At the Sherman Aesthetic Center, we offer a full array of rejuvenating peels to make your skin look more purified, blemish free, and radiant. A customized facial analysis is available with one of our expert skin care nurses to help you determine which peel is right for you. Only our aesthetic nurses with over 30 combined years of experience will be administering your chemical peel. After all, it’s your face!
Advanced Chemical Peels Create a Healthy Glow
At the Sherman Aesthetic Center we have glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and customized combination facial peels. Advanced aesthetic treatments are customized to accelerate your skin’s ever-changing needs. Results are cumulative, as improvement increases over a series of treatments. Chemical peels are a popular skin rejuvenation procedure that improves the appearance of skin by promoting generation of new, healthy skin cells. A chemical peel is not a substitute for a facelift; it cannot eliminate excess skin. Depending on the unique needs of each patient, chemical peels can be customized to provide light, medium, or deep exfoliation.
|Note the fading of the brown sun spots and overall purification of the patient’s complexion after the chemical peel.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are candidates for chemical peels?
They are for any one who is looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, shrink enlarged pores, lighten sun damage and age spots, and lessen the appearance of certain scars.
What are the areas to which a chemical peel can be applied?
Besides beautifying facial skin, chemical peels can also be performed to improve the appearance of the neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs.
What should I expect after treatment?
A light peel usually results in some redness, and possibly some scaling for a few days. Medium and deep peels can result in swelling and skin browning, followed by peeling which can last up to two weeks. Ointments and creams will be applied to keep the skin moist throughout the days of peeling. At first the new skin will have the color of sunburn. This will gradually fade to pink over the next several weeks. Cosmetics can be applied after about one to two weeks. Following a chemical peel, your new skin will be tighter, smoother and may be slightly lighter than it was before the peel.
What precautions should I take after a chemical peel?
You avoid any exposure to the sun. Your new skin is very sensitive and susceptible to injury. Twenty minutes before you go outside, apply a broad spectrum (UVA and UVB blocking) sunblock of at least a 30 SPF.
No Downtime Peels
Salicylic Peel (Beta Hydroxyl Acid)
Works by removing aging skin cells, oil and debris attached to the skin surface and stimulates new skin cell production. This formula is oil soluble and lipophilic, so it is able to penetrate sebum-filled follicles, cleaning out pores with out causing after-treatment irritation. This treatment is best suited for oily and acne prone skin.
Glycolic Peel (Alpha Hydroxyl Acid)
This acid is derived from sugar cane and is considered to be an all-natural acid peel. Glycolic exfoliates old skin cells while stimulating new cell and collagen formation to soften skin. It also helps with balancing oily, acne prone skin, along with brightening brown discolorations of the skin.
Minimal Downtime Peels
These chemical peels are an excellent bridge between more aggressive laser procedures and at-home treatment programs.
Illuminze Peel (Salicylic acid, Resorcinol, Phytic acid, Mandelic acid, Malic acid)
We call this peel the “tighten and brighten peel”. It can be applied a few days before an event to give a nice glow and has no downtime. This peel may be repeated every 2 weeks.
- Increases skin glow and radiance
- Restores a more youthful appearance
- Improves skin color, clarity, and texture
- Little or no visible peeling
- Radiant-looking skin after 1 peel
Vitalize Peel (Lactic acid, Salicylic acid, Resorcinol, Retinol)
This SkinMedica peel is the second tier in strength. It does cause visible peeling for approximately 3-5 days. Great for hyperpigmentation and photodamage, some scarring, acne, wrinkles, and dull skin. May be applied every 4 to 6 weeks.
- Little downtime
- Noticeable results after just 1 peel; compelling results after 3 to 6 treatments
- Improves skin color, clarity, and texture
- Safe for all skin types
Moderate Downtime Peels
Rejuvenize Peel (Salicylic acid, Lactic acid, Resorcinol, Retinol)
The deepest of our three SkinMedica peels, the Rejuvenize peel causes active flaking and peeling for 5-7 days. It is safe for all skin types, and is helpful for acne, some scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage, and overall skin tone and texture.
- Noticeable improvement after just 1 peel; compelling results after 3 to 6 treatments
- May be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks
- Moderate peeling and redness