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Vidhi Gadson MDKelly Symbal

A Melanage chemical peel is a skin brightening system used to treat uneven skin tone, deep pigment issues and melasma.  Melasma, usually associated with pregnancy, the use of birth control or hormone replacement therapy, is a darker pigmentation that occurs on both sides of the face in the areas of cheeks, upper lip, forehead and chin. The peel helps to even out the skin tone of the affected skin areas, removing dead skin cell and brightening the skin tone.  If pigmentation is the client’s main concern, a series of peels may be the recommended treatment.

The Melanage peel treatment is appropriate and safe for all skin types but is NOT to be applied during pregnancy or while nursing.  It is not painful, with little irritation during the application.  The application is a two-part process with the first step containing small amounts of Salicylic and Azelaic acid and the second step containing Retinol. 

The peel is applied in our office as a medicated mask.  The mask is applied evenly to the desired area – face and neck - and then the client will continue to wear the mask for up to 8 hours.  Approximately 2 days later, the skin will begin to peel or flake.  Your skin condition will determine the amount of flaking/peeling to expect.  As with your daily regime, a sunscreen is strongly recommended each day. 

The benefits of this peel include the reduction of discoloration and improvement in the appearance of fine lines, skin tone/texture and an increased stimulation of collagen production.  Any side effects are minimal – redness and peeling. 

Please arrange for a complimentary consultation for any concerns or questions as to how this treatment will work with your skincare goals, but most definitely if you have past experience with active rosacea, cold sores, warts or use of Accutane within six months of your scheduled appointment.