Chemical peel

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Chemical Peel

*At Philosophy of Beauty in Vaughan On, we have the medical expertise to offer a variety of chemical peel options to our clients. One of the most popular, non-surgical skin transformation tools we have is the chemical peel. As we age, the natural exfoliation process of our skin slows down as does the production of collagen. Chemical peels work wonders for our skin to kick start the healthy regeneration, hydration and firming process. Whether a light, “lunch time” peel, or more intensive and corrective treatment, it is one of the most effective ways to naturally reveal fresh, radiant skin.*

What Is A Chemical Peel?

*The chemical peel acquired its name because it effectively exfoliates one or more surface layers of skin through the use of naturally sourced acids. The result is gentle peeling of the dull surface layers. This process can be subtle as with mild peels, or appear as sheets of thin, dry skin, peeling for 3-7 days post-treatment. The outcome is dramatically smoother skin texture and even skin tone. Additionally, numerous skin benefits are possible with peels which makes them extremely versatile anti-aging and rejuvenating treatments.*

Chemical Peels Are A Safe, Natural Solution To Target:

  • The fine lines and wrinkles caused by loss of collagen and age
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Skin laxity and sagging
  • Blotchiness and uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation and freckles caused by sun exposure
  • Enlarged pores
  • Melasma due to medication or pregnancy
  • Dead cell and debris build up in pores
Disclaimer: Similar and/or permanent results are not guaranteed based on the treatment/procedure and may vary from patient to patient, based on multiple factors, including genetics and lifestyle of each patient. View full disclaimer.

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Salicylic Acid Peels

*Salicylic Acid is part of the beta hydroxyl acid family. It is a natural product that is known for its acne fighting properties. This option is useful for chest and back areas as well. These multi-tasking chemical peels also reduce fine lines and wrinkles and work to balance the skin’s natural ph. while reducing excess oil. Salicylic acid is effective to resolve acne breakouts and to clear blackheads and whiteheads out of the skin’s pores. Minor redness or irritation from this treatment may last 2-3 days and some peeling may occur.*

Chemical Peel Treatments

1Glycolic Acid Peels
*Glycolic Acid is an AHA peel and is derived from sugar cane. When applied to the skin in a thin later, it helps to remove the, “glue” that holds the older, rougher and dryer surface skin. When the superficial cells and debris are removed, the new layer of cells underneath is visible. There is only minimal downtime associated with a glycolic peel. Depending on the strength used, minor irritation and redness may last 2-3 days and the skin may feel tight for 3-5 days as well and then begin to peel. The recovery process will require 3-7 days in order for all of the old skin to be gently exfoliated. Glycolic peels help to boost your skin’s collagen and elastin, to strengthen the lipid layer and ensure optimal hydration and suppleness of the skin. This acceleration of skin cell turnover and increased collagen plumps and firms the skin- smoothing lines. Pigmentation issues are minimized as damaged, surface skin is removed. Smooth, even-toned and glowing skin is the goal of a glycolic peel. Glycolic acid peels can be repeated anywhere from 3-6 months depending on the strength and results desired.*
2Lactic Acid Peel
*Lactic Acid peels are one of the gentlest chemical peels available. Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid, AHA and is derived from milk. This is a great option for someone who has never had a peel, or who wants to reveal fresh, dewy skin and to ensure that their skin care products are absorbed well. These peels help you avoid redness and discomfort during recovery time. This treatment is extremely gentle and suitable for even the most sensitive skin. It is usually the best chemical peel option for people who have very sensitive skin and might not be able to tolerate the slightly more intense glycolic acid peels. Lactic acid doesn’t usually cause actual peeling.*
*We offer customizable peel options with various strengths. The most intense variety (50%) is best suited for mature skin and helps to reduce the look of wrinkles. A 40% concentration Lactic Acid peel is best suited for normal skin that needs some toning or is dry or dehydrated. This is the ideal concentration for bringing moisture back to the skin.*
*A 30% peel is perfect for very sensitive skin that is prone to acne and is very oily. Despite the lower concentration, this type of peel still provides numerous benefits to the skin Most people report no side effects with this type of peel seeing as it is the gentlest of all the peels.*

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Mandelic Acid Peels

*Mandelic Acid peels are a type of alpha hydroxy, (AHA) peel, similar to Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid peels. Due to it’s larger molecules, Mandelic peels are minimally penetrating and not irritating but still very effective for skin rejuvenation. This type of peel is another good choice for a first-time patient. Due to its antibacterial qualities, it is also useful for acne-prone skin. Because it has a gentle composition, it is also a safe peel to treat Rosacea or darker skin tones. Mandelic acid peels balance skin tone, reduce fine lines, fade dark marks on the skin, suppress skin pigmentation, treat blackheads, repair sun damage and treat non-cystic acne.*

*It is worth noting that when using a Mandelic Acid peel to treat acne, you may experience a temporary worsening of the condition, post-peel. As the acid exfoliates surface cells, it can bring bacteria and pore blockages to the surface, which may erupt as active pimples. However, the redness and irritation is expected to resolve in 2-3 days.*

Chemical Peel Treatments

1TCA Peel
*A TCA peel is a medium-strength option used to treat the face as well as other body areas including the back of the hands. Because our face, neck and hands will often show the most sun damage or wear and tear, accelerating the exfoliation process in these areas can take years off of the skin’s appearance. TCA is a non-toxic chemical, (trichloracetic acid), which is a relative of vinegar, (acetic acid.)*
*When TCA is applied to the skin, it targets deeper layers of skin to provide significant exfoliation and reveal new, undamaged skin cells. Because of the deeper peel, the results obtained from TCA can be more dramatic and include acne scar fading and lightening of melasma or other textural improvements. TCA peels can feel uncomfortable during application- described as mild stinging, and the recovery process involves 5-7 days of redness and peeling. The treated area may continue to be slightly red for several weeks as fresh, sensitive skin is revealed.*
2Post-peel care:
*During the first days after a chemical peel, the skin may appear reddened as with a sunburn, and may feel tight. Use of gentle moisturizer and protection with sunscreen is important after all peels because the skin will be particularly sensitive and vulnerable to UV rays, post-peel. After stronger peels, skin may temporarily darken and appear brownish while the surface layer becomes ready to slough off and from roughly day 3-7, a thin layer of dry skin will gradually be removed.*
*Peels can be maintained as often as every 4-6 weeks for very light strengths, or 1-2 times per year for stronger peels. The advantages of chemical peels for skin hydration, smoothing and anti-aging remain unparalleled in the the cosmetic industry so it is one of the most popular Greater Toronto Area natural anti-aging skin treatments.*
*Conveniently located in Vaughan, Philosophy of Beauty proudly services clients in the Thornhill and Toronto areas. If you think you may be good candidate for a chemical peel, we welcome you to call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our beauty specialists.*

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