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Peel away time

Published June 28th, 2016

What can brighten dark spots, improve acne, even out skin tone, and treat mild photoaging, but with minimal downtime?  Chemical peels!  Peels are a great way to improve skin without the downtime of an in-office laser treatment. 


What kind of peels are available at Premier Dermatology, MD?  We offer glycolic acid peels, salicylic acid peels, the Miami Peel, and the Vi peel.   All peels are painless with minimal to no downtime.

Glycolic acid peels: Contains glycolic acid: an AHA, alpha-hydroxy acid, which is a naturally occurring compound made from sugar.  The depth or strength of the peel depends on which concentration is used.  20-50% glycolic acid is a very superficial peel, while 50-70% is a little stronger (deeper), but still considered a superficial peel.  Superficial peels affect the very top layers of the skin.  There is generally little to no physical peeling with these treatment.  These peels are done monthly. 

Salicylic acid peels: Contains salicylic acid: a BHA, beta-hydroxy acid. This is a great peel for acne, clogged pores, and oily skin types.  These peels are superficial and may result in mild peeling, but overall there is minimal downtime.  These peels are done monthly. 

Miami peel: Contains hydroquinone, lactic acid, salicylic acid, citric acid, and kojic acid.  This peel is good for all skin types, but works especially well for hyperpigmentation and melasma.  There is no peeling with this peel, and it can be performed every two weeks for best results. 

Vi peel: Contains trichloroacetic acid (TCA), phenol, retinoic acid, and vitamin C.  This peel is great for hyperpigmentation, melasma, fine lines, sun damage, improves skin tone and texture.  It is safe for all skin types.  Skin will peel for 3-5 days following the peel.  It can be done monthly.  And then?  Radiant, healthier looking skin! 

Call 305-521-8971 to schedule a complimentary consultation and see which peel is right for you!

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