The Perfect Image Level System
Also known as “light peels” or “lunchtime peels”, these are very superficial peels which act on the outermost epidermal skin layers. They are fast, easy, and can be performed at home or in the physician’s office without the aid of an anesthetic. They generally do not cause any visible peeling and have a much lower risk of irritation or possible side effects.
Level 1 peels have increased in popularity over the last few years, since you can typically return to work immediately following the treatment without the longer recovery periods of a deeper peel. They are great for those with sensitive skin types, skin maintenance, and those who are new to skin peels.
This level is referred to as superficial peels. They are almost twice as strong compared to level 1 peels and visible peeling is sometimes possible depending on skin type, stratum corneum density, length of application, and number of layers applied. They are great for those with oily skin types, non-sensitive skin, dull and rough smoker’s skin, or those who need more correction than maintenance.
Level 2 peels will be more aggressive on the skin compared to level 1, so it is important to remove the peel according to the recommended time frames, especially when using it for the first time.
This level is referred to as medium depth peels. They are stronger and more aggressive than level 2 peels. Visible peeling is more likely to occur depending on several factors. A Level 2 peel should first be used successfully without irritation or complication before attempting a level 3 peel. These are great for experienced regular peelers and those with resistant skin to other treatments.
Level 3 peels may require some downtime depending on how well your skin tolerates it. It is very important you follow correct times for application when using it for the first time. There is a higher risk or irritation and side effects associated with level 3 peels. Currently we only sell level 3 to licensed professionals.
These are known as deep peels or strong peels. Phenol acid or high strength TCA peels 50% + is used for this type of procedure. These peels are not recommended for home use, and should only be performed by a licensed professional. The process may take up to 1-2 hours for a full facial peel, or 20-25 minutes for spot treatment. Deep peels are normally performed in a surgery center or Doctor’s office using the aid of an anesthetic for pain. These peels will typically provide the most benefit. However, they have a higher risk level, longer downtimes, and a much higher premium.
Perfect Image does not currently sell Level 4 peels.