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Pittsburgh Chemical Peel Certified Provider by PCA Skin

Pittsburgh chemical peel certified experts will work with you to achieve a clearer, brighter and more youthful glow to your skin. This is what we do, and we it well. We have one of the most experienced team of PCA certified chemical peel providers in the Pittsburgh area.

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 the skin that you've always dreamed of!

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Sensi Peel by PCA Skin - Light Peel
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 (lactic acid) in combination with TCA acid and commonly used peeling agents (salicylic acid) to maximize skin rejuvenation effects with low irritation. Key ingredients: TCA, Lactic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Arbutin, and Kojic Acid. It is recommended for acne-prone skin and can be repeated every 3-4 weeks.

PCA Peel with Hydroquinone - Medium Peel
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone (medium peel) is the most popular chemical peel that is appropriate for most Fitzpatrick skin types. This peel helps promote an even skin tone and a clear complexion. This enhanced Jessner’s formula is for those who want an even skin tone and have no sensitivity to hydroquinone. It contains a proprietary blend of ingredients to help rejuventate the skin.

Key ingredients:
Lactic Acid (14%) – is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars. It is part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and moisturizes the skin.
Salicylic Acid (14%) – is a calming lipophilic beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that helps promote a clear complexion.
Kojic Acid (3%) – helps promote an even skin tone.
Citric Acid – is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in citrus fruits.
Hydroquinone (2%) – helps to promote an even skin tone.

Visible improvement is possible after one treatment with optimal results after a series of three to five treatments in conjunction with a PCA Skin home care routine. The renewal process stimulates collagen production, lightens pigmentation, acne, and melasma. Minimal downtime.

Glow and GoMicro-Peel
Need a complexion "pick me up"? Our Glow and Go™ Micro-Peel is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes a novel approach to micro-peeling combined with microdermabrasion to lift away dullness and give you back your glow! A newer generation of acids in combination with trichloracetic acid maximizes skin rejuvenation effects with low irritation. Little to no down time. It is recommended for all skin types, including acne-prone skin. Also contains Lactic, Azelaic, Kojic acid, and Arbutin. Minimum of three peels are recommended for optimal results. $105 each or special package price of 3/$275.

Glow and Go Micro Peel ADVANCED
Our Glow and Go specialty micro-peel ADVANCED is a progressive treatment that utilizes a novel approach to micro-peeling combined with microdermabrasion to lift away dullness and give you back your glow! Medium to deep peel. Specially formulated to treat maturing and/or hyperpigmented skin, is also appropriate for many other skin types, conditions and sensitivities. It will help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting an even skin tone and clear complexion. Minimum of three peels are recommended for optimal results. $150 each or special package price of 3/$395.

PCA Peel with Hydroquinone and Resorcinol - Medium to Deep Peel
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone is the most popular PCA peel that is appropriate for lighter Fitzpatrick skin types. It contains a proprietary blend of ingredients to help rejuventate the skin. The most potent of our enhanced Jessner’s peel 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 acne and asphyxiated skin (dry on the surface, oily underneath), or those who require deeper treatment.

Key ingredients:
Lactic Acid (14%) – is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars. It is part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and moisturizes the skin.
Salicylic Acid (14%) – is a calming lipophilic beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that helps promote a clear complexion.
Kojic Acid (3%) – helps promote an even skin tone.
Citric Acid – is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in citrus fruits.
Hydroquinone (2%) – helps to promote an even skin tone.
Resorcinol – is a flaking agent.

Visible improvement is possible after one treatment with optimal results after a series of three to five treatments. 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 three to five peels are recommended, spaced approximately four weeks apart.

PCA Ultra Peel I - Medium to Deep Peel
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.

Key ingredients:
Lactic Acid (20%) – is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars. It is part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and moisturizes the skin.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) (10%) – is most commonly used as a superficial and medium-depth peeling agent to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Kojic Acid – helps promote an even skin tone. Azelaic Acid – helps promote a clear complexion and even skin tone.
L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) – is an antioxidant that is the only bio-available form of vitamin C for the skin. It minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting an even skin tone.

PCA Peel Advanced Treatment Booster Add-on ($20) - This advanced hydrating treatment will encourage additional flaking and peeling to produce a tightening and brightening effect. Key ingredients: Retinoid Blend (Vitamin A) (10.5%) – converted to retinoic acid in the skin. Vitamin A helps to promote a clear complexion and an even skin tone. Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract (3%) – restores normal keratinization posttreatment, limits pore wall slackening and reduces sebum production. Panthenol, Escin, Butcher’s Broom, Gotu Kola Extract and Marigold Flower Extract (2%) – create a skin tolerance enhancement and decrease the stinging response following the application of chemical peels. Highly soothing and an excellent complement to chemical peels. Panthenol – on its own, panthenol helps restore barrier function and encourage post-treatment re-epithelization. Vitex Agnus-Castus Extract, Tocopherol and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate – work together to provide intense hydration and potent antioxidant action. Tocopherol – individually, tocopherol provides antioxidant protection against free radicals released during chemical treatment while moisturizing and accelerating epithelization. It is a cream mask containing natural phytohormones which plump and hydrate facial skin. The retinol (vitamin A) content helps increase cell turnover to keep skin looking fresh, while vitamin C strengthens the skin by helping to increase the skin's collagen and elastin network. You'll 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.

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 3-5 treatments.

Can I add Microdermabrasion to my facial or chemical peel?
Yes you can! Just let us know when scheduling your appointment so that we may schedule the correct amount of time. The cost to add-on a microderm to your facial or chemical peel is $30.

PCA peels in Pittsburgh: What is the cost?
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.


pca peel, chemical peel pittsburghPrices are as follows:
Sensi Peel (Light/Acne Prone) Single Treatment - $59, Package of 3 - $150.
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone - $95, Package of 3 - $270.
PCA Peel with Hydroquinone and Resorcinol - $135, Package of 3 - $375.
Ultra Peel I (Medium/Deep) Single Treatment - $135, Package of 3 - $375.


pca peel pittsburgh chemical peelsWhat 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.

Chemical peel aftercare: What are my limitations to what I can do after a PCA 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.

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 three to four weeks apart.


Pittsburgh Chemical Peel Certified Provider in Robinson Town Center

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Chemical Peels in Pittsburgh by PCA Skin - PURE Skin Care Center & Beauty Lounge
1310 Park Manor Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
412.788.1100