Lactic Peels and Lactic Peels with Retinoic Acid Boost

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Who can benefit from a Lactic Peel?

  • Everyone – men and women of any skin type or colour
  • Skin that is:
    • Aging
    • Congested
    • Flaky
    • Dry
    • Devitalized
    • Thickened
    • Blemished
    • Dull
    • Sun damaged
  • can be rejuvenated and refreshed
  • Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture will also be improved
  • Lactic acid peels are primarily used for skin problems with:
    • Increased pigmentation
    • Irregular pigmentation
    • Uneven skin tone
    • Sun damage

What areas can be treated?

  • The most common areas that are treated are the face and neck
  • In addition we can treat the chest, shoulders, back, hands, knees and elbows
  • Any body area can be treated

Why does the skin benefit from Lactic treatments?

  • Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin
  • As new cells form they push their way to the surface and then dead cells settle on the surface
  • This can cause enlarged pores, clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, and a dull appearance
  • As we age this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance

How does it work?

  • The gentle exfoliation is performed with a cotton pad applicator which has been dabbed into the exfoliation medication
  • The lactic products loosen any dead skin cells and gently exfoliate approximately 20-25 microns of dead skin cells of the outermost layer (stratum corneum)
  • Once removed it reveals one’s own fresher, younger looking skin beneath
  • The lactic acid helps to lift and remove stubborn pigmentation

What is the Retinoic Acid Boost?

Retinoic acid is related to Vitamin A and it:

  • Loosens dead skin cells
  • Helps to lift and remove devitalized skin cells
  • Improves the penetration of other products, such as lactic acid

How many treatments do you need?

  • This treatment is meant to be progressive not aggressive
  • Generally results are more noticeable after the third treatment
  • After the first session the skin will appear fresher, cleaner, smoother and softer for some clients
  • Usually treatments are performed every 4 weeks, but can be done more frequently
  • A typical course of treatment is a series of six sessions
  • Maintenance treatments are suggested once every one to one and a half months

How long does it take?

The actual treatment usually takes 30-40 minutes, depending on the body area

What are the possible side effects?

  • There is tingling or stinging when the medication is applied
  • The skin may be pink for up to 24 hours after the therapy, this is normal
  • Rarely a patient may develop blisters, crusting, scabbing or increased skin sensitivity
  • In very rare cases a person may develop increased or decreased pigmentation or scarring


  • If you suffer with cold sores, you should be cold sore free prior to a treatment to avoid the risk of them spreading
  • You need to discuss with the technician if you have any of these conditions: rosacea, dermatitis, skin cancers, easy bruising, Hepatitis C, AIDS, or are on blood thinners or Accutane
  • If you use Retin A products or any skin care products that irritate the skin you should stop them for at least 2-3 days before and do not restart until 2-3 days after a treatment
  • Even though there is no danger if you are pregnant, we do not treat pregnant women
  • There is no danger if you are nursing
  • For One week before and after your treatment please STOP using the following treatments and products:
    • Electrolysis, waxing, depilatories, masks, other Glycolic or Lactic Treatments or Dermabrasion
      • Tretinoin (Vitamin A Acid creams) and Glycolic Acids
      • Loofa or other types of sponges
  • Be sure to inform your doctor of:
    • Allergies
    • History of sensitive skin, eczema, lupus or other autoimmune disease
    • Current medications
    • History of cold sores
    • History of sun sensitivity
    • If you are planning to have Injections, laser hair removal, it is recommended to have those 24 hours apart from a Lactic Peel

What happens during a Lactic Therapy treatment?

  • At your first visit a Lactic therapy technician will provide a free consultation. During the consultation she will discuss the benefits of Lactic Therapy, explain the procedure and benefits to you and answer any questions that you may have
  • She will also explain the number of treatments that you will require and will provide you with a price quote
  • The technician will also ask you a series of questions to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and to determine your skin type and sensitivity
  • After your FREE consultation the technician will call in Dr. Vignjevic
    • He will assess your skin type and whether Lactic Therapy would be suitable to adress your concerns
    • In addition, he will answer any further questions that you may have
    • You cannot be treated by the technician unless you are assessed by Dr. Vignjevic first
  • If you decide to be treated, photographs of the treatment area will be taken
    • These photographs are strictly for your chart and will not be released or used without your permission
    • Your privacy if of utmost importance to us
  • You will be asked to wash your face and to remove any makeup
    • It is not necessary to remove mascara, lip stick or lip liner
  • You will lie down on a treatment bed
  • A surgical cap will be used to cover your hair and ears to protect them from the lactic products
  • Makeup and oils are removed with an alcohol solution
  • The lactic agent is applied and is left on for 1 to 5 minutes
  • The lactic agent tingles or stings while it remains on the skin
  • The medication is neutralized and then a special neutralizing lotion is applied to the skin for up to five minutes
  • The lotion is wiped off and replaced with a layer of sunscreen
  • You will be provided with a booklet of after-care instructions and the technician will recommend specific products to take care of your skin after the treatment

Which aesthetic products and procedures can be used in combination with lactic peels?

  • Eye Lash Enhancing Treatments, Microdermabrasion, Mineral Makeup, Injections for Wrinkles and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Fotofacials) can be successfully combined with these procedures
  • Eye Lash Enhancing Treatments which help your own lashes to grow:
    • Longer
    • Thicker
    • Fuller
    • Darker
    • To learn more about Eye Lash Enhancing treatments, please click here
  • Microdermabrasion help to:
    • Unclog pores
    • Improve skin tone
    • Remove devitalized and dead skin cell
    • Give the skin a fresh glow
    • To learn more about Microdermabrasion
  • Mineral Makeup Consultations and Colour Matching
    • I am pleased to offer high quality makeup in my office which includes:
      • Sheer to Flawless coverage foundation (cream, liquid and powder)
      • Eye shadows
      • Eye liners
      • Lip sticks
      • Lip glosses
      • Blushes
      • Bronzers
      • Professional makeup tools (natural bristle brushes, lash curlers)
    • To learn more about our makeup
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Fotofacial, Photofacial) treats:
    • Broken blood vessels
    • Background red skin tones
    • Brown freckling
    • Shrinks pores
    • Improves sun damage
    • Increases collagen in the skin
    • All of these lead to smoother, younger looking skin and reduced redness at the same time
    • To learn more about IPL
  • Injections for Wrinkles treat and improve:
    • Frown lines
    • Forehead lines
    • Crow’s Feet
    • Bunny Lines (on the nose)
    • Smoker’s lines
    • To learn more about Injections for wrinkles

What if you are interested to learn more?

  • If you would like to learn more:
    • E-Mail Us
    • Or give us a call at 905-549-1025