Written by Avery Samuels, Reviewed by Dr. Justin Harper, MD
Many people are intimidated to go in for their first Chemical Peel treatment. The name can sound a bit scary itself, and the fear of leaving with a red, sensitive face prevents some clients from experiencing the many benefits of a peel. But chemical peels are an important part of skin health! As an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns, they improve tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts and dark spots. The post-peel reality is a glowing, healthy complexion!
When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment, your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This is called cell turnover. Enhancing the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface! The result is glowing skin free of signs of aging, sun damage, and dead skin!
Here at Juvly we offer a wide selection of chemical peels, and we’re proud to announce the addition of 3 NEW Chemical Peels into our lineup! From PCA Skin, we now offer the PCA Sensi Peel ($129), the PCA Ultra Peel ($139) and the PCA Ultra Forte Peel ($149)! The PCA Sensi Peel is formulated with 12% Lactic Acid and 6% Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) as a unique peeling option for all clients, including those with highly sensitive skin! This gentle 6% TCA solution will improve surface texture and brighten the skin while helping to promote an even skin tone. The next “step up” from PCA’s Sensi Peel will be the PCA Ultra Peel, formulated with 20% Lactic Acid and 10% Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA). This peel is also appropriate for many skin types, conditions and sensitivities. It will help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting an even skin tone and clear complexion! The most powerful offering from PCA will be their Ultra Peel Forte. This peel is formulated with formulated with 20% Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) and 10% Lactic Acid. The Ultra Forte rejuvenates the skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting an even skin tone. This peel is most suitable for candidates with resilient skin due to the high active percentages. There is no downtime with PCA chemical peels — you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your day! All of these peels are amazing options for clients who want glowing, refreshed skin with quick spa services and no downtime!
During your procedure, you won’t necessarily experience visible peeling. That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective! Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, depending on your skin type, type of peel, and sensitivity levels. Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to mild peeling after a sunburn. Others exfoliation is not visible at all. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating but it’s on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye! Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience. We love that peels are easy to work into a busy lifestyle. With no downtime, this procedure is easy to maintain and keep up with your regimen! Chemical Peels should be done every 4-6 weeks to continually exfoliate and renew your skin. Enhancing the cell turnover with chemical peels will ensure your results are maximized!