NBDPS’s Guide to Chemical Peels for Glowing Skin- Kristin Scord, MS, PA-C

Chemical peels can be a great way to give your skin the refresh it needs to slough away dull, dead skin and help improve pores, texture and even help with unwanted discoloration!  These peels are applied in the office and mostly have fairly minimal downtime to get you glowing in no-time!

Here are our favorite offerings!

Mandelic Acid : Light Peel

Targets: Redness and Inflammation

How Often: Can do weekly, regimen can be decided with your provider

Downtime:  0-1 day of mild redness, little to no peeling

Special Note: Special Note: OK for Pregnancy, Nursing

 

Salicylic Acid : Light Peel

Targets: Acne, Dullness

How Often: Can do monthly

Downtime:  0-1 day of mild redness, little to no peeling

Special Note: NOT for Pregnancy, Nursing

 

VI peel : Medium Peel

Targets: Anti-aging concerns, Skin Discoloration, Enlarged Pores, Dullness, Breakouts 

How Often: Can be done every 6 weeks, or once every 3 months for maintenance

Downtime:  0-1 day of mild redness, Starts peeling around day 2-3 and peels for 3-4 days

Special Note: NOT for Pregnancy, Nursing

 

ZO 3-Step Peel : Medium Peel

Targets: This anti-aging peel contains a blend of salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) in combination with retinol cream designed to treat acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, texture roughness, large pores, dullness

How Often: Can be done every 4 weeks if needed, best done 2-3 times a year to maintain results

Downtime:  0-1 day of mild redness, Starts peeling around day 2-3 and peels for 3-4 days

Special Note: NOT ok for Pregnancy, Nursing

 

Cosmelan : Medium Advanced Peel for Pigmentation Concerns

Targets: Hyperpigmentation, Melasma with a blend of HQ, kojic acid, azelaic acid, phytic acid, ascorbic acid, arbutin and titanium dioxide

How Often: 1-2 times a year

Downtime:  2-3 days of possible mild swelling, Peeling for days 3-5, Pink and mildly flaky for the 3 weeks following with the Cosmelan home kit

Special Note: Not for Pregnancy, Nursing

 

For questions or to help find the right peel for you, contact our office at (949) 706-7886!

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