Medical grade skin peels offer resurfacing that aggressively removes hyperpigmentation, fine lines, acne breakouts, and acne scars. It also helps to actively treat multiple forms of acne.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Medical grade peels are used to remove the damaged outer layer of skin. This type of treatment is both safe and effective for removing dullness, sun spots, signs of aging, scarring, and treating active acne.
After checking your skin condition, we will cleanse your skin, and distribute the solution using a special brush. At the end of the treatment, a gentle moisturizer will be applied on the treated area.
The medical peel procedure is generally tolerable, although each patient’s experience might be slightly different. You may experience slight stinging and tingling, which is a normal side effect of the procedure and will subside after a few minutes.
Immediately after the treatment, you may notice slight redness, however, this is often very minimal. For the next 2 to 3 days you will notice dryness and flaking of the skin; this resolves quickly as the damaged and dead skin is shed. Do not pick and/or exfoliate the skin during this period.
You can expect an improvement in uneven skin tone, acne, texture, scarring, and discoloration, as well as a reduction of a sun-damaged appearance.
Common areas treated include:
- Upper chest
The frequency of chemical peel treatments depends on your skin condition. It is commonly recommended to have 2 to 3 medical grade peel treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, then once to twice yearly as maintenance.
For optimal results, we recommend using high quality skin care products as well as the daily application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
Do not wash or expose your face to water for the first 24 hours post treatment. Closely follow the post care protocol provided. Avoid rubbing, picking, or peeling the skin as this may result in scarring. Avoid any creams that contain retinol and/or hydroquinone for the first week after your first peel treatment. Avoid other facial treatments and sun exposure within two weeks after the procedure. If you must go outside, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen and reapply often.
Medical grade peels are not recommended for use in pregnant or lactating women or individuals with a history of an allergic reaction to the active ingredients within the peel, any infected or inflamed skin, a recent chemical peel (less than 3 weeks ago) or exfoliation treatment, or anyone currently taking Accutane, those who have used a topical retinol product within the previous 2 weeks, and/or anyone with hypersensitive skin.
Redness of the treated areas is common; this usually occurs for only 1 to 2 days; however, it can last several months. Less common side effects include the skin becoming darker than normal (hyperpigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypopigmentation), infection, and/or a reactivation of herpes simplex virus (cold sore).
It is very important to protect the skin from sun damage post procedure as well as to truthfully answer the health provider’s questions to minimize the risk of side effects.
Please contact us immediately if you experience any unforeseeable side effects post treatment.
Each individual has different needs. Here at Infinite Medical Spa pricing for the Medical Grade Peel treatment is calculated by “area and type/number of serum additives utilized.” This means that our Nurse Practitioner will need to determine the precise amount and type of product needed to attain your desired results. Contact us today for a consultation.