AHA / BHA Peel
aha / bha peel treatment
Exfoliate with a light hydroxy acid peel.
Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), including Glycolic Acid are the mildest of the chemical peel formulas and produce light peels. It can be used as an additional exfoliating treatment to some of our facial or as a series of treatments to exfoliate dead, damaged skin, minimize fine lines, clear breakouts, and brighten your complexion.
Beta Hydroxy Acid Peel
Salicylic acid is derived from willow bark and winter green leaves, and sweet birch bark. It also promotes exfoliation of the surface cells and in particular the cells lining the sebaceous (oil) ducts. It works on blackheads by loosening the plugs, and peels the rim of the pore thus creating a more exposed opening for removal. We often use salicylic peels during our acne facials as it helps with exfoliation, inflammation, and acne propionibacterium.
Another popular peel that contains salicylic acid is MODIFIED JESSNER PEEL – which is a combination of 14% salicylic acid, 14% glycolic acid, and 14% lactic acid suspended in ethanol alcohol. This very specific formula has been used widely for many years to destroy and remove damaged layers of stratum corneum, the top layers of the skin, to improve discoloration and to treatment acne prone skin.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peel
Alpha hydroxy acids are naturally occurring acids found in foods. These include lactic acid from milk, glycolic acid from sugar, citric acid from fruit, tartaric acid from grapes, and malic acid from apples.
AHA peels are more popular for removing dead cells on the surface of the skin, thus smoothing and rejuvenating the skin. AHA peels are often called light peels and are one of the mildest peels in our clinic.
If someone does not have time for recovery but still wants to shed rough, dry, dull looking skin the gentle touch of a combination of glycolic, lactic, and fruit acids would be the right choice.
This peel can be used as an additional exfoliating treatment in one of our facials or as a series of treatments.