What is Brightening PeelSM? What conditions may be treated?
Brightening Peels are a series of gentle combination exfoliation techniques, combining two types of gentle peeling agents using salicylic acid or Jessner’s with TCA.
Compatible with all skin types, this type of skin brightening program gently exfoliates the skin chemically to gradually restore the luminosity of the skin within days. Treatment begins with superficial gentle exfoliation of superficial layer of skin with either salicylic acid or Jessner’s, followed by the deeper application of TCA for spot treatment or global improvement.
The peel is usually done in a series of five treatments every three to four weeks over the course of four to five months.
Correctable conditions include melasma and uneven skin tone.
When and What Results Might Be Expected? How long does the results last?
Gradual improvement of skin tone within days is expected, followed by further improvement with ongoing skin program over the next three months.
Results generally last up to one year with further treatments suggested for maintenance.
What is the recovery like? When can I return to work and activities?
Recovery is minimal. Mild peeling, dryness, and redness are expected during the first few days after the treatment.
Any treatments to help maintain or enhance my results?
Minor adjustments, maintenance, or further enhancements can often be done non-surgically with further sessions or mdSun™ Skin Care, Lasers/Fotofacial RF for additional enhancement. More extensive or permanent changes require further ablative options such Fraxel or FraxeLite™.