Peeling Back Time
Our menu of revitalizing Chemical Peels provide controlled exfoliation of damaged skin. Effective and affordable – our peels are specifically designed to address every skincare concern – be it acne, texture, fine lines, photodamage and general anti-aging issues. Our peels are clinically proven to help diminish discoloration, stimulate collagen, tighten skin texture, lessen fine lines and deliver a healthy, more youthful look with minimal downtime.
There is truly a peel for every patient, and we believe that every patient should be using a skin-specific peel – ideally once a month, or four times per year at the very least.
At Cosmetic Laser MD, we have recently introduced APEELE™, a next-generation revitalizing peel designed to provide controlled exfoliation of damaged skin with significant visible results after just one treatment. This powerful yet non-invasive chemical resurfacing procedure uses a synergistic combination of multiple active ingredients to improve the quality and appearance of facial skin. APEELE™ achieves a smoother, tighter and younger-looking face without surgery, injections or significant downtime.
Experience a visible transformation of your skin with APEELE™.
Enhance the Look and Feel of Your Skin Within Minutes.
Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE can improve your skin’s look, texture, and feel in a matter of minutes. Blue Peel RADIANCE™ effectively exfoliates the uppermost damaged skin layers, leaving your skin fresh, renewed, and radiant. Using a blend of salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids and other soothing ingredients, the Radiance Peel™ exfoliates the uppermost damaged skin layers, leaving your skin fresh, renewed, and radiant! While Blue Peel RADIANCE is formulated to be gentle, you may experience mild peeling and redness on your journey to revealing fresh, glowing skin. In fact, you should see noticeable results after just 1 treatment.
- Instant, radiant results for most skin types
- Improves a range of skin concerns, including photodamage, and results in an overall improvement in texture and tone1,2
- May be beneficial if you have darker skin with pigmentary changes
- Superficial exfoliation, with little to no downtime
- Provides instant radiance—tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just 1 use
- A series of 4 to 6 peels provides best overall results
What is the Melanage Skin Lightening Peel?
Do you have uneven skin tone, deep pigment issues or melasma? The Melanage Skin Lightening Peel is a superficial peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of hyperpigmented skin which involves a medicate masque and an at–home regimen. This peel is safe and effective for all skin types including dark skin. There is no pain and little–to–no irritation during the application of the mask, and typically, the irritation level on the following days is more like a sunburn.
How does it work?
Melanage 1 Masque is applied during an office visit, where it is compounded freshly by Dr. Tanne to ensure its potency and reliability. The application of Melanage 1 Masque takes approximately 20 minutes. A uniform layer of Melanage is applied by Dr. Tanne. No discomfort is experienced and patients describe procedure as soothing and relaxing. It is recommended to tie back your hair away from face, to avoid getting product in it. Patients leave the office with this masque on their face. The masque will remain on face for 5 to 10 hours according to the patient's skin type. The rest of your treatment will continue at home and will involve several follow up visits with Dr. Tanne during the first month. Patients are responsible for adhering to an easy–to–follow, by strict, at–home regimen involving the application of several Melanage products following masque removal.
How many treatments will I need?
Only one treatment is initially recommended but a touch–up treatment can be performed on problem spots after one month. If needed, treatments can be repeated once a year.
What will I experience after treatment?
Your skin may have a light yellow tinge immediately after removal of the masque. This is temporary and will fade in a few hours.
Your skin may be more red than usual after removal of the masque and for the next seven days.
Approximately 48 hours after the treatment your skin will start to peel which will generally last 2–5 days.
Patients must follow the at–home regimen for optimal results. You will be provided, at no additional charge, with an at–home skincare product kit containing an Anti–Redness Foaming Cleanser, Anti–Redness Soothing Balm, Antioxidant Soothing Balm Sunscreen SPF 30, and Melanage 2 Créme. This kit is valued at about $250 and should last about 3 months.
What results can I expect?
Results will vary but generally patients will see a significant improvement in the appearance of pigmented areas. Dark spots will lighten and skin texture and tone will improve. Although most patients experience peeling of their skin, not every patient will notice this. If you do not notice actual peeling, please know that you are still receiving all the benefits of The Melanage Skin Lightening Peel, such as: stimulation of collagen production, improvement of skin tone and texture, and diminution of fine lines and pigmentation. Proper skin evaluation by Dr. Tanne prior to your peel is important, and will help predict the outcome of your peel.
Who should not be treated?
The Melanage Skin Lightening Peel SHOULD NOT be used on patients with active cold sores or warts, skin with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea in the area to be treated. Inform Dr. Tanne and her staff if you have any history of herpes simplex. You should also not have a Melanage Skin Lightening Peel if you have a history of allergies, rashes or other skin reactions, or may be sensitive to any of the components of this treatment. This peel is not recommended if you have taken Accutane within the past year, or received chemotherapy or radiation therapy. The Melanage Peel should not be administered to pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating) women.
Would you like radiant, youthful skin in just one week?
The Vi Peel is designed to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage on the skin. Vi Peel contains a synergistic blend of gentle yet powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types.
Who can benefit from a Vi Peel?
Anyone who wants younger, healthier skin will benefit from the peel. The unique blend of ingredients in our Peel produces powerful results with no pain, no skin preparation and very little downtime.
- Improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin
- Reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles and hyper–pigmentation, including melasma
- Soften lines and wrinkles
- Stimulate the production of collagen and elastin for firmer skin
- Clear acne skin conditions
The Dr. Tanne Signature Peel is an in–office superficial chemical peel utilizing a combination of weak acids to simultaneously help brighten skin with reduced risk of post–inflammatory hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin). The peel is administered in a series of 4–6 treatments every 2–3 weeks for enhanced skin brightening and smoothing of the skin. With this peel we include a comprehensive at–home regimen that encourages compliance and reduces likelihood of re–pigmentation.
What is the Dr. Tanne Signature Peel?
The Dr. Tanne Signature Peel represents a new generation of chemical peels that help reduce fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots (hyperpigmentation). The Dr. Tanne Signature Peel uses weak acids combined with potent non–acidic ingredients that do not burn, wound or injure the skin, and for this reason can be used to treat patients with darker complexions. While some patients may feel a mild tingling sensation from the peeling solution, the treatment is virtually painless.
How does it work?
Dr. Tanne Signature Peel Solution is applied during an in–office visit. The solution is removed by the patient after a required length of time depending on his or her skin type. Patients leave the office with this solution on their face. Patients are responsible for adhering to an easy–to–follow, but strict, at–home regimen involving the application of several customized products following removal of the Dr. Tanne Signature Peel solution.
What results can I expect?
Results will vary but generally patients will see an improvement in the texture and appearance of hyperpigmented skin. Although most patients experience peeling of their skin, not every patient will notice this. If you do not notice actual peeling, please know that you are still receiving all the benefits of the Dr. Tanne Signature Peel, such as: stimulation of collagen production, improvement of skin tone and texture, and diminishment of fine lines, pigmentation and breakouts. Proper skin evaluation by Dr. Tanne prior to your peel is important and will help predict the outcome of your peel.
How does the Dr. Tanne Signature Peel compare to our more aggressive Melanage™ Skin Lightening System?
There is considerably less redness and peeling than with our Melanage™ Peel. The Dr. Tanne Signature Peel is designed to be administered in a series of 4–6 in–office treatments, every 2–3 weeks, for enhanced skin brightening and smoothing.
A glycolic acid peel (or light chemical peel) is a non–invasive treatment that removes the upper layers of dead and damaged skin and encourages skin cell regeneration. This type of peel provides gentle treatment for fine lines, acne, chronic dry skin, and uneven pigmentation. The formulation of the chemical solution used in a light chemical peel depends on the needs of the individual patient.
What is a Glycolic Acid Peel?
Glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that occurs naturally in sugar cane, is the most common ingredient of light chemical peels. The ingredients and formulation of a light chemical peel, however, depend upon the specific patient's skin care needs. With light chemical peels, the chemical solution is left on the skin for a relatively short amount of time.
When applied to the face or another part of the body, the AHA chemical peel solution works by removing the outer layers of skin so that a new, smooth layer of skin is revealed. The action of the chemical solution stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, essential components of healthy, youthful skin.
Candidates for Glycolic Acid Peels
Good candidates for glycolic acid peels (a light chemical peel) are patients who have relatively mild skin imperfections and conditions, and who want to rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of their skin without the recovery time of harsher treatments. Glycolic acid peels (AHA chemical peels) are a safe and effective way to improve the look of sun–damaged skin, and they are helpful in reducing mild acne scars and fine lines. Because these light chemical peels exfoliate the surface of the skin and unclog pores, they are also considered and effective type of chemical peel for acne treatment.
Glycolic Acid Peel Application
In preparation for a glycolic acid peel, the patient's skin is first gently cleansed. Then the chemical solution is applied to the targeted areas. The specific formulation and concentration of the glycolic acid (AHA) solution depend on the patient's needs.
An anesthetic is unnecessary for light chemical peels. As the chemical solution works on the skin, the patient will typically feel a warm tingling or stinging sensation. After the chemical solution has been on the skin for the prescribed amount of time, Dr. Tanne will apply a de–activating solution to wash away the peel, and then apply soothing skin care products and sunscreen.
The entire process of a glycolic acid peel usually takes less about 30 minutes or less, and the patient typically experiences little or no skin redness or other side effects. After a glycolic acid peel, patients can return to daily activities immediately. A series treatments is recommended to achieve optimal results.
Glycolic Peel Recovery
Glycolic acid peels require no recovery time. Though your skin may be flake mildly or be slightly irritated after a glycolic acid peel (or, AHA chemical peel), you should be able to return to work or everyday activities almost immediately after treatment.
After your peel, Dr. Tanne will give you guidelines to follow to help ensure the success of your treatment. Generally, patients are instructed to use a gentle cleanser and specified moisturizing lotion, and to avoid exposing the treated skin to the sun.
Following your Glycolic Acid peel, you will notice that the treated skin has improved tone, texture, and pigmentation. You should see further improvement as your course of treatments progresses.
Are Multiple Glycolic Acid Peels Required to Achieve Desired Results?
Unlike deep chemical peels, which require only one session, patients generally undergo a series of six glycolic acid chemical peels to achieve optimal results. To learn about the ideal treatment for your particular skin enhancement needs, it is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tanne.