Chemical Peels – TCA, Skinmedica Peels, Melanage Skin Brightening System
Chemical peels are used to smooth the skin and improve the appearance of fine wrinkles, dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne. There are different types of peels used to penetrate the skin at different depths.
TCA( trichloroacetic acid) peels
TCA (trichloroacetic acid) 14-25% (usually done in a series of 3)
Medium depth peel. Full face
Helps with fine lines
Reduces pigment (browns)
TCA 35% Medium to deep peel ( can do up to two in six weeks)
Usually applied to specific areas, such as around the eyes or mouth
Helps with fine to deeper lines
Helps reduce acne
Reduces pigment (browns) Improves texture
Skinmedica’s Vitalize peel
Helps fight the effects of time and sun damage
Helps reduce melasma, age spots and enlarged pores
Will usually peel for about 7 days
Best results when done in a series of 3
Skinmedica’s Rejuvenize peel
Appropriate for moderate to severe skin imperfections as determined by your physician.
Smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness.
Noticeable improvement after just one peel, compelling results after three to six peels.
What is the Melanage Skin Brightening System?
The Melanage Skin Brightening System is a superficial chemical peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. It entails application of a cream masque and an at-home regimen. There is no pain and little-to-no irritation during the application of the masque. Typically, the irritation level on the following 3-4 days is more like a sunburn.
How does it work?
The Melanage 1 Masque is applied during an office visit where it is compounded freshly to ensure its potency and reliability. The masque is removed by the patient after a required length of time depending on skin type. Patients leave the office with this masque on their face. Patients are responsible for adhering to an easy-to-follow, but strict, at-home regimen involving the application of several Melanage products that are provided following masque removal.
What results can I expect?
Results will vary but generally patients will see improvement in skin texture and appearance. Although most patients experience superficial peeling of the skin, not every patient will notice this. If you do not notice actual peeling, please know that you are still receiving all the benefits of The Melanage Skin Brightening System. Proper skin evaluation by your skincare specialist prior to your peel is important and will help predict the outcome.
Who should not be treated?
The Melanage Skin Brightening System SHOULD NOT be used on patients with active cold sores , skin with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea in the area to be treated. Inform your medical professional if you have any history of herpes simplex, allergies, rashes, or other skin reactions, or may be sensitive to any of the components. This peel is not recommended if you have taken Accutane within the past year, or received chemotherapy or radiation therapy. The Melanage Skin Brightening System should not be administered to pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating) women.