What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels reveal the smoother, healthier skin below the surface. When administered regularly, peels stimulate collagenesis to lift and firm the dermis. Our chemical peels are suitable for use on the face, neck, chest, hands, or body, and use patented technology to deliver better results with less surface trauma.
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
Chemical peels dissolve the connection that holds dead cells together on the surface of the skin, revealing the smoother, healthier skin beneath. Renovus offers a number of different types of chemical peels, depending on your skin concerns. Our aestheticians will determine the best type of peel for the patient’s individual concerns.
Chemical Peels Offered by Renovus
Glycolic Acid (Collagen-Boosting)
This acid reduces visible signs of aging, including photodamage, fine lines, and wrinkles. It improves hydration as well as skin smoothness. Glycolic acid is the go-to ingredient for dermatologists when treating mild to moderate signs of skin aging. It is a great choice for people who are new to chemical peels.
Salicylic Acid (Pore-Refining)
Salicylic acid is an oil-loving acid that works by dissolving dead skin cells and sebum that clog pores and lead to congestion. It reduces the appearance of oily, acne-prone skin. It is also a great all-over exfoliator to reveal a brighter complexion with improvement in pore size.
Mandelic acid acts as a powerful yet gentle exfoliator that is ideal for skin characterized by persistent or intermittent redness. It has a milder mechanism of action, making it an ideal exfoliator for people with sensitive skin and darker skin tones. Mandelic acid helps reduce skin redness, and improves skin color, texture, and pore size.
Retinol is the gold standard for clinically reversing the signs of aging. Renovus Medical Spa’s professional-strength, all-trans retinol peels provide immediate improvement in skin tone and overall complexion, as well as powerful long-term anti-aging benefits. A retinol peel is an ideal boost for those who are just starting retinol usage at home and want to jumpstart their results, or for experienced users who want an extra anti-aging boost. It also noticeably improves acne impactions and balances oil production. Retinol peels are available in 4% or 8% strengths. Mild flaking for a few days post-treatment can be expected. This is also an excellent add-on to microneedling.
The Jessner peel uses a combination of medium-depth peeling agents, including salicylic acid for pore-size reduction and lactic acid for promotion of hydration. This peel is often used to improve actinic keratoses (sun damage), minor hyperpigmentation, scarring, wrinkles, elasticity, crepey leg skin, pigmented backs, back acne, and more. Jessner’s Peel is a leave-on solution that is applied in layers to the desired clinical endpoint, and is administered only under medical supervision. Following the treatment, it takes several days for the skin to complete the peeling process.
Perfect 10 Peel Systems
A revolutionary blend of essential acids combined at the proper percentages to deliver powerful, effective results. These peels are only administered under medical supervision. The Universal Perfect 10 is a mild, superficial peel for first time peel patients with significant discoloration or photoaging. It is good for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The Intermediate Perfect 10 is formulated for lighter skin tones and is recommended for sensitive, normal, and tolerant skin patients. The Advanced Perfect 10 Peel is for experienced peel users who are ready for a deeper treatment. Following the treatment, it takes several days for the skin to complete the peeling process.
Our medical aestheticians will discuss goals and concerns with each patient to create a customized treatment protocol. Chemical peels result in a gentle to moderate exfoliation of the epidermis. Noticeable brightening, smoothing of texture, improvement in pigmentation issues, and plumping of dehydrated skin are expected outcomes. Long-term benefits of chemical peels are stimulation of the collagnesis process resulting in improvement in signs of aging and photodamage.