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Also known as a Light to Medium Peel

What is The Perfect Peel?

The Perfect Peel  contains the following components: 10% phenol and 5 acids: tri-chloractic acid, retinoic acid, salicyclic acid, vitamin C and glutathione as well as a non hydroquinone based bleaching agent called kojic acid. In difference to the Obagi Nu-Derm system contains hydroquinone, a soap, and 4 peeling agents:12.5% glycolic, azelaic, alpha and beta hydroxyacids and retinae, The Perfect Peel is the only peel that premieres glutathione as a founding component and is the only true anti-aging ingredient offered exclusively in our formula. The Perfect Peel works from the inside to repair and nourish the skin by giving it a radiant glow, refining pores, improving skin hyper-pigmentation, lifting melasma, controlling acne and preventing acne marks. Most importantly, the Glutathione element defies the aging process. Glutathione penetrates deep into the cellular level of the skin to fight oxidant damage and is the anti-aging answer to premature wrinkling. Glutathione is proven to reverse the melanin’s metabolism turning dark pigmentations (eumelanin) into lighter pigmentation (phaeomelanin).

There are 2 types of Perfect Peel: a peel for aging skin and a peel for acne. For each type of peel there is available a booster, called ‘Perfect Peel Plus Booster’ which can be added to increase the concentration of the components and deepen the peel and increase the bleaching process. Because, there is no hydroquinone containing product in the peel, patients who work or play in the sun, may have this peel. It also means hydroquinone containing products such a the Obaje Nu-Derm System should only be used by patients who will not be in the sun after the peel.

What to expect during the Perfect Peel procedure?

The Perfect Peel has a unique property, related to the phenol component, which provides anesthesia to the skin while reducing melanocyte activity and so peeling with little pain and simultaneous reduction of pigmentation. This means that pre-conditioning the skin prior to the peel is not necessary, in contrast to other peels: blue peel, a simple tri-chloracetic acid or other higher concentration acid peel as well as laser peels. Unlike the Baker Gordon Phenol Peel, which utilizes 80-90% phenol, the effect on the melanocyte is not permanent and permanent hypo-pigmentation will not occur.

What to expect during the recovery for the Perfect Peel?

The Perfect Peel is virtually painless, though you may feel a momentary, temporary stinging at one point during the 15-minute application. After the facial peel treatment, your skin will temporarily appear sunburned, or a bit darker. We will give you a recovery package exclusive to The Perfect Peel, which contains two Retin-A pads and a moisturizer. Use the Retin-A pads for two nights after your peel to enhance the effects of the treatment. Use the moisturizer as soon as your skin begins to peel, which usually happens on day three. By day six, your skin should be fully recovered and completely gorgeous! In patients who tan easily it is not uncommon to experience some transient hyper-pigmentation which reverses with subsequent peels.

Further in patients with significant aged changes to the skin the patient should expect to receive a series of 3 peels separated about 6 weeks apart.

Examples of Perfect Peel Results:

Perfect Peel

Before and After of Perfect Peel


To find out more about available treatments and procedures, request a consultation with Dr. Moulton-Barrett at one of his Bay Area offices. Board certified plastic surgeon Rex Moulton-Barrett, M.D., offers advanced care and procedures for Bay Area residents. He has offices in Alameda and Brentwood, CA.

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