5 Berry Pigment Control Skin Peel
Wage war on photo-aging (photo-damaged skin), wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, post inflammatory pigmentation and acne with this potent 7% TCA Peel. Combines TCA, and the anti-aging benefits of 5 natural berries— cranberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and bearberry. These potent berries are abundant with ellagic acid—a natural tyrosinase inhibitor that in combination with licorice extract and L-Ascrobic Acid, gently modify and brighten epidermal pigmentary disorders as they increase cell turnover and collagen production.
As far as chemical peels go, glycolic acid peels are among the mildest and most popular. It’s considered to be a “lunch-break” peel because there is virtually no down time. This type of peel is perfect for occasions or events. Glycolic acid is considered to be natural. It comes from sugar cane and belongs to a family of acids called alpha-hydroxy acids or fruit acids. During a glycolic acid peel, the solution is applied using a sponge and left on the skin for a predetermined amount of time based on concentration. It penetrates the skin and breaks the bonds that hold each layer together. Once the desired number of layers have been separated and removed, the acid can be washed off with water.
Salicylic Peels are great peeling agents for the improvement of skin texture, but are particularly effective in helping acne patients. A salicylic Peel is a comedolytic. Comedolytic acids inhibit the formation of blemishes, which occur when oil and skin cells become trapped in the pore. Comedolytic products work by helping the skin to shed more effectively, keeping the pores from becoming plugged.
This type of peel uses retinoids which is basically denatured “Vitamin A”. It is chemically similar to Retin A, and has a very similar effect on collagen producing skin cells. Retinoic acid is actually so effective that it helps in active skin cell division. A Retinoic Acid Peel helps seal the moisture in the skin at the deepest levels, stimulating collagen production and behaves as an antibiotic as retinoic acid stops bacteria from growing. This peel is a very effective method of skin rejuvenation. The surface becomes a lot smoother, and even the deepest lines and wrinkles are less visible, if not totally eliminated.
The Vitalize Peel by SkinMedica is a combination peel that uses four different types of acid. This peel is by far SkinMedica’s most popular product, and has been featured on programs like The View and Good morning America. The Vitalize Peel fights the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults. This peel can do it all. It helps reduce acne and pigmentation, while still smoothing fine lines and wrinkles all at the same time.
Obagi Blue Peel
The Obagi Blue Peel is a safe and economical way to reverse the signs of aging. This virtually painless chemical peel provides instant rejuvenation by eliminating the effects of aging, sun damage, and other skin conditions. It leaves your skin looking smoother, tighter, and younger looking. Considered a medium strength peel, it uses a combination of Trichloroacetic Acid and a Patented Blue Base solution from Obagi. It is a step up from the mild peels and is great for hard to reach areas buried deep within the skin.
The Rejuvenize Peel
This peel is the deepest Chemical Peel that SkinMedica has to offer. The Rejuvenize peel is a more aggressive version of the Vitalize Peel. It is great for acne scarring and helps reduce melisma and hyperpigmentation. It produces fast results, but produces more redness and peeling per treatment. Expected peeling time for this treatment is one week.