power-peelA power peel is a nonsurgical procedure that involves using micro-dermabrasion methods to improve skin texture. It is considered a very safe treatment with minimal side effects. Ideal candidates for this procedure include healthy women and men who possess expectations that are realistic, and an even skin tone.

The power peel treatment is also ideal for those candidates who cannot miss too much time from work, active people who need to resume social and outdoor activities, those with sensitive skin, those with acne-prone skin, and younger individuals with early skin developments.

Benefits of Procedure

In the power peel technique, the use of anesthetics is not mandatory. For deeper peels, a topical cream is usually given beforehand. It treats all skin types safely. Some light irritation may occur on very sensitive skin.

The power peel clears up sun damaged skin and lightens up acne and post surgical scars. Skin is left feeling smoother and softer.


A technician administers the skin polishing using a hand held device, held at a precise angle. The tech will use micro-crystals that are suctioned from the device onto the skin. It is mildly abrasive and lasts only twenty minutes. Treatments are usually repeated once a week. Two to twelve sessions are recommended for maximum results.


Results can be seen after the initial power peel and skin will appear to be a pinkish color. Acne scars should be less visual. Fine lines and age spots will be smoothed away, revealing younger-appearing skin.

TCA Peeling

For those who have experienced previous peel treatments, and wish for a deeper peel, TCA, or Trichloroacetic Acid Peel, is the next step. The agent can be purchased at: www.thenaturalskinshop.net, an online retailer, for $68.

TCA can be applied to the hands, neck and facial areas. It effectively treats pigmentation problems, superficial blemishes, and wrinkles.

Acid Peel

Glycolic Acid skin care treatment reduces stretch marks, renews skin texture, produces new collagen, and decreases acne conditions. A Glycolic Acid Peel Kit can be purchased online at: www.homepeels.com for $49.95.

Chemical Peeling

A chemical peel utilizes chemical solutions such as Phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and alphahydroxy acids (AHA’s) to effectively smooth damaged skin. It is for facial skin care only, and takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Laser Peels

A laser peel is a procedure where light beams penetrate the deeper layers of skin, addressing skin problems, and then revealing smoother, tighter-looking skin. Recovery lasts up to 10 days in an outpatient setting.

Risks are minimal and the average price range for this cosmetic procedure is from $800 to $8,000 depending on location, depth of the procedure, the number of treatments required, and the size of the targeted area.