Your skin is a living organ made up of millions of cells. Every day thousands of cells die, fall
off and are replaced by new cells from below. Unfortunately, as we age, this becomes a slower
and more haphazard process, making your skin unable to shed dark blotches, sun damage, or a
dull, lifeless complexion. The function of a skin peel is to create an even controlled shedding of
several layers of damaged cells. This exposes a new fresh layer of skin with a more even color and
a smoother texture. In addition, the peel stimulates new cells to grow, thereby tightening the skin,
which decreases wrinkling.
There are several types of peels, each using a different chemical to create this peeling effect. Light
and medium depth peels use the chemical TCA (Trichloracetic Acid) to create their peel.
Soft Beautification® peels can effectively improve many conditions, including:
Soft Beautification® Peel is a non-toxic chemical which has been used to perform skin peels for
over 30 years. Unlike some other types of peels, Soft Beautification® peels have the additional
advantage of creating a fresh natural appearing complexion, while preserving the normal skin color.
For this reason, they are often referred to as “freshening peels”.
Although one peel can significantly improve the appearance of the skin, some skin problems are
deeper than others. It is possible that you may require more than one peel to achieve your best
If you decide that you are interested in a Soft Beautification® peel, you will need to have
a consultation to examine your skin and discuss the potential benefits and risks of a Soft
Beautification® peel for your particular skin type and condition.
Soft Beautification® peels are performed as an outpatient in the office. A solution containing
TCA is applied to your skin. This is usually associated with 2-3 minutes of a burning and stinging
sensation. This burning is so brief and minimal that most patients choose not to use any sedation or
When Soft Beautification® Peel is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and
peel off over a period of several days. When the old skin has peeled off, it exposes a new layer of
undamaged skin which has a smoother texture and more even color.
There is essentially no downtime with a light Soft Beautification® peel. During the healing process
there is no pain, but the skin looks as if it has had a sun burn. After the first two or three days you
will begin to notice shedding of the skin. Within 1 week the process is complete.
Anyone who has had a Soft Beautification® peel is more sensitive to sunlight for at least 6-8 weeks
after their peel. During this time it is very important to protect the new skin with sunscreens,
hats and the avoidance of strong sunlight. However, most people are anxious to protect their new
improved skin from the damage of sun exposure and they continue to wear sunscreen daily, even
after they have healed completely.
As with any procedure, not everyone is a candidate for the Soft Beautification® peel. Unlike
other peels, those done with Soft Beautification® Peel usually do not permanently lighten the skin.
Therefore they can be performed on patients with darker skin types including Hispanics, Orientals
Most people have similar aging and sun damage changes on the neck, chest and hands as are present
on the face. Fortunately, Soft Beautification® peels can be performed successfully all these other
non facial areas as well.