The chemical peel dates back to ancient Egypt, where practitioners used rotten milk to exfoliate dead skin. Early Greeks and Romans rubbed gritty concoctions of limestone, mustard and sulfur on their faces, as they, too weren’t afraid to suffer for beauty.
Today, chemical peels are much gentler and smell infinitely better, with the same goal of smoothing your skin and stimulating collagen production. They treat blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin tones.
Depending on the strength of the peel, your skin may dramatically slough off on days 3-5 or only minor flaking will occur. Either way, you want to avoid the sun and only use gentle cleansers after a peel, like our Vivier Hexam Foaming Cleanser®.
Plaza Aesthetics & Wellness offers three types of high-quality, medical-grade chemical peels to improve the color, freshness, texture and tone of the skin.
The Vivier Peel is a gentle, yet effective peel that helps brighten and tighten your skin, leaving you feeling radiant and glowing. This peel offers great results with less down time than other peels. It contains pharmaceutical-grade ingredients—the good stuff. It provides gentle exfoliation, stimulates collagen formation, helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne, encourages cell turnover and softens your skin.
The Jessner Peel is a medium-to deep-peel suitable for most patients, whether you’re peeling for the first time or using peels regularly. You’ll get the BEST results when you combine the Jessner Peel with a pharmaceutical grade skincare line, like our Vivier Skincare line. The Jessner Peel’s active ingredients consist of 14% Lactic acid, 14% Salicylic acid and 14% Resorcinol. This peel is designed to be aggressive, targeting hyperpigmentation from the sun, minimizing fine lines, dissipating blemishes, evening out skin texture and tone and minimizing pore size.
The Perfect Derma Peel is the strongest, most effective peel offered at Plaza Aesthetics & Wellness. This peel features glutathione, the ultimate antioxidant with powerful skin lightening and anti-aging benefits. Glutathione neutralizes the harmful effects of free radicals, slows down the aging process and helps prevent wrinkles. It is safe and effective for all skin types and requires no pre-peel skin preparation. It also contains Kojic Acid, a powerful skin lightener, which has also been proven to increase collagen and elastin production, resulting in firmer skin. Other ingredients: TCA, Phenol and Retinoic Acid reduce wrinkles and correct pigment problems. Finally, the Salicylic Acid ingredient exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation.
Please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Botros, as she is happy to discuss the benefits of each product below and the procedure in detail, before you make a decision.
You can also click on our Patient Education section to learn about different procedures and the risks and benefits of each, based on current research.