At SANTÉ Aesthetics and Wellness in Portland, OR, we offer several different effective, skin-perfecting, and skin-resurfacing chemical peels that can brighten the complexion, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, target hyperpigmentation, and even treat acne scars. We offer light, medium, and deep peels and customize our treatment plans to meet the needs of patients with all different skin types and skin care goals.
Chemical peels are exfoliating facial treatments that use a blend of skin-safe acids and complexion-perfecting ingredients to exfoliate the skin by dissolving the top layer. There are different types of peels, including light, medium, and deep peels, each of which is suitable for specific skin types, concerns, and needs. Lighter peels contain the lowest strength of acids, are also known as superficial peels, and require little to no downtime.
Lighter peels dissolve the top layer of the skin but don’t penetrate as deeply as medium or deep peels, which can exfoliate the epidermis and reach into the dermal layers. Deep peels are meant for those with more severe signs of aging, sun damage, or other skin concerns. Due to their high concentration of acids, we schedule deep peels much less frequently than light and medium peels.
Unique Peels for Every Skin Type
Different skin types have unique needs, which is why we customize each of our chemical peels to meet our patients’ needs. Some skin types cannot tolerate stronger peels, while others require stronger peels to adequately target and correct skin imperfections and concerns.
Once we evaluate your skin, determine your skin type, and examine your areas of concern, we can choose the right treatment option to give you the level of exfoliation you need for a healthy, visibly improved complexion.
Peels You Can Trust
Not all chemical peels are created equal, which is why we offer customized treatments that contain naturally occurring ingredients and organic acids that will make the skin healthier. The goal of a chemical peel is to improve the skin, not make it worse. These acids will remove the dead skin cells from your complexion and promote a newer, healthier layer of skin cells.
Downtime varies based on the strength of the peel you choose, and you may or may not experience peeling post-treatment. If you do peel, you can expect it to last anywhere from four to five days, and we will give you instructions on how to care for your skin during this time to ensure optimal treatment results.
Biorepeel 35% TCA
The Biorepeel 35% TCA peel uses a unique treatment process to perfect the skin, different from most chemical peels. Instead of applying this peel topically and waiting for a set period before removing it, we microneedle it into the skin, which can help transform the skin cells to promote optimal results.
One of the benefits of this particular peel is that there is less downtime, quicker healing, and faster results. We can use this peel to treat multiple areas of the face and body, and it can be combined with other treatments, including cosmetic injectables and other skin care treatments.
Sante Universal Peel
The Sante Universal Peel uses a combination of acids and qualifies as a light peel. It’s a good option for those who have never experienced a chemical peel before or those with more sensitive, reactive skin who need a peel with a lighter combination of acids that results in less downtime but beautiful results.
Sante Advanced Peel
The Sante Advanced Peel contains a higher concentration of exfoliating acids for those whose skin requires a deeper peel for adequate exfoliation to address the more severe signs of aging, sun damage, acne scars, or other skin concerns.
Those who schedule this peel need to plan for two weeks of downtime, during which patients must follow some strict aftercare instructions to promote healing and ensure optimal results. Patients who qualify for Sante Advanced Peel must first schedule the Sante Universal Peel before undergoing treatment.
The Glycolic Peel
Our Glycolic Peel uses glycolic acid to remove the dead skin cell barrier. It helps promote clear and healthy skin and is effective for those who struggle with congested or acne-prone skin. The Glycolic Peel eliminates blackheads, whiteheads, and blemishes and can even help reduce the appearance of acne scars over time.
The Enzyme Peel
The Enzyme Peel is a version of a chemical peel alternative that uses fruit enzymes to exfoliate the skin. Those with sensitive skin who want an exfoliating treatment without downtime can schedule our Enzyme Peel to help brighten and nourish their complexions without worrying about downtime or peeling. These peels are beneficial because they can perfect the skin and deliver immediately noticeable results.
The Sal-e Peel is a salicylic acid peel designed to penetrate and cleanse the pores to remove buildup, debris, bacteria, and excess sebum. This peel contains a combination of acids and ingredients that can help promote an anti-inflammatory response in the skin post-treatment and target blemishes and breakouts to promote clear, healthy-looking skin.
The Mal-e Peel is specifically designed to target and destroy bacteria on the surface of the skin. It’s an effective peel for those who want a light exfoliating treatment that can help increase cellular turnover rate, target hyperpigmentation, brighten the skin, and perfect the complexion.
Am I a Candidate?
Since we offer so many different peels, almost every skin type is a candidate. The first step is an initial consultation where we will evaluate your skin in person, learn more about your skincare goals and needs, and then design an approach that can help you receive the level of exfoliation your skin needs for optimal health.
At SANTÉ Aesthetics and Wellness, we believe that there is a chemical peel suitable for every skin type. Whether you’ve never experienced the right chemical peel for your skin or have never experienced a peel at all, we can create a customized treatment that will exfoliate, brighten, nourish, and help perfect your complexion. Post-treatment, you will feel more confident about the health and appearance of your skin. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.