chemical peel

Chemical Peels at Tia’s Esthetics are either Glycolic or Lactic.

Glycolic Peels

The Glycolic Acid Exfoliator – 30 is combined with enzymes and plant extracts to produce a superior product with a citrus fresh cent. It causes the controlled skin exfoliation to stimulate cell turnover. The Bilberry promotes exfoliation and encourages a more rapid turnover of skin cells. Betulin is an antioxidant skin toner that is soothing to the skin. It has a strong acid response and is not to be left on the skin longer than 1-5 minutes.

● Provide even exfoliation of the skin
● Even out skin texture
● Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
● Hydrate and brightens skin
● Clear blocked pores and blackheads
● Remove dead skin cells and reveals younger skin cells
● Help clear up acne
● Help in product penetration for the greatest benefit of product use

Lactic Peels

The Lactic Acid Exfoliator-35 works on the surface of the skin to gently reduce lines, wrinkles and age spots. It also helps fade discoloration to improve skin tone, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, provides gentle exfoliation, increases cell turnover and can smooth out large pores and acne scars so they are less noticeable.

● Gentle and can be used on sensitive skin or first-timers
● Hydrating and excellent for dry skin
● Skin softening
● Reduce fine lines
● Improve skin tone and texture
● Fade pigmentation (sun spots)
● Control/prevent breakouts and oiliness
● Improve cellular turnover and can help encourage the production of elastin and collagen improving fine lines and wrinkles
● Improve product absorption

Glycolic Peel or Lactic Peel benefits increase with each peel. Ideally, a client will get the most results by having a series of 6  peels spaced about 7 days apart increasing in duration from about 3-5 minutes for the first two peels, then increasing peels 3 – 6 to up to 10 minutes. Caution is taken to assess the comfort level of the client and terminate the peel if any discomfort occurs. Typically, a peel should not be applied to shaved or waxed skin within a 24 hour period because this could cause too much exfoliation resulting in over treating the skin possibly causing sensitivities and other disadvantages. 

Normal product use may resume the following day if there is no unusual sensitivity. However, do not use scrubs or abrasive products such as glycolic, salicylic and retinol based home products for 3-5 days. Wear sunscreen and avoid the sun.

Contraindications for exfoliating peels include pregnancy of the 5th month or nursing. Hormone supplement therapy may produce hyperpigmentation. Exfoliating peels are a small controlled injury to the skin and have a slightly increased risk of contributing to the potential of hyperpigmentation for patients using hormone therapy.

Tia’s Esthetics offers savings for you by purchasing a series of 6 Glycolic or Lactic Peels.

Talk with Tia about which type of peel would be best for your skin. She can help you set up a schedule that works best for you.

Disclaimer: No treatment is guaranteed to achieve your desired results. Your skin may respond differently than expected. Tia’s Esthetics can help you achieve healthier skin. By following good health practices, home care recommendations and receiving professional treatments, the condition of your skin will improve over time.