What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are a great way to improve the tone, texture, and blemishes of the skin. At Laser Gentle Medical Spa, we offer expert chemical peel treatments at our Burlington and Natick locations. The procedure will brighten your complexion and exfoliate the skin as it removes the dead and damaged surface.* A chemical peel is easy to fit into a busy schedule since there is no downtime needed for mild or medium peels.
There are three kinds of chemical peels to choose from
- Mild Peels – Used to smooth and brighten skin, as well as dryness, acne, fine wrinkles and uneven pigmentation.* Repeat treatments may be necessary to maintain results.
- Medium Peels – Used for fine wrinkles, blemishes and pigment issues. This is the preferred treatment for darker skin tones and could require more than one treatment to maintain results.
- Deep Peels – Used for targeting facial wrinkles, severe sun damage and pre-cancerous growths. Due to the extensiveness of this procedure, some recovery time is needed.
Chemical peels can be applied to the entire face or in specific areas. Speak with our Burlington or Natick chemical peel experts for more information about what procedure is right for you. We offer AHA peels, BHA peels, Jessner’s Peel and peels with PCA skin care products.
What are AHA and BHA peels?
AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) and BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) peels differ in their lipid (oil) solubility. AHAs are soluble and BHAs are oil soluble. BHAs are able to penetrate deeper into pores, which contains sebum and helps to control exfoliation of dead skin cells that build up. When choosing between these two acids, we will take your skin’s condition, thickness, past UV exposure and ability to have downtime into our decision-making process.
What is Jessner’s Peel?
The traditional Jessner’s Peel uses equal parts resorcinol, lactic and salicylic acids of 15%. It is the preferred peeling agent for oily, acne-prone skin because of its safety. Jessner’s is well tolerated in all skin types and tones with proper prep. The combination of salicylic, lactic and resorcinol create a powerful reaction in the skin to help clear out pores and create a medium skin sloughing. Sloughing is shedding of the skin and is a desired outcome of the Jessner peel. Recipients of this peel typically will start to shed and flake between days 2-4 and will finish in 6-7 days.
Request your peels in Natick or Burlington, MA
Contact Laser Gentle Medical Spa today to schedule your peels. To get started, call (781) 647-1500 to book at our Burlington location or (508) 975-4263 to book at our Natick location. You can also request an appointment on our website by selecting the closest location below. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will ensure that you get amazing results with your peel!