Chemical peels have come a long way since the harsh formulas of peels past. Modern peels have a variety of blended and concentrated solutions of TCA (trichloroacetic acid), salicylic acid, and glycolic acid. Formulated for a range of skin types and concerns, chemical peels exfoliate the top layer of your skin to remove damaged cells and debris that contribute to a dull, dry, and haggard appearance. Safe for even sensitive patients, chemical peels improve acne, hyperpigmentation, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, and clearing up acne and other blemishes. Regular chemical peel treatments can even out skin’s tone and texture, further improve lines and wrinkles, and restore youthful radiance to your skin.
PCA SKIN is the first company to develop and enhance Jessner’s peel, which combines lactic, salicylic, kojic, and citric acids with resorcinol for safer, more comfortable treatment for even sensitive skin with increased beneficial results.
Longwood Plastic Surgery performs 3 PCA SKIN peels in our chemical peel catalog. You can expect to pay $150 for a PCA peel at Longwood Plastic Surgery, packages are available upon request.
Sensi Peel® is a blend of 12% lactic acid, 6% TCA, azelaic and kojic acids, arbutin, marshmallow root extract, linseed oil, and sweet almond oil for targeted enhancement to sensitive and ethnic skin types. It’s gentle enough for all sensitivity levels, producing only mild tingling. It’s ideal for brightening the skin while reversing sun damage, calming rosacea, and thoroughly cleansing for blemishes.
Ultra Peel® blends 20% lactic acid with 10% TCA for dehydrated and mature skin, though it’s safe for other skin types and conditions. This formulation works wonders on smoker’s skin, pigment issues, sun damage, and acne. It’s moderate to aggressive exfoliation depends on how many layers are applied. Contains azelaic and kojic acids, arbutin, Vitamin C, chaste tree berry extract, linseed oil, and sweet almond oils for ultra-soft, hydrated skin.
PCA Peel with HQ® is an enhanced Jessner formula with 14% each of lactic and salicylic acids, which inhibit pigment production. It also includes kojic acid, Vitamin C, hydroquinone, and resorcinol to help repair, diminish, and prevent acne, control soil, smooth skin texture, and fine lines, and brighten tone.
In addition, we offer two depths of TCA chemical peels, 20%, and 35%, for a more in-depth treatment. The 20% solution TCA peel is performed in the comfort of our offices, while the 35% TCA solution is performed in our accredited outpatient surgery suite under general anesthesia. While these are still classified as superficial peels, they give a deeper improvement option for patients with significant acne scarring, deeper wrinkles, or more other serious skin concerns. Please ask the staff regarding pricing for these deeper peels.