Revolutionizing professional treatments- At Family Medicine Shady Grove we use PCA blended peels.
Expertly formulated chemical peels are a driving force in helping you achieve your skincare goals. PCA SKIN® is the leader in chemical peels with more than 25 years formulating the best and most innovative professional treatments in the industry. More than one million PCA SKIN peels are performed globally each year.
There are a myriad of benefits from regular chemical peel treatments. With formulations for all skin types — even those with sensitive skin — PCA SKIN peels improve skin concerns: acne, hyperpigmentation and aging. These challenging skin concerns are improved with our perfected formulas by increasing the skin’s cell turnover rate, bringing new skin cells to the surface, reducing signs of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and clearing breakouts.
PCA SKIN was the first company to develop and market the modified and enhanced Jessner’s peel, a solution that combines lactic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid, citric acid and resorcinol. This revolutionary reformulation provides safer application, a more comfortable treatment and increased skin benefits. The PCA Peel® line of modified and enhanced Jessner’s peels is in medical and aesthetic offices all over the world. PCA SKIN line of peels has since expanded to include TCA and lactic blended peels, retinoid peels and boosters, and chemical peel alternatives.
The professional line of treatment products is sold exclusively to PCA SKIN Certified Professionals, ensuring safe and effective application every time for your healthiest skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some very relevant and common questions on
skincare and treatment.
Yes, even those with oily skin need a daytime moisturizer with a minimum of SPF of 45 and a non-oily night time moisturizer. A deficiency of moisture will typically lead to an overproduction of oil, which would worsen your condition.
Retinoic acid, a form of Vitamin A, is available by prescription only, and although effective, can sometimes cause irritation. Retinol is another form of Vitamin A that is covered to retinoic acid in the skin, making it a gentler alternative for daily use. Retinol only causes flaking when used at high percentages. Well-formulated everyday use retinol products won’t make you peel and can induce dramatic changes in your skin.
Yes, sun protection should be part of a daily regimen for all skin types and conditions. Both UVA and UVB rays are known causes of skin cancer, and although UVB rays may be more prominent during the peak sun hours. UVA rays remain constant year-round, throughout the day and penetrate glass and most clothing.
Breakouts are becoming a more common skin challenge in adults and are often caused by hormone fluctuations, menopause, or stress, especially in women. As skin ages, hydration decreases, and therefore, it is critical to choose products to address adult breakouts that are not too drying. This skin condition varied among age groups and should be treated accordingly.
Adolescence is a great time to begin a daily skin regimen. The introduction of a gentle cleanser, sunscreen, and nighttime hydrator will assist in maintaining healthy skin, preventing the onset of certain skin conditions, and helping to form beneficial habits, such as daily SPF application.
Freckles that have been present since early childhood are part of your genetics. While chemicals peels and daily car products will help correct freckling from sun damage, freckles that are part of your hereditary background will always resurface.