Facials & Peels

Facials are no downtime, customized skincare treatments designed to maintain or improve skin by using targeted ingredients to cleanse, moisturize, improve tone and texture, and clear pores to improve acne and prevent breakouts. Both men and women of any age can benefit from facials, whether you have specific skin concerns or just want healthy looking skin.

We recommend regular facial treatments every 4-6 weeks to help maintain skin health. They promote healthy circulation beneath the skin and when performed routinely, can help slow the onset of wrinkles, reduce facial puffiness and sagging, and promote skin renewal leading the way to clearer, firmer, more vibrant, healthier looking skin. 

WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?

Chemical peels are one of the most effective treatments for turning over damaged skin cells so the face can return to a natural glow.

We offer a number of chemical peels depending on your specific skin type, condition, and aesthetic goal.

We want to help you to achieve radiant, healthy-looking skin.

 

A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve the appearance of skin on the face, neck, hands or anywhere on the body. A chemical solution is applied to the skin to exfoliate the dead skin cells and eventually peel off revealing the fresh, new skin underneath. The new skin won’t have as much wear and tear so it’s more youthful and healthier looking.

HOW DOES A CHEMICAL PEEL WORK?

During a chemical peel treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin. This solution dissolves the upper layers of the skin, removing dead and damaged skin cells. The skin then heals itself with newer, smoother skin. At our med spa, we offer a variety of chemical peels, including VI Aesthetics and Glowbiotics MD peels.

HOW IS A CEHMICAL PEEL PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

Peels involve the application of a chemical solution to your entire face or just to certain regions, such as the crow’s feet area around your eyes or the vertical wrinkles around your mouth. Chemical peels can also improve skin conditions on the neck, décolletage, arms, back, shoulders and legs.

The chemical solution is applied onto the skin being treated using a cotton pad, swab, or brush (avoiding your brows, eyes and lips). During peel application, you may experience a slight tingling (light to medium peels) or a burning sensation (deep peels). These sensations are usually minimal for light and medium peels but can be more severe for deep peels.

The different types of chemical peels vary according to their specific ingredients and their strength. The depth of their peeling action may also be determined by factors such as how long they remain on the skin and how they are applied onto the skin.

Chemical peels exfoliate dead cells and can improve texture, acne, sun damage and congested pores. Deeper peels can address wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

BENEFITS?

Chemical peels are one of the least invasive options to improve the look of your skin. There are many benefits associated with peels, including:

  • Quick Results: Creams and lotions can only do so much. Peels can get you the smooth skin your desire, faster.

  • Promotes Collagen Production: Chemical peels exfoliate the skin, thereby helping to stimulate collagen production and cell renewal for younger-looking skin.

  • Boosts Confidence: Peels can result in a radiant, smooth complexion, which can result in a major confidence boost!

  • Reasonable Cost: With chemical peels, you can count on reliable results without spending hundreds of dollars on the latest anti-aging products.

WHY GET A CHEMICAL PEEL?

Chemical Peels are non-invasive and contain active chemical exfoliants that help restore skin surface and appearance. Peels help speed up the process of cellular turnover by shedding dead surface cells to reveal brighter and renewed skin. Chemical peels come in a range of intensities with different active ingredients to target various skin concerns - fine lines and wrinkles, acne prone, hyperpigmented or uneven skin as they help build collagen and resurface the skin. Chemical peels help safely and effectively exfoliate the dead skin that accumulates, so you are left with much softer and healthier, new skin underneath.

As we age, dead skin cells do not slough off as easily as when we are younger, causing the skin to appear dull. Light, medium and deep chemical peels are a popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to peel away the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin. Improving the evenness of color and texture in your skin creates a youthful look and restores a healthy, luminous and radiant appearance.

ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A CHEMICAL PEEL?

