Overview about Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is an excellent way to refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of wrinkled, spotted, or otherwise aged skin. We offer a range of chemical peels which can contain one of the following acids: glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), Retinol or salicylic acid. The purpose of these chemical peels is to remove damaged outer layers and expose underlying fresh, smooth, unblemished skin. Glycolic peels are great for superficial treatment for acne patients to lift layers of skin that block pores. TCA peels are stronger with varied concentrations giving them more flexibility and effectiveness to treat a variety of facial conditions. The ZO Obagi Peels that we offer in our MediSpa are described below.
ZO Stimulator Peel Facial
The ZO Stimulating Peel Facial is designed as a lunchtime peel to exfoliate the skin with no downtime. Beta/alpha acid stimulators are used to stimulate cellular turnover, reduce fine lines, wrinkles and improves skin textures and tones.
ZO Enzyme Facial
Ideal for the individuals looking for that immediate glow to their skin. Perfect for birthdays, special occasions, events, where you want to look radiant, but can’t risk any redness, flaking or peeling, and don’t have any down time. Non-invasive superficial gentle enzyme peel utilizing a novel approach with the newest AHAs, Mandelic Acid and Malic Acid. This facial includes hydration and Vitamin C treatment.
ZO Acne and Oil Control Treatments
ZO Acne and Oil Control Treatments are ideal to minimize oil production, large pores, and inflammation. Using a combination of Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Salicylic Acids is ideal to work on the acne process by removing impurities, bacteria, and oils of the skin. A ZO Bio-Sulfur Masque is applied to detoxify the skin and create a calmer, clear and healthier skin.
ZO 3-Step Peel® by Zein Obagi, MD
The ZO 3-Step Peel® is a breakthrough in skin restoration. It’s an exciting new way to refresh your skin by removing wrinkles, age spots, and scars while restoring elasticity. The peel solution, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), essentially removes the outer layers of the skin, exposing the undamaged layers underneath.
The Dr. Obagi’s ZO 3-Step Peel® is a skin brightening and rejuvenation treatment that will restore skin clarity, reduce pigmentation and discoloration. This peel uses the combination of lactic acid, citric and salicylic acids to restore skin brightness and exfoliate the skin to minimize skin textures and pore size. This rich treatment uses moisturizing cleansers and creams that use antioxidants and vitamins to fortify the skin and stimulate the growth of healthy glowing cells.
ZO Controlled Depth Peel with 20% and 30% TCA
ZO Controlled Depth Peel (TCA) is a strong peel treatment that will effectively reduce brown pigmentation, improve the texture of the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles and tighten skin laxity. This is the strongest of all our peels and it is performed by Dr. Dean Kane. A person undergoing this treatment will need prior preparation with Tretinoin and ZO Blending Cream. A 7-day recovery period is to be expected. It is a highly effective treatment that will tighten and brighten and equals the effects of a CO2 laser resurfacing procedure, but with much less discomfort than laser treatment. In the videos below Dr. Kane is performing this the ZO Controlled Depth Peel.
Hydrating Cleanser This very rich and creamy cleanser removes oil and impurities from the skin while providing nourishing, moisturizing and calming effects to the skin.
Exfoliating Cleanser: This cleanser is ideal for oil and acne prone skin. It has a dual function of exfoliating and cleansing both the oils and impurities of the skin and decreases surface bacteria that contribute to the acne process.
Gentle Cleanser: Works for all skin types. This gel based cleanser is designed to remove impurities and leave the skin feeling refreshed, clean and hydrated.
ZO Calming Toner This wonderful toner is excellent for aging skin and helps soothe dry, sensitive or irritated skin while creating the right PH balance to allow all the ZO products to easily penetrate the skin.
Oil Control Pads: Using a 2% salicylic acid, these highly effective acne pads are ideal to reduce the oils, bacteria and dead layers of skin cells which are all the culprits of acne. The pads also have a soothing emollient to calm and reduce acne redness.
Complexion Renewal Pads: These pads have the blend of salicylic and glycolic acid to remove dirt, minimize surface oils and exfoliate clogged pores and dead layers of skin.
Exfoliating Polish: Magnesium crystals exfoliate dead skin cells to create a clear, smooth and even toned complexion. Ideal to use to exfoliate flaking and peeling skin when you are using the stronger prescription Retin A and Retinol products.
