Facials/Chemical Peels San Antonio
Radiance Aestheticians and Medical staff provide a wide variety of medical and non-medical facials and Chemical Peels that can be customized to your skin type and your skin improvement goals. These range from no down-time hydrating facials that treat the superficial layers of the skin to prescription strength ingredients that treat the mid to deep layers of the face, such as retinoic acid, hydroquinone and TCA.
We provide pampering yet cutting edge treatments in a comfortable spa setting yet always remembering that we are first a medical office and your safety is number one priority. You will be asked to fill out paper work as in any doctors office. You may have to see our doctor or RN depending on whether you are having a prescription strength peel or otherwise.
We are concerned with your safety and the outcome of your procedure so PLEASE keep in mind the following hints for chemical peels:
- You may need an anti-viral medication if you are prone to oral herpes so take this before treatment or ask for a prescription as the trauma of a peel can cause an outbreak.
- A topical retinoid can increase the effectiveness and speed the recovery of your treatment so the use of this is highly recommended but stop a few days before your peel!
- We highly recommend a lightener and a retinol before your treatment, especially for mid or deep peels, and especially if you have a lot of damage or have olive or dark skin. This will prevent your skin from darkening from the treatment.
- SUNSCREEN…SUNSCREEN…before and after your treatment. we can tell you what to use for what type of sun exposure. we don’t expect you to be a hermit.
- Do NOT wax or use a depilatory for a week prior to your treatment.
The above may not apply to ALL chemical peels or to all patients. call and ask us before you schedule if you are unsure. also chemical peels are not for everyone.
SKINMEDICA CHEMICAL PEELS
Decades of scientific research and innovative breakthroughs SkinMedica® professional skin care products are the result of almost two decades of research and clinical experience. Our scientists are continually working on new formulations and clinically testing our products to provide the next breakthrough in skin care.
This is the gentlest of the three Peels and is appropriate for mild skin imperfections. The Illuminize Peel brightens the overall appearance of skin through the newest generation of alpha-hydroxy acids, which will maximize results and minimize irritation. This Peel is so gentle, you can even have it just before your big event to ensure radiant skin without any visible downtime.
Enhanced skin appearance with minimal downtime or discomfort. Tightens skin and restores youthful appearance. No visible peeling
The Vitalize Peel combines the benefits of alpha-hydroxy and other peeling agents to offer a strong, but still gentle treatment that is appropriate for all skin types and is best for improving mild to moderate skin imperfections. This is the most popular of the three SkinMedica Peels and requires minimal downtime. It has been clinically proven to help reduce the visible signs of aging.
After one Vitalize Peel, you will notice:
- Improves skin’s texture and tone
- Lessens fine lines
- Creates healthier and more youthful appearance
- Dramatic results achieved with a series of three to six Peels
Typically causes 24-48 hours of dry, flaky peeling that takes place 3-4 days after the Peel is applied. Some people do not peel at all, however, and visible peeling is not required in order to achieve good results.
This is the Peel to use for moderate to severe skin imperfections. It will help smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness. You will notice improvement after just one Peel, and compelling results will be achieved from three to six Peels.
- Helps smooth rough skin
- Improves fine lines and wrinkles
Appropriate for improving moderate to severe skin damage. Best results with three to six treatments.
Typically causes 24-48 hours of dry, flaky peeling that takes place 3-4 days after the Peel is applied. Occasionally, a second round of dry, flaky peeling will occur after 1 week. Some people do not peel at all, however, and visible peeling is not required in order to achieve good results.
OBAGI CHEMICAL PEELS
In-office facial chemical peel procedures performed by professionally trained specialists to help reveal younger, healthier-looking skin one layer at a time.
Blue Peel RADIANCE®
Quick superficial salicylic acid-based facial chemical peel that exfoliates and helps improve overall complexion, and provides firmer, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just 1 use. A series of 4 to 6 peels provides best overall results.
In-office facial chemical peel procedure that uses trichloroacetic acid (TCA) mixed with a special Obagi blue base to monitor and slow penetration.
Our TCA VI Peel® contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. This peel provides dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation and little downtime. Why wait weeks or months for results? Enjoy radiant, younger looking skin in about a week with the VI Peel.
The VI Peel® will improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin, reduce the appearance of age spots, and soften lines and wrinkles for more youthful skin. The VI Peel® works well in conjunction with lasers, injectables and post procedure treatments.
PCA SKIN CHEMICAL PEELS
Radically Different. Remarkably Effective. Results Revealed. Our medical strength peels deliver results without burning or “down time”. Corrective peels are an effective, painless and quick way to rejuvenate your skin. Corrective peels have been shown to be an excellent, non-invasive way to help correct an abundance of skin concerns, including:
- Sun Damage
- Oily Skin
- Enlarged Pores
Physicians Choice Treatments
A leading clinical skin care company in the development of professional chemical peels and advanced topicals for over 20 years, PCA SKIN was the first cosmeceutical company to provide scientifically researched daily care products and professional treatments to the medical and clinical aesthetics markets and is acknowledged in medical textbooks as the originator of advanced blended chemical peel formulations.
PCA Sensi Peel®
This gentle solution is formulated primarily for ethnic skin, and other extremely sensitive skin types. Sensi Peel® will strengthen and brighten the skin while helping to treat sun damage and other forms of hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration). This multi-faceted treatment also provides anti-inflammatory, anti-blemish and antibacterial action, making it an excellent choice for helping calm rosacea, as redness and inflammation can subside substantially after treatment.
PCA Peel® with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol
The most potent PCA Peel® formula, this peel will even skin tone and provide more exfoliation for oilier, thicker and more resilient skin types. It is effective on extremely sun damaged and thickened skin. It is also excellent for those with active breakouts and asphyxiated skin (dry on the surface, oily underneath).
PCA Ultra Peel® I
Specifically formulated to treat dehydrated, maturing skin. Ultra Peel® I is also appropriate for many other skin types, conditions and sensitivities. It will help treat pigment disorders, fine lines and wrinkles, skin damaged skin and acne. This treatment is especially ideal for sensitive skin, as it produces only a mild tingling sensation. Mild to moderate exfoliation will be experienced, depending on the number of layers applied. Overall, the final result will be plump, hydrated and luminous skin.
PCA Ultra Peel® Forte
Those with resilient skin who have more dramatic wrinkling, sun damage and residual scarring from breakouts are the most suitable candidates for this deeper and more active treatment. Ultra Peel® Forte will effectively treat aging skin, breakouts, pigment disorders, smoker’s skin and photodamaged skin. This treatment is ideal for dehydrated and aging skin in need of rejuvenation.
SMOOTHING BODY PEEL TREATMENTS
PCA Smoothing Body Peel Treatment is the future of total skin conditioning. This researched and tested two-step treatment – Step 1 Pre-Peel Accelerator Mask and Step 2 – Smoothing Body Peel is formulated with potent yet gentle ingredients that will even discoloration while smoothing and brightening the skin.
This treatment duo provides nourishing ingredients that soften and hydrate the skin’s surface, while TCA, lactic and salicylic acids join together to affect dramatic changes in the skin’s appearance and texture.
Schedule a consult to determine if you will benefit from a facial or chemical peel. 2108040772