These procedures apply different strength chemicals to the skin in order to remove unhealthy skin cells that are quickly replaced with new rejuvenated cells. After the Chemical Peel is completed, the new skin is usually smoother in texture and more even in color. Some skin peels are mild, having no down time, while stronger strengths and concentrations have a down time for up to one week. Stronger skin peels are deeper and remove thicker layers of skin, resulting in more significant improvement of skin texture and tone. Chemical Peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, and arms.
Chemical Peels reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, wrinkles caused by sun damage, and certain types of acne or acne scars. It also reduces age spots, freckles, and dark patches due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills (malasma).
Our Medical Aesthetician will determine the correct type, strength, and series of the peel based on the condition of your skin and desired results. It is important that she is made aware of your schedule involving available down time.
Charleston Aesthetics offers a wide variety of peels such as Glycolic, Mandelic, Salicylic, Lactic, and more. These peels can be used alone or incorporated into treatments to correct or enhance a specific skin problem or need.
This is great for the first time chemical peel patient or patients looking to achieve enhancement of skin appearance with minimal to no down time or discomfort. Increases skin glow and radiance.
This powerful peel takes years off of aging skin. This peel is the only superficial peel suitable for all skin types. The vitalize peel targets large pores, acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. Remarkable results are noticeable after just one peel but dramatic results are achieved after a series.
The Mesoeclat method ensures excellent anti-aging results giving the skin a firmer, clear appearance, the “eclat” of a rejuvenated skin that is full of life. Improvement is visible almost immediately. With a single treatment you will have instant radiant, glowing skin for any occasion. Moreover, a course of 5 treatments presents more dramatic results.
Cosmelan Depigmentation Treatment
The Cosmelan’s principle action is the elimination of melanin (brown) patches on the face (melasma and chloasma). This is truly a rewarding treatment for the patients that are dealing with unsightly skin discoloration.
Jessner’s peel is a medium strength peel which consists of multiple peeling agents. These agents penetrate deeper into the skin and results are greater exfoliation of the outer layers of the skin. Jessner peels improve the appearance of the skin with a short recovery time. Results are normally smoother, more even-toned textured skin. The skin looks younger, tighter, and fresher than before.
Obagi® Blue Peel
The Obagi® Blue Peel System is ideal for patients who want a fast procedure with dramatic results. The Obagi® Blue Peel system is effective for many skin conditions, including laxity, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, large pores, comedones, and more. The Blue Peel is for all skin colors and can be used on the neck, chest, hands, and arms.
Photo Dynamic Therapy
When Levulan is combined with IPL Photo-rejuvenation treatments, we turbo boost the light therapy and enhance the overall results, thus terming it Photo Dynamic Therapy. This specific treatment improves the appearance and reduces, acne rosacea, acne vulgaris, decrease oiliness of the skin, and improves texture and smoothness by minimizing pore size. Any pre-cancerous lesion is also simultaneously treated.