Chemical Peels

About Chemical Peels

If you suffer from a poor complexion plagued with acne, blotchy skin, wrinkles, and even actinic keratoses, it can adversely affect your social and professional relationships. It's time you did something about it!

Chemical peels at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic exfoliate the uppermost layers of the skin. Removing and minimizing unappealing abnormalities, the smooth and healthy skin below is revealed in a procedure generally lasting under half an hour. The healing process, during which instructions to properly care for the treated skin are followed, will also promote the growth of fresh skin rich with collagen as well. A series of chemical peels scheduled at specific intervals can also strengthen the skin. In fact, this will make the treated skin stronger against the harmful affects of the environment.

A number of problems which plague the skin can be treated, including sun damage, acne, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation.

What are Chemical Peels

Before You Pop That Zit…

We’ve all popped a pimple or two in our lifetime, haven’t we? There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing that gunk ooze out of a clogged pore – despite the countless arguments provided by skincare experts and dermatologists.

We know the reasons: inflaming the pore with further infection, leaving a scar, causing pigmentation problems, yadda yadda yadda. But contrary to popular belief, you can pop or pick a zit without leaving a lasting blemish if you do it right (or at least minimize the amount of damage caused).

Just a note: we don’t advocate popping your zits, but if you just can’t resist doing it, remember these tips:

Popping zits only works with whiteheads. The goop in whiteheads is far easier to get rid of since it is located near the surface of the skin. Immediately following a bath, sanitize your the fingers you’ll be using with rubbing alcohol (or cover them up with some tissue) and every so gently, proceed to “pop” the zit by squeezing it with your fingers. Abandon ship if it doesn’t spew with gentle pressure since anything harder can aggravate your complexion.

Once your whitehead is popped, dab a little antibacterial on it and leave it alone. That’s it. Don’t do this if you’ve got a serious case of acne. Talk to us about Laser Acne Removal instead.

Chemical Peels at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic

As each person has a different skin type and degree of damage, our trained physicians and staff will determine the appropriate degree ofchemical peel at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic for you, utilizing their extensive knowledge of dermatology. Each treatment is performed on an outpatient basis at our aesthetic medical centre in Toronto.

We currently offer three types of chemical peels: Sensi Peel® Exfoliating Treatment, Vitalize Peel® and PCA Professional™ Smoothing Body Peel Treatment.

Sensi Peel® Exfoliating Treatment
The Sensi Peel® Exfoliating Treatment is a TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) peel. With the unique ability to treat all skin types, the Sensi Peel® can brighten the complexion and dramatically improve pigmentation irregularities. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties are effective in easing the inflammation and redness related to more severe forms of acne or rosacea.

Key ingredients include Trichloroacetic, Lactic, Azelaic, and Kojic acids. Sensi Peel® also features Arbutin to assist in hyperpigmentation.

Vitalize Peel®
Vitalize Peel® is an effective treatment ideal for individuals suffering from photodamage and pigmentation irregularities, like melasma, spots and hyperpigmentation resulting from other cosmetic medical treatments. Results can be seen after just one treatment, although more are required for optimal improvement. Suitable for skin types I- VI, the solution features Retinoic acid to achieve more exfoliation than other peels, and is well tolerated with minimal or no burning.

PCA Professional™ Smoothing Body Peel Treatment
The PCA Professional™ Smoothing Body Peel Treatment is ideal for rejuvenation of the skin on the body, particularly the arms, legs, back and chest - areas that are prone to complexion problems. The feet and hands may also be targeted. This treatment is effective for pigmentation irregularities and textural problems, leaving the skin smooth, more even toned and hydrated.

The aesthetic medical treatment consists of two steps: Step 1, the Pre-peel Accelerator Mask, and Step 2, the Smoothing Body Peel. Key ingredients in the Mask are urea and malic acid while the Peel contains Trichloroacetic, Lactic, Salicylic and Kojic acids as well as Arbutin.

Call us today to book an appointment for a free consultation at 416-221-5554 for your Chemical Peel in the Toronto area.

For a complete revitalization of the youthfulness of your skin, chemical peel treatments can be combined with other anti-aging procedures and products offered at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic.

The Power of AHA

If you know about skincare products and treatments, you know about AHA, the short form for alpha hydroxy acid. AHA is so important because it has been scientifically proven, when used correctly, to improve the quality of skin and rejuvenate it by keeping it soft, supple and evening out the complexion and texture. AHA has even been found to help reverse the effects of sun damage.

But what exactly is AHA, anyway? Well, in skincare, citric, glycolic, lactic and tartaric acids are the most common and popular. They are often used in conjunction with each other.

The Acids of AHA
Citric acid is best known for its antioxidant properties, which help stabilize free radicals in the body that can damage the skin. It also stimulates the production of collagen to strengthen the skin and make it more supple. Most of us get our citric acid from citric fruit, but don’t get this confused with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is ascorbic acid, which is also beneficial for the skin.

For exfoliation, sugar cane-derived gylcolic acid cleanses the skin’s impurities and controls oiliness effectively by its tiny molecules which penetrate the skin easily. It can even reduce fine lines.

Lactic acid can be found in pickles, milk, and cheese. Its main role is to soften the skin by moisturizing and exfoliating.

Used for centuries, tartaric acid is derived from grapes, bananas and wine. It exfoliates the skin and promotes water retention.

Chemical Peel Update

Adding to our peel collection, Toronto Cosmetic Clinic have introduced 2 new types of Peels by Circadia.

The first is a mandelic acid based peel called MandeliClear Peel which is intended to target pigmentation including some forms of melasma. It is safe for skin types I-V.

Also we have the Alpha-Beta Peel which is a combination of Lactic and Salicylic Acid intended to target acne, pigmentation and fine lines. This peel can be used on all skin types (I-VI).

The name Chemical Peel can be a bit misleading. Not all chemical peels cause the skin to "peel".

The acids can still treat the skin by peeling it in a microscopic form; the treatment will still be effective. Some patients will also have variable results. Those with thicker, more oilier skin may not peel in comparison to those that have thin, more sensitive skin. Peeling usually starts to occurs between day 3-5 after it was applied.