PCA SKIN® chemical peels are scientifically formulated to progressively reduce the appearance of surface lines and wrinkles, smooth rough skin texture,  improve uneven skin tone, and assist in clearing acne without the downtime often associated with aggressive medical-grade peels. Combining chemical peels with facial treatments and with a daily skin care regimen will help to speed the process toward visible results and healthy skin. If you have never received a peel before and would like to make a consultation appointment to answer any questions, receive a skin analysis, and patch test for sensitivity, please call 630-759-0071.

PRIOR to a PCA SKIN® PEEL

The better the health of your skin, the less likely you will experience sensitization or adverse reactions to a chemical peel. Cracked or dehydrated skin allows for more penetration of chemical peeling agents, which can cause itching, stinging, or burning. It is strongly recommended that every client receives at least one preliminary facial prior to receiving a PCA SKIN® PEEL. A few facial treatments may be necessary to prepare your skin to ensure that you can tolerate the highly active peel ingredients. Priming the skin before performing a PCA SKIN® PEEL will ensure that treatments are a success and that every client receives the best results possible while recovering faster without adverse reactions.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS of a PCA SKIN® PEEL:

  • If you are lactating, pregnant or think you might be pregnant, you can NOT receive a chemical peel. However as a peel alternative, you can receive an Oxygenating Trio® Treatment. 
  • If you are taking a doctor prescribed acne medication, such as Isotretinoin or Accutane, you must discontinue use for at least 6 months prior to a chemical peel.
  • If you are using a prescribed exfoliant such as Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin®, Tazorac®, Avage® or a high percentage glycolic acid product, discontinue use for approximately 10 days prior to your chemical peel. Please consult your physician before discontinuing the use of any prescription medication.
  • If you have active herpes simplex (cold sores) on treatment area, you can NOT receive a chemical peel.
  • If you have sun allergies, you can NOT receive a chemical peel.
  • If you are allergic to aspirin, you can NOT receive a chemical peel.
  • If you have had any prior adverse reaction to a skin peel, you can NOT receive a chemical peel.
  • If you had recent radiation treatment for cancer, you can NOT receive a chemical peel. 
  • If you have had sunburn, significant sun exposure or wind-burn within the last 2 weeks, you can NOT receive a chemical peel.
  • If you have had surgery or cryosurgery within the last month in the area to be peeled, you can NOT receive a chemical peel. 
  • If you are currently using antibiotics (which may cause skin to be ultra-sensitive), you can NOT receive a chemical peel.
  • If you have waxed your face, you must wait at least 72 hours prior to receiving a chemical peel.
  • If you are using a chemical depilatory treatment, you must wait a week prior to receiving a chemical peel.
  • If you have received a cosmetic or resurfacing skin procedure such as laser or microdermabrasion, you must wait 2 weeks prior to receiving a chemical peel.
  • If you have received Botox® or other injectable procedures within the past week, you must wait at least a week prior to receiving a chemical peel.

AFTER a PCA SKIN® PEEL

Your post-treatment care will impact the results of PCA SKIN® PEEL. Immediately after your peel, your skin may appear red and flushed. As your skin goes through the renewal process, it is normal to experience dryness, redness and tightness, as well as some peeling or flaking within a week. You may also notice a temporarily more pronounced appearance of pigmentation as it rises to the skin’s surface. These side effects will subside quickly with proper post-treatment care, starting with the PCA SKIN® Post-Procedure Solution Kit (retail price $40). After a peel, your skin is sensitive. You should use a sensitive skin facial wash and always wear a sunscreen (minimum SPF 30) to minimize possible sun damage. Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 2 weeks to prevent hyperpigmentation. Your skin will likely begin flaking within the first 2-3 days after the peel. Never pick or pull shedding skin, allow skin to naturally slough off. You may polish your face using a gentle exfoliator. You may continue flaking for approximately 7-10 days post peel. Keep treated area moisturized for the duration of the peeling process by applying a slightly thicker moisturizer likeSilkCoat Balm, ReBalance, or CliniCalm.

