Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel Treatment

 At Port Orchard Natural Medicine and Aesthetics, we are professionally trained and certified in PCA Skin professional peels. We chose PCA as our chemical peel line because PCA has pioneered and perfected the chemical peel for 30 years. PCA professional peels are blends of acids that help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots (hyperpigmentation), Rosacea, Acne, and some sensitive skin conditions. PCA skin peels range from mild to medical strength.  A licensed skin care professional will examine your skin and determine what peel best suits your needs and skin type. A skincare consultation is required upon booking this treatment to ensure the patient is a good candidate for treatment. Treatment will take 30 minutes and skin consultation will take 10 min.

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  • Improve skin texture
  • Reduce the appearance of dark spots 
  • Stimulate healthy skin cell and collagen production. 
  • Control and improve the appearance of rosacea and acne.


What To Know/ How to Prep skin

  • A skin consultation is required before service to determine whether the patient is an ideal candidate for service. 
  • Forgo use of actives 5-7 days prior to treatment. This includes exfoliants of any type, AHAs, BHAs, Retinol or any product that can sensitize the skin. 
  • Avoid waxing or any other hair removal service 7-10 days prior to treatment. 
  • Avoid botox and filler before treatment. Botox 2 weeks, Filler 4 weeks. 


What To Expect During Treatment

  • A double cleanse to degrease skin and remove excess sebum and cell debris. 
  • A smoothing toner is then placed on the skin to prep and gauge patient sensitivity. 
  • The appropriate peel solution or therapeutic mask will be applied to the skin. If using peel, the practitioner will begin to apply in layers using a cotton pad. Up to four layers may be applied if patient sensation is tolerable.  
  • Appropriate advanced treatment serums and creams are added to customize treatment. (up to two corrective serums may be applied)
  • (optional) If appropriate, a retinoid booster is applied to increase cell turnover and restore barrier function. 
  • A moisturizer and SPF is applied to restore PH, soothe, and protect the skin.  


Post care

  • A post care kit is given to patients to be used for 7-10 days after treatment. 
  • Avoid strenuous workouts/ sweating. 
  • No hot tubs, saunas, or steam rooms for up to 7 days post treatment. 
  • Do not use any exfoliants (mechanical and chemical) 
  • Stay as cool as possible. Overheating internally can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Do not put the treated area directly into a hot shower spray.
  • Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms, or saunas.
  • Do not go swimming.
  • Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
  • Do not use loofahs or other means of mechanical exfoliation.
  • Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area.
  • Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area.


General Guidelines After Receiving a PCA SKIN® Superficial Treatment

  • After receiving a PCA SKIN® professional treatment, you should not necessarily expect to “peel.” However, light flaking in a few localized areas for several days is typical. Most patients who undergo these treatments have residual redness for approximately one to 12 hours post-procedure.
  • As with all peels and treatments, it is recommended that makeup not be applied the day of treatment, as it is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight; however, makeup may be applied 15 minutes after the treatment if desired.
  • To minimize side effects and maximize results, use The Post-Procedure Solution for three to five days or until flaking has resolved.
  • If the skin feels tight, apply ReBalance moisturizer or collagen hydrator moisturizer both are given in the post care kit.  
  • Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day, but can be applied more frequently for hydration and to decrease the appearance of flaking.
  • It is recommended that other topical, over-the-counter medications, or alpha hydroxy acid products not be applied to the skin seven days post-procedure, as they may cause irritation.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Use Active Protection Body Broad Spectrum SPF 30, Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45, Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30, Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45, or Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45 for broad spectrum UV protection.
  • Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post-procedure. This practice should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.
  • Do not pick or pull on any loosening or peeling skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation.

Do not have another treatment until your clinician advises you to do so.

Chemical Peel Frequency based on skin cycle

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