- Chemical peels are treatments that dissolve and peel away surface skin, promoting the growth of a new layer with improved texture and tone
- 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 treat these issues plus encourage healthy and vibrant skin
Developed by world-class chemical peel expert Dr. Zein Obagi, the ZO 3-Step Peel is a unique medium-strength peel that not only uses carefully balanced formulas to leave your skin feeling renewed and refreshed, but also strengthens and supports healthy skin in the long term. At Medical Skin Therapeutics, we are delighted to offer this revolutionary peel at our spa located in Ellicott City, MD.
Ready for a fresh new look? Don’t wait – book a consultation today to learn how this treatment can beautify your skin. 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 or discolored surface skin, revealing the fresh, clear skin beneath.
For the second step, we will apply a cream that contains retinol and a blend of antioxidants. 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, we will 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, skilled staff in a luxurious, relaxing setting. Here are just a few reasons to let you know why you’ll be in good hands:
- FDA-approved ingredients and techniques only
- Friendly, compassionate, dedicated and highly trained staff
- Decades of experience in the fields of dermatology and aesthetic care
- Specialized 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 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 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 3 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 color. It’s a smart 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 apply the chemical peel solution to your face. Once the solution has absorbed into your skin, she will continue to the second step and apply the retinoid-rich antioxidant cream. Lastly, she will apply the soothing hydrating cream to help calm your skin and ease irritation.
The peel and enriching creams are left on the skin for at least 6 hours to ensure 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 maintain your renewed look.
Should you choose, other skin care products and procedures are also available at our spa that can help address similar concerns as the ZO 3-Step Peel such as:
- 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 such as 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 so much more than traditional peels. 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.
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 takes about 30 minutes in total and includes an initial cleanse, the three-step application and aftercare instructions.
Can you see results after one peel?
One peel is usually enough to effectively treat 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, salicylic and trichloroacetic acid (TCA).
Does the procedure cause any pain?
Your skin will redden 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 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!