AMPLIFY Chemical Peels Can Help With: Anti-aging, Acne Scars, Wrinkles, Fine-Lines, Balance Skin Tone, Decrease Discoloration, Treat Hyper-Pigmentation, Decrease prominence of Sun Spots, and other UV-related issues, Melasma, and to Smooth Textural Issues
AMPLIFIED TCA PEEL A wide variety of chemical peels are available today. Each acid can generally treat more than one type of issue, but is commonly used for a particular reason. TCA is special! It is considered "the gold standard" of all peels and is able to treat every skin type, issue and coloration. It can be used superficially in very mild percentages (10%-20%), and also for medium depth peels (up to 35% ). It can be used in combination with other acids, such as Jessners or applied alone. TCA is a highly regarded acid and is perfect for treating the following common issues:
-Acne -Skin Tone Irregularities -Texture Problems -Age Spots - hyperpigmentation - epidermal and some dermal melasma -Fine Wrinkles -Scarring and Acne Scars - icepick, rolling
All skin types can benefit from TCA peeling. But, persons that are prone to post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, or have a naturally darker skin tone, will need special pre-treatment to avoid any unintended color changes in the skin. These are generally fitzpatrick 4, 5, and 6, but any type could potentially have an issue.
PRE-TREATMENT Follow this Pre-Treatment Protocol to get the best results from your Amplified TCA Chemical peel: -Begin and End each day by washing with a pH acidic cleanser. If you have darker skin, or are dealing with hyperpigmentation/melasma, pretreat 2x per day with a tyrosinase inhibitor such as Alpha Arbutin or Hydroquinone. -After cleansing, apply an anti-oxidant such as Vitamin C or Vitamin E. -Protect skin with an SPF of at least 30 before going outdoors. -Each evening apply a layer of Vitamin A/Retinol. Alternatively, you may use Glycolic & Hyaluronic Serums.
WHAT TO EXPECT TCA will improve color, freshness, texture, skin tone, and fine wrinkles. It will also improve superficial discoloration, such as age spots. It may improve blotches and can sometimes improve dark circles under your eyes. TCA is a natural 2nd step when other acids stop producing benefits and is one of the FIRST suggestions we will suggest to you for cystic acne issues.
PEEL RECOVERY TIME There is no magic system to heal quickly after a TCA peel. It will generally take around 1 week. We are purposely creating a controlled burn to stimulate tissue regeneration. There is a process your skin will move through. On the first day of your peel your skin will be tight, smooth and possibly a little bit pink. Keep skin hydrated with emu oil/hyaluronic or another moisturizing product. Within the next 2-3 days your skin will be tighter and could feel dry, *possibly darker on surface areas. Wrinkles/lines may look more prominent as the skin is preparing to come off. You will start to see flaking on days 3-4. Flakes will begin on the areas of your face that are in motion such as around the mouth and nose. It will take another 3 days or so for the flaking to stop. Never pick and keep moist.
APPLICATION & PRICE AMPLIFIED TCA PEEL No more than 1x every 3 weeks Single Session starts at $75
AMPLIFIED JESS PEEL When you are dealing with cystic and heavy acne, a medium depth combination peel can be your solution. The combination of Salicylic, Lactic and Resorcinol create a powerful reaction in the skin to help clear out pores and create a medium skin sloughing. You will have about 3-4 days downtime.
What is a Jessner's peel good for? Its perfect choice for you to begin treating: -Congested skin with open and closed comedones -Whiteheads and blackheads -Back Acne -Chest Acne -Acne Scars -Cystic Acne (large, painful, blemishes without a point)
You will most likely want to plan your schedule around this peel, since there will be down time for about 3-4 days.
WHAT TO EXPECT Your skin will feel as though you have a sunburn. It may be pink-red and feel tight. Use a gentle cleanser 1-2x per day (do not scrub your skin), pat dry and apply a moisturizing ointment. DO NOT EVER tug on ANY skin that is peeling from your face (even if it is just hanging there). You can cause excessive damage resulting in severe scarring if you tear off a piece that is still attached at the end. *Most people will start to flake between days 2-4 and will finish in 6-7 days. 1st day - Pink/red depending on how many layers of solution applied. Slightly tight. 2nd day - Red/brownish coloring, a bit tighter feeling. 3rd day - Dry, leathery appearance. A bit of cracking/peeling around most active areas of face (mouth, chin, nose). 4th + day - Darker brown where skin has not peeled. Pink areas where skin has peeled. Very uneven texture (make up will not be able to cover).
APPLICATION & PRICE AMPLIFIED JESS PEEL No more than 1x every 4 weeks Single Session starts at $85
SPECIAL CONCERNS *Darker Skin - Prepare with a melanin inhibitor 2-3 times per day 2-3 weeks before your peel to prevent unintented color changes. *Fever Blisters - The acid can cause a breakout. Prescription medications must be used before a TCA peel is applied or the breakouts could cause scarring. *Men - Most men have a thicker skin than women, so they will be more comfortable during the peel process. We highly recommend that you do NOT shave for 2 days prior to applying a chemical peel. This is because shaving is actually a means of exfoliating, and some of the skin will be removed. This makes your chin and mouth area more prone to a deeper peel than the rest of your face. Embrace your 5:00 shadow and have a safer peel.