Cosmetic service

AFA Facial Peel

If you are unhappy with your skin's texture and are considering a trip to our Chicago dermatology office to rectify this, an AFA Facial Peel is a great way to exfoliate dead skin cells with little irritation. It is an effective yet gentle peel for sensitive skin types and provides mild exfoliation for noticeable improvement of the skin.

What is AFA Facial Peel?

The AFA Facial Peel uses AFA technology developed by Biopelle to exfoliate dead skin cells from the face. AFA products come both in a daily rejuvenating system for use at home, and in professional products used for in-clinic use. If you have dry or sensitive skin, this is a peel specially developed to work effectively without causing severe irritation or augmenting existing skin dryness. AFA stands for Amino Acid Filaggrin based Antioxidants, the agents used for exfoliation in the treatment.

According to the products manufacturers, the AFA technology is "based on the acidification of the amino acids that make up the skin's own natural moisture system, resulting in a revolutionary, unique and highly effective rejuvenation program." The main uses of the AFA peel are:

  • to improve the skin's texture and firmness by removing dead skin cells from the surface.
  • to promote the moisture retention of the skin by supplementing the skin's natural moisturizing factors and increasing the skin's natural hydration capability.
  • to establish a healthy skin environment by providing the skin with stable antioxidation.

The AFA peel provides a thorough exfoliation that betters skin's tone and appearance without the drying and irritating effects of peels using harsher chemicals.

What to Expect from AFA Facial Peel

You'll visit our Chicago dermatology clinic for your nonsurgical, outpatient AFA Facial Peel. A member of our qualified medical team will apply your peel. The gels used to deliver the active ingredients to your skin come in varying degrees of concentration — depending on the sensitivity of your skin, you and your dermatology provider will select the proper concentration and the number of applications that will be best for your skin type as well as for achieving your desired effects.

You can expect to see improved tone and texture in your skin after your facial peel. For more extensive skin issues, like photodamage, irregular pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles, you'll see improvement as your full series of treatments is conducted.

After Your AFA Facial Peel

Since the AFA Facial peel is specifically designed to cause little to no irritation no matter how sensitive your skin is, no recovery time is needed! After each treatment, you'll be greeted by softer and smoother skin. Use of the home line of AFA products between peels will make your peels more effective and extend their smoothing effects longer.