Beacon Dermatology

Peels & Facials

GLOW PEEL™ & JESSNER PEEL™

Chemical peels are actually not as harsh as they sound. The products applied to your face are made from fruit and milk acids. Did you know Cleopatra bathed in sour milk to soften her skin? Unknown to them at the time, she was using alpha-hydroxy acids.

The following alpha-hydroxy acids commonly used in chemical peels:

  • Glycolic acid- derived from sugar cane
  • Lactic acid- derived from milk
  • Malic acid- derived from apples and pears
  • Citric acid- derived from citrus fruit
  • Tartaric acid- derived from grapes

Alpha-hydroxy acids work by exfoliating the surface of the skin. The dead skin cells slough off and new skin cells grow. This process also stimulates collagen and elastin growth.

Common side effects of alpha-hydroxy acids are sun sensitivity and irritation/redness, which is why they must be administered by a trained professional. 

Other ingredients used in chemical peels are salicylic acid and retinol. Both ingredients target acne, clean congested pores and free blackheads. If you are acne prone, your aesthetician may choose to use a peel with these ingredients as well as alpha-hydroxy acids. 

Jessner Peels are much stronger chemical peels that work deeper in the skin and are associated with downtime. Our highly skilled Certified Laser Technicians perform superficial peels as well as Jessner peels.

Acne, dull complexion, black heads, white heads, superficial pigment, fine lines

Areas: Full face, neck, chest and back
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Downtime: None to 3 days
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician or Medical Aesthetician
Pair with: Medical Grade Skincare
Cost: $175

Silk Peel Dermalinfusion ™

This procedure is similar to microdermabrasion and involves the removal of the outer layers of dead skin cells through exfoliation. It differs from microdermabrasion in that is infuses serums specifically formulated to treat skin concerns. The procedure takes 30 minutes and leaves the skin feeling smooth and looking refreshed.

Dull complexion, clogged pores, acne, superficial pigment, fine lines

Areas: Full face, neck, chest and back
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Downtime: None
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician or Medical Aesthetician
Pair with: Medical Grade Skincare
Cost: $175 or package pricing

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning, also known as epi-leveing, was first used by doctors in the 1990’s as an exfoliation treatment instead of using acid peels. Dermaplaning provides an alternative to peels or microdermabrasion and is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, telangiectasia and is a great treatment to offer to patients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin.

How does it work?

The treatment is performed using a surgical blade to gently exfoliate dead skin cells in the Stratum Corneum and removes the vellus hair, commonly known as “peach fuzz”, which can trap excess dirt and oil. A noticeable improvement is immediate with smoother texture and fresh skin appearance. Hair returns softly and will not become coarser, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

Dull skin, facial hair or peach fuzz

Areas: Face and neck
Duration: 1 hour
Downtime: 1-2 hours
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician
Pair with: ZO Enzymatic at home peel

Dermaplaning, also known as epi-leveing, was first used by doctors in the 1990’s as an exfoliation treatment instead of using acid peels. Dermaplaning provides an alternative to peels or microdermabrasion and is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, telangiectasia and is a great treatment to offer to patients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin.
How does it work?
The treatment is performed using a surgical blade to gently exfoliate dead skin cells in the Stratum Corneum and removes the vellus hair, commonly known as “peach fuzz”, which can trap excess dirt and oil. A noticeable improvement is immediate with smoother texture and fresh skin appearance. Hair returns softly and will not become coarser, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

Medical Facial

During a medical facial your skin will be cleansed, exfoliated, extracted and hydrated. The medical grade products and utensils used will depend on your skin concern. Medical facials are suitable for a variety of skin types and highly customizable. The goal is to improve the appearance of pore congestion, black heads and white heads, acne, redness, fine lines and skin tone.

Medical facials are a common treatment for teens suffering from acne as they have no downtime.

Acne, excessively oily or dry skin, large pores

Areas: face and neck
Duration: 1 hour
Downtime: none
Performed by: Medical Aesthetician
Pair with: Medical Grade Skincare
Cost: $175

Dermaplaning, also known as epi-leveing, was first used by doctors in the 1990’s as an exfoliation treatment instead of using acid peels. Dermaplaning provides an alternative to peels or microdermabrasion and is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, telangiectasia and is a great treatment to offer to patients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin.
How does it work?
The treatment is performed using a surgical blade to gently exfoliate dead skin cells in the Stratum Corneum and removes the vellus hair, commonly known as “peach fuzz”, which can trap excess dirt and oil. A noticeable improvement is immediate with smoother texture and fresh skin appearance. Hair returns softly and will not become coarser, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

Maintain the GLoW membership

Want to maintain your glow or keep your acne under control?

Ask us about our Peel and Facial Membership!

Choose from: GLOW Peel, Jessner Peel, Silk Peel, Dermaplaning or Medical Facial each month!

Contact us!

How does it work?
The treatment is performed using a surgical blade to gently exfoliate dead skin cells in the Stratum Corneum and removes the vellus hair, commonly known as “peach fuzz”, which can trap excess dirt and oil. A noticeable improvement is immediate with smoother texture and fresh skin appearance. Hair returns softly and will not become coarser, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

Maintain the GLOW Membership!

Want to maintain your glow or keep your acne under control? Ask us about our Peel and Facial Membership! Choose from: GLOW Peel, Jessner Peel, Silk Peel, Dermaplaning or Medical Facial each month!