Epionce Peel System
Formulated to improve the appearance and texture of the skin by increasing cell turnover, the physician-strength Epionce Peel System provides the same corrective benefits as a Jessner's with minimal downtime. There are two parts: sal-e and mal-e. The steps can be used as standalone treatments or together for medical/clinical settings where the medical professional can customize the treatment series to the needs of the patient. The Epionce Peel System improves skin aging, hyperpigmentation, acne and rosacea.
TCA or Phenol Peels
For a deeper peels, Drs. Bailey and Haghighi use solutions made up of acids (AHAs and TCAs) or phenols.
These peels are helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. They may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne.
Your chemical peel can be safely performed in our office. Peels can take from 15 minutes to two hours. Dr. Bailey or Haghighi will explain to you the differences between the solutions and will suggest the particular peel that's right for you.
The solution is applied to clean facial skin: either to the entire face or to parts of your face. When using the stronger solutions, Dr. Bailey or Haghighi may apply a petroleum jelly covering to your face first. During a chemical peel, you'll feel a stinging sensation as the peel solution is applied, but this feeling will quickly pass. Some peels require several treatments; the stronger ones usually do not. Sedation may be necessary with the deeper peels.
All chemical peels carry some uncertainty and risk. Chemical peel is normally a safe procedure when it is performed by a qualified, experienced cosmetic surgeon.
Patients who have a TCA peel are advised to avoid sun exposure for several months after treatment to protect the newly formed layers of skin. Even though TCA is milder than phenol, it may also produce some unintended color changes in the skin.
With a phenol peel, the new skin frequently loses its ability to make pigment (that is, tan). This means that not only will the skin be lighter in color, but you'll always have to protect it from the sun. Phenol may pose a special risk for patients with a history of heart disease. It's important that you make your surgeon aware of any heart problems when your medical history is taken.
It is also possible that phenol will cause some undesired cosmetic results, such as uneven pigment changes. Certain modified phenol peels are gentler and may be preferred in some circumstances.
Have questions? Set up a consultation about chemical peels with us.