Therapeutic peels, also known as chemical peels, have been used for decades to revitalize and resurface the skin. Essentially a blended solution of medical grade ingredients, a chemical peel removes the damaged outer layers of the epidermis to help eliminate facial blemishes, balance skin pigmentation and minimize pores. It can also restore even skin tone, reducing the appearance of sun spots and age spots.
At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic, we combine a variety of active cosmeceutical ingredients to effectively achieve the results you desire, whether it be to help smooth the skin’s texture or erase pigmentation irregularities. Each procedure is a half hour. The face, hands, neck, back and shoulders may be treated. Our Ottawa chemical peel is second to none. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Every client has unique skin problems, and a chemical peel will be custom-formulated to match the needs of the patient. customized to suit the patient. The types of chemical peel treatments available include:
This type of chemical peel involves the use of a milder acid, such as alpha-hydroxy, which affects the top layer of skin. The mild acid penetrates the top layer of skin and is appropriate for those who have very sensitive skin but want to improve the appearance of minor discolorations or rough areas. It can be applied to face, neck, chest, and hands to produce a fresh glow.
This form of chemical peel penetrates deeper into the skin layers, and is an appropriate formula for those who want to improve the appearance of sun spots, age spots, lines, wrinkles, and freckles. It has the added benefit of being an effective treatment for rough skin.
A deep chemical peel penetrates deeper, affecting the mid layer of the skin. These peels are appropriate for those with facial scars, wrinkles, lines, and hyperpigmentation such as sun spots and age spots.
Our Ottawa chemical peel is not exceptionally painful to experience. You will be lying face up while the products are applied to your face, hands, neck, and décolletage. As the chemicals dry on your face, you will feel a slight burning, stinging, or tingling sensation. Once the process is complete, which requires about half an hour, your skin will go through the regeneration process. The upper layers of skin will begin to slough, with new, fresh skin appearing. Some people do not actually see skin shedding because the sloughing off happens at a microscopic level. You will still derive enormous benefit.
During the process of the new skin being revealed, you will need to care for your skin carefully, with the use of special facial cleansers and hydrating serums or gels. Avoid sun exposure, as the new skin is delicate. Your skin must be protected during this stage with sunscreen, as it is thinner and more susceptible to UV damage. All aftercare instructions are provided, along with guidance regarding the products to use for cleansing and hydrating your new, fresh skin.
At our skincare clinic we customize every chemical peel based upon the need and skin sensitivity of our patients. The result of a professionally-performed chemical peel is geared to leave the treated skin looking fresh, glowing, and evenly-toned. You can be confident that Dr. Vassiliou will bring her years of experience to your treatment and take a conservative approach. Once you have had the best chemical peel in Ottawa, you may be inspired to add this treatment to your beauty regimen, with a peel performed at specific intervals to keep your skin looking fresh, youthful, and glowing with health.
Therapeutic peels may be performed alone or to complement other non-invasive procedures, such as Vibradermabrasion.
Treatments typically last 20 to 30 minutes.
Therapeutic peels can help with a variety of skin problems, including hyperpigmentation, acne, dullness, Rosacea and fine lines.*
Recovery time from a therapeutic peel treatment is minimal. It depends on the patient and their circumstance. During your consultation appointment, any expected recovery time will be detailed. In general, deeper peels require a longer recovery period, however, results tend to be more dramatic.
A typical treatment is approximately $350 or more.
*Please note- Results are not guaranteed and individual experiences may vary.
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