Chemical Peels

Modified Jessner Acid Chemical Peel

This peel is great for everyone. Whether it’s your first time having a peel or whether you’re doing it for ongoing maintenance, the Jessner works for everyone and is our most popular chemical peel at StarSpa Uptown Minneapolis.

This is a medium to deep peel that includes 14% lactic, 14% salicylic, and 14% resorcinol in one. The Jessner is designed to be aggressive and targets hyperpigmentation from the sun, minimizes fine lines, aids in dissipating blemishes, evens out skin texture and tone, and minimizes pore size. A topical Retinoic acid is also applied.

A series of 6 recommended every 4 weeks.

Triplex Acid Chemical Peel (Aging)

This is a light to medium depth peel with 50% glycolic, and it is known as the “refresher” peel. Combined with 10% TCA and 10% Salicylic, the glycolic peel generates collagen synthesis and is excellent for aging, wrinkles, rough complexion, uneven skin tone, tired dull skin, and oily acne skin. A topical Retinoic acid is also applied.

A series of 6 recommended every 4 weeks.

AlphaBeta 17% Acid Chemical Peel (Acne/Oily)

This is a medium depth Salicylic/Glycolic/Lactic acid peel that has anti-bacterial properties and is primarily for clients with oily acne skin and acne scarring. This peel is also great for aging, fine lines, evening out pigment due to sun damage, and rosacea. A topical Retinoic acid is also applied.

A series of 6 recommended every 4 weeks.

TCA 15% Acid Chemical Peel (Mature Skin)

The 15% TCA is a medium to a deeper peel with outstanding results that include improvement in superficial discoloration and rolling acne scars, removing superficial blemishes, minimizing age spots, formation of new collagen, decreased wrinkles, minimizing dark circles under the eyes, and improved skin color, texture, and tone. Not a recommended peel in the summer months. A topical Retinoic acid is also applied.

A series of 3 are recommended every 12-16 weeks.

Star Spa Uptown Minneapolis medical grade chemical peels that offer all of these benefits:

  • No petrochemicals
  • No chemical preservatives
  • Fragrance composed of 100% essential oils
  • Respect of the environment
  • The only no parabens peel!
  • And NOT tested on animals

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin to allow lighter, brighter, newer skin to grow. Chemical peels have been used since ancient times to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Modern chemical peels don’t just make you look younger; they can also address skin conditions like acne, melasma, and even precancerous growths. Let’s look at the benefits of skin peels.

Chemical Skin Peels Can Make You Look Younger

Many people get chemical peels for cosmetic reasons. Mild chemical peels remove a portion of the epidermis, or upper layer of the skin. They can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and improve skin texture.

Medium-depth skin peels remove more of the surface of the skin, penetrating down to the dermis, or secondary layer of the skin. Medium-depth skin peels can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, providing results that last much longer than those associated with mild peels.

Deep peels are used to treat deep wrinkles, the most severe hyperpigmentation, and the worst scarring. Deep peels can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin.

Skin Peels Protect Skin Health

Modern medical grade chemical peels aren’t just used for cosmetic purposes. These skin peels can address a number of skin conditions, ranging from acne to melanoma. Mild chemical peels are often used to treat acne, since they help to keep pores clean. For sun damage and hyperpigmentation problems like melasma, medium-depth peels are often more effective. Medium-depth and deep peels are also used to treat severe acne.

Skin Peels May Reverse Sun Damage

Many people get chemical peels to remove sun spots, age spots or other types of hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage. Mild and medium-depth chemical peels can remove sun spots, freckles and sun damage, or help the discoloration fade especially in combination with photo light therapies. Medical grade peels can be used in combination with microderms, fractionals and medical grade skin care for an incredible non-invasive transformation of your skin.

About the Peeling Process

For all peels,the amount of “peeling” that occurs is dependent on the state of your skin. If you have had many peels, your skin won’t have much dead skin to “peel.” If you have never had a peel before, then your skin may have a lot of buildup and it may take several peels before you start to peel significantly. This is one reason why we recommend a series of peels. If you have never had a peel before it will be difficult to predict how much peeling you will have. We suggest you be prepared for significant peeling and plan accordingly with your lifestyle. The Jessner is a gentle peel, which is why it’s recommended for first time peelers or as maintenance. The real benefit to a chemical peel is what’s happening underneath the top layer of the skin, the stimulation of collagen growth. The short term benefit is the peeling of the top layer of skin. The goal with chemical peels is to stimulate healthy internal cells so that new healthy outer layers of skin will regenerate over time giving your skin a beautiful, healthy glow.

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