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Chemical Peel Classics

Dr. Barry Lycka - October 19, 2017

Chemical peels have been around for over 100 years, which undoubtedly speaks to their effectiveness as medical-grade skin care techniques. Formulated for full facial rejuvenation, chemical peels are ideal treatment options for clients looking to refresh their face for the fall.

Why Clients Love Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are used to treat common skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Shallow acne scars
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Age spots
  • Freckles

Clients love the chemical peels offered at Barry Lycka MD & Associates because they treat these concerns effectively with virtually no downtime necessary compared to other cosmetic procedures.

Though they are primarily done on the face, chemical peels can also be applied to the neck and hands to treat scars and age/sun damage spots.

Types of Chemical Peels

  • Trichloracetic Acid (TCA) Peel: TCA peels are medium-grade peels that offer deep exfoliation in an extensive procedure. They are used to fade dark spots, smooth acne scars, relieve congestion and remove pre-cancerous lesions. Post-procedure healing can include mild swelling, tightness, redness, and crusting and shedding of the skin’s surface layer.
  • Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Peel: This common peel is lighter and more superficial than the TCA peel, which makes it ideal for treating common issues such as aging, wrinkles and pores. More peels are required for best results, but this minimally invasive peel is great for people on the go.
  • Jessners Peel: Developed by Dr. Max Jessner over 100 years ago, this peel combines three different ingredients to treat acne-prone skin, as well as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma. Clients can expect peeling and flaking post-procedure as new skin reveals itself.
  • Salicylic Peel: This peel has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which makes it ideal for acne and rosacea treatments. Beneficial for all skin types, this peel is also great for rough skin and people suffering from melasma.

If you’d like to learn more about chemical peels, book a consultation with Dr. Lycka today by calling 780.425.1212 or book online!


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