During a standard facial treatment, we revitalize the skin on your face with various nutrient-rich and medical-grade products. The end goal is to restore the youthful look of the skin on your face. A facial is considered "superficial" in the sense that the products used will sit on the surface layer of your skin throughout the process.
A chemical peel, on the other hand, is quite different. Chemical peels are a much deeper form of treatment for your forehead, cheeks, chin and more. The chemicals used in a peel are more potent than those used during standard facial treatment, as they exfoliate the skin by dissolving the damaged layers.
At Hazelday Spa, we offer two types of chemical peels: AHA and TCA.
AHA peels work by dissolving the topmost layer of skin to trigger skin cell repair. You won't see dramatic skin sloughing as you do with a TCA peel, but AHA peels remove hundreds of thousands of dead skin cells that are invisible to the naked eye. Mild irritation may occur, and you may notice minimal peeling in the following days. Overall, an AHA peel is an excellent beautifying treatment for those with sensitive skin.
A TCA chemical peel is infused with cellular antioxidants to arrest damage from oxidative free radicals.It is a great overall peel that can leave you with the young, vibrant skin you dream of. Aging, sun damage and acne scars can leave our faces looking a little duller than we would like. Fortunately, most of this damage only occurs on the topmost layer of our facial dermis. A TCA Peel is strong enough to completely dissolve this top, damaged layer and revitalize the new skin cells lying directly beneath. As the old layer of skin peels off, you will be left with skin that is bright, fresh and undamaged.
TCA peels are considered "medium peels" as they reach deeper layers of skin. The deeper the peel, the more dramatic the results. A TCA peel will require more recovery time than a gentler AHA peel, so it is best for individuals with deeper fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and extensive sun damage.
Check with Your Doctor
Please note that chemical peels may not be suitable for everyone. Certain medications, like Accutane, cannot be taken if receiving a chemical peel.
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This appointment is completely free, and required for many of our skin care treatments. Please book if you are interested in quality skin care, treatments, building a home care regimen, or just have questions for our skin care professionals!
Chemical Peel Add-On
Chemical Peel Spot Treatment
TCA Peel Add-On
LED Spot Treatment
This add on is great if you would like to add a boost to your facial to really balance and improve skins overall appearance.
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At your appointment, we will thoroughly discuss the procedure and products with you to be well prepared. We promise a relaxing, rejuvenating treatment and dramatically improved skin afterward!
Optimal results for a chemical peel take a few days to present themselves. At first, your skin will look and feel tight, and you may experience minimal discomfort along with areas of swelling. Areas of hyperpigmentation may appear darker as well. This is normal, so don't fret! These side effects are a result of the chemical solution sloughing off the superficial layer of dead skin. Once the layer completely peels, the bright, fresh and young skin beneath will be revealed.