Microdermabrasion & Peels

Microdermabrasion

Every one can benefit from a Microdermabrasion. 


Microdermabraion - In a nutshell, microdermabrasion works by causing a small amount of trauma to the skin, causing the skin to repair itself in a more organized fashion. This creates younger, healthier looking skin. The cells of the lower layers of the epidermis are knit together in a more consistent "basket weave" configuration, instead of a haphazard arrangement.



Microscopic examination of the epidermis reveals several changes that make this layer appear more healthy. The epidermis becomes thicker because new cells are being produced more rapidly and the cells themselves are larger, which leads to the appearance of fuller, more plump glowing skin.

PCA Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels: In-office chemical peel treatments require little or no recovery time. After a treatment, depending upon the type of peel and your individual skin type, you may experience redness the day of the treatment and minor peeling in the days following the procedure. If peeling peeling occurs, it usually begins 2 to 4 days following your treatment and lasts for up to 5 days. In addition you may experience mild itching and irritation.occurs, it usually begins 2 to 4 days following your treatment and lasts for up to 5 days. 



Below are some of the specific varieties of chemical peels we offer

PCA Peel ® Exfoliating Treatments These patented and proven light-to-medium peel formulas effectively exfoliate, bleach and inhibit pigment production. 


These peels help to repair and reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines and provide a more even, smooth skin texture.


 PCA Peel ® exfoliating treatments are available in the following three formulas: PCA Peel ® HQ Free (non-resorcinol) Exfoliating TreatmentThis peel is ideal for more sensitive skin types (ethnic skin) or those allergic to hydroquinone. This peel will help to unclog pores, clear acne and rejuvenate the skin. It is also an excellent choice for maintaining even pigmentation and correcting pigment discolorations for those with hydroquinone sensitivities.


 PCA Peel ® with Hydroquinone (non-resorcinol) Exfoliating Treatment  This formula is for those who want even skin tone and have no sensitivity to hydroquinone. It will also help to correct melasma, sun damage and pigment discolorations of any kind. In addition, this peel will inhibit active acne and correct post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (brown-spotting) from acne. 



PCA Peel ® with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol Exfoliating Treatment This peel is the most potent formula of the PCA Peel® treatments. It will provide more exfoliation for oilier, thicker and resilient skin types. It is effective on extremely sun damaged and thickened skin. It is also excellent for those with active/cystic acne and asphyxiated skin (dry on the surface, oily underneath). 


Ultra Peel ® I and II Exfoliating Treatments Ultra Peel ® exfoliating treatments are appropriate for all skin types, conditions and sensitivities. These treatments are especially ideal for sensitive skin, as they produce a reduced stinging sensation. Ultra Peel ® treatments will help treat acne, pigment disorders, aging skin, menopausal skin, smoker's skin and sun damaged skin. Moderate to aggressive exfoliation will be experienced, depending on the number of layers of Ultra Peel ® I exfoliating treatment that are applied. Overall, the final result will be plump, hydrated and ultra soft skin.


 Ultra Peel ® II exfoliating treatment may be used alone or on top of any other Physician's Choice ® peel, producing a lightening, tightening and brightening effect. It is a cream mask containing natural hormones and vitamins to provide freshening and moisturizing properties to aging skin. These natural hormones make this peel great for males as well as females, as it helps to counterbalance testosterone levels that create frequent breakouts during teenage years.



Sensi Peel ® Exfoliating Treatment Sensi Peel exfoliating treatment was formulated primarily for Asian skin as well as all other extremely sensitive skin types. The solution contains a blend of L-lactic acid and trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Plant-derived progesterone leaves the skin feeling plump and hydrated. The Sensi ® Peel exfoliating treatment is fromulated with L-ascorbic acid for strengthening and brightening while L-arbutin and Kojic acid help treat hyperpigmentation and sun damage. The kojic acid, as well as azelaic acid provide anti-acne and antibacterial properties to the solution. The Sensi Peel ® exfoliating treatment is excellent for calming rosacea, as redness and inflammation subside substantially after treatment. 


Esthetique Peel™ Exfoliating Treatment  is an advanced formulation of L-ascorbic, L-lactic and L-retinol with a host of polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins and humectants. It smoothes, tightens and improves the texture of the skin, while also helping to correct a variety of common skin concerns. 



Before your PCA Chemical Peel

Because of the potency of our peel treatments, it is important to discontinue all active products* three to five days prior to any of the services listed below.


* Active products include Retin–A, Renova, retrinals, retinols, Tazorac, Differin, and any products with ingredients such as glycolic acid (AHAs), salicylic acid (BHAs), azelaic acid, and benzoyl peroxide.

After your PCA Chemical Peel

post-procedure skin treatment tips for two days post-procedure: • Stay cool! Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation. • Do not put the treated area directly into a hot shower spray. • Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas. • Do not go swimming. • Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration. • Do not use loofahs or other means of mechanical exfoliation. • Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area. • Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area. general guidelines: 



• After receiving a PCA SKIN®  professional treatment, you should not necessarily expect to ‘peel’. However, light flaking in a few localized areas for several days is typical. Most patients who undergo these treatments have residual redness for approximately one to twelve hours post-procedure. • As with all peels and treatments, it is recommended that makeup not be applied the day of treatment, as it is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight; however, makeup may be applied 15 minutes after the treatment if desired. • To minimize side effects and maximize results use the Post-Procedure Solution for three to five days or until flaking has resolved. • If the skin feels tight, apply ReBalance for normal to oily skin types or Silkcoat® Balm for drier skin types to moisturize as needed. For maximum hydration, you can apply Hydrating Serum under ReBalance or Silkcoat® Balm. • Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day but can be applied more frequently for hydration and to decrease the appearance of flaking. • It is recommended that other topical, over-the-counter medications or alpha hydroxy acid products not be applied to the skin seven days post procedure, as they may cause irritation. •


 It is recommended to delay use of tretinoin, Retin-A,®  Differin,®  Renova,®  Tazorac,® Avage,®  EpiDuo™ or Ziana®  five days post-procedure. Consult your physician before temporarily discontinuing use of any prescription medications. • Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Use Weightless Protection SPF 45, Perfecting Protection SPF 30, Protecting Hydrator SPF 30 or Hydrator Plus SPF 30 for broad-spectrum UV protection. • Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post-procedure. This practice should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging. • Do not pick or pull on any loosening or peeling skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation. • Do not have electrolysis, facial waxing or use depilatories for approximately five days. Do not have another treatment until your clinician advises you to do so.