What is a Chemical Peel?
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.
At West End Plastic Surgery, our team of Aestheticians will discuss the various Peel options with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your skin.
Frequently, we combine our Chemical Peels with LED light treatments.
There are three basic types of chemical peels:
Light Peel: 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 Peel: 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 Peel: 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.
Fire and Ice Resurfacing Treatment
Maximum Results, Zero Downtime, Anti-Acneic, Anti-Aging
Pioneered in Beverly Hills and coveted by A listers globally, this infamous intensive treatment is clinically formulated with the purest pharmaceutical grade ingredients and designed to rapidly and safely resurface the skin, reduce fine lines, address problematic skin and encourage cellular renewal.
The Centerpiece of this remarkable system is a combination of two treatment masques; The extremely powerful Intensive Resurfacing Masque is formulated with Sugar Cane Extract (potent natural source of Glycolic Acid), Retinol (Vitamin A) & Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) whilst the Rejuvenating Masque, formulated with potent antioxidants, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Grape Seed & Rosemary Extract soothes, hydrates and nourishes. This treatment is complemented by a unique combination of cosmeceutical serums & cremes to guarantee one of the most effective results driven facials you’ll ever experience.