PCA Chemical Peel
Acknowledged in prominent medical textbooks as the originator of modified chemical peel formulations, PCA Skin remains the most trusted healthcare industry brand in the development of gentle, yet highly effective professional dermal treatments and daily skincare products.
This gentle peelant is formulated primarily for extremely sensitive skin types. The formulation will strengthen and brighten the skin while helping to treat sun damage, other forms of hyperpigmentation and also improves skin elasticity and decreases wrinkles. The treatment also provides anti-inflammatory, anti-acne, and anti-bacterial actions, making it an excellent choice for helping to calm rosacea, as redness and inflammation should subside substantially after treatment.
-Lactic Acid (12%)- is an AHA naturally found in milk and sugars. It breaks down bonds between cells to allow for easier exfoliation of dead surface cells while hydrating the skin.
-Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) (6%)- is a peeling agent commonly used to remove fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring
-Kojic Acid- is an antibacterial agent and melanogenesis inhibitor that is naturally found in mushrooms. its ability to chelate copper away from tyrosinase and decrease the number of melanosomes and dendrities makes it highly effective in reducing hyperpigmentation.
-Azelaic Acid- is an effective melanogenesis inhibitor that helps to brighten uneven complexion. Azelaic acid is also effective for fighting breakouts
PCA Skin Chemical Peel
Because of its bactericidal and antimicrobial action. it has exfoliating and disinfecting properties that are most effective when used in combination with AHA. Azelaic acid helps to normalize keratinization in the skin.
-Arbutin- assists in the correction of hyperpigmentation by suppressing the formation of tyrosinase and preventing melanosome maturation. It also evens existing skin tone. Arbutin is an effective antioxidant and skin conditioner.
-L-Ascobic Acid (Vitamin C)- is a powerful water-soluble antioxidant that is the only bio-available form of vitamin C for the skin. It is also a cofactor for an enzyme crucial in the synthesis of collagen and is an antioxidant agent that provides important protection against damage induced by UV radiation. Vitamin C also improves skin elasticity and decreases wrinkles by stimulating collagen synthesis.
Chemical peels are not appropriate for:
Preparation for a peel treatment:
-Do not go to a tanning bed two weeks prior to treatment. This practical should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.
-It is recommended that extended sun exposure be avoided, especially in the 10 days prior to treatment.
-It is recommended to delay use of tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Avage, EpiDuo, Ziana and high-percentage AHA and BHA products for approximately five days prior treatment.
PCA SKIN superficial peels result in little to no downtime but create dramatic and visible results. Treatments may cause slight redness, tightness, peeling, flaking or temporary dryness. Most patients find it unnecessary to apply makeup, as the skin will be smooth, dewy and radiant following your treatment. If you would like to apply makeup, allow approximately 15 minutes for the pH of the skin to stabilize before applying foundation.
Post-procedure skin treatment tips:
For two days post procedure:
-Stay cool! Heating internally can cause hyper-pigmentation.
-Do not put the treated area directly into a hot shower spray.
-Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms, or saunas.
-Do not go swimming.
-Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
-Do not use loofahs or other means of mechanical exfoliation.
-Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area.
-Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area.
-Do not go to a tanning bed for at least 2 weeks post-procedure.
-Do not pick or pull on any loosening or peeling skin. This could potentially cause hyper-pigmentation.
-Do not have electrolysis, facial waxing or use depilatories for approximately five days.