​The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider a chemical peel:

  • You have sun-damaged skin

  • You have significant facial wrinkling

  • Your skin color is uneven with blotchiness, sunspots and brown spots

  • You have scars that have made the surface of your skin uneven

  • You have thick skin and rough skin texture

 

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  • Restore a youthful appearance
  • Reduce wrinkles and uneven pigmentation

  • Improve acne scars

  • Soften and smooth skin texture

ZO Ultra Hydration Facial

Designed specifically to target dry, dehydrated skin to restore hydration, to provide soothing, cooling and calming comfort.

We all want healthy skin that is well hydrated. The ZO Ultra Hydration Facial Treatment can address parched skin for patients of all skin types. Dehydrated skin can happen any time of the year, and we want to help take care of your skin when you need it most. This is an elegant treatment that begins with a gentle hydrating, cleansing and micro-exfoliation to remove surface debris.  The skin is then prepped for a triple action resurfacing process to enhance brightness and clarity, and address skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles.  ZO Aloe Hydra gel is applied to cool, calm and soothe the skin, followed by massage to minimize facial stress and maximize relaxation.

Dehydrated skin may appear flaky and dry, feel tight yet itchy, and look very flat. It can mask many skin conditions and can resemble simply dry skin. If you have experienced dehydrated skin, your skin needs more water. Keep in mind that dehydrated skin can be both dry and oily at the same time, can be inflamed with an acne breakout, and can appear sporadically based on what you eat, your environment, or what products you put on your face (corrective, preventative, or cosmetic). We can evaluate all skin types for dehydration and make recommendations on your skin's needs.

The ZO Ultra Hydration Treatment is a luxurious facial treatment we perform. Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed before the facial will begin. Your ZO Ultra Hydration Treatment will involve exfoliation and a series of polishes and serums to rehydrate your skin. We will also offer you a list of Custom ZO Facial Treatment Enhancements to add on to your experience and for the benefit of your skin.

When your skin is dehydrated, it shows up as a dull, dry complexion that does not look or feel soft to the touch. Recondition your skin with our ZO Ultra Hydration Treatment. Quench your skin's thirst with this indulgent facial treatment where the result is softened, restored, and healthy skin. Schedule a consultation today to get the whole picture of your skin health need.

ZO Skin Brightening Treatment

Designed for patients with mild to moderate dark spots and uneven skin tone. This facial treatment can produce excellent results for skin that may be sun damaged. You can experience a new level of treatment with the ZO Skin Brightening Treatment with a daily skin regimen to keep your skin looking livelier and healthier.   

This brightening treatment creates a radiant, more even skin tone and texture with citric, salicylic and lactic acids to increase skin brightness, clarity and minimize pore size. A moisture-rich cleansing and mild exfoliation are followed by a vitamin-fortified calming massage. To further brighten the skin, the ZO Skin Brightening Sheet Masque, with arbutin and green tea, is applied to minimize the production of excess skin pigment and supply ample hydration to the tissue. The treatment concludes with powerful ZO® antioxidants, coenzymes and sun protection to inhibit melanin production and stimulate the growth of healthy cells.

We like to offer our patients of all skin types with dull, lackluster skin the ZO Skin Brightening Treatment. A candidate for this particular facial treatment may have noticeable brown spots on their skin, discoloration, and uneven skin tone. If your skin has taken the brunt of the effects from the sun, medications, or hormones, you may qualify for our ZO Skin Brightening Treatment. 

 

 Once you are lying comfortably on your back with your hair protected, we will cleanse your face before exfoliation. Once all of the crystals from the exfoliator have all been massaged into the skin, they will be removed with a warm, damp towel. Lastly, we will apply our exclusive brightening masque. We will remove the masque before massaging on any other serum or sunscreen. Our ZO Skin Brightening Treatment should improve your skin's tone and texture, give it better color, and diminish some discoloration (dark spots, pigmentation, or sun damage).

While some facial treatments will improve how your skin feels, our ZO Skin Brightening Treatment will help lighten the dark spots or reinvigorate your skin color with a facial. 

ZO Oil and Acne Control Facial Treatment

Indicated for acne and oily rosacea. Minimize oil production, large pores and inflammation.

