I currently use 2 different types of peels and will soon be adding quite a few more. The brand I use is PCA Skin Professional.
One of the ones I use:
Enhanced Jessner's Treatments
These innovative and proven light-to-medium depth peel formulas effectively exfoliate with blends of lactic, citric and salicylic acids and resorcinol, while bleaching and inhibiting pigment production with kojic acid and hydroquinone (where indicated). These peels help repair and reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines and provide a more even, smoother skin texture.
PCA Peel® Hydroquinone Free
This peel is ideal for more sensitive skin types, ethnic skin and/or those allergic to hydroquinone. This treatment will help unclog pores, clear breakouts and rejuvenate the skin. With its blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids and brighteners, it is also an excellent choice for maintaining even pigmentation and correcting pigment discolorations for those with hydroquinone sensitivities.
The other I am currently using:
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels are often thought of as very aggressive and producing substantial discomfort. PCA Professional™ TCA peels are very different from the standard. Our TCA solutions are blends formulated with many ingredients including lactic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), plumping phytohormones and kojic and azelaic acids to produce dramatic results without the discomfort and downtime associated with traditional TCA peels.
This gentle solution is formulated primarily for ethnic skin, and other extremely sensitive skin types. Sensi Peel® will strengthen and brighten the skin while helping to treat sun damage and other forms of hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration). This multi-faceted treatment also provides anti-inflammatory, anti-blemish and antibacterial action, making it an excellent choice for helping calm rosacea, as redness and inflammation can subside substantially after treatment.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
My question to you is: What kind of peel did you have? Did you see any results at all? You usually see a difference in the skin with one peel, but to receive the most benefits and results, a person should have anywhere from 4-6 peels, 2-4 weeks apart and you will see a whole new you!! The primary benefits of a peel are to reduce hyperpigmentation (dark spots or sun damage), reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and build elasticity and collagen back up in the skin.
Let me know if you have any more questions! Have a great day!
Apr 24, 2012