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Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands.  A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. People have been using chemical peels on their skin for centuries. In fact, it is documented that Queen Cleopatra of ancient Egypt regularly used the lactic acid from sour milk to rejuvenate her skin.

There are three basic types of chemical peels:

Superficial or “Lunchtime” Peels: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands. 

Medium Peels: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.

Deep Peels: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.

Chemical Peel Options

We offer a variety of peel choices at Graham Plastic Surgery. These are all medical grade peels that you can only get at a physicians office. Our focus is on results. We don’t offer it if it doesn’t work…period.  We primarily offer peels that result in little to no downtime, although we can perform more aggressive peels if necessary.  The peels we offer are listed below:

VI Peel

This medium depth peel maximizes the benefit of a chemical peel and minimizes the complications of pain, prolonged recovery, and risk of scarring.  There are several peel options that are modified based on the condition you are trying to treat (acne, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles). Unlike other chemical peels, the VI Peel treatments are virtually painless, require no skin pre-conditioning, and deliver results in as little as 7 days.  These peels are also multi-taskers, nurturing skin with vitamins and minerals while going through the exfoliation process.  The peels are the suitable for the face and body.  VI Aesthetic products are practical, well-rounded, effective, and efficient.

VI Peels represent the next generation in chemical peels. Each treatment is virtually pain free and includes a specifically formulated post peel kit which is essential for your treatment’s success, ensuring optimal and lasting results. VI Peels are safe for all skin types, including darker skin tones, and offer specifically designed treatments that are convenient with minimal down time to address aging, pigmentation and melasma, acne-prone skin and sensitive skin.

VI Peel Advanced – The Peel for Collagen Enhanced Stimulation   $250

VI Peel Advanced is formulated to combat the effects and signs of aging. Made from a synergistic blend of ingredients, this targeted formula provides for a deeper penetration to soften fine lines and wrinkles. The collagen enhanced stimulation increases cell turnover and promotes a decrease in loss of elasticity.

For Skin Concerns
  • Aging Skin (Ages 40+)
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine Lines
  • Loss of Elasticity
Product Benefits
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smooths away rough skin texture
  • Penetrates mature skin
  • Stimulates collagen production
Product Features
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Medium-depth peel
  • Results within 7 days
  • Safe to use for all Fitzpatrick types I-VI

 

VI Peel Precision Plus – Your Peel for Skin Discoloration       $250

VI Peel Precision Plus combats pigmentation with our Lighten Booster and fast acting Brightening Booster. This powerhouse formula effectively suppresses melanogenesis and promotes rapid cell turnover for improved skin tone.

For Skin Concerns
  • UV Induced Pigmentation
  • Sun Damage
  • Melasma
  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
 Product Benefits
  • Exfoliates and helps diminish pigmentation and textural damage to restore skin to its natural health
  • Effectively penetrates damaged areas
  • Promotes rapid cell turnover
Product Features
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Medium-depth peel
  • Results within 7 days
  • Safe to use for all Fitzpatrick types I-VI

VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus – The Peel for Acne and Acne Scarring      $250

VI Peel Purify With Precision Plus is our most comprehensive peel for acne and acne scarring. This advanced acne solution works synergistically to combat active acne symptoms while repairing dark areas on the skin. The VI Peel Purify With Precision Plus helps to fade textural scarring and Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) caused by acne breakouts.

For Skin Concerns
  • Excessive Oil
  • Acne with Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne Scarring
  • Adult Acne
 Product Benefits
  • Reduces P. acne bacteria, comedones, and sebum production in the skin as it unclogs congested pores
  • Fades acne scarring and pigmentation while promoting healthy cell regeneration
Product Features:
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Medium-depth peel
  • Results within 7 days
  • Safe to use for all Fitzpatrick types I-VI

Glytone Chemical Peels

Glytone has been revolutionizing skincare since 1943. Glytone history started with two pharmacists making topical dermatological skincare products in collaboration with a dermatologist. The brand was built upon the innovation of Free Glycolic Acid and its benefits to the skin. Since this time Glytone continued to be at the forefront of dermatologic and skincare research.  In 2002 Glytone became part of PIERRE FABRE group, an international company built on the principles of scientific precision, ethics and dedication to innovation in health and beauty. Glytone is the only US brand to exist within the company.  The two Glytone peels that we are excited about offering at Graham Plastic Surgery are the Glytone Professional by Enerpeel Eye and Lip Peel and the Glytone Professional by Enerpeel Hand Peel.

Glytone  Eye and Lip Treatment       $150

Glytone Professional by Enerpeel Eye and Lip is designed to target mild to moderate photo-aging of eye and lip area. The combination of 15% lactic acid and 3.75% trichloracetic acid has shown consistently beneficial results in treating dark under eye circles.

  • Significantly increases skin firmness around eyes and lips
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and coarse crow’s feet
  • Decreases the appearance of dark spots
  • Decreases the appearance of dark circles
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