Peels

Cosmelan, Obagi, Enerpeel

People of all skin types develop sun damaged and pigmentation on the face, neck, chest, hands and legs.  Sun damage occurs from repeated long-term exposure to UVB and UVA, resulting in brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

In Celevenus, other than using laser treatments, Dr Chau will also combine laser treatments with Chemical peels.  We are using 3 types of peels to treat pigments, sun damage and other skin conditions.

Skin peel means to remove the top layers of the skin through a peeling solution, which prompts the skin to peel naturally and remove dead skin cells. The type of peel used will vary from one patient to another based on one’s skin condition. Improvement is noticeable after each session.

Skin peel can be an excellent treatment for some patients.

Cosmelan Peel

The Cosmelan Peel treats hyperpigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, a naturally occurring enzyme within the body. Tyrosinase directly influences melanin formation and production and plays a significant role in the development of age spots, melasma and post-acne discoloration.

Cosmelan Peel Hyperpigmentation Treatment Pack

Cosmelan Peel’s main chemical peel product, the Hyperpigmentation Treatment Pack.  Treatment is a 4-step process that begins in the clinic and continues at home.

Step 1: Degreasing Treatment

The Cosmelan Peel treats hyperpigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, a naturally occurring enzyme within the body. Tyrosinase directly influences melanin formation and production and plays a significant role in the development of age spots, melasma and post-acne discoloration.

Step 2: Cosmelan 1 Mask

The application of Cosmelan 1 Mask, a creamy formula that contains Azelaic Acid, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Arbutine, and Titanium Dioxide.

Cosmelan 1 is applied just once at our clinic. You will leave this mask in place between 6 to 12 hours – often until just before bed. Dr Chau will advise you how to rinse the solution off and treat your skin after it completes.

Step 3: Cosmelan 2 Maintenance Cream

Cosmelan 2 Maintenance Cream is an at-home treatment containing Titanium Dioxide, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, and Ascorbic Acid.  With regular use, it improves and preserves your chemical peel result.  You should apply Cosmelan 2 as directed by Dr Chau.

Step 4: Hydra Vital K Cream

Hydra Vital K Cream is an accessory product that speeds healing, rehydrates the skin, and improves localized immune response for post-peel patients. It contains Hydro Viton, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Amniotic Fluid, Glycerine, and Silicone Oil. Dr Chau will give you specific instructions for using Hydra Vital K.

Cosmelan Peel Hyperpigmentation Treatment Pack is a powerful expert product. It is only available through medical aesthetics clinics. Because it contains prescription strength ingredients, it should not be used without careful guidance from a skilled medical professional at every step.

Remember: only Cosmelan 1 requires in-clinic treatments.  Cosmelan 2 and most future maintenance steps can be completed at home without future visits.

Are You a Good Candidate for Treatment?

When used correctly by patients, Cosmelan Peel Hyperpigmentation Treatment Pack is remarkably safe and effective.  It has a very low risk profile with few side effects, making it suitable for nearly all patients over the age of 21.  If you struggle with hyperpigmentation, melasma, age spots, or other skin pigmentation issues, Cosmelan may help you to overcome these struggles.

Cosmelan works best over time. Initial results begin to manifest in just a few days. However, Cosmelan’s strength comes from its ongoing treatment and maintenance protocols.  Patients considering this option should be willing to dedicate themselves to a treatment schedule for at least 6 to 12 months for optimal results.

Cosmelan should not be used on broken skin or open wounds. If you are in an active flare, or struggling with blemishes, your treatment provider may recommend healing the skin first and then seeking out Cosmelan treatments. This prevents undesired side effects and unnecessary skin damage along the way.

Results from the Cosmelan Peel

Within a week, patients will notice skin blemishes are beginning to fade, and a brighter a complexion is breaking through.  After a couple weeks, the skin will take on a shiny, healthier glow. These results will continue to improve over the 4th or 5th week, when the full benefits of a Cosmelan Peel can be seen.*

Patients who commit to a daily routine will see the good results from the Cosmelan Peel last for many months to come.  The skin will be delicate and sensitive the first 2 weeks after treatment; prolonged sun exposure should be avoided, and a full spectrum sunscreen worn always.

*Individual results will vary from person to person.

OBAGI Blue Peel Radiance

The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is a clinic grade skin peel treatment performed by a qualified member of the team.

Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is the answer for people who have no time for peeling. It’s quick, easy and amazing. As with most peels, it contains Salicylic Acid. It also has a blend of lactic and glycolic acids and it has extra calming agents like Willow Bark and Licorice Root, to help soothe your skin.

This peel is a minimally invasive treatment. It increases cell turnover, removes dead skin cells and gives the skin a healthy glow.  Ideal treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, laxity of skin, loss of firmness, severe pigmentation, adult acne and acne scarring to achieve visible, significant results.

The Obagi Blue Skin Peel can be applied to the face, neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs and is FDA approved (US Food and Drug Administration).

Treatment

Prior to the treatment, your skin will be fully prepared using an Obagi cleanser and preparation solution. The acid-based peel solution will then be applied and left on your skin for up to 10 minutes, this may vary from individual to individual. Post treatment, Obagi products will be applied to hydrate, soothe and protect the skin.

Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is safe and has no permanent side effects. As part of the healing process, you may experience a few side effects and that is only because the old skin cells are shedding and new, healthy cells are replacing them.  This slight shedding should occur within three days and is expected to last for a week or so, but this is a natural side effect of cell renewal, so nothing to be worried about.  Once your skin has completed the shedding process, you will immediately notice the dramatic results of your skin’s appearance over the next four to six weeks becoming firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier and more youthful.

Used in conjunction with the Obagi Nu-Derm System will enable patient’s skin to be prepared to its best condition and results maintained after treatment.  We recommend 4 to 6 weeks between each Obagi Blue Peel Radiance treatment.

There will be a blender to be use after the peel.  The Obagi blender is a product from the Obagi Skin Care product line. Obagi blender is a cream applied to the face & neck and is used to even out skin tone.   The Obagi blender is used to lighten dark spots on the face, help clear up acne, and create a clear, even complexion.

When will I see results with the Blue Peel Radiance?

You will have tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin immediately after your first peel. However, when the healing process has finished, you will notice dramatic results to the tone, texture, and feel of your skin. Your complexion will become firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier, and more youthful looking. These results will only continue to improve over the next 4 to 6 weeks.

Enerpeel

The result - less surface trauma, greater efficiency

Enerpeel is one of the product lines under Tebitech where products are developed for the treatment of specific skin problems. It is designed to perform various types of chemical exfoliation at various skin depths, to exfoliate and stimulate skin rejuvenation.

Traditional chemical exfoliations work by creating surface trauma to the skin, triggering inflammatory reactions that stimulate deeper skin remodelling activity.

However, this often results in side effects such as erythema and skin-shedding. To reduce surface trauma and its side effects, the solution has been to reduce the acidity of the chemical agent. This results in decreased skin irritation, but proportionately reduced efficiency.

Enerpeel works by using a patented technology that restrains acid activity until it is absorbed by the skin, after which the acid protons are activated in a dynamic, controlled manner as they penetrate different layers of the skin.

Which conditions can be treated?

Enerpeel can improve many skin problems including, sunspots, stretch marks, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles.  It can help to control oily skin and pore refining as well.

How many treatments will I need?

Everyone is different but generally one treatment is not enough.  A guideline of 8 sessions is usually needed for good results.