Chemical Peels & Enzymes

At Old Mechanicsville Health Spa we offer several types of enzymes and chemical peels to cater to all skin types, and global skin tones.

Enzymes-

Enzymes can be added to any customized facial for only $10 more to cover the cost of the extra product used.

We currently offer the following enzymes, if you would like to add one to your treatment please let your Esthetician know and they will discuss which one is best for your skin.

Chemical Peels-

We currently offer 5 chemical peels, each to address different skin concerns and skin types.

Level 1 Peels cost $225 for initial session and include take home kit for after care (2 oz aloe based cleanser, 2oz vital hydrant toner, 1oz Complex C serum, .5oz herbal silk moisturizer, and 3.3oz mineral based sunscreen). Follow up sessions are $100 each.

Level 1 Peels Include-

 Lactic Peel-

The 20% Lactic Lightening Peel contains lactic acid, a milk-based ingredient that is great for hydrating and exfoliating the skin in a gentle manner. The peel also includes two superb lighteners. Great for the following skin types: Normal to dry or sun damaged skin, Skin with hyperpigmentation. Arbutin and kojic acid work with the hydrating properties of lactic for an extreme lightening peel.

Active Ingredients:

  • L-Lactic Acid¬†is an alpha hydroxy acid working as an exfoliant, which allows dead skin cells to slough off and make room for regrowth of new skin.¬† It improves roughness, softens skin, and improves the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Alpha-Arbutin¬†is from the bearberry plant; is a non-irritating skin brightener.¬† It is a natural alternative to hydroquinone.
  • Kojic Acid¬†inhibits melanin production by inhibiting tyrosinase. It also provides gradual and continual skin brightening to relieve skin discolorations.

Glycolic Peel-

The 30% Glycolic Peel is an excellent cell renewal peel and is a great classic on its own. It is also an excellent booster to any enzyme. The glycolic acid dissolves the desmosomes that hold skin together to allow for an efficient exfoliation.

  • Desquamates skin cells
  • Exfoliates
  • Softens
  • Reduces keratinization
  • Treats mild to moderate acne
  • Minimizes pore size

An excellent choice for

  • Normal skin
  • Oily skin
  • Acneic skin
  • Dry skin

Active Ingredients:

  • Glycolic Acid¬†weakens desmosomes, allowing the dead skin cells to dissolve to reveal healthier, smoother, brighter looking skin.
  • Witch Hazel¬†is a flowering plant; it is a strong antioxidant and astringent that is often used as a natural remedy for psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions.
  • Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta)¬†are naturally occurring carbohydrates derived from cane or beet sugar. This ingredient promotes growth of healthy probiotic bacteria to strengthen skin immunity.

Cranberry Turnover Peel-

The Cranberry Turnover Peel is a powerhouse product that exfoliates and reduces oil with a creamy consistency and 20% salicylic acid cranberry mixture.

  • Resurfaces and refines the skin and pores
  • Removes oil and debris
  • Excellent antioxidant
  • Inhibits inflammation

Excellent for:

  • Normal to oily skin and acneic skin
  • Inflamed and pustular acne
Contains 20% salicylic to dry oil and reduce bacterial attacks. Cranberry is an excellent antioxidant to reduce inflammation associated to acne.
Active Ingredients:
  • Salicylic Acid¬†provides exfoliation, preventing pore clogging. It also provides anti-inflammatory-like benefits from pustular acne.
  • Witch Hazel¬†is a flowering plant; it is a strong antioxidant and astringent that is often used as a natural remedy for psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions.
  • Allantoin¬†soothes and calms the skin. It also relieves itching and irritation.
  • Cranberry Fruit Extract¬†is a nourishing antioxidant that offers antibacterial properties.

Level 2 peels cost $300 for initial session, and include skin prep pre peel, and post peel aftercare home care products (5oz lactic acid cleanser, 1.7 oz glycolic moisturizer, 2 oz aloe based cleanser, 2oz vital hydrant toner, 1oz Complex C serum, .5oz herbal silk moisturizer, and 3.3oz mineral based sunscreen). Follow up treatments are $130 per session. 

Level 2 Peels include-

TCA Peel-

The 10% TCA Depigmentation Peel is mild but very effective and delivers lighteners down to the melanocyte without traumatizing the skin. The TCA Peel is buffered with azelaic, arbutin and kojic acids, which are tyrosinase inhibitors that control hyperpigmentation, melasma, or sun damage for all Fitzpatricks 1 ‚Äď 6. The combination of these acids is a beautiful peeling treatment for evening skin tone, reducing acne, and retexturing the skin. The combination of Azelaic Acid, Tricloracetic Acid, Arbtuin and Kojic will lighten hyperpigmentation and melasma, as well as reduce acne and refine pore size.

Benefits:

  • Evens skin tone
  • Softens
  • Reduces acne
  • Exfoliates

Excellent for skin with hyperpigmentation, melasma, and/or acne.

Active Ingredients:

  • Tricloracetic Acid¬†is great for peeling the skin to make room for regrowth of new skin.¬† It improves wrinkling and roughness, and it softens skin.
  • Azelaic Acid¬†inhibits tyrosinase activity to reduce pigmentation. It is effective in treating a number of skin conditions such as acne, inflammation, and hyperpigmentation. It is naturally antibacterial, which makes it a great treatment for acne.
  • Alpha-Arbutin¬†is from the bearberry plant; is a non-irritating skin brightener. It is a natural alternative to hydroquinone.
  • Kojic Acid¬†inhibits melanin production by inhibiting the tyrosinase enzyme. It also provides gradual and continual skin brightening to relieve skin discolorations.

Jessner Peel-

The Jessner epidermal peel significantly reverses the signs of aging and/or treats resistant, impacted acne. For a day or two after application, the face looks slightly sunburned and does not peel. After that, however, the depth and intensity of this treatment requires about a week of down time as the skin flakes away to emerge totally renewed.

Active Ingredients:

Lactic Acid (14%), Salicylic Acid (14%), Resorcinol (14%), Hydro Alcohol.

Use for all non-sensitive skin types who have already had AHA peels or microdermabrasion treatments but want to take anti-aging results to a deeper level.
Significantly reverses the signs of aging and/or treats resistant, impacted acne.