Skin Care & Chemical Peels Allow You To:
- Restore damaged skin
- Unveil your natural glow
- Refresh and rejuvenate your complexion
- Stimulate collagen for healing
Chemical Peels Can Address:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Aging skin
- Crow’s feet
- Sun-damaged skin
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
“Every time I come in I’m treated like a queen. It is definitely a luxury place. I love coming here they make you feel like royalty. I use to have really bad scar acne and now they are gone. I love Dr. Awada she takes good care of you and takes her time.” -Linda S.
What Can I Expect From My Treatment?
A chemical peel is a non-invasive skincare treatment that can reveal radiant skin and diminish the appearance of acne scars, aging, sun-damage, and more, and requires little to no downtime. This treatment can be done once or repeated for optimal results.
Chemical Peel Treatment
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is the active agent in the chemical peel solution that is then applied to the skin, and causes the top layer to peel off. The new layer of skin that is revealed, allows you to enjoy improved texture and tone. Your desired results and your skin tone will determine the amount of acid used:
- Superficial peels require 10-35 percent acid
- Medium depth peels require up to 50 percent acid
Those with lighter skin tones can benefit from both superficial and medium depth peels, however, those with darker tones must use caution: deeper peels can cause scarring and problems with pigmentation.
Day Of Treatment
- To begin your treatment, your face will be thoroughly cleaned to prepare it for the application of the peel solution.
- The chemical peel will be applied.
- During the treatment, you will experience a stinging and warming sensation.
- Once the peel is complete, an ointment will be applied to aid in the healing process.
After Your Peel
- Similar to a sunburn, your face will feel tight right after your peel.
- Within two to three days, your skin will begin to peel.
- Peeling usually lasts a week to two weeks.
Taking Care Of Your Peel
- For optimal results and to avoid scarring, we suggest that you do not pull off skin that isn’t ready to peel away naturally.
- While your skin is peeling, we suggest avoiding exposure to sunlight as much as possible.
- Use sunscreen — your skin will be sensitive to sun expose up to two months after treatment.
Are There Side Effects?
Chemical peels are a common treatment option that has been used since 1882. Most patients experience temporary discomfort after their treatment, such as:
- Pink or red skin
- Pigment changes
These side effects usually resolve within days or weeks of treatment as your face peels. If you pull unready-to-peel skin off your face or a deep peel is applied incorrectly, you may experience scarring, hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation, especially in clients with darker skin.
Why Dr. Beauty Med Spa?
When you are considering professional skincare, you shouldn’t trust just anyone. You need the knowledge of a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who is not only experienced, but also has years of happy clients to testify to their skills. Dr. Mariam Awada and her team of medical professionals can offer you all of this in a comfortable, modern med spa. We use cutting-edge technology, as well as tried-and-true methods to give our clients in the Southfield, Dearborn, Farmington Hills and surrounding areas, optimal results.
What Sets Us Apart
In addition to our board-certified doctor, modern med spa, and cutting-edge technology, we also offer an all-women medical team. Our team not only provides luxurious treatments, but can speak multiple languages — allowing you the most comfortable experience possible. The Dr. Beauty team considers our patients as family and all work collectively to achieve beautiful results.
*Complimentary consultations with a patient care coordinator. Consultation fees for appointments with Dr. Mariam Awada will be applied to any product or service. Give us a call today!
Chemical Peels: Everything You Need To Know
A chemical peel allows you the opportunity to unveil radiant skin and say goodbye to acne scars, dark spots, sun damage, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and more. Learn more about this effective treatment that can address your complexion concerns.
What Is A Chemical Peel?
This non-invasive skincare treatment is safe to use for most people and has been utilized to achieve a renewed complexion since 1882. What first began as an offering by a German dermatologist, has now become a common cosmetic treatment that allows you to achieve radiant skin.
What Type Of Acid Is Used?
There are many types of acid used in skin care products and treatments, however, for our chemical peels, Dr. Beauty utilizes the powers of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and a solution of water, 10 to 35 percent, and sometimes, up to 50 percent TCA is applied.
Professional Vs. At-Home Chemical Peels: What Is The Difference?
Both types of peels utilize the powers of acids such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and alpha hydroxyl acid, but offer different levels of results.
The best place to start when explaining the difference between at-home treatments and those offered at our med spa is the strength of the peel. At home peels are less powerful; they will only affect the most superficial layers of skin. At-home peels can address minor skin issues.
Professional peels are composed of prescription-strength peeling solutions. Because of these high concentrations, peels offered at your local med spa can target deeper complexion issues and offer more dramatic results than at home peels.
A chemical peel at our med spa, also provides the chance for customizing your peel formula. Due to skin type, skin sensitivity, as well as the desired results, a customized peel can provide you so much more than one found at your local beauty store. Also, when you opt for over-the-counter formulas, there is a greater chance to choose the wrong peel that may ultimately, irritate your skin.
Should I Get A Chemical Peel?
For most people, our answer is a resounding yes! A chemical peel offers many advantages, however, your skin tone can affect the type of peel used and your results. Those with lighter skin tones have the optimal complexion for superficial to deeper treatments; those with dark skin tones, benefit from less deep treatments as a solution with higher acidity can negatively affect pigmentation.
What Kind Of Acid Is Used In A Chemical Peel?
A variety of acids can be used to achieve desired results: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and alpha hydroxyl acid, however, our med spa utilizes the power of trichloroacetic acid (TCA). We dilute TCA in a solution of water with 10 to 35 percent, and up to 50 percent acid.
Are Chemical Peels Safe?
Chemical peels are extremely safe, however, like any cosmetic treatment, to get the best results, you must follow all pre- and post-treatment instructions and have your peel applied by a trusted med spa professional. Using the right proportions of water to acid during your treatment is crucial for your procedure’s success, the health of your skin, and your safety.