Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic procedure for rejuvenation skin and slowing the effects of the aging process. Chemical peels are quick, simple, safe, and non-invasive procedures with great gradual results and minimal downtime. Chemical peels are an excellent treatment choice for reducing the appearance of skin aging, acne, scars, Sun spots, brown spots , Wrinkles, rosacea, facial dermatitis, and dry skin. Despite chemical peels varying uses, most peels work the same way: they remove the skin’s outermost layers to stimulate cell renewal and cell turnover resulting in reducing the appearance of skin abnormalities and revealing the healthy and smooth skin below.
Why do We Need Chemical Peels
Desquamation (“detaching”) is when hardened, dehydrated surface skin cells are detached from the skin and replaced by new ones (cell turnover). Because the human skin produces over 36 million skin cells per day, not all dulling skin cells fall off and desquamation, also, cell turnover slows down, and congestion takes over. The result is dry, dull-looking skin.
Chemical peels are one of the most effective ways to address these changes. For optimal results, chemical peels should be strong enough to accelerate cell turnover but not so powerful as to induce severe skin inflammation.
Since every individual’s skin is different, the best solution is to give them completely customized chemical peels which are achieved in the Pro-Power Peel collection. This chemical peel is the strongest and fastest chemical peel yet, covering all client’s skin concerns and helping them to achieve their healthiest-looking skin ever.
Here at Nell Laser Clinic, our multi-phases approach to chemical peels works with the skin, not against it.
Depending on your skin type and concerns, chemical peels are classified into four categories, based on penetration depth and effect on the skin: very superficial peels, superficial peels, Medium- depth peels, and deep peels.
During the chemical peel solution application procedure, most patients experience a warm stinging sensation that may last about five to ten minutes.
chemical peel solution causes the top layers of skin to peel off and allows new skin to regenerate. The new healthy skin cells are smoother and more even in color.
Nell Laser Clinic offers various types of chemical peels for the treatment of scars and skin rejuvenation.
Professional chemical peels vs, at-home peels
Chemical peels designed to be applied by Professional Skin therapists- like Pro-power peel tend to be more concentrated and customized to deliver more dramatic results. These formulas are usually not available to clients for self-application.
Skin exfoliation and peels designed to be used by clients at home tend to be lighter in nature. They are ideal for quick, easy removal of the dulling surface cells, as well as building the skin’s tolerance for stronger professional peels and maintaining results in between professional treatments.
There are many kinds of chemical peels available at clinics. At Nell Clinic we use different safe and professional chemical peels from Dermalogica which is approved by Health Canada.
Pro Power Peel
These fully customizable chemical peels provide the fastest and strongest peel that is perfectly customized to each client’s needs.
Pro-Power Peel is one of the kind chemical peels that you can be safe with rather than those that can cause severe inflammation and possible scarring. These fastest and strongest chemical peels are perfectly suited to skin needs and concerns. Treated frequently is recommended over 6-12 weeks, followed by maintenance 4 times a year. The whole procedure is non-invasive, painless, and helps to fight the signs of aging. You will leave the treatment room refreshed.
If you want healthy, smooth, and glowing skin, regular resurfacing is crucial and you need to think about having a chemical peel done by an experienced professional. Consult with your Skin Therapist to see if a chemical peel is a right treatment for you.
Under the category of pre-power peel, there are three types of chemical peels for different skin conditions and concerns.
- UltraBright Peel
Great result for Brighten Dull skin
This chemical Peel product from Dermalogica has been approved by Health Canada for its safety and result.
UltraBright Peel is the strongest, fastest chemical peel. This unique three-acid approach provides deep exfoliation and resurfacing that is 100% personalized to special skin concerns.
- Brighten Dull skin & uneven pigmentations
- Minimize the appearance of fine lines & Wrinkles
- Hydrate dry and dull skin
- Ideal for breakouts
- Advanced Renewal Peel
These powerful chemical peels resurface skin to help fight the visible effects of age AGGs (advanced Glycation End -products) to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation
- Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Even skin tone
- Power Clear Peel
Targets blemishes and visibly diminishes post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Helps prevent breakout
- Reduces post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Diminishes excess oil production
Exfoliant Accelerator 35
It includes Lactic Acid (AHA), Salicylic Acid (BHA), and protease enzyme. Lactic Acid is an alpha Hydroxy Acid, that normalizes cell turnover and cell cohesion; while preventing hyperpigmentation or melanin formation. The skin’s barrier becomes more resilient because collagen and glycosaminoglycans synthesis is improved and resulting in moisture preservation.
Salicylic Acid (BHA), a Beta Hydroxy Acid, increases desquamation; which eliminates damaged and contaminated cells that carry pollutants and micro-organisms from the environment. As we age, desquamation and cell turnover slow down, making chemical peels and exfoliants critical to removing the accumulation of cells that give a dry, dull appearance to the skin. Enzymes like protease also help to shed dead skin cells.
All chemical peels and exfoliants that we use at Nell Laser Clinic are PH balanced, therefore, do not strip skin of essential moisture and leave skin feeling and looking much smoother and clear.
Active Resurface 35 Treatment (Best facial peel for sensitive skin.)
This is a professional skin exfoliation treatment customized to the needs of the individual’s skin. It stimulates cell renewal and cell turnover through gentle, yet intense resurfacing. The following conditions are addressed with this peel:
- Premature aging/sun damage/fine lines;
- Pigmentation/uneven skin tone;
What are the benefits of Active Resurface 35?
There is less inflammation, tissue damage, and peeling generally associated with intense resurfacing treatments. As a result, only one week is required between the suggested 6 treatments.
Multivitamin Power Exfoliant
Is a professional Vitamin Peel for Drier, Mature or Prematurely-aging Skin.
Benefits of Formula:
- Lipid base is easily massaged and penetrates the skin without irritation.
- Contains 15% Salicylic Acid Concentrate (i.e. more than other peels); along with pure vitamins A, C, and E for immediate and optimal results.
Why Multivitamin Power Exfoliant?
Maximum strength; yet gently and non-abrasively removes dulling surface debris from the Stratum Corneum, leaving a healthier, fresher layer of new skin.
Contraindications to Chemical Peels:
- Those with sunburned or irritated skin; or those who have waxed within the past 72 hrs. should not have this Peel.
- Must stop the use of Retin-A, Renova, Adapalene, or any other medically prescribed exfoliating product 2 weeks before this Peel.
- Those taking Accutane or have taken Accutane within the past 6 months should not have this Peel.