Salicylic Acid Peel

Salicylic acid peels deeply exfoliate the surface layers of the skin to break the bonds that hold skin cells together. The procedure begins with the cleansing of the surface of the skin after which the skin is prepared. This helps the skin peel evenly and reduce the risk of infection. The salicylic acid peel solution is applied gently onto the areas to be treated while avoiding the mouth and eye areas because they are thinner and sensitive. After a couple of minutes, the peel is rinsed off with cool water for 60 seconds and then a moisturizer is applied.

Ideal candidates want to reduce acne, smooth wrinkles, improve skin texture, eliminate age spots and reduce the effects of sun damage. The best candidates are patients with fair skin and light hair. Patients with a history of facial scarring, recurrent cold sores, skin infections, heart diseases, or diabetes are not ideal candidates for the procedure.

The cost depends on a variety of factors including surgical facility fees and the geographic location of the procedure. In general, the cost of a Salicylic acid peel ranges from $150-$500.

The procedure exfoliates away the tough, dull, dead layer of the skin. It's also used to penetrate the skin layer to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin cells underneath. The treated areas take about a week to heal. Initial results are evident after the procedure and get better over time. For the best results, 4-6 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart are needed. The results will last for about 2 months and then touch-up treatments are needed.

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

submitted on   Wed Jun, 15, 2016 by Aric Aghayan, MD     
Halo hybrid fractional laser is a skin laser that delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths of laser energy at the same time. Ablative lasers, like CO2 and Erbium, vaporize the outer skin layers to effectively resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Non-ablative technologies like Fraxel laser...