Cleansing gently removes impurities, followed by a micro-scrub to prepare the skin to easily address the extraction process by removing remaining debris from the skin’s surface. A combination of AHA’s and salicylic acid are used to minimize excess oil production and tighten pores. Using an oil-free gel with a special blend of moisture factors, fatty acids, and amino acids, a calming massage is performed. Healing is encouraged and inflammation minimized with our exclusive ZO® Complexion Clearing Masque that adds eucalyptus and kaolin for antiseptic and detoxifying benefits. Calm, clear and healthier oil-free skin is revealed. The treatment finishes with antioxidants, DNA repairing enzymes and powerful sun protection using natural melanin, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide to minimize acne scarring. Skin is visibly clean, clear and calm.

Unveil a healthy, oil-free skin with our ZO Acne Clarifying Treatment. This treatment is one of the most effective therapies for reducing excessive oil and improving acne prone skin.  Teens and adults can both enjoy the perks of this facial. Cleansing gently removes impurities, followed by a micro-scrub to prepare the skin to address the extraction process by removing remaining debris from the skin's surface.  A combination of AHA's and salicylic acid minimize excess oil production and tighten pores.  A light facial massage is performed, and a clear and healthier, oil-free skin is revealed. Let us examine your skin and present options as to how we can help you have clear, gorgeous skin.

Candidates for our ZO Acne Clarifying Treatment may be an adult wanting to clear up blemished skin or a teen just starting to break out with acne. Either way, we can provide an analysis of the skin no matter your age, skin type, or gender. We can also perform the ZO Acne Clarifying Treatment for patients wanting calm, clear, and oil-free skin. This facial treatment is exceptional for large pores, inflammation, and excessive sebum production.

 The ZO Acne Clarifying Treatment begins with cleanse and exfoliate your skin.  If you are in need of extractions, we will gently compress the skin, so the extra oils, whiteheads, blackheads, and blocked pores are eliminated to make your skin look clearer. Plus, you can look forward to having a ZO Complexion Clearing Masque with eucalyptus and kaolin for antiseptic and detoxification for decreased inflammation and healing. Our ZO Acne Clarifying Treatment can also be improved with our Custom ZO Facial Treatment Enhancement and add-on ingredients.

We provide customized in-house treatments and at-home products for acne that fit the severity of your skin condition and your skin type. We invite you or your teen to come in for a complimentary skin analysis. We will pamper your acne-inclined skin with our ZO Acne Clarifying Treatment. We will help your skin significantly reduce outbreaks and promote clear, healthy skin. Delayed acne treatment can lead to severe damage to the surface of your skin with scarring and textural changes. 

ZO Stimulator Peel 

ZO Stimulator Treatment - Does your skin feel rough or look dull? This treatment is a must! This ZO Stimulator Peel is designed to quickly exfoliate the skin and stimulate the production of collagen to increase cellular turnover. In less than an hour, you will notice an improvement in skin tone, texture and clarity.

It works for all skin types, and unlike other types of peels, there is no pre-prep required and no downtime, peeling or redness afterwards. With a Stimulator Peel you can look your best any time, whether it’s before a big event or during a regular workday. Great for the busy mom and working professionals because you can squeeze it into your lunch break.

The combination of glycolic, lactic and citric acids helps to diminish dark spots, improve rough texture, fine lines and acne.

You will see results with just one peel, but maximum benefits can be achieved with a series of three to four peels carried out in three-week intervals.

Jessner's Peel 

Jessner’s Peel is a mild cosmetic peel to treat aged and/or sun-damaged skin and to make hyper-pigmented areas lighter for an overall smoother, more consistent look of the skin.

Jessner’s Peel can be used with all skin types to also treat mild or even severe acne, sun damage, mild to moderate wrinkles, and discoloration. This technique is advantageous when compared to others because it is also acceptable to use on the hands, neck, and upper chest.

Those with particularly oily skin often especially benefit from a Jessmer’s peel. This is because it tends to open up clogged pores and reduce oil production. Since plugged sebaceous follicles and excess oil are common factors in acne, this type of peel tends to aid in the healing of acne conditions.

