CHEMICAL PEELS AND MICRODERMABRASION
are pleased to offer microdermabrasion and chemical peel treatments,
either as stand-alone procedures, or, for more effective, non-ablative,
moderate skin resurfacing, in a combination we call the “Superpeel”!
There is no down time associated with this treatment
exactly is a Superpeel?
Superpeel is an inclusive 45 minute procedure which provides an
AHA or BHA chemical peel appropriate to your skin type and tolerance
level determined by pre-testing, a microdermabrasion treatment with
either a crystal or diamond-head system, and standard facial services
including extractions and a healing mask.
experienced aestheticians, who have been exactingly trained by Dr.
Mash. They provide medical-grade, personalized treatments which
take into account the specific challenges of your skin, and will
recommend a home skin regime for you to follow to maintain our results.
do they correct?
exfoliate the top layers of dead skin, remove debris from the pores,
and polish the skin, leaving it clean, bright and smooth. They aid
in the reduction of fine lines and acne scars, superficial age spots,
blackheads and generalized sun damage.
frequently can I have a Superpeel?
can benefit from a single Superpeel; however, because it is a moderate,
non-ablative resurfacing tool, we suggest packages of three or six
treatments which enable our medical aestheticians to work on specific
issues, such as the fine lines and age spots mentioned above.
me more about the acids you use in your Superpeels.
chemicals we use are called Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids. AHAs are
derived from such products as milk (lactic acid), almonds (mandelic
acid), sugar cane (glycolic acid), citrus fruits (citric acid),
apples, cherries and various other fruits (malic and tartaric acids),
BHA has an aspirin base (salicylic acid). We begin your treatments
using very low strengths of these acids, and increase potency as
you acclimate to them, testing each before application.
also offer Jessner peels as a stand-alone treatment as they must
remain on the face until they neutralize. The Jessner is a combination
of salicylic and lactic acids plus Resorcinol, and is sometimes
applied alternately with TCA (trichloroacetic acid) for more intense
this something new?
peels derived or synthesized from natural sources, have been used
for centuries in their natural form for skin smoothing and rejuvenation.
They work on several levels, superficially to dissolve debris in
pores (blackheads), and slightly deeper in the epidermis to release
layers of dead skin cells.
me more about Microdermabrasion.
is an exfoliation procedure which could be described as superficial
skin polishing. We have two options for the procedure; the first
uses micro-crystals which are sprayed onto the skin accompanied
by suction which painlessly vacuums away the crystals along with
dead skin. The second is a newer unit which utilizes interchangeable
diamond-cut stainless heads in several levels of abrasion to accommodate
different skin types. Skin is suctioned up against the head as it
is drawn across the face for the removal of dead skin cells.
Microdermabrasion a safe procedure?
Microdermabrasion treatments are non-invasive and non-aggressive.
Their improvements are progressive and cumulative. The procedure
only removes the outermost layers of dead skin cells to reveal the
fresher, younger cells beneath. Dry, flaking skin will be removed,
fine lines and age spots may be reduced, and acne scars and stretch
marks will become less obvious. It’s called a lunchtime procedure
because you can go right back to work following treatment. Return
visits will intensify the results achieved.
Is there any down time associated with the chemical peels?
from some temporary flushing which resolves in a matter of minutes,
and some exfoliation in three to five days which can normally be
controlled by moisturizing, there is no down time connected with
the moderate skin resurfacing achieved by Superpeels or Jessner
the summer months we modify our Superpeel for outdoor enthusiasts
due to the potential damage to treated skin from the harsh summer
sun. Sunscreen is recommended at all times, applied frequently.
Mash and her staff frequently recommend that patients receive
a chemical peel or a complete Superpeel prior to laser skin rejuvenation
procedure to improve the effect of the intense pulse light treatment.