PCA SKIN Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are treatments used to improve and smooth the texture of skin by removing its damaged outer layers. Peels are helpful for facial blemishes, wrinkles, acne and uneven skin pigmentation, caused by sun damage, pregnancy and other factors. Chemical peels can be used on the face, neck and back of hands.
Chemical peels have various strengths and different chemical peels achieve different results. OHSU aestheticians have the expertise to choose the right peel treatment for your skin type and what type of correction your skin needs. Fine lines around your mouth or under your eyes, mild scars, certain types of acne, wrinkles caused by sun damage or aging, dark patches caused by the sun, birth control pills or pregnancy all can be improved with chemical peels.
Modified and Enhanced Jessner's Peels
This variety of gentle and innovatively blended formulations effectively smoothes surface texture while brightening and inhibiting hyperpigmentation. They also help heal and reduce breakouts, control oil, and soften lines and wrinkles to provide more even skin texture.
PCA Peel Hydroquinone Free
(14% Lactic Acid, 14% Salicylic Acid, 3% Kojic Acid & Citric Acid)
This formula is ideal for more sensitive skin types, ethnic skin or those allergic to hydroquinone. This treatment will help unclog pores, clear acne and rejuvenate the skin. With its blend of brighteners and alpha and beta hydroxyl acids, it also is an excellent choice for correcting pigment discolorations and maintain even pigmentation for those with hydroquinone sensitivities.
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone
(2% Hydroquinone, 14% Lactic Acid, 14% Salicylic Acid, 3% Kojic Acid & Citric Acid)
This formula is for those who want an even skin tone and have no sensitivity to hydroquinone. It will help to quickly lighten pigment discolorations of any kind, such as melasma and actinic damage. In addition, this peel helps inhibit acne and correct post-inflammatory hyperpigmentaion from acne.
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol
(2% Hydroquinone, 14% Lactic Acid, 14% Salicylic Acid, 3% Kojic Acid, Resorcinol & Citric Acid)
The most potent of the enhanced Jessner’s formulas, this peel will even skin tone and provide more exfoliation for oilier, thicker and more resilient skin types. It is extremely effective on sun-damaged and thickened skin. It is also excellent for those with active or cystic and asphyxiated skin (dry on the surface, oily underneath) or those who require deeper treatment.
Blended TCA Peels
These skin friendly yet effective peels address many skin conditions without the discomfort and downtime associated with traditional TCA peels. These blends contain a variety of beneficial ingredients to help treat acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles, while leaving the skin plump and hydrated. This group contains a range of options from very gentle, for sensitive or darker skin types, to more active formulations, for resilient skin and the skin on the body.
(12% Lactic Acid, 6% Trichloroacetic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Arbutin & L-Ascorbic Acid)
This gentle solution is formulated primarily for ethnic skin and other extremely sensitive skin types. The Sensi Peel will strengthen and brighten the skin while helping to treat sun damage and other forms of hyperpigmentation. This multi-faceted treatment also provides anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and antibacterial action, making it an excellent choice for helping to calm rosacea, as redness and inflammation can subside substantially after treatment.
Ultra Peel I
(20% Lactic Acid, 10% Trichloroacetic Acid, Kojic Acid, Azelaic Acid & L-Ascorbic Acid)
Specially formulated to treat dehydrated, maturing skin, Ultra Peel I is also appropriate for many other skin types, conditions and sensitivities. It will help treat pigment disorders, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged skin and acne. This treatment is especially ideal for sensitive skin, as it produces only a mild tingling sensation. Mild to moderate exfoliation will be experienced, depending on the number of layers applied. Overall the final result will be plump, hydrated and luminous skin.
These complimentary add-on treatments create mild occlusion to enhance absorption of the vitamins, antioxidants and rich actives into the skin for maximum benefits. They are used as a booster to PCA SKIN® peels.
Ultra Peel II
Ultra Peel II is a 10% retinol cream designed to enhance the results of PCA SKIN® professional treatments. It may be used in combination with any other PCA SKIN® chemical peel to increase exfoliation, plump and hydrate, and improve tone and texture. This is the best choice for patients with normal to dry and mature skin.
Esthetique Peel combines 10% retinol and 20% lactic acid with an age defying blend of polyphenols and humectrants to treat aging skin, laxity, sensitive acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. Used in combination with any PCA SKIN® chemical peel, it offers immediate smoothing, brightening and firming benefits to create glowing, healthy skin. It is most appropriate for normal to oily skin and those working to clear hyperpigmentation.