Dual Action Scrub: Is a stronger type of crystal exfoliant than the polish. It is perfect for oily and thicker type of skin types. Men with acne and thick beards really like the effects of this strong scrub.
Exfoliating Accelerator: Using the powerful combination of glycolic and lactic acid will help in the removal of dead layers of skin cells while providing calming and soothing benefits with aloe, green tea and chamomile.
Enzymatic Peel: is a home type of peel formulated to gently remove flaky peeling skin and leave the skin smoother, softer and brighter.
Acne Control: is a maximum strength acne-fighting formula that helps to control surface oils, neutralizes bacteria and helps to prevent future breakouts.
Pigment Control Crème 4% Hydroquinone is used to lighten and control hyperpigmentation. It is highly effective at going deep into the dermis to reduce melanin production at the cellular level. Melanin is what gives us our brown tones to the skin. The Pigment Control Crème with 4% Hydroquinone helps to control and inhibit overproduction of the brown pigment when our skin is exposed to too much sunlight or sun damage. This product must be used with an exfoliator such as Blending Cream and Tretinoin or ZO Texture and Wrinkle Repair Creme that has powerful retinols.
Pigment Control Crème 4% Hydroquinone and 20% Vitamin C: This powerful combination helps lighten and brighten severe brown hyperpigmentation and melasma. The blend of 4% Hydroquinone and Vitamin C are very synergistic in the skin to bleach and lighten difficult pigmentation issues.
SKIN RENEWAL AND REGENERATION
Pigment Blending Crème with 4% Hydroquinone and TRETINOIN Duo: The philosophy of Dr. Obagi’s skin renewal program was and is today to mix the powerful combination of Tretinoin (0.1%, 0.05% or .025%) with a highly effective skin cream that would penetrate the Tretinoin deep into the dermis layers stimulating new cellular turnover. This incredibly effective combination corrects deep brown hyperpigmentation issues and fines lines on the face.
This has been and is today the essence of skin rejuvenation and youthful skin. When new skin is stimulated to come to the surface, the old layers shed away and new skin appears clearer, smoother, hydrated and toned. Fine lines are reduced as the old skin layers peel away giving way to plump new skin cells. Facial skin appears brighter, tighter and glowing. The Pigment Blending Cream offers an even greater ability to help the traditional tretinoin penetrate more effectively giving way to better skin regeneration and glowing skin.
Wrinkle and Texture Repair Dr. Obagi created as a stand-alone product that uses 1% Retinol and special plant stem cell antioxidants to stimulate skin renewal and cellular turnover also at the deeper dermis layers by using a unique delivery system. Like Tretinoin, the Retinol will stimulate your own natural production of hyaluronic acid which is what gives us our own natural soft plumpness and hydration of our skin. Wrinkle and Texture Repair is the perfect product again to be used as a newcomer to the ZO line or as a maintenance product to provide continue anti-aging effects to your skin. You will achieve visible improvement of your skin’s texture, firmness and color tone.
Radical Night Repair: This is the strongest of the 1% Retinol standalone skin cremes that powerfully exfoliates the dead layers of the skin to improve skin textures, fine lines and pigmentation. This skin product goes on like a pussy cat and roars like a lion when used in continuous days in a row. This is one product that needs gradual adjustment to his powerful strength.
Antioxidant Skin Products
Daily Power Defense is a powerful antioxidant crème designed to protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun and environmental factors. It also acts as a light moisturizer for those people who want hydration to the skin, but not a heavy type of cream.
10% Vitamin C Crème provides a potent dose of Vitamin C that brightens and protects the skin of environmental damages. This product promotes even skin tones and minimizes fine lines.
Growth Factor: is a lightweight gel for all skin types containing nourishing growth factors to strengthen the skin, supports rejuvenation and protects against future signs of aging.
HYDRATING SKIN PRODUCTS
Say No to Conventional Moisturizers
The popularity of moisturizers has led to the term “Sensitive Skin.” Using moisturizers occasionally when needed is acceptable, but to depend on them to hydrate and clam skin daily is damaging to the skin. With repeated use, moisturizers have a negative impact on skin, making it weaker and drier ultimately impairing the skin’s barrier function. It is also detrimental to skin’s cellular functions, arresting its ability to renew itself, leading to skin sensitivity and accelerated skin aging.
