Chemical Peels

Facial Chemical Peels Philadelphia

Chemical peels are used to treat imperfections such as hyperpigmentation, uneven or coarse skin texture, fine lines, sun damage, and acne. Chemical peels refresh the overall complexion and reveals clearer, healthier skin. Multiple treatments may be required for optimum results. The types of peels used at MaxAesthetics are considered designer peels due to the fact that they are blended and or formulated with skin lighteners, natural fruit acids, herbs, antioxidants, vitamins and other natural beneficial ingredients, to improve the appearance of your skin and promote optimum skin health.

​AHA, Glycolic, Lactic, or Retinol Peel $75
A safe superficial chemical peel exfoliation to reduce surface dead skin cells and aid in the production of new skin cells. This treatment will be customized for your skin type. The appropriate chemical peel is recommended for either oily, dry, acne, combination and Hyperpigmented skin. This is an entry level chemical peel that will may cause mild flaking of the face. Package of 4 Treatments $275​

Skin Brightening Fade Peel $95
An intense facial to brighten dark spots or hyper pigmentation. Melanin suppressants, skin brighteners and enzymes are utilized to treat and prevent hyperpigmentation. Great for sun damaged skin, darker ethnic skin types and some acne skin types.

Detox Peel $90
An acne peel that balances sebaceous activity, loosens skin impurities for easier extraction and heals acne lesions. Great for most cystic acne types.

Peptide Firming Peel $130
A mid depth chemical peel for the more mature skin that needs a serious resurfacing to improve texture, tone, and lipid barrier. Minimizes fine lines by stimulating cellular regeneration. May require pre-treatment on certain skin types. A peptide anti-wrinkle collagen serum or cream is recommended for daily use.

Melanin/ Melasma Lift $140
A medium depth facial chemical peel to lighten deep hyperpigmentation from sun damage or severe acne blemish and Melasma.  This treatments will produce a sunburn like peeling for about 5 to 7 days. Suitable for most skin types. 

Skin Renewal Peel $200
A deep facial chemical peel that is recommended for oily acne prone skin with a coarse uneven texture and tone to help balance oil production, smooth and soften skin tone, texture and color. This treatment will produce a sunburn like peel for 7-10 days. Home care products are highly recommended. Suitable for some ethnic skin types. 

Chemical Peel Treatment Information

What Is A Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a technique which involves the application of a variety of chemical peel solutions to remove the damaged outer layers of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. It is extremely beneficial for many skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation/melasma, Rosacea, acne, sun damage, and photo aging. Chemical peels have varying strengths, pH balance and varying properties, hence each may produce a different result.

What To Expect During A Peel Procedure Or Treatment
During the procedure, most patients experience a warm to hot sensation that may last about two to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. A deeper peel may be produce a more intense stinging. However, the vast majority of superficial peels involve little to no discomfort.

How Does A Chemical Peel Work
A peel works by removing the build-up of dead skin cells and stimulating the regenerative process, you will notice marked improvements in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, texture, tone of the skin, increased hydration, reduced pore size, clearing of blemishes and dark spots and an overall healthier appearance.
The use of the right products after a treatment, as well as in your daily care regimen will help build collagen in the skin, thus making it stronger and healthier.
MaxAesthetics Spa specializes in acne and skin lightening peel treatments including effective post care products. Chemical Peels for the Body.

Types of Chemical Peels

AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)– naturally occurring, nontoxic organic acids. The most commonly used include Glycolic acid (from sugar cane) and Lactic acid (from milk). Others include Malic acid (apples), Tartaric acid (grapes) and Citric (citrus) acid.

Azelaic Acid – is created by oxygenating Oleic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid found in milk fats. This is used as a lightening, lifting and antibacterial agent.

Salicylic Acid – is a Beta-Hydroxy acid extracted from wintergreen and birch. It is a relatively safe, low-risk acid, as it is self-neutralizing and produces a drying and lifting effect.

Retinol/Retinoic Acid –  Vitamin A derivative that converts to retinoic acid and is a DNA regulator. It assists in the synthesis of collagen, aids in the formation of blood vessels and encourages healthy cell turn over and formation.
Vitamin A is widely used in topical formulations that vary from mild derivatives to prescription-only high strength formulations. 
TCA (Trichloracetic Acid) – It is a nontoxic, self-neutralizing and keratolytic agent, and is very effective in low strengths. It can be used alone or in tandem with other acids.

Resorcinol is a derivative of phenol and has been used in treatments for peeling for almost 150 years. Resorcinol works by disrupting the hydrogen bonds in keratin, so it is primarily used for addressing pigmention.  Currently, Resorcinol is most commonly used in combination peels such as Jessner’s peels due to the side effect profile. 

Chemical Peel Post Care 

There are specific instructions to be followed after your skin peel – this is as important as the peel itself. Post care should include occlusive healing balms, epidermal growth factor for cell renewal, calming, soothing topicals to reduce possible itching and inflammation, and always use sun screen! 

The skin may have minor flaking or actual peeling for three to seven days depending on the strength and depth of the peel. Please download the Post Care document below, for more details. 
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