Chemical peels are skin treatments that have been used for over 50 years to allow for rapid skin cell turnover, production of new skin, or penetration into the skin to affect specific concerns. The difference between a chemical peel at a salon and a chemical peel at your dermatologist is the peels at Pure Dermatology are medical-grade and are often stronger. They are chosen by Dr. Holcomb specifically for your skin type and Dr. Holcomb has more than a decade of using chemical peels to treat multiple skin conditions and skin types. The name “chemical peel” is misleading because while some peels cause peeling and scaling for days after the procedure; others have no downtime, no missed days of work and cause very minimal surface peeling.
Chemical peels, when chosen correctly, can help acne, rosacea, redness, rough texture, sunspots, melasma (mask of pregnancy), hyperpigmentation and sun damage, uneven coloring, and fine lines. Peels help to improve the overall appearance of the skin by improving texture and tone. They work gradually and are often performed in a series of 3-6 treatments, depending on the peel. Certain peels can even be used on pregnant patients and nursing mothers.
At Pure Dermatology, we offer a number of peels, including superficial and medium depth peels. Superficial peels often cause minimal dryness to a few days of peeling. Examples include salicylic acid peels, mandelic acid peels, lactic acid peels. The cost of superficial peels starts at $125 each or a package of 5 for $500.
We also offer an eye peel to help with pigmentation and a lip peel to help with the texture of the lips.
Medium depth peels cause injury to both the epidermis and the top portion of the dermis, producing more of a peeling effect. These can cause shedding and dryness for up to a week. These have a greater effect on fine lines and blotchy skin and sun damage. At Pure Dermatology, we have medium depth peels for the face, neck, arms, and legs.
Peels Combined Creatively & Effectively
We also combine our peels and lasers on the same day to give synergistic effects. Popular combinations are the following:
Pure Derm Party Prep: Glow for 2-5 days after this anti-inflammatory no downtime treatment which freshens skin, reduces the appearance of pores, and causes a tightening feeling. Cost: $250 or 5 for $1000 Can be repeated safely every 2 weeks.
Pure Eye Brightener: This combination treatment is safe in all skin types and uses laser with our eye peel. The treatment is performed every 1-2 weeks for 5 treatments and is sold as a package for a total cost of $1000.
The Pure Pout: Show off your pout with this treatment. The Pure Pout combines filler and peels and includes a skin medica HA5 lip treatment to extend your results, starting at $1000.
A Pure Leg Up: This combination of spot treatment, laser, and peels prepares legs to be bared. Dr. Holcomb recommends 2-3 treatments, spaced 1 month apart. The cost is $550 per treatment for lower legs.