Medical Grade Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are facial exfoliants that improve skin tone and texture. A chemical peel is a clinical resurfacing procedure that improves acne, fine lines, uneven pigment and moisture retention. The fundamental function is to dissolve the dead cells on the surface of the skin. By exfoliating blocked pores and dull skin, the results reveal smoother healthier skin.
Oncore offers both glycolic and salicylic peels.
- Glycolic Peels rejuvenate skin by removing damaged cells on the top layer of skin. This treatment is used to smooth and soften the skin, diminish fine lines and even out discoloration.The removal of damaged cells stimulates cell division that results in plumper, healthier cells.
- Salicylic Peels regulate sebum production through anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. Salicylic peels promote the exfoliation of the outer surface of the skin, revitalizing the underneath layer to promote cell turn over. The overall texture of the skin will be revitalized. 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. Clients allergic to Aspirin are not candidates for Salicylic Peels.
About the Treatment
During treatment, a chemical peel solution is applied to the skin and remains on for 1 - 5 minutes. Clients usually note a burning sensation, similiar to a sunburn. Immediately after the peel, the skin may be red and blotchy, slightly raised, tight and shiny, and/or feel sensitive. These are all normal reactions to the peel. Flaking and redness in some areas may occur for up to 1 week.
Number of Treatments Required
Generally, multiple peels are necessary. After the first treatment, skin will have a rejuvenated appearance. Long term results are maximized with a combination of home care products and proper skin care routines.
What to Avoid
- Do not use foundations or cover up for at least 48 hours after the peel. Using these products will irritate the skin, plug pores and create acne.
- Do not use any exfoliant creams or washes for 1 week.
- Retin A products should not be used one week prior to and after the procedure.
- In the week following the peel, patients should take care to wash and dry their skin gently. Oil free, non comedogenic moisturizer should be applied several times a day.
- Patients should avoid the sun and apply an oil free, non comedogenic facial sunscreen if outdoors.
Who may not be a Candidate
- Patients allergic to aspirin, salicylic or glycolic acid
After Care and Possible Side Effects
Patients can generally resume their home skin care routine two to three days after the peel, provided that there is no residual redness.