Rejuvenating & Anti-Aging Peels

SkinCeuticals Chemical PeelsThe Healthy Skin Centre offers chemical peel options to correct a variety of skin irregularities. The essential function of a peel is to dissolve the connection holding dead cells together on the surface of the skin and reveal the smoother, healthier skin beneath. We offer light, gentle peels, like Glycolic and Salicylic, and medium peels, like Jessner’s, which penetrate the skin more deeply. The use of these peels depends on the condition of your skin, which will be determined at the consultation.

Light Peels

Light or superficial peels are usually composed of natural substances (alpha or beta hydroxy acids) often derived from sugar cane and fruits. They are available in varying strengths for different indications. These “lunch time” peels are designed to gently remove the top layer of skin. The Healthy Skin Centre offers two types of light peels: Glycolic Peels and Salicylic Peels.

Glycolic Peels: for skin that has become dull and needs to be refreshed, age spots and uneven texture.

How does it work? Glycolic is a specific type of alpha hydroxy acid formulated at high concentrations for use in a physician’s office. Its active ingredients effectively, yet gently, exfoliate the dead skin layer revealing the clearer, fresher skin beneath.

What Can I Expect? You’ll see smoother, fresher, skin texture with a decrease in fine lines and uneven skin pigment. Dr. Nasseri may recommend a series of peels to achieve the best result — typically, six sessions at intervals of 2-4 weeks.

Salicylic Peels: for skin that has become dull and needs to be refreshed, for acne and acne prone oily skin

How does it work? Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy peel. It is self-neutralizing and has limited penetration. Similar to the Glycolic peel, the Salicylic peel promotes the exfoliation of the outer surface of the skin.

What Can I Expect? There will be a clearing of clogged pores and exfoliation of oily areas of the face. It may also help fade superficial age spots and areas of pigmentation. The overall texture of the skin will be improved.

Medium Peels

Medium-depth peels are stronger than light peels. The outer layer of the skin and upper dermis are removed with the application of the peel. For this reason, the cosmetic results are more significant but there is a 5-7 day recovery period.

Jessner’s: for sun damage, fine lines, uneven pigmentation, shallow acne scars, age spots, and freckling.

How does it work? A combination of lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol, an exfoliating agent, Jessner’s is on the milder side of the medium peels. It doesn’t have the strength of the Obaji blue peel, but works in a similar manner, exfoliating and reaching into the dermis to stimulate collagen production.

What Can I Expect? This peel evens out pigmentation, tightens and smoothes skin, minimizes pores, and improves fine lines.