Chemical peels are an excellent treatment choice for a wide range of skin concerns, from acne and hyperpigmentation to advanced signs of aging. Despite their varying uses, most peels work the same way: they remove the skin’s outermost layers to stimulate cell renewal and cell turnover, improving skin’s texture and appearance.
WHAT DO WE USE AS A PEELING AGENT(S)?
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) all have different molecular sizes, and therefore penetrate skin to different degrees. Because of this, each acid lends itself to the treatment of different skin concerns. Peel pH and concentration play a role, too; for AHAs and BHAs, the pH of the solution is just as important as the concentration of the acid. Peeling agents with a low pH are more acidic and better able to target concerns like pigmentation and wrinkles.
WHICH BRAND DO WE USE FOR OUR CHEMICAL PEEL?
When it comes to chemical peels, we’ve always had a unique perspective. Promoting overall skin health is one of Dermalogica’s core values. We also believe that regular resurfacing is crucial to accelerate cell turnover and renewal rates - so Dermalogica opt for peels that are more frequent and less invasive rather than those that push the skin to the point of severe inflammation and possible scarring. Dermalogica Pro Power Peel is fully customizable to suit your needs!
WHICH CHEMICAL PEEL COULD I CHOOSE?
POWERCLEAR PEEL $80
2% Salicylic Acid with 10% Mandelic Acid and 15% Malic Acid and a patented Terpineol-Thymol Complex targets blemishes, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and redness, which tends to brighten your skin.
Since Salicylic Acid is oil-soluble, it can both disrupt desmosomes and penetrate skin through the oil-laden sebaceous gland - making it an optimal treatment solution for oily and breakout-prone skin as well as mild Rosacea. Because Madelic Acid is a larger AHA it penetrates the epidermis more slowly, making it ideal for sensitive skin, severe breakouts and hyperpigmentation.
ADVANCEDRENEWAL PEEL $100
30% Glycolic Acid complexed with Opuntia (Prickly Pear) Flower Extract and Rice-derived Phytic Acid resurfaces skin to help fight the visible effects of AGEs (Advanced Glycation End-products) reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation while minimizing the appreance of fine lines and wrinkles. With the combination of Glycolic Acid and Opuntia (Prickly Pear) Flower Extract, this supports the desquamation process by optimizing the activity of enzymes involved in the degradation of intercellular adhesion structures in the Stratum Corneum, helping to increase cell turnover rate and improve skin’s clarity and luminosity.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO CHEMICAL PEEL?
If your skin’s sensation has been maintained in between level 1-3 on a level 10 scale, you can do it every 3 weeks. Otherwise, every 4-6 weeks treatment is recommended. Talk to our Skin Therapist for more detail!
WHO CAN’T DO CHEMICAL PEEL?
Has received a resurfacing skin procedure such as laser, light therapy, microdermabrasion or chemical peel within the past two weeks
Has received Botox or other injectables within the past week
Has used Retin-A within the past 48 hours
Has used Isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past six months
Has waxed/sugaring within the past 72 hours
Has a contagious skin disease or infection such as an active cold sore
Is pregnant or lactating
Allergies to any ingredients in the Pro Power Peel collection
Recent sun exposure and/or sunburned skin