Renewal Crème – Dry skin, irritated skin.
This functional hydrator contains encapsulated retinol, powerful antioxidants and a natural anti-irritant agent to calm, replenish, rejuvenate and repair the skin’s moisture barrier.
Recovery Crème – Severely dry skin, irritated skin.
Calming agents help prevent inflammation as retinol and other ingredients work actively overnight to repair and regenerate skin cells to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Hydrating Crème – Post procedure, compromised and severely dry or irritated skin.
Epidermal Repair Crème
This advanced, dual purpose formula delivers essential hydration and calming for post-procedure, compromised and severely dry or irritated skin. It also supports the skin’s natural regenerative process for skin renewal and improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The formulation’s rich hydrators replenish lipids and restore the skin’s barrier while branched beta glucan helps reduce the appearance of redness.
Firming Serum reinforces skin health and hydrates to support the visible improvement in skin elasticity and firmness.
Restoracalm – Normal to Dry Skin
Soothing Recovery Creme
Formulated for all skin types to help reduce redness, calm skin irritation and stimulate natural skin barrier restoration.
Strengthening skin treatment to relive symptoms associated with mild, moderate and severe rosacea.
ZO Smart Tone Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Ultra-lightweight sunscreen with customizable color beads designed to blend into most skin tones. Provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA/UVB rays. Natural melanin helps shield skin from the aging effects of high-energy visible light (HEV). Oxybenzone free. This exceptional sun blocks protects against the technological rays from phone and computer screens as well as outdoor environmental pollutants and damaging rays of the sun.
Elta MD Sun block: A wide range of sun blocks are offered to provide sun protection for all skin tones, color, as well as dry to oily acne skin types. Elta MD is a broad spectrum block which comes in water resistant sun protection for active lifestyles, sheer and lightweight as tinted and non-tinted for both acne-prone and sensitive skin types.
PCA Skin Products
PCA Skin Products improves people’s lives through advanced professional skincare treatments, clinical education and superior results.
Total Strength Serum: Lifts, firms and smooths aging skin with this powerful peptide and growth factor serum that builds volume and minimizes the appearance of pores.
Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum: Plumps and firms the skin through increased hydration with this advanced hyaluronic acid formulation. This smoothing blend provides deep long lasting hydration on three levels: on the surface, deeper in the skin and by increasing the skin’s own hyaluronic acid production.
Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum: Reduces the appearance of dark spots and discoloration while improving skin barrier function. Ideal for the face and neck should follow with the appropriate sunscreen.
C & E Advanced Serum With hexylresorcinol and silymarin, as a power skin brightening agent that is combined with the antioxidants, 20% vitamin C and vitamin E that protects and strengthens the skin.
Intensive Pigment Eraser: Treat hyperpigmentation with this powerful, triple action hydroquinone spot treatment. Retinol and key smoothing agents leave skin even, smooth and more radiant. Contains 2% HQ and 1% retinol. Perfect if you want to spot treat areas of the face and body.
Retinol Treatment for Sensitive Skin: Reduce signs of aging without irritation with this gentle retinol solution specifically formulated for sensitive skin. Retinol is paired with niacinamide and a special delivery to reduce inflammation and with less irritation without sacrificing the efficacy of the product.
Perfecting Neck & Décolleté Serum: Firm sagging, loose skin while reducing lines and redness on the neck and chest with this luxe peptide, stem cell extract and niacinamide cream.
Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster: Plumps and hydrates lips and provides instant hydration to the lips.
HydraLuxe: Intensive hydration, smooth onto skin day or night, rich to the feel, light, non- oily moisturizer.
Pigment Bar: Treats discoloration over large areas on the face and body for a bright even skin tone with this cleansing bar formulated with azelaic and kojic acids.
Make Your Appointment Today!
No matter what your skin type and needs may be, if you live near Baltimore, Maryland, facial rejuvenation is close at hand. At the Center for Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa, we welcome African Americans, Asians, Caucasians, and Hispanics. In fact, we have many years of experience designing individualized treatments for people of all backgrounds and all skin color.
Call us soon at 410.602.3322 or request an appointment online. We look forward to working with you in our offices on Reservoir Circle in Baltimore, serving Annapolis, Delaware and southern Pennsylvania.
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