The exfoliation of the skin produced by a combination of resorcinol, salicylic acid, lactic acid. A licensed dermatologist is required because this procedure more deeply penetrates the outer layers of skin than more minimal chemical peels. Evidence of this more substantial effect occurs 3-4 days following the peel, when noticeable exfoliation and flaking appears. This process of renewal continues for about one week total. The final result, only a week after the treatment, is the revealing of a smoother and healthier skin layer.

This is a peel of medium depth that requires a specialist to perform and addresses more substantial skin damage than lighter peels can address. To begin the procedure, a glycolic cleanser to thoroughly remove the skin oils and the “horny” layer to allow a better penetration of the chemicals that will be applied. The Jessner’s solution is then spread over the face. A slight burning sensation is often felt by the patient, but this effect can be reduced by a fan blowing cool air in the area. Finally, an acid neutralizer is applied, and the solution will be washed off with cool water. Flaking and peeling will occur for approximately seven days. The skin then turns pink or brown as healthy, younger-looking, more vibrant skin is revealed.

A Jessner’s peel achieves a more thorough peel than a Glycolic Acid peel also known as AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) peel. Besides being an excellent facial treatment, a Jessner’s peel can be used to lighten areas of hyperpigmentation and to treat acne, acne-scarred, photo damaged and aging skin.

Indications for Use of Jessner Peel: 
- Post acne (skin defects after acne) 
- Hyper pigmentation, especially after pregnancy
- Acnegenicity
- Comedones
- Enlarged pores
- Increased skin oiliness
- First fine lines and wrinkles
- Seborrhea
- Freckles
- Ingrown hairs on face
- Scars and imperfections on face
- Hyperkeratosis

Contraindications are the following: 

- Suppurative inflammations (furunculosis, impetigo) 
- Herpes
- Allergic reactions to components of the peel
- Solution of skin continuity
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding
- Diabetes
- Sunburns
- Fungal dermatitis: ringworm, microsporia
- Heat
- Rosacea
- Large moles and birthmarks on face
- Oncology diseases
- Autoimmune diseases (for instance, systemic lupus erythematosus) 
- During chemical and radiation therapy


Thus, due to the thoroughly balanced proportions of Jessner peel components, patients are able to get rid of hyperkeratosis and increased skin oiliness, to minimize the number and the depth of wrinkles. The complexion is evened out, skin moisture balance is optimized. As a result of the peel, skin is renewed and rejuvenated. 


Advantages of Jessner peel: 

 

  • Unlike other medium-depth chemical peels, Jessner peel is practically safe in relation to side effects. It leaves no scars or post-peel pigmentation since the aesthetic technician can control the depth of acid penetration and predetermine the result. 

  • Various peel procedures are possible (superficial, superficial-medium, medium-depth, deep peel) depending on the number of layers applied. 

  • Jessner peel is ideal for acne prone skin. The quantity of acne is noticeably reduced after several procedures. Post acne scars are treated even more successfully due to the optimally balanced peel composition. 

  • Intensive flaking is observed in practically all cases which, in the opinion of many clients, is a sign of a good result. 

  • Reduces appearance of mild to moderate hyperpigmented skin

  • Reduces appearance of oily, blemish-prone skin

  • Improves skin smoothness

  • Improves skin texture and tone

 

The goal of a Jessner peel is to improve the appearance and texture of the skin by chemically exfoliating away wrinkles, sun-damage, skin discolorations, blotchiness, brown spots, and scars.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a safe and gentle superficial exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and fine facial hair using a disposable scalpel. It diminishes the look of fine lines and is a great way to reveal fresh, smoother, healthy looking skin. Light-skinned clients may be better candidates due to the possibility of causing skin discoloration. We recommend dermaplaning every 4-6 weeks and can only be performed on clear skin. Skin with active acne, cold sores, fever blisters, or rashes may worsen with dermaplaning. 

Dermaplaning may be added to any facial treatment.