Chemical peels remove skin layers that are damaged by sun and time to smooth your skin texture, reduce scarring, even the color and remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. There are several types of chemical peels, ranging from mild to strong – beta hydroxy acid (BHA, salicylic acid, including Obagi® Radiance®),alphahydroxy acids (AHAs including the Therapon® 70% lactic acid “lunch time” peel), Jessner’s (BHA, AHA & resorcinol), tricholoroacetic acid (TCA, including the Obagi® Blue Peel) and croton oil/phenol. We tailor formula strengths to your individual needs to achieve the best results with the least risks and down time. In order to prevent pigmentary problems with the TCA and Phenol/Croton Oil peels, we require everyone to either be on the Obagi® System or Hydroquinone for 6 weeks before the procedure.
Peels correct your surface aging problems. You can combine them with other procedures such as Today’s Facelift to totally rejuvenate your face and correct other problems caused by gravity. The newer formulations are designed to be safer and to have faster recovery. The modified phenol/croton oil peel can almost completely erase severe old leather-like wrinkling. Recovery is from none to 2 weeks, depending on the particular peel used.