What Is a PCA peel?

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Physicians Care Alliance (PCA) peels consist of more well-tolerated, safe, and effective peeling ingredients not commonly found in harsher and more outdated chemical peels. Robert Frank, MD Plastic Surgery uses PCA peels as an option for patients visiting us from Munster, Hobart, Crown Point, and Frankfort.

Unlike skin-resurfacing lasers or traditional chemical peels, a PCA peel is an innovative cosmetic procedure that has grown in popularity due to its more natural ingredients, noninvasiveness, and versatile skin-improving results for widely differing skin conditions. These self-neutralizing peels can be applied in intervals or over long periods of time to reveal a spotless, lineless, and flawless complexion lying just beneath the surface of your skin.

Am I a Good Candidate for a PCA Peel?

Skin conditions addressed by PCA peels include:

  • Acne Scarring
  • Rosacea
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dark Spots
  • Oily Skin
  • Breakouts
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun Damage
  • Melasma
  • Aging Skin
  • Enlarged Pores

Robert Frank, MD Plastic Surgery will customize your peel in a highly personalized consultation to treat your unique skin concerns. Depending on your skin condition and desired result, Dr. Frank will recommend 1 of 3 different PCA peel formulas.

What Is the Difference Between PCA and Glycolic Peels?

The Physicians Care Alliance is the first company to create and modify the scientifically formulated Jessners Peel, a solution that combines lactic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid, citric acid, and resorcinol. These ingredients work together to smooth, revitalize, and tighten skin better than harsh chemical peel combinations of the past.

The chemical combination in a PCA peel provides safer application, more comfortable treatment, and better results without the downtime normally associated with traditional chemical peels. A PCA peel is less aggressive while being more natural than outdated glycolic peels that can dehydrate skin and make pores larger after extended use.

What PCA Peel Formula Is Recommended for Me?

Based on your relevant skin concerns and type, Dr. Frank will pair you with the perfect formula to achieve your desired cosmetic results.

PCA Peel Hydroquinone Free

For sensitive skin types, ethnic skin, and those looking to lighten their skin, unclog pores, eliminate acne, and rejuvenate the skin. It is not recommended for those allergic to hydroquinone.

PCA Peel with Hydroquinone

In addition to the HQ-free advantages, this peel has a stronger lightening ability and helps to even out skin tone and skin discolorations.

PCA Peel with Hydroquinone and Resorcinol

This peel provides the most exfoliation and is better for more resilient or oily skin types. This treatment is optimal for someone who needs more aggressive treatment after reaching a plateau with monthly treatments.

What Should I Expect During the Application?

Expect to have your skin cleansed, and your hair and eyes may be covered before treatment. The application is completed in minutes with a few simple strokes. Once the application is applied, the active ingredients will commence to gently separate dead skin cells, bringing vibrant new skin to the surface.

Depending on how sensitive your skin Is, expect to feel a slight tingling or warmth from the product. There is absolutely no pain, as well as a lack of redness and stinging that typically come with heavier chemical peels. PCA skin professional treatments are scientifically formulated and proven to gently, stimulate, moisturize, and tighten skin.

What Can I Expect in After Care? 

Expect to recover fully from a PCA skin peel in 14 days. It is normal to see minor skin flaking and slight discomfort in the first 2 to 3 days. To achieve optimal results from a PCA peel, precise skincare is advised during the recovery period:

  • Keep cool for 2 days and refrain from working out or perspiring. Reducing the chance of internal heating will decrease the chance of hyperpigmentation.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and over the counter prescribed topical medications for 5-7 days. If sun exposure is necessary, use an SPF sunscreen of 30 or higher.
  • Avoid exfoliating for 10 days after your peel and refrain from peeling or picking at the skin.
  • Refrain from wetting your face in any manner for 2-3 days.

Dr. Frank is committed to achieving the beautiful skin results you desire. You are one consultation away from revealing the spotless, lineless, and flawless complexion lying just beneath the surface of your skin.

To receive individualized recommendations and learn more about how you can benefit from a PCA skin peel, contact Dr. Frank MD Plastic Surgery at (219) 513-2011 to schedule a highly personalized consultation today. We are able to serve patients from Munster, Hobart, Crown Point, and Frankfort.