BioActive Peel - Introducing a new generation of skin resurfacing
Too many chemical peels today use incredibly strong chemicals — so strong, they can damage the living dermis and cause adverse side effects.
But NEW Expert Strength BioActive Peel is different. The product of years of research by the skin health experts at Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute (IDI), it powerfully targets fine lines, hyperpigmentation and acne to take skin health to a whole new depth.
BioActive is Dermalogica’s first ever chemical peel, and it addresses uneven texture, acneic inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines with minimal redness—unlike most traditional chemical peels. This bi-phasic peel uses salicylic acid, lactic acid and TCA for results you can see and feel immediately following the service.
Chemical peels are one of the most popular professional skin care services today because they can improve the quality, texture and tone of the skin. But they can also produce severe side effects such as inflammation, discoloration and scarring for up to several months. With BioActive Peel, you can get the same powerful results without the associated risks or downtime. In fact, your skin will look and feel healthier than ever!
What can I expect?
Most clients experience noticeable results within 2–3 treatments, from fewer wrinkles and fine lines to smoother texture and reduced breakouts.
Your skin condition, skin concerns and dedication to post-treatment care will impact the frequency and results of BioActive Peel treatments. Ideally, a series of three treatments are performed over a 6-12 week period, followed by maintenance treatments twice a year.
Immediately after your BioActive Peel treatment, your skin may appear red and flushed. As your skin goes through the renewal process, it is normal to experience dryness, redness and tightness, as well as some peeling or flaking within a week. You may also notice a temporarily more pronounced appearance of pigmentation as it rises to the skin’s surface. These side effects will subside quickly with proper post-treatment care, starting with the BioActive Peel After Care Kit.
This kit includes: UltraCalming™ Cleanser, broad-spectrum Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 and two nourishing moisturizers, as well as AGE Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant® to help buff away post-treatment peeling
How does BioActive Peel work?
BioActive Peel is designed to work with the skin’s chemistry, not against it. When performed by a certified skin care professional, it safely removes dull outer layers of skin and helps the skin underneath regenerate for better health and radiance.
Who is a BioActive peel candidate?
Your professional skin therapist can assess the suitability of BioActive Peel for your skin condition and desired results with a Face Mapping® skin analysis. In general, BioActive Peel can be tailored by your skin care professional to treat the following skin concerns:
• skin roughness
• signs of photodamage
• fine lines and wrinkles
• acne breakouts
• skin congestion
• some forms of pigmentation and unbalanced skin tone
While many clients seek out overly aggressive peels in the hopes they will reduce the signs of premature aging, the side effects of these treatments, most notably inflammation, actually age the skin more by damaging the delicate skin structure at the layers associated with cell birth. BioActive Peel is especially designed to deliver all the benefits of a chemical peel without the scarring and downtime.
What does it cost?
Initial Treatment $90 (includes after-care kit)
Series of 3 treatments $250
Commonly Asked Questions:
How often do I need BioActive Peel treatments to maintain results?
Your skin care professional will prescribe a series of 3–6 treatments depending on your skin concern and skin condition. Multiple series may be performed to achieve the desired results.
When can I expect to see results?
Results will depend on your skin condition and how frequently you receive BioActive Peel treatments. As with any skin care regimen, results can take anywhere from 2–4 weeks to show, as this is how long it takes for skin to renew itself.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my BioActive Peel treatments?
Once your skin care professional determines you are a candidate for BioActive Peel treatments, he or she may prescribe a Dermalogica product pre-treatment regimen specific to your skin condition. As a general rule of thumb, it is good practice to discontinue the use of prescribed exfoliants (such as Retin-A and Renova) at least 48 hours prior to, and during, BioActive Peel treatments. Other contraindications may apply.
I used to take Isotretinoin (also known as Accutane). Can I receive BioActive Peel treatments?
Yes, but only if you’ve been off Isotretinoin for more than 6 months.
I’m pregnant. Can I receive a BioActive Peel treatment?
No. BioActive Peel contains Salicylic Acid, an ingredient that is not to be used on pregnant or lactating women.
How to Compare Chemical Peels to Microdermabrasion?
You may have heard about microdermabrasion, and wonder how it compares to chemical peels. Both are popular skin treatments that improve the appearance of the skin.
Microdermabrasion, however, simply removes the dead skin cells and the top layer of the skin, while making it feel very smooth. The skin will appear rosier, lighter and brighter. Though this treatment can help your skin feel refreshed and new, it will not be as effective at removing wrinkles and age spots as a chemical peel will be.