Skin peels can be applied individually or in combination with pigment removal substances or vitamins.
Aging of the skin, sun damaged and pigmented skin, acne and acne scars, skin pores, mottled complexion, melisma and stretch marks are all indications that skin peeling may be appropriate. Skin peels can be applied individually or in combination with pigment removal substances or vitamins. With skin peeling the most outer dead layer of the skin is removed and new skin growth is stimulated. The new skin then becomes well-toned and healthier, smoother and younger looking. At Sand Cosmetic Institute we offer many skin peels at different strengths available to physicians only.
Replenix® MD Perfect 10 Peel
The perfect 10 peel is an in office peel that is designed to provide what everyone is look for in a peel, a peel that actually peels and delivers the desired results. This in office peel is designed to provide maximum predictable results. It contains a synergistic blend of ingredients that visibly reduce the signs of aging with one peel session. Each component of the system is formulated with soothing and calming antioxidants to support the pure and effective peeling agents.
The step in the peel contains a rich blend of well-known and effective acids (Resorcinol, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Mandelic Acid, and Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate – an amino azelaic acid derivative) to maximize exfoliation and gentle peeling. The second active step in this peel features All-trans-Retinol Complex to enhance and augment the effects of this uniquely powerful peel treatment. The perfect 10 Peels is an ideal, non-invasive, low-cost alternative for patients seeking immediate result with minimal discomfort and downtime. It is specially formulated to be gentle and effective.
The proprietary components of the Peel offer targeted treatment for many skin concerns, strong efficacy followed by optimized results. Patients will experience an improvement in the appearance of dull and uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and sun damage, discolorations, large pores and skin roughness. Results will vary but generally patients will see a significant improvement in the appearance of pigmented areas, as dark spots will appear to lighten and radiance increases.
The Peel works inside out to encourage cell stimulation, support collagen production and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier to promote more youthful and healthier looking skin. It eliminates the buildup of dead skin cells that accentuate lines and furrows, providing instant improvement. The Perfect 10 peel can be scheduled in a series of two or more peels to achieve the patient’s desired results with a minimum of one month apart between each peel. Replenix® MD Perfect 10 Peel is appropriate for all skin types it comes in three strengths, Universal, Intermediate and Advanced.
Alpha Hydroxyacid (AHA) or Glycolic Acid Peel
We offer Alpha hydroxyacid (AHA) at strengths only available to physicians and a combination of %5 Kojic acid, bearberry, white mulberry and vitamins A, C, E are also involved. AHA is a major exfoliant that reduces the thickness of the skin dead layer and it resists acne formation. Rejuvenated skin is the result as AHA stimulates the fibroblast and increases the synthesis of the collagen, elastin. AHA stimulates the kinetics of the outer skin, increasing its permeability. Thus, the pigmentation removal agents and multivitamins that we use in combination with AHA peel can penetrate the skin easily. The AHA peel can be effectively applied to all photo type skin on the face and the body. These areas include the neck, neckline, hands and knees. The AHA peel treatment takes 15 minutes. During the treatment, when the peeling solution is applied, the patient may experience a slight prickling sensation, but this will quickly subsides. Sunscreen should be applied to the face after the peel treatment. To maintain the best results, AHA peeling is recommended for 4-6 sessions twice yearly.
The following substances are used as an adjunct with AHA peel in our clinic:
Kojic acid is a natural molecule produced by certain mushrooms and is a powerful pigmentation removal agent. Extract of bearberry leaves containing hydroquinone is the best-known pigmentation removal agent. It inhibits the activity of the tyrosinases, an enzyme involved in melanin or pigment formation.
Extract of White Mulberry
Extract of White Mulberry is also a pigment removal agent. It works as a captor of free radicals and as an anti-oxidant. It destroys and prevents formation of unstable molecules, which cause cellular damage and protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals.
Vitamin A is one of the most powerful anti-aging agents. The aging of the skin involves a reduction of cell renewal and enzyme activity, and a thinning of the epidermis. Vitamin A stimulates cell renewal and corrects the thinning of the skin. It also improves dry skin and reduces rough patches. Vitamin C is a well-known anti-oxidant that traps free radicals. It improves skin tone, firmness and is a vital cofactor for the synthesis of collagen. It also stimulates the fibroblasts that are the origin of new skin tissue. Vitamin C can also prevent excessive formation of pigment of the skin.Vitamin E is another anti-oxidant. It protects the body tissues from the harmful products originating from normal metabolism or those formed by certain external toxic agents. It is an anti-free radical agent. Vitamin E stimulates the revitalization of the epidermis by activating the micro- circulation. It reduces inflammation of the skin and improves dry and sensitive skin. It makes the skin supple and reduces rough patches of the skin.
Trichloracetic acid (TCA)
Trichloracetic acid (TCA) is a deeper peel than alpha hydroxy acid. It is also a major exfoliant and progressively renews the outer layer of the skin. It increases the skin cell permeability and allows delivery of substances such as antiaging, antioxidant and pigment removal agents to the skin after the peel treatment. TCA stimulates the fibroblasts to produce more collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans. The result is an improved skin, elimination of wrinkles, acne, and tightening of the skin pores. TCA also normalizes the pigment level of the skin and increases dermal microcirculation. The skin condition is dramatically improved and well-toned. The TCA peel can be effectively applied to all photo type skin and on both the face and the body. This includes the neck, neckline, hands, and knees. Stretchmark’s can also be treated. The TCA peel treatment takes about 15 minutes and the patient may very briefly experience a mild stinging sensation which is relived with application of a special post peel cream. There is virtually no down time for the patient. The TCA treatment process should be repeated weekly for 4-5 sessions. This is so the progressive regeneration of the skin can continue. If the results of the skin rejuvenation are successful no more treatments should be needed. It is important for patients to apply sunscreen to the face after the peel procedure. Post peel cream ingredients include Vitamins A, C and E.