Kasia Medi-Facial for Anti-Aging Skin: The Types of Chemical Peels

The  Kasia Skindeep Organic Medi-Peel and/or Facial have a 2.0% Retinaldehyde, making it the only non-acid peel that will infuse the dermis with fibroblast stimulators, immune boosters, antioxidants, pigment lighteners, and calming anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients. 


Kasia Professional Medi-Facial 

We believe this is the most effective peel and/or procedure on the market.

Instead of wounding the skin, Kasia's Skin Specialists work with a med-peel that is potent in liposomal delivery.  It delivers by activating calming, antibacterial, lightening and (8) dermal remodeling ingredients, which are great for every skin condition. It is extremely safe because it is free of any alpha/beta hydroxy acids and it is therefore tolerated by all skin types.

What to expect:  You will see mild to moderate exfoliation 2-3 days after the peel which lasts for another 2-3 days usually. The peel is gentle but the results are significant!

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Types of chemical peels

There are several different types of chemical peels.  Chemical peels remove dead skin cells in order to allow newer skin to regenerate itself. Essentially, it is a form of exfoliation.

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). AHAs are a group of mild organic acids most often derived from fruit, sugar cane and milk. AHA peels promote increased epidermal sloughing and are best for clients who want to improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and other dark marks. The most common AHAs are glycolic, lactic, tartaric and malic acids.

Beta hydroxy acid (BHA). BHA (also known as salicylic acid) treats the same skin conditions as AHAs; however, it penetrates the epidermis more deeply than AHA peels. Salicylic acid is found in wintergreen leaves and birch bark, and it has been used for decades to treat conditions, such as acne, warts and psoriasis. BHA peels are considered anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. These peels work well with sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin. It is important to note that because salicylic acid has properties similar to aspirin, it should not be used on clients with aspirin allergies.

Jessner’s. Stronger than BHAs, the Jessner’s peel is also good for treating oily skin, acne and fine lines. Still considered a light peel (unless multiple coats are applied, in which case it is a deep peel), Jessner’s often combines salicylic acid, resorcinol and lactic acid in an ethanol solution--depending on the manufacturer. This peel removes dead skin throughout a period of six to 10 days. This treatment works especially well for clients with pigment irregularities, including melasma.

Trichloroacetic acid.TCA is a standard agent in medium-level chemicals peels. As TCA is a deeper peel than Jessner’s, it must be performed under a physician’s supervision unless the peel is less than 10% TCA. This peel works to coagulate skin protein in order to treat skin imperfections, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles. This peel needs to be used with caution when treating darker skin tones, because there is a risk of the peel causing hyperpigmentation.skin

It is our goal at Kasia to give you  the best results possible by providing detailed pre- and post-care instructions to reduce the chances of irritation.  Our Professional Med-Peel series is great for all skin types and requires no "down time."  The other peels recommended in this article can be beneficial, but the key piece to remember is that as the skin get's older, it grows more sensitive, produces less collagen for repair, and becomes thinner.

Our Med-Peel is one of the newest peels on the market, and is a key asset to "YOUTH-i-FYING" one's skin.

Contact our skin care specialist today at 612.824.7611



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