Maintaining a healthy and youthful looking skin is important for many people. You can do this by using a variety of products and also through cosmetic procedures. Bentley SkinCare and Wellness offer chemical peels, one of the least invasive ways to improve the look of your skin. Learn more about the benefits of this treatment option during a consultation with in Springfield, MO.
What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are a treatment that helps to improve the look of skin by removing the worn outer layer and exposing fresh skin.
During treatment, a member of our team will apply a peeling agent to the skin to induce the peeling process. This process removes superficial damaged skin in a controlled way to promote the re-growth of a healthier skin layer.
What do Chemical Peels treat?
Aside from exposing fresh skin, a chemical peel can also help to treat a variety of other skin issues. These include:
- Uneven skin texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin impurities
PCA Peel® Hydroquinone Free
Ideal for oily, sensitive skin types, this modified and enhanced Jessner’s solution improves breakout-prone skin and promotes an even skin tone.
PCA Peel® with Hydroquinone
Perfect for normal skin types, this modified and enhanced Jessner’s solution lifts discolorations and clears breakouts for a bright, even complexion.
PCA Peel® with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol
Perfect for resilient skin or those who require a deeper treatment, our most potent modified and enhanced Jessner’s solution improves sun damage and acne.
Formulated for all skin tones and types, including highly sensitive skin, this gentle TCA blend improves surface texture and fine lines while brightening skin.
Ultra Peel® I
Formulated for maturing skin, this TCA blend improves surface texture, including fine lines and wrinkles, and promotes a bright, even skin tone.
Ultra Peel Forte®
Best for resilient skin, this more active physicians’ use only TCA blend, rejuvenates and evens skin, while improving fine lines and wrinkles.
Smoothing Body Peel® Treatment
Specifically for the thicker skin on the body, this TCA blend smooths, firms and brightens for an overall improvement in skin tone, appearance and texture.
4% Pure Retinol Peel
For skin in need of rejuvenation, this retinoid peel smoothes, brightens and evens skin tone through increased cell turnover and peeling.
Advanced Treatment Booster
Increase exfoliation, restore keratinization and barrier function, while reducing redness and soothing with this retinoid booster for all skin types.
Detox Gel Deep Pore Treatment
Formulated to detoxify breakout-prone skin, this peel alternative with lactic, glycolic and salicylic acids exfoliates, purifies and clears the complexion.
Clarify: Therapeutic Salicylic Acid Mask
For those with breakout-prone skin, this mask with salicylic acid and antioxidants detoxifies the skin leaving it purified, calm and clear.
Detoxify: Therapeutic Charcoal Mask
Absorb oil and impurities with this balancing mask using Japanese white charcoal. This treatment mask keeps skin clear while minimizing the appearance of pores.
Hydrate: Therapeutic Oat Milk Mask Treatment
Formulated for dry skin and impaired barrier, the humectants, antioxidants and essential fatty acids in this mask, soothe, improve and hydrate skin.
Revitalize: Therapeutic Papaya Mask
Appropriate for all skin types and conditions, this results-oriented mask brightens dull complexions and exfoliates leaving the skin smooth and refreshed.
What to expect during treatment
Because there is a wide range of products used for chemical peels, each session may be slightly different. Most products stay on the skin for a short time, between three to five minutes. There are also products that contain agents to make them self-neutralizing; these can stay on the skin for an hour or more. Our team can explain the specifics tied to the product being used during your treatment at our Springfield office.
At the start of each session, the specialist will clean the skin to ensure it is oil free. This is done via a medical degreaser. Oil on the skin can cause the peel not to work. After the skin is clear of any make-up, oil or other products, the chemical peel will be applied.
The Peeling and Healing process
Immediately following a chemical peel, the skin often feels tight or warm to the touch. Over the next few days, the top layer will appear to be fluffy and dry.
After the treatment, the top layers of the skin peel. While it might be tempting to help this along by picking at it, this is unnecessary and not helpful. The natural process of peeling will expose fresh skin underneath, but rubbing or picking at the skin can cause deeper peeling. It is best to allow the skin to do what it does best, and naturally, recover on its own.
Skin peeling can last a few days and is best minimized with the application of moisturizer. Keeping the skin moisturized will lower visible flaking but still allow the top layer of skin to come off. A gentle cleanser used each day can also help in this process.
Avoiding the sun is very important during the peeling process. The skin is new and fresh under the dead layer, so it is easier to get a sunburn at this point. Taking the time to give your skin a boost of care as it recovers will make the skin underneath even more healthy and radiant.
For more information about chemical peels, or to set up your initial consultation at our office in Springfield, Missouri, call Bentley SkinCare and Wellness today!