Chemical Peels in Pittsburgh by PCA Skin - Pittsburgh PCA Peels Certified Provider
Chemical peels are a great way to improve clarity, color and skin texture, enhance skin glow and radiance and restore a more youthful appearance. PCA peels are our most requested facial peels and deliver great results. The Ultra Peel I, PCA Peel with Hydroquinone or Sensi Peel by PCA Skin may be the cosmetic treatment you are seeking to help you achieve a clearer, brighter and more youthful glow to your skin.
Chemical peel types and treatment protocols:
Sensi Peel by PCA Skin
Light chemical peel. The Sensi Peel is a non-invasive very superficial treatment that utilizes a new approach to chemical peeling with a newer generation of alphy-hydroxy acids (mandelic and malic acid) in combination with phytic acid and commonly used peeling agents (salicylic acid and resorcinol) to maximize skin rejuvenation effects with low irritation. It is recommended for acne-prone skin and can be repeated every 3-4 weeks.
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone
Light to medium chemical peel. The PCA Peel with Hydroquinone is the most popular PCA peel that is appropriate for all Fitzpatrick skin types. It contains a proprietary blend of ingredients to help rejuventate the skin. Visible improvement is possible after one treatment with optimal results after a series of three treatments.
The PCA Peel combines resorcinol, lactic, salicylic, and retinoic acid (at the Esthetician's discretion) to offer dramatic improvement in texture and tone. The renewal process stimulates collagen production, improves pigmentation, acne, and melasma. Facial skin appears healthier and more youthful with minimal downtime. For best results, a series of four peels are recommended.
Ultra Peel I
For a more progressive approach, we recommend the Ultra Peel I from PCA Skin. This powerful yet non-damaging chemical peel can take years off aging skin. The PCA Ultra Peel I will help you erase the effect of time and is clinically proven to improve scarring, severe hyper-pigmentation/melasma and sun damage. Dramatic results are seen after a series of peel. Must be administered by a licensed esthetician or medical professional. Can be repeated every 4 weeks.
Through clinical studies it has been demonstrated that PCA chemical peels can help you erase the effects of time. These peels are clinically proven to improve acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation/melasma and sun damage with 3-4 treatments.
Expect to see a diminished appearance of pores, hyperpigmentation and fine lines when used in combination with microdermabrasion treatments and PCA Skin Care's Brightening Retinol Complex.
What is the cost for a chemical peel?
PCA peels that we use are meant to be used as a series, approximately 3 - 4 weeks apart. We do however, offer them by a single treatment, so that you can try before you purchase the series.
Prices are as follows:
Sensi Peel (Light/Acne Prone) Single Treatment - $49, Package of 4 - $175.
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone - $85, Package of 4 - $300.
Ultra Peel I (Medium/Deep) Single Treatment - $125, Package of 4 - $450.
What can I expect at my chemical peel appointment?
The actual chemical peel treatment process takes less than 30 minutes. You can expect a mild tingling or feeling of warmth to the skin for a few minutes when the chemical peel is applied. After treatment, we apply a physical sunblock with an SPF of 30, to protect skin. Your facial skin will be pink upon completion of the peel. All peels are done by licensed Estheticians.
Are there any limitations to what I can do after a chemical peel?
Yes. Please refrain working out/getting overheated and from tanning the area. An SPF 30 containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide should be used when going outdoors or driving. Avoid hot showers, hot tubs, or saunas for a few days after your chemical peel. Do not pick or pull at the skin, as this may cause scarring. Avoid working out for a few days, as this my overheat facial skin. Please call our office if you experience excessive redness, burning, or itching.
Are chemical peels covered by insurance?
No, chemical peels are considered elective and are not covered by insurance.
Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as acne?
Yes, they are great for acne prone skin, with/without acne present. The Sensi peel has shown to be very beneficial for clearing acne and smoothing the appearance of pores.
Chemical Peels: What are the side affects?
The treatment process is completely non-invasive. Most patients experience side effects such as a mild, temporary irritation and pinkness to the skin. It is possible for one to be allergic to ingredients in the chemical peel. If you are allergic or sensitive to glycolic or alpha hydroxy acid, please share this with your esthetician prior to treatment. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, the chemical peels should not be used.
Can I do chemical peels multiple times? And how soon after my last treatment can I do a second treatment?
Yes, with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. It is recommended that a series of 3-6 chemical peels be done, approximately four weeks apart.
Chemical Peels in Pittsburgh by PCA Skin in Robinson Town Center
Pittsburgh PCA Peels Certified Provider - PURE Skin Care Center & Beauty Lounge
1310 Park Manor Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205