There is little to no downtime whatsoever with PCA chemical peels. You can actually receive a peel on your lunch hour and return to work. You will be shinny and possibly show signs of redness but it will not stop you from doing what you need to do. You will leave the non-visible skin solution on overnight and make up should not be applied over the treatment until the following day. 1-6 layers are applied.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels are often thought of as very aggressive and producing substantial discomfort. PCA Professional TCA peels are very different from the standard. PCA’s TCA solutions are blends formulated with many ingredients including lactic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), plumping phytohormones, and kojic and azelaic acids to produce dramatic results without the discomfort and downtime associated with traditional TCA peels.
PCA Sensi Peel Exfoliating Treatment. This gentle solution is formulated primarily for ethnic skin, and other extremely sensitive skin types. Sensi Peel will strengthen and brighten the skin while helping to treat sun damage and other forms of hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration). This multi-faceted treatment also provides anti-inflammatory, anti-acne, and antibacterial action, making it an excellent choice for helping calm rosacea, as redness and inflammation can subside substantially after treatment.
Ultra Peel I Exfoliating Treatment. Specially formulated to treat dehydrated, maturing skin, Ultra Peel I is also appropriate for many skin types, conditions, and sensitivities. It will help treat smoker’s skin, pigment disorders, sun damaged skin, and acne. This treatment is especially ideal for sensitive skin, as it produces only a mild tingling sensation. Moderate to aggressive exfoliation will be experienced, depending on the number of layers applied. Overall, the final result will be plump, hydrated, and ultra-soft skin.
Modified Jessner’s Peels
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone Exfoliating Treatment. This formula is for those who want even skin tone and have no sensitivity to hydroquinone. It will help to quickly lighten pigment discolorations of any kind, such as melasma and sun damage. In addition, this peel helps inhibit active acne and correct post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration) from acne.
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol Exfoliating Treatment. The most potent PCA Peel formula, this peel will even skin tone and provide more exfoliation for oilier, thicker, and more resilient skin types. It is effective on extremely sun damaged and thickened skin. It is also excellent for those with active/cystic acne and asphyxiated skin (dry on the surface, oily underneath).1-6 layers.
PCA Peel Hydroquinone Free Exfoliating Treatment. This peel is ideal for more sensitive skin types, ethnic skin, and/or those allergic to hydroquinone. This treatment will help unclog pores, clear acne, and rejuvenate the skin. With its blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids and brighteners, it is also an excellent choice for maintaining even pigmentation and correcting pigment discolorations for those with hydroquinone sensitivities. 1-6 layers.
PCA Skin peels are free of dyes, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, petrolatum, lanolin, phthalates (plasticizers) and are not tested on animals.
45 minutes - $80
Q. How much downtime is expected with a peel?
A. There is little to no downtime whatsoever with PCA chemical peels. You can actually receive a peel on your lunch hour and return to work. You will be shinny and possibly show signs of redness but it will not stop you from doing what you need to do. You will leave the non-visible skin solution on overnight.
Q.When will I start "peeling", for how long and how much?
A. Everyone’s experience will be different. However, on an average, you will see flaking by day two or three following the treatment. It is possible to see flaking for up to five or six days. With all PCA peels, only light to medium exfoliation will be experienced.
Q. How irritating is a peel?
A. PCA peels are only slightly irritating. You may experience mild burning or stinging, which is transient.
Q. Can a person who is in the sun a lot receive a peel?
A. Yes, only if they are compliant with using sunscreen protection and avoiding the sun 48 hours after a peel. But it is not recommended to get a peel before a sunny vacation.
Q. What peels can be used on someone who frequently works out?
A. Someone who frequently works out can have any peel but must wait 48 hours after the treatment to exercise.
Q. My skin is very thin. Why would I want to peel? Wouldn’t that make my skin thinner?
A. If your skin is dry and thin, often there is a buildup of dead cells that actually keeps your home care products from penetrating. Having a retinol treatment will remove the surface buildup, hydrate the skin and give it a more plump, "thicker" appearance. The use of Vitamin C products in the treatment, as well as in your home care program, will help to build the collagen in your skin, thus making it stronger and more durable.
Q. Can pregnant or lactating women receive a peel?