. The Jessner peel was first formulated over a hundred years ago, and it’s still in use today
ALPHA JEWEL PEEL |
This is a summer safe peel with minimal downtime. Perfect for those “on the go” that do not want a lot of downtime. Alpha Jewel Peel Professional System is intended to remove the outermost layers of dead skin with the added bonus of precious gems. This unique element leaves trace amounts of essential minerals that create large levels of antioxidants to help neutralize stressed skin
PIGMENT BALANCING PEEL | $50-$150
The pigment balancing peel also works with a series of acids to lighten the pigmentation of the skin. It can also get rid of brown spots, but this will take a little more time. You can’t expect them to go away with your first session. You’ll need to go a few times for this to take effect. On top of semi-regular peels, you’ll also need to use sunscreen when you go out or your results will be limited.
VIP CHEMICAL PEEL | $50-$150
VIP Peels are medical-grade chemical peels. The are typically used to treat acne, acne scarring, fine lines, age spots/skin discoloration, sun damage spots, wrinkles, melasma, enlarged pores and more. The VI peel goes deeper than many other peels, penetrating the dermis of the skin. It is most often done on the face, neck and chest.
VI Peels are effective for all skin types, tones and ages. VI chemical peels, with their many acids and vitamins, attack skin problems at the cellular level, rather than just the surface.
Perfect skin with Peels
Skin peels have a very long history. Early records show that they were used by ancient Egyptians when women used to apply sour milk to their skin. This sour milk contained lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, which rejuvenates the skin. In addition, they used other substances such as animal oils and alabaster to improve the skin’s texture.
In Roman times, people were conscious of their skin and would use fruit such as grapes to exfoliate their skin. The active ingredient responsible for the use of grapes was tartaric acid. Other treatments included poultices containing substances such as sulphur, mustard and limestone, which were used to fade freckles and to even the skin. These ancient records show us that skin care has been important, particularly to women, through much of history.
Jana Bay Center offers a wide variety of professional chemical peels as well as everyday products to:
rejuvenate your skin
correct the effects of the sun
reduce scaring from acne or trauma
manage discoloration and wrinkles from aging
uneven skin tone or redness
What are the most common types of peel?
Superficial peels, which use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid to gently exfoliate. It only penetrates the outermost layer of skin.
Recovery time is about four to seven days. Your skin may temporarily be lighter or darker
Medium peels, which use trichloroacetic or glycolic acid to reach the middle and outer layer of skills. This makes it more effective for removing damaged skin cells.
Your skin will recover about five to seven days after a medium chemical peel, though you may have redness that persists for months. Your skin will initially swell, and then form crusts and brown blotches before revealing new skin
Deep peels, which fully penetrate the middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells; these peels often use phenol or tricholoracetic acid.
Deep chemical peels will cause severe swelling and redness, with burning or throbbing sensations. It’s common for the eyelids to swell shut. It will take about two weeks for the new skin to develop, though white spots or cysts may last several weeks. It’s common for redness to last for several months.
During recovery, follow your cosmetologist’s postop instructions faithfully. They’ll give you specific instructions for how often to wash your face and moisturize, and which products you should use to do so. Try to stay out of the sun until your skin has healed, and avoid using makeup or other cosmetics until your doctor gives you the go-ahead. You can use ice packs for 20 minutes at a time, or a cool fan, to help relieve discomfort at home.
How to prepare for a chemical peel?
Before your procedure, you’ll first have a consultation with our skin care specialist. During this visit, we will digitally analyze your skin to determine what the best treatment option is for you and select specific peel you’ll be getting. You also must let the skin care specialist know if you've taken acne medication, and information about whether or not you scar easily.
Before a chemical peel, you must:
not use any type of retinol or retin-A topical medication for at least 7 days
inform your skin care specialist about any medications you take
not have been on Accutane for at least six months
stop waxing, shaving, or using depilatory hair removal products the week before the peel. You should also avoid hair bleaching on your face.
stop using facial scrubs and exfoliants the week before the peel.
arrange for a ride home, especially for medium or deep chemical peels
What are the benefits of chemical peels?
There are countless benefits that chemical peels can provide you as well as your skin. They can help:
Increase the skin’s cell turnover rate
Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Even skin tone.
Brighten dull skin
Reduce acne as well as acne scars.
Treat as well as prevent breakouts.
Diminish dark spots.
Shrink pore size.
Make your skin soft and smooth.
Before undergoing treatment, discuss chemical peels with your doctor if you’re pregnant or nursing or have a serious underlying health condition.