Chemical Peels

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Flawless Med Spa

Medical Spa located in Albuquerque, NM

When you’re dealing with aging skin, acne, melasma, or other recurring skin problems, you may need some help to uncover the healthy skin hiding below the surface. Chemical peels encourage skin cell regeneration while helping you shed dead and damaged skin cells. At Flawless Med Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, friendly aesthetics experts customize your chemical peels for your particular needs and lifestyle. Book your appointment online or by phone today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Cell turnover is important in helping to manage acne, melasma, and the aging process. When a skin cell is created, it starts in the lower layers of the epidermis and travels to the top layer of skin over the course of its life. Once the cell gets to the top of your skin, they reach the end of their life and you shed them. The regeneration of new cells and shedding process is what keeps dead cells from building up on the surface.

This is important because as we age, skin cell turnover slows down significantly. As babies, our cells regenerate every 2 weeks. However, by the time we get to 25, the rate slows to 30-35 days. This slow down is natural, however, there are many things we can do to help our bodies increase cell turnover – medical peels being one of them because they help the body regenerate.

How can chemical peels help acne, pigment, melasma, and skin rejuvenation?

At Flawless, we offer several types of peels and can tailor a package around your needs. Our peels range in pricing depending on the condition you want to address and the depth you want to peel.

Glow Peels

This peel is a mild peel and many people will not actually peel. That does not mean it is a bad treatment. On the contrary, many peels today have been specially formulated to ease the peeling process. After this peel, you will actually glow. We call it the “date night peel” because you could go out right after. We recommend staggering this with a dermaplane treatment to encourage exfoliation and cell generation. 

Acne Peels

This specially formulated peel is a moderate grade peel and is recommended in a series of three. The peel is applied to the skin and will help thin the upper layer of skin – thus encouraging the cells to go into “shed” mode. Thinning this top layer helps to release blocked pores – this is important because these blocked pores can result in acne scars. In addition to the top layer, our peels tackle what is happening under the skin by inhibiting the body’s ability to produce sebum – the lubrication within a cell that can sometimes get “out of control” and cause pimples. Having too much sebum, dead skin cells & a warm environment can result in acne. We recommend that you purchase a package of 3 or 6. Treatments are scheduled 4 weeks apart.

Melasma, Pigment & Spot Peels

Chemical peels are an excellent way to address unwanted pigment because it encourages the body to shed pigmented cells and make way for new cells. We can spot treat special areas, which makes this treatment very effective, especially when it is combined with our PicoSkin Laser Facials for melasma and age spots. We recommend that you purchase a package of 3 or 6. Treatments are scheduled 4 weeks apart. 

Anti-aging

These peels are ideal for addressing the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure. These peels maximize skin rejuvenating effects with low to medium irritation (depending on the peel applied). We offer three Jan Marini peels to help minimize fine lines, uneven skin tone, and overall texture. Speak with one of the aestheticians to see if one of these dynamic, professional-only peel is right for you.

How do I prepare for a chemical peel?

It is important that you discontinue topical prescription medications 14 days before your treatment (like Retin-A, Differing, Trilumen). Please stop all tanning (spray and or sun) and keep the area being treated out of the sun at all times. 

Advise your aesthetician you are taking any oral medications or trying to get pregnant. 

What should I expect?

On the day of your appointment, we will remove your makeup and the aesthetician will gently clean your face. Our aesthetician will use a brush, cotton ball, gauze or sponge to apply a chemical solution. You might feel mild stinging while the chemical solution is on your skin. Our esthetician will apply a neutralizing solution or wash to remove the chemical solution from the treated skin.

After the treatment, we will clean and dry the skin, apply NeoCutis Hyalis, and Elta MD Sunscreen. We recommend that patients give their skin a rest and refrain from exercising for 36-48 hours. The area that was treated may be red and dry. This reaction is normal. Some people will start to peel 2-3 days after their treatment as new skin will start to form 4-7 days after a peel. 

What is post care like?

While your skin regenerates, we recommend that you wear a sunscreen like Elta MD every day and incorporate a retinol & vitamin C into your skin regimen after your skin has healed. Wait to wash your face until the next day. Do not scrub your skin or use washcloth. Do not pull at your skin while it is in the shedding phase. If you have any questions, please call the Spa. You can request another copy of post care instructions at any time. 

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Glow Peels

Prices

A La Carte

$95

Package of

$342

Dermaplane and Peel combo

$150

 

Jan Marini Clarify Peel

Prices

A La Carte

$175

Package of

$630

 

Jan Marini Refine Peel

Prices

A La Carte

$175

Package of

$630

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