Derma peels, also known as chemical peels, are a type of exfoliation treatment that helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This allows for a smoother complexion with improved clarity and tone. The process works by using various types of acids which "peel" away the outer layers of skin to reveal fresh, new skin underneath. At Maeven Aesthetics, we use several different types of derma peels tailored to your individual needs and preferences: light/superficial, medium-depth, and deep/aggressive peels.
Light or superficial derma peels typically involve using alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) solutions consisting of glycolic acid or lactic acid. These peels work by exfoliating the top layer of the skin, removing dead skin cells, lightening pigmentation, and refining pore size. This type of derma peel is often used to treat mild hyperpigmentation or acne scarring, and can also be combined with other treatments such as microdermabrasion for optimal results.
Medium-depth derma peels involve using trichloroacetic acid (TCA) solutions at a higher concentration than those found in superficial peels. These solutions penetrate deeper into the skin and are able to address more serious issues such as acne scars, deep wrinkles, sun damage, and severe pigmentation. At Maeven Aesthetics we use TCA/Jessner blended peels as this combination of acids provides enhanced results and a milder overall experience.
Finally, deep or aggressive derma peels involve using phenol solutions at the highest concentrations. These types of peels are most suitable for those with more severe skin issues such as deep wrinkles, heavy sun damage, and extensive acne scarring. While the effects of these treatments can be dramatic, they also come with a greater risk of side effects such as hyperpigmentation and scarring. For that reason, it is important to discuss any potential risks before moving forward with deeper peeling treatments.
At Maeven Aesthetics we offer a variety of derma peel options tailored to each individual’s needs and preferences. Our team is experienced in providing treatments safely and effectively to produce optimal results. If you’re interested in finding out more about derma peels or any of our other services, please do not hesitate to get in touch! We look forward to helping you get the skin of your dreams!