The chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world, and was performed in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to help people achieve smoother, more beautiful skin. Today, chemical facial peels are still popular because they offer nearly immediate results and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.
How Does a Chemical Peel Procedure Work?
A chemical peel treatment works by applying a liquid solution at the top layer of the skin causing it to “peel” over time. The peeling helps to rebuild collagen and cell growth regeneration from the deeper layers of the epidermis. The newly formed skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Chemical peel is used to treat certain types of acne, reduce acne scars, age spots, pigmentation, freckles, sun damaged skin, and other skin concerns.
After a chemical peel treatment, the skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun. It is advisable to wear a sunscreen with “broad-spectrum” – protection against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.
At Cutis Laser Clinics, we provide four different types of peels to address several skin problems:
Cutis Anti Acne Peel
(Salicylic, Alpha arbutin, Kojic, Licorice Extract and Vitamin E)
Cutis Acne Peel is derived from willow plant which has been proven to have a strong ability to penetrate and clear out pores. Cutis Acne Peel helps to reduce acne by unclogging the pores and killing the acne-causing bacteria due to its high yet safe concentration. A good choice for mild and moderate acne vulgaris. Cutis Acne Peel can be used to treat acne on the face, neck and back.
Cutis Crystal Peel
(Glycolic, Kojic, Uva Ursi, Vitamin C, proprietary mineral blend)
Cutis Crystal Peel is an effective skin whitening peel treatment and booster for dull skin. It has been successfully used to lighten freckles, age spots, uneven skin tone and discoloration conditions of the face & body to brighten the skin, giving a youthful glow.
Cutis Modified Jessner Peel
(Lactic, Salicylic, Resorcinol, Kojic Acid, Citric Acid)
Cutis Modified Jessner Peel is a stronger type of superficial-to-medium depth chemical peel that is suitable for oily and acne-prone skin types; pigmentation and photodamaged skin types; as well as an effective treatment for acne scarring.
This peel contains the benefits of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) by providing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects to clear out pores and reduce acne. It’s deep peeling action soften lines and wrinkles, unclogs and reduces the appearance of large pores and smoothens out uneven skin tone and texture.
Cutis Modified Jessner Peel is also formulated with lightening ingredients to reduce pigmentation, age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma. It also brightens unwanted pigmentation caused by acne scars or UV damage while exfoliating dead skin cells, excess oil and debris to leave skin smooth, clear and glowing.
Cutis TCA CROSS (Chemical Reconstruction Of Skin Scars) – Spot Treatment
(70% Trichloroacetic Acid)
Cutis TCA CROSS is a pure solution of 70% trichloroacetic acid used only as a spot treatment for acne scars. Deep ice-pick or pitted type of scars as a result of acne scarring (or due to other causes) has shown effective results from this treatment. This treatment also helps improve box car scars and diminishes the appearance of large pores.
Repeated treatments with regular 6 to 8 weeks intervals have demonstrated good results in the improvement of the scar depth and diameter. TCA CROSS works by safely triggering an acid injury to the skin to induce inflammation, collagen stimulation and subsequent collagen remodelling.
Cutis TCA CROSS is primarily used as a spot treatment for the face and neck area only and is precisely delivered as microdroplets into the targeted spots or scars.
(TCA, Retinoic, Salicylic, Phenol, L-Ascorbic Acid)
The VI Peel contains synergistic blend of effective ingredients suitable and safe for all skin types especially for oily and acne-prone skin as well as those with very dark complexions.
It’s special formulation is designed to improve skin tone, texture and clarity of the skin; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions; reduce or eliminate acne scars; and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin.