Our chemical peels are designed to improve the appearance of the face, chest, hands and back.
We offer several different types of chemical peels customized to target pigmentation, acne, fine lines/wrinkles,
skin tone and uneven texture.
Our peels range from zero days of down time up to 7 days.
Your chemical peel treatments also includes Gua Sha lymphatic drainage + scalp massage!
SALICYLIC - LACTIC - GLYCOLIC - PUMPKIN
These are popular introductory peels for both men and women looking to correct minor skin imperfections such as wrinkles, pigmentation, acne and skin tone. There is little to no down time and they leave the skin feeling refreshed and glowing.
Intermediate peels are designed to correct moderate skin imperfections. There is 3-5 days downtime post-peel with light to moderate peeling. Our intermediate peels can be targeted to correct pigmentation, acne, improve hydration, and anti-aging. Your esthetician will determine which peel is best for your skin concerns.
TCA - VITAMIN A | JESSNER | CHOCOLATE POWER
These advanced peels are designed for those with moderate to severe skin imperfections such as hyper-pigmentation, acne, wrinkles and skin tone. There is 5-7 days of downtime post-peel with moderate to severe peeling. Your esthetician will determine is which peel is best for your skin concerns. Aggressive peels typically require pre-conditioning with previous peels and professional grade skincare.
One of our most requested peels, the Vitalize Peel® by SkinMedica. The Vitalize Peel® is appropriate for patients with mild-to-moderate skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Vitalize Peel® treatments also address skin unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or other pigmentary changes.
Q & A
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE A CHEMICAL PEEL
You MUST be off Accutane for at least 6 months before any chemical peels. You should avoid tanning, waxing and exfoliating 1 week before a chemical peel. You should stop all topical treatments three days prior to your peel, this includes prescriptions, topical medications, such as Differin, Tazorac, bleaching creams and retinols. Call us if you have any questions about the products you are using. Also, depending on the type of peel, make sure that you schedule it at least 2 weeks before a major event, such as a wedding, family pictures, or vacation.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A CHEMICAL PEEL?
When you arrive at Akin Aesthetics & Wellness, we will have you fill out a Medical History and then your licensed Medical Aesthetician review it and go through a full skin consultation with you. Once we are ready to start the treatment, your esthetician will prep and cleanse your skin. After which, your peel will be applied. Depending on the peel that has been selected light to moderate burning may occur. Your skin may be pink to red and you might see white frost on the surface. The redness and frosting will dissipate over the next few hours. Your skin might feel tight and wind burned.
All peels are customized for the specific patient, their skin, and concerns.
Chemical peels are best done in a series of 3+ peels spaced 2-4 weeks apart.
Use a gentle cleanser morning and night. Avoid hot water. Gently pat the skin dry and apply SPF 30 2-4 times a day, even if it's not sunny outside.
During this time your skin may develop red-brown or gray coloration. Skin may feel tight and wind burned. Cracks in the skin may occur.
Do NOT pick skin, let it flake and fall off by itself.
POST CHEMICAL PEEL INSTRUCTIONS
Change your pillow case so your skin doesn't come in contact with any bacteria
You may cleanse your skin, gently pat dry and apply Comfort Cream as needed.
STAY OUT OF THE SUN AND WEAR SPF
Continue to use a gentle cleanser morning and night and SPF. Avoid hot water.
If you received an intermediate or advanced peel, your skin will often start peeling around day 3-4. Try not to touch your skin.
You can use nail clippers or eyebrow scissors to trim excess peeling skin. Do NOT pick or pull it, let it peel at its own pace.