As we age, there are certain changes that occur in the skin. The skin thins out, becomes less elastic, and loses collagen, among other changes. Chemical peels and laser treatments can be used to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance. The depth of treatment determines the length of recovery, which can last from 2-10 days.

peel-benefitsDr. Cawthon performs all physician-strength chemical peel and CO2 laser treatments. The SkinMedica® peels (Illuminize®, Vitalize®) can be performed safely by our highly-trained medical aesthetician and Registered Nurses. To schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss chemical peels, IPL Treatment and Dermapen®, or any other facial rejuvenation procedure, please call 334-270-2003 or fill out this form and someone will contact you. If considering one of our Hetter’s Peels performed by our physician’s you should also review our Chemical Peel Info sheet PDF (PDF).

A few things to consider about our offering of SkinMedica® peels:

Our peels are appropriate for all skin types.  One week before avoid: Electrolysis, Waxing, Depilatory Creams and Laser Hair Removal.  Three Days before the peel avoid use of : Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, any products containing retinol, AHA/BHA or benzoyl peroxide, as well as and exfoliating products or procedures that may be drying or irritating.  Allow for 1 week in between other injections to the facial areas.  The Illuminize peel is designed for lightening, brightening and tightening the skin without visible shedding.  Often safe to perform before events to accomplish a light glow to the skin.  The Vitalize peel does produce visible dryness and shedding of skin cells  for about 4 days.

NEW! Sensi Peel and PCA Ultra Peel Forte!

The Sensi Peel is formulated for all higher Fitzpatrick and extremely sensitive skin types. This TCA and L-lactic acid solution offers an alternative to many who previously would not have been candidates for chemical exfoliation procedures such as rosacea. (Also psoriasis, acne, aggravated rosacea)

Sensi Peel Key Ingredients:
TCA 6%
Lactic Acid 12%
Kojic Acid
Azelaic Acid
Vitamin C

The Ultra Peel Forte is a blend of TCA and L Lactic acid. It is capable of producing a medium depth peel. It is effective with little discomfort and less downtime than a TCA Peel. It is for the resilient skin type.

Ultra Peel Forte Key Ingredients:
TCA 20%
Lactic Acid 10%
Azelaic Acid
Vitamin C

Pre -Instructions:
No sun exposure for 10 days prior to treatment
Waxing or depilatory treatments 7 days before
No fillers or botox 2 – 5 days prior
Stop retinols 5 – 7 days before treatment

No picking at loose skin
No tanning for 3 weeks post
No icing treated areas
Not direct hot water to treated areas
No swimming for 2 days
No loofahs or other means of mechanical exfoliation
No direct hair dryer to treated area
Stay cool! Getting heated internally can cause hyper-pigmentation
No Botox or fillers 2 – 5 days

In 2 weeks patient may return to their regular skin care routine.