Exposure to the toxins in the air we breathe and the damage ultraviolet radiation inflicts on our skin coupled with the aging process and hormonal changes all conspire to make us look old, tired and worn out. Besides healthy living which includes, eating healthy nutritionally sound foods with lots of anti-oxidants and phytonutrients, staying well hydrated at all times, exercise, sound sleeping habits, minimizing stress can help us stay and look young especially when coupled with taking meticulous care of our skin. One such way of staying and looking youthful and rested is by getting periodic chemical peels.

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What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are chemical products that are applied to the skin with the intention of removing the superficial layer of skin and replacing it with healthy skin, hence markedly improving the appearance of the skin.

How is the Treatment Administered?

The process starts by applying the chemical to the skin in our clinic . The patient is sent home and during the course of the following few days the patient will peel. Once the peeling is over the rejuvenated skin is much smoother with less wrinkles and superficial pigments.

How long Does The Procedure Last?

The procedure usually lasts 30 to 45 minutes.

Is It Painful?

The procedure Is painless.

Any Side Effects?

There are minimal side effects such as redness, mild swelling, and itching.

Any Down Time?

There is no downtime for most treatments.

How Many Kinds of Peels do You Use in Your Clinic?

We use two types of chemical peels in our clinic

What kind of Products do You Use in Your Clinic?

At Zinnia Clinic we use products supplied by two skin care companies. The first group of chemical peels are supplied by Image Skin Care out of Florida. They have 7 different types of chemical Peels.

Three peels that require neutralizing :

Lightening Lift – contains a cocktail of lightening and brightening agents to reduce sun spots, brown spots and the redness caused by Rosacea.

Wrinkle Lift – contains glycolic acid and retinol which exfoliates dead surface skin cells & also improves circulation leading to firmer and healthier skin.

Acne Lift – contains a beta and alpha -hydroxy acid combination. Treats acne as well as smoothening the skin. Three peels that do not require neutralizing :

Perfection Lift – contains retinol, peptides plant stem cells and vitamin C, used to treat advanced cases of aging, acne and pigmentation issues.

Signature Lift – contains Vitamin C, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids leading to increased cellular turnover, lightening, tightening and brightening all skin types.

Beta Lift – contains non blended Beta Hydroxy Acid for the treatment of grade III & IV acne.

TCA Orange Lift – contains TCA/Salicylic acid peel used to aggressively treat aging and sun damaged skin.

The second group of chemical peels are supplied by Topix out of New York Three types of peels are supplied :

Universal Peel – can be used on all skin types.

Intermediate Peel – formulated for more sensitive skin along with patients being peeled for the first time.

Advanced Peel – formulated for more tolerant patients as well as patients who have been peeled with the Intermediate Peel and ready for the advanced peel. The advanced as well as the intermediate peels are not suitable for FP4 to FP6 patients and for certain skin conditions All of the peels contain varying percentage of acids and All-trans-Retinol Complex

What do The Chemical Peels Do for Your Skin?

The peels will improve dull and uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and sun damage, discolorations, large pores and skin roughness.

For more information or to make an appointment for a free consultation please call our clinic at (703) 992-9815.