- Chemical peels are treatments that dissolve and peel away surface skin, promoting the growth of new skin that has improved texture, tone and appearance
- Most chemical peels are intended to target visual and textural concerns such as acne, signs of aging, uneven pigmentation and sun damage.
- The ZO 3-Step Peel is a new, specially balanced chemical peel formula designed to encourage healthy and vibrant skin, in addition to treating symptoms.
The ZO 3-Step Peel, developed by world-class chemical peel expert Dr. Zein Obagi, is a unique medium-strength peel that uses carefully balanced formulas to not only leave your skin feeling renewed and refreshed, but also to strengthen and support healthy skin in the long term. Medical Skin Therapeutics is delighted to be offering this revolutionary peel at our facility at the Crossroads Medical Centre in Ellicott City, MD.
This unique multistep skin care procedure uses three separate formulas to address dead, dry, dull and aging surface skin. The first is an exfoliating blend of acids that loosens and lifts away the surface skin. For the second and third steps, retinoid and calming creams are applied to ease inflammation and encourage the growth of firm, hydrated, healthy new skin.
Don’t wait – book a consultation today to learn more about what this treatment can do for you. For your convenience and safety, we are now offering both in-person and online consultations.
ZO 3-Step Peel at Medical Skin Therapeutics
Three different solutions are applied to the facial skin as part of this novel procedure. The first is the chemical peel solution, which works to break down and slough away damaged, dull, inflamed and discolored surface skin, revealing the fresh, firm, glowing skin beneath.
For the second step, a cream containing retinol and a blend of antioxidants is applied. Retinol stimulates collagen production, restoring volume and firmness to wrinkled, loose, aging skin, while the antioxidants soothe inflammation and support cell regeneration. Applying the peel first allows this solution to penetrate deeper into the skin and work its magic from the inside out.
During the final step, our practitioners apply a soothing cream solution, which further stimulates the production of collagen as well as hyaluronic acid – the hydrating compound that keeps skin lubricated and moist. This cream works to bolster the skin’s barrier function, ensuring protection against moisture loss, sun damage and airborne pollutants.
Why Choose Us for the ZO 3-Step Peel?
Join us for your ZO 3-Step Peel experience, and you’ll enjoy top-tier care from our compassionate, exceptionally skilled staff in our luxurious, relaxing, comfortable facility. Here are just a few of the reasons to enjoy your ZO 3-Step Peel at Medical Skin Therapeutics:
- FDA-approved ingredients and techniques only
- Friendly, compassionate, dedicated and highly trained staff
- Decades of experience in the fields of dermatology and aesthetic care
- A specialization in skin resurfacing procedures
- Thousands of satisfied customers
Before and After Photos
Some patients featured in these images may have undergone other treatments in conjunction with the ZO 3-Step Peel. This photo gallery does not guarantee that everyone who undergoes this treatment will obtain these or similar results.
Immediately after treatment, your skin may appear slightly red. This redness will fade the next day, at which point your skin will look and feel slightly tighter than normal. It will begin peeling on the second day after treatment, and continue peeling for five days.
Peeling typically stops a full week after treatment. At this point, your new skin will feel smooth, firm and deeply refreshed, and will appear brighter, clearer and more even in tone and pigment. The texture and appearance of your skin will continue to improve for up to three additional weeks, as the formulas continue to bolster your collagen production and moisture retention.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for the ZO 3-Step Peel?
The ZO 3-Step Peel’s medium-strength formulation is safe for anyone aged 13–75, regardless of their skin type or skin color. It’s a great choice for anyone looking to address common skin concerns such as dull skin tone, mild-to-moderate acne, sun damage, uneven pigment and fine lines.
Those with open sores or active skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis in the treatment area, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding mothers are advised to avoid this treatment. Patients who take Accutane must stop treatment 12 months before undergoing a chemical peel procedure.
What to Expect from the Procedure
Once you are comfortably seated in our treatment room, our practitioner will begin by applying the chemical peel solution to your facial skin. Once the solution has absorbed into your skin, we will move on to the second step, and apply the retinoid-rich antioxidant cream to the treatment area. Lastly, we apply the soothing hydrating cream to help calm your skin and ease irritation.
After the peel and enriching creams have been applied, they are to be left on the skin for at least six hours to ensure that the ingredients have time to take effect. At the end of this period, you can wash your face and resume your regular skin care routine. You may also leave the solution on your skin overnight and wash it off in the morning for a deeper cleanse.
Peeling will begin on the second day after treatment, and typically lasts until day 7. All patients will be provided with an at-home aftercare kit containing two moisturizers, which can be applied as needed to reduce the severity of the peeling.
Once you’re content with your skin’s appearance, a well-formulated skin care regimen and 2–3 additional ZO Peels per year will help you to maintain dramatic results.
Many skin care products and procedures are available at Medical Skin Therapeutics that can help to address similar concerns to the ZO 3-Step Peel. Here are just a few of them:
- ZO Medical – we are delighted to offer the entire line of ZO skin care products, which are formulated to address a wide range of medical skin conditions
- Alastin Skincare – these daily skin care products are designed to restore your skin’s firmness and smoothness, and give you a healthy, youthful glow
- Senté – this luxurious skin care line uses ingredients like retinol and vitamin A to fight signs of aging, and improve your skin’s texture and smoothness
- Medical peels – instead of dissolving surface skin, these peels encourage healthy new skin growth by directly boosting collagen production in your skin’s deeper layers
Book Your ZO 3-Step Peel Consultation
With its powerful three-step formula, the ZO Peel does much more than simply target skin concerns. Its ingredients are carefully selected to soothe inflammation, boost collagen production and encourage the growth of healthy, hydrated, glowing skin that lasts for weeks after your appointment date.
Book an appointment now, and take advantage of this deeply enriching benefits of this unique peel. Medical Skin Therapeutics is ready to receive you in comfort, and give you the world-class skin care experience you deserve.
How long does the process take?
The full in-office procedure, including an initial cleanse, the 3-step application and aftercare instructions, takes about 30 minutes total.
Can you see results after one peel?
One peel is usually enough to address minor dermatological concerns and leave already healthy skin looking its best. However, if you’re experiencing deep wrinkles, severe acne or widespread hyperpigmentation, you will need multiple treatments to see dramatic changes. You can come in for additional treatments 3–4 weeks apart until you’re satisfied with your results.
What’s in the ZO chemical peel solution?
The peel solution used in the ZO 3-Step Peel is made of a blend of lactic acid, salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid (TCA).
Does the procedure cause any pain?
Your skin will appear reddish immediately after the treatment as if sunburnt, and may feel sensitive to the touch. However, most patients don’t report any pain or major discomfort at this stage, or in the subsequent days. By the second day, any redness and tenderness should clear up.
Ready to enjoy your ZO 3-Step Peel with Medical Skin Therapeutics? Call us today to set up an appointment!