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Chemical Peel

Chemical Peels – VI Peel® – ZO® Skin Health and PCA SKIN® Peels – Greater Boston, MA Area*

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About Chemical Peels

For the highest quality results from chemical peel aesthetic treatments, Neem Medical Spa provides you with choices. Your individualized chemical peel with exfoliating solutions (such as salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids) will reveal radiant skin. At our offices, board-certified internal medicine physician Dr. Rosy Sandhu offers chemical peel treatments that decrease skin flaws including wrinkles, fine lines, scars, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels clear away dead or damaged skin cells using a chemical solution on the skin that causes the surface layer to slough off. When your skin recovers and rejuvenates itself, it will be smoother and clearer. A chemical peel can be applied to the face, neck, and/or décollatage. Our experienced staff at Neem Medical Spa offers a variety of treatments to our clients from the Somerville, Lynnfield, and Winchester, MA. Our mission is to help you meet your aesthetic goals. We do this through education and the careful application of skin-enhancing procedures, including chemical peels to give your skin the TLC it needs.

Variations In Chemical Peels

In our office, we several types of chemical peels in various strength levels (light, medium, and deep) to fit your skin goals. We use brands of medical-grade chemical peels, like the VI Peel, PCA Peels, and ZO® Skin Health Peels. All chemical peels are performed by a medical professional.

Light peels: Many people believe that a gentle chemical peel does nothing for your skin. However, this form of treatment, even without going ultra-strong, expedites the turnover of skin cells. This means that the surface of your skin is not blocked by dead, damaged, and unattractive cells. Results of light peels, such as our ZO Stimulator Peel, may include the diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, a decrease in the appearance of scars and acne, an improved texture, and a beautiful glow. You can receive one of these peels on your lunch break and get back to your routine. We recommend that you get a light treatment around once a month for the ideal glowing results.

Medium-depth peels: Medium-depth chemical peels tend to produce a stinging effect (if anything at all). The mild acids in this peel actually have an anesthetic effect on the skin, which improves comfort throughout treatment. After a medium peel, such as the VI Peel, the skin may feel slightly sensitive, but not with unmanageable discomfort. This strength of peel penetrates further into the skin, and patients generally decide to have this level of facial treatment during an extended weekend. Your medium-depth peels are best for the deeper damage to the skin, such as advanced lines and darker pigmentation problems.

Deep peels: The strongest of the three levels of peels is the deep peel treatment, and it does require the most recovery time. Everyone’s level of sensitivity is different, but the deep chemical peels offered at Neem Medical Spa will cause pain. Our aestheticians will help with any discomfort you may have with an anesthetic prior to your procedure. This is an aggressive cosmetic treatment that could leave your face swollen, peeling, and itchy for several weeks. Deep chemical peels typically treat age or dark spots, sun damage, significant acne scars, or advanced scars. If you are interested in a deep treatment, ask about our VI or Enlighten Peels. 

If you want results that you are not getting from a lotion or cream, consider what a chemical peel can do. A mild peel will rejuvenate your skin with no downtime while medium to deep peels can resurface your skin.

Ideal Candidates

Receiving the suggestions of an aesthetician is the first part of your journey to healthier skin. We will evaluate your skin during a consultation before selecting a chemical peel. You may have visible problems in your skin like scars, rough patches, hyperpigmentation, flaky skin, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and more. We can recommend multiple types of peels for treatment.

The most common use for chemical peels is to rejuvenate the appearance of skin on the face. However, this method of exfoliation can be performed on other parts of the body, such as the back. Customized to preferences and to the intended goal, this method of treatment can address issues such as diminished vibrancy, fine lines and wrinkles, and poor skin tone. Using a precise formulation based on the condition of your skin and your preference in terms of downtime, a peel reveals healthier skin cells that are hidden just beneath the surface.

Treatment Technique

At your appointment at Neem Medical Spa we will have you lying in a comfortable position to administer your treatment. An aesthetician will ensure your skin is clean prior to applying the chemical peel. We will massage the selected solution onto your skin and allow it to work for an appropriate length of time determined in your chemical peel consultation. Finally, we will clean the peel off your skin and put on a neutralizing agent. You will be encouraged to bring sunscreen or a hat to wear outside following the peel to protect yourself from harmful environmental exposure.

ZO® Stimulator Peel

The ZO® Stimulator Peel delivers ultimate results with no downtime, redness, or peeling. It is suitable for most patients. This peel can repair sun damage, age spots, mild acne, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles while stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture. By combining salicylic acid, lactic acid, and citric acid, the ZO Stimulator Peel removes dead skin cells and promotes cell turnover. The end result is brighter, clearer skin with fewer imperfections. For the best results, we suggest 4 – 6 treatments scheduled 3 – 4 weeks apart. Skin improvement is visible after one treatment.

 ZO® 3-Step Peel

The ZO 3-Step Peel is stronger than our other peels and targets moderate-to-severe melasma, acne, fine lines, rough texture, large pores, and dullness. This highly effective peel provides skin renewal and stimulation by utilizing a blend of exfoliants, retinol, and multi-action agents to significantly improve skin health and appearance. In the first step, a combination of salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and lactic acid are applied to exfoliate the skin. Next, a retinol cream is smoothed onto the skin to repair, renew, and protect it. In the third and final step, a calming cream is massaged in minimize irritation and provide antioxidant protection during healing. The three-step process creates longer-lasting results than other peels. You will experience moderate peeling for 5 – 7 days. You may repeat the peel every 4 – 12 weeks for deeper repair. The ZO 3-Step Peel is suitable for all skin types.

What to Expect

Based on the level of the chemical peel you choose, you should expect the face to peel and itch from several days to two or more weeks. Dr. Sandhu or a member of our team will talk to you about methods to treat your face during your consultation. Intense peeling that requires weeks of downtime usually only occurs with the deepest, strongest peels. You may have slight flaking from most mild peels due to the treatment inducing cell turnover — a natural process of sloughing off dead skin cells which slows down as we age. But this is a good thing! In addition, the nutrients being infused in the skin are more beneficial than what is being taken off. Please remember that no matter how badly your skin itches throughout the post-treatment process, it's not helpful to pick the skin off. You may create scarring to your delicate skin!

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Neem Medical Spa can help you choose the ideal chemical peel. Your freshly renewed skin will respond by looking healthy and feeling soft. Contact one of our three offices in the greater Boston, MA area for your skin examination today for a chemical peel treatment.

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