  • These superficial peels result in little to no downtime. Treatments may cause slight redness, tightness, peeling, flaking and/or temporary dryness.
  • Most clients find it unnecessary to apply makeup, as the skin will be smooth, dewy and radiant following your treatment. If you would like to apply makeup, allow approximately an hour for the pH of the skin to stabilize before applying foundation.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Always use daily sunscreen protection.
  • Do NOT pick or pull on any loosening or exfoliating skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Do NOT apply ice or ice water to the treated areas.
  • Do NOT put the face directly into a hot shower spray.
  • Do NOT use a hot tub, steam room or sauna.
  • Do NOT participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
  • Do NOT direct a hair dryer onto the treated area.
  • STAY COOL! Getting overheated internally can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Do NOT go to a tanning booth for at least 3 weeks before or after a treatment. It is recommended to avoid tanning booths completely.
  • Do NOT go swimming for a week.
  • Discontinue use of Retin-A®/Renova®/Tazorac®/Avage® for a week post-treatment. Always check with your physician before discontinuing the use of any prescription medications.
  • Do NOT have any electrolysis, collagen, Botox® or other dermal filler injections for a week.
  • Do NOT have any facial waxing or use depilatories for a week after treatment.


PCA SKIN® PEEL OPTIONS:

Sensi Peel® Each Treatment $100 or Treatment Series of 3 for $250  
A TCA blend primarily formulated for ethnic skin and other extremely sensitive skin types. This gentle solution is appropriate for all skin types, conditions and sensitivity levels.  Sensi Peel will strengthen and brighten the skin while helping to treat sun damage and other forms of hyper pigmentation. This multi-faceted treatment also provides anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and antibacterial action, making it an excellent choice for helping calm rosacea, as redness and inflammation can subside substantially after treatment.

Ultra Peel® Each Treatment $100 or Treatment Series of 3 for $250  
A TCA blend specially formulated to treat dehydrated and maturing skin. Ultra Peel is also appropriate for many skin types, conditions and sensitivities. It will help treat smoker’s skin, pigment disorders, sun damaged skin and acne. This treatment is especially ideal for sensitive skin, as it produces only a mild tingling sensation. Moderate to aggressive exfoliation will be experienced, depending on the number of layers applied. Overall, the final result will be plump, hydrated and ultra-soft skin.

PCA Peel® Each Treatment  $100 or Treatment Series of 3 for $250  
Enhanced Jessner formulas resulting in a deeper peel, effectively exfoliates with blends of Lactic, Citric and Salicylic Acids, while lightening and inhibiting pigment production with Kojic Acid, Hydroquinone, Resorcinol. PCA peels help repair, reduce and inhibit active acne, control oil, soften lines and smooth skin texture, and even out skin tone.

Oxygenating Peel  Each Treatment $125
This advanced treatment protocol combines our PCA Peel with our Oxygenating Trio® Treatment. This procedure is effective for controlling acne, revitalizing asphyxiated skin, or helping to treat hyperpigmentation.


PCA SKIN® PEEL ADD-ON's  ~  Enhance the results of your PCA Peel with one of these effective add-ons:

Pre-Treatment

Detox Gel Deep Pore Treatment  Add-On ~  $15
This pre-treatment is an excellent choice for detoxifying all skin types. It's active blend of Lactic, Glycolic and Salicylic Acids effectively penetrates pores to dissolve impactions and blackheads, kills bacteria, reduces inflammation and removes excess cell debris to leave the skin hydrated, purified and clear. This gentle deep pore cleansing formula provides strong antibacterial and antioxidant action.

Peel Accelerator

Advanced Treatment Retinoid Booster  Add-On ~  $15
An excellent treatment for smoothing, firming and brightening all skin types, even extra-sensitive skin, including rosacea and acne. Its advanced formulation of Lactic Acid, Retinol, and a host of polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins, humectants and brightening ingredients, which accelerate exfoliation, and further improve the texture and tone of skin.


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Salon & Spa

133 W Boughton Road  

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

(on Boughton Rd. just SW of Rt. 53,

directly across from Chase Bank)

Call to make an appointment:

630-759-0071