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Chemical Peels


A chemical peel is a professional skin resurfacing procedure in which an acid or enzyme solution is applied to the skin in a controlled environment to remove the damaged layer of the epidermis and accelerate cell regeneration. Chemical peels are truly the most straight-forward and effective method to getting your skin looking better than it ever has.

History of Chemical Peels

Chemical peeling is a centuries-old practice, rooted in ancient Egyptian medicine. Queen Cleopatra, was famously known to bathe in sour milk to improve the look and texture of her skin. Today we know that sour milk is a lactic acid, a naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA).1

Although the ancient Egyptians used various herbs and chemical extracts as treatments to rejuvenate and beautify the skin, peeling agents such as salicylic acid, resorcinol, phenol, and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) were not scientifically described until 1882 by the work of German dermatologist P.G. Unna.2 As you can see, chemical peels have been in use for centuries and are still a core staple of the skincare industry.

Who are peels for?

Everyone, whether your skin is dry, oily, combination or even sensitive, there is a chemical peel treatment that will work for you. However, at Impressions MedSpa we don’t just put a chemical peel on and hope for the best, we begin by determining the optimal treatment for your unique skincare needs by analyzing your skin using Visia technology. Through the use of Visia we are able to determine not only what is visible to the naked eye but also what lays beneath the surface of the skin. This allows us the ability to develop a comprehensive plan to meet your personal needs.

What do peels improve?

  • Aging
  • Acne
  • Discoloration
  • Sensitive skin / rosacea

Why do you need a peel?

Your skin naturally exfoliates, gently shedding dead skin cells so subtly that most of us don’t even notice. However, as we age, this process tends to slow, resulting in a dull complexion that makes your skin look older than it truly is.

How do peels work?

Chemical peels speed up the exfoliation process, encouraging cell turnover that leaves the skin looking fresh and healthy. As a result of the exfoliation, after the treatment you may experience a form of peeling or flaking that lasts a couple of days.

What benefits can you expect from a chemical peel?

Chemical peels have a variety of benefits, some that can be noticed and some that subtly occur under the surface of the skin. When you consistantly follow a peel program that is specifically tailored to meet your individual needs you will experience:

  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Controlled oil production and fewer breakouts
  • Diminished discoloration and a more even skin tone
  • Reduced inflammatory response
  • Increased cell turnover process
  • Overall brightened skin tone
  • Softer, smoother skin

How often should I receive a chemical Peel?

For optimal results it is best to receive a peel every four to six weeks. But if you suffer from acne there are some peels that can be done every two weeks until you get the results you are seeking. Generally, it is a great idea to purchase a series of four peels up front so that you can achieve the treatment results that you want.

Transformations Peels

Transformations Lunch-Time Peel

Light peel that treats fines lines, wrinkles, and age spots

Transformations Medium Peel

This is our most popular peel that treats fines lines, wrinkles, and age spots more effectively than the Lunch-Time Peel with deeper exfoliation.

The Transformation Deep Peel

A Deep Peel that treats scarring, deep wrinkles, and age spots with deep exfoliation. 

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