Chemical Exfoliation (also known as a chemical peel) is a process used to improve skin tone and texture, diminish fine lines, reduce brown spots and treat acne. Chemical peels are great for re-texturizing, brightening the skin for a fresh new look and may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths.
Not all Chemical peels are the same.
There is a large difference between salon facial peels and medical peels. Medical Grade peels allow for a higher concentration of chemicals that allow the dermal layer to actually receive the benefits associated with these treatments. PCA SKIN use blends of well-tolerated, safe and effective peeling ingredients in peel solutions. Alpha hydroxyl Acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and retinoids are used in strategic combinations to address a wide variety of skin concerns. PCA SKIN was the originator of advanced blended chemical peel formulations and remains the trusted industry leader in the development of gentle, yet highly effective professional peels.
I am using variety of PCA Peels to treat a variety of skin conditions:
ENHANCED JESSNER TREATMENTS
These innovative and proven light-to-medium depth peel formulas effectively exfoliate with blends of lactic, citric and salicylic acids and resorcinol, while bleaching and inhibiting pigment production with kojic acid and hydroquinone (where indicated). These peels help repair and reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines and provide a more even, smoother skin texture. PCA SKIN Peel Exfoliating Treatments are available in the following three formulas:
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone Exfoliating Treatment
This formula is for those who want even skin tone and have no sensitivity to hydroquinone. It will help to quickly lighten pigment discolorations of any kind, such as melasma and sun damage. In addition, this peel helps inhibit active acne and correct post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration) from acne.
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol Exfoliating Treatment
The most potent PCA Peel formula, this peel will even skin tone and provide more exfoliation for oilier, thicker and more resilient skin types. It is effective on extremely sun damaged and thickened skin. It is also excellent for those with active/cystic acne and asphyxiated skin (dry on the surface, oily underneath).
PCA Peel Hydroquinone Free Exfoliating Treatment
This peel is ideal for more sensitive skin types, ethnic skin and/or those allergic to hydroquinone. This treatment will help unclog pores, clear acne and rejuvenate the skin. With its blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids and brighteners, it is also an excellent choice for maintaining even pigmentation and correcting pigment discolorations for those with hydroquinone sensitivities.
OXYGENATING AND DETOX TREATMENTS
This is an antioxidant therapy to correct and prevent free radical damage as oxidative and environmental stress to the skin is one of the more significant contributors to the aging process. This treatment helps stimulate respiration and circulation within the skin. It helps promote healing and rejuvenates sluggish, stressed skin depleted by toxins, pollutants, allergens, improper diet and solar damage. Acneic conditions also benefit greatly. Appropriate for use between peel treatments or when exfoliation or flaking is not desired. This treatment is also ideal two to three days before a special event. It draws oxygen to the skin’s surface, producing a rosy flush and a rapid warming sensation, resulting in a radiant, healthy look that lasts up to ten days.
Detox Gel Deep Pore Treatment
This treatment is an excellent choice for detoxifying all skin types. Its active blend of lactic, glycolic and salicylic acids effectively penetrates pores to dissolve impactions and blackheads, kill bacteria, reduce inflammation and remove excess cell debris to leave the skin hydrated, purified and clear. With its strong antibacterial and antioxidant action, this treatment is a gentle, yet deep pore cleanser.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels are often thought of as very aggressive and producing substantial discomfort. PCA Professional TCA peels are very different from the standard. Our TCA solutions are blends formulated with many ingredients including lactic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), plumping phytohormones and kojic and azelaic acids to produce dramatic results without the discomfort and downtime associated with traditional TCA peels. Below are our three TCA formulations:
Ultra Peel I Exfoliating Treatment
Specially formulated to treat dehydrated, maturing skin, Ultra Peel I is also appropriate for many skin types, conditions and sensitivities. It will help treat smoker’s skin, pigment disorders, sun damaged skin and acne. This treatment is especially ideal for sensitive skin, as it produces only a mild tingling sensation. Moderate to aggressive exfoliation will be experienced, depending on the number of layers applied. Overall, the final result will be plump, hydrated and ultra-soft skin.
Sensi Peel Exfoliating Treatment
This gentle solution is formulated primarily for ethnic skin, and other extremely sensitive skin types. Sensi Peel will strengthen and brighten the skin while helping to treat sun damage and other forms of hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration). This multi-faceted treatment also provides anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and antibacterial action, making it an excellent choice for helping calm rosacea, as redness and inflammation can subside substantially after treatment.
%4 PURE RETİNOL PEEL
Retinol, is a gentler vitamin A derivative, widely known as one of the most effective ingredients in skin care today. Retinol has been used in many forms, both at home and in the treatment room. Retinol enhances the absorption of vitamins, antioxidants, and rich active ingredients into the skin for maximum benefits, and is highly effective for improving pigmentation, clearing blemish prone skin, and increasing cell turnover cycle as we age.
The Pure Retinol Peel is PCA SKIN®’s newest innovation. For skin in need of rejuvenation, this retinoid peel smooths, brightens, and evens skin tone through increased cell turnover and peeling without irritation. Peeling can last anywhere from seven to ten days, returning the skin to optimal function and its results are dramatic. Powerful antioxidants are used to calm and rejuvenate the skin while fight off free radical damage, providing better product absorption and moisture for firmer, brighter, smoother skin.
SALICYLIC ACID TREATMENTS
The keratolytic action of these treatments helps to smooth surface texture, clear blocked follicles and reduce the incidence of breakouts.
Clarifying Mask Treatment
Clarifying Mask’s blend of 20% salicylic acid with cherry extract and other natural ingredients makes this an ideal choice for helping to improve acne, breakout-prone skin and sluggish, dull complexions. Its exfoliating, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits refine skin texture and bring new brightness and freshness to the skin.
Pumpkin Peel Treatment
PCA Professional Pumpkin Peel Treatment is a powerful antioxidant treatment that brightens and rejuvenates the skin. Pumpkin contains the highest concentration of salicylic acid of any plant, which provides the Pumpkin Peel Treatment with potent skin smoothing and pore clearing action. The treatment has simultaneous actions; it exfoliates and draws impurities out of the skin while introducing vitamins, enzymes and nutients into the skin. The skin will have a healthy glow after this treatment.
Smoothing Body Peel
The Smoothing Body Peel Treatment contains TCA, latic acid, and salicylic acid to affect dramatic chances in the skin’s appearance and texture. It is an excellent choice for treating rough, dehydrated, sun-damaged or acneic skin on the arms, legs, back, chest, hands, feet. Leaves skin smooth and soft.
Body Peel must stay on the skin for 12 hours. It is recommended that this area not be covered. Also, if the desired area to be treated is the feet, a pair of flip-flops designated to this is recommended, because the the peel solution can stain.