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Facials – Tucson

Chemical and Enzyme Peels

Chemical and enzyme peels use topically applied solutions that rejuvenate the skin’s surface. They do so by promoting even and controlled shedding of several layers of skin cells. This exposes new, undamaged layers that are softer and smoother with more even skin tones. Chemical and enzyme peels also stimulate the dermis to create new skin cells, collagen, and elastin, which support and tighten the surface of your skin. Specific chemicals, enzymes, and solution strengths may be particularly effective for different skin conditions such as uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, acne, dry skin, or sensitive skin.

Chemical and enzyme peels are divided into three types: Superficial, medium-depth, and deep. The type of peel depends on the strength of the chemicals used and the depth to which those chemicals penetrate.

    • Superficial peels are effective for fine wrinkles, sun damage, acne, and rosacea. A series of peels is usually recommended to progressively improve the skin surface and train the dermis to produce new collagen, elastin, and skin cells more rapidly. There is little or no down time and makeup can normally be applied immediately after the peel. Other than slight stinging or burning sensations when the peel is applied, there is minimal discomfort involved. Renewed Beauty Med Spa offers a variety of superficial chemical and enzyme peels.
    • Medium-depth peels are used for more obvious wrinkles, more extensive sun damage, and for precancerous lesions like actinic keratoses. Depending on the depth of the peel, social downtime varies from a few days to two weeks and may involve significant flaking and peeling. Discomfort is normally limited to a burning sensation when the peel is applied, and cooling fans are used to alleviate this. Renewed Beauty Med Spa offers several medium-depth peels. 
    • Deep peels are used for the most severe wrinkling and sun damage. These should only be performed by qualified physicians and anesthesia is often required. Recovery time is usually six to twelve weeks. Renewed Beauty Med Spa does not perform deep chemical peels.

We offer a variety of superficial chemical and enzyme peels described below.

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