Chemical Peels

A Chemical Peel is a topical treatment in which a chemical solution is used to remove the damaged, most outer layers of your skin to give you a smoother texture and complexion. Chemical Peels are one of the least invasive aesthetic treatments for skin enhancement available. A Chemical Peel primarily treats uneven skin, acne scars or spots, wrinkles, aging skin, and damaged skin from sun exposure.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

We are able to treat all skin types with our Chemical Peels, and a good candidate would be someone looking for a more even pigment, improvement in acne and acne scarring, skin texture and anti-aging. However, before scheduling your appointment, you must have realistic expectations from this treatment. One of our experts at Covet MedSpa will guide you to determine what peel is best for your skin type for the desired results.
What is the treatment procedure?

The formula of a Chemical Peel consists of phenol, trichloroacetic acid, and alphahydroxy acids. This formula can also be customized to best fit you and your skin, depending on your skin texture. Here are the 3 different types of Chemical Peels available:

  • A light peel which offers subtle enhancement.
  • A medium peel which gives you a smooth and fresh look.
  • A deep peel which gives you dramatic results.
What is recovery like from a Chemical Peel?

Depending on the kind of peel you choose, your recovery may vary:

If you had a light superficial treatment, very little recovery time is required. Most patients return to their daily activities immediately following treatment.

If you opted for a medium or deep peel, the recovery period will be longer. There may be peeling for the first week or two over the treatment area. Any swelling or redness from the treatment will fade away on its own. You may have a pinkish skin tone following treatment, but this will fade away with time as well.

What will my results be like from a Chemical peel?

If you had a deep Chemical Peel treatment, you will see the full results of your peel once your skin has fully recovered. The results of a deeper peel are more drastic and last longer than other treatment options.

If you select a lighter Chemical Peel, you may have to receive periodic follow-up treatments to maintain the best results. Deep wrinkles will eventually return with aging, however, a Chemical Peel can bring you months or even years of youthful and rejuvenated skin.

Many patients in Southfield, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills and Bloomfield, MI opt for a chemical peel for their face, but some patients choose a chemical peel to treat the skin of the neck and hands. Contact us today to see what a Chemical Peel can do for you.

Chemical Peel Types

Salicylic Acid:
Salicylic Acid is an excellent peel for blemish and acne prone skin. The results that patients can expect include reduction of acne lesions and a reduction of whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, and papules. Those with an aspirin allergy are contraindicated to Salicylic Acid peels.

Mandelic Acid:
Mandelic Acid is an excellent peel for intermittent or permanent erythema (redness), mild acne, and overall maintenance. Also nicknamed the “Red Carpet Peel”, this is a great option before a special event. The results that patients can expect include reduction in the appearance of redness, general improvement in skin tonality and color, and improvement in the appearance of pore size.

Pyruvic Acid:
Pyruvic Acid is an excellent peel for pre-mature aging and acne prone skin. The results that patients can expect include a decrease in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of premature aging. This peel is also a resolution for mild hyperpigmentation. The patient will also enjoy a reduction of acne blemishes, a more even skin appearance, and over all smoothness to the skin.

Jessners Solution:
A Jessners peel is an excellent solution for pre-mature aging and hyperpigmentation. This specific peel uses a solution of different acids that will aid in the reduction of the appearance of moderate hyperpigmentation and overall improvement to the skins tone, allowing for lightening to the skin.

Hand Peel:
The Hand Peel is an excellent solution for photo-aging, fine lines, and wrinkles on the hands. The results that patients can expect from this peel include reduction in the appearance of moderate hyperpigmentation, improvement in the appearance of fine lines, small scar, and coarse wrinkles on the hands.

Eye and Lip Peel:
The Eye and Lip Peel is a solution for hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles on or around the eye and lip areas. The result that patients can expect include significant increase in firmness around the eye and lip area, improvement in fine lines and coarser wrinkles, a decrease in moderate hyperpigmentation, and a decrease in dark circles.

VI Peel:
The VI Peel is a blend of TCA that is a medium depth peel. This peel addresses acne and moderate to severe hyperpigmentation. This peel includes a kit of post procedure products for optimal results.

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