Looking for an intense but efficient facial treatment that renews your skin and gives you a youthful glow? Try out a chemical peel!
A chemical peel uses an acidic solution to remove the skin’s top layers, and with it, impurities, hyperpigmentation, and damage. It also helps to speed cell turnover, stimulate new skin growth with improved texture, and promote collagen production. As a result, you have a brighter, more radiant, and even-toned complexion. Chemical peels are usually performed on the face but can also be applied on the neck, back of the hands, and chest. There are different levels of peels, specifically:
Chemical peels can help address multiple skin conditions.
- Acne Scarring
- Fine Lines, Wrinkles And Other Visible Signs Of Aging
- Uneven Skin Tone And Texture
- Enlarged Pores
How are Chemical Peels Performed?
During your treatment, we will cleanse your skin to ensure the best absorption. Then, a member of our aesthetic team will apply the chemical solution in layers depending on the strength of peel you are receiving. The peel is then left to absorb into the skin for a specified amount of time, after which it is neutralized. This is a comfortable, well-tolerated treatment experience.
Brightening Peel. The skin brightening system offers beneficial ingredients for superficial peeling and is suitable for all skin types. For darker skinned patients who are having trouble finding safe and effective skin rejuvenation, our custom made brightening peel system also offers melanin inhibition and can be an ideal solution for pigmented blemishes, melasma, and hyperpigmentation.
High Potency. This superficial chemical peel improves the texture and appearance of the skin with the use of a cream masque and at-home regimen. This gentle peel offers a non-irritating sensation, with superficial peeling that takes place over 3-4 days.
Clarifying Peel. This superficial peel is a combination of Salicylic, Azelaic, and Mandelic acids along with beneficial Retinol to help treat oily and blemish-prone skin. By helping to manage the production of oil on the face, this peel option can help contain breakouts for clearer, healthier skin.
Superficial peels. These mild peels are ideal for delicate skin and first-timers and use a long-strength salicylic, lactic, or alpha hydroxy acid to lightly exfoliate the outer layer of the skin for a smoother texture and renewed glow.
Medium peels – Affecting both the epidermis (surface layer of skin) and the upper layers of the underlying dermis, these peels are best for treating skin conditions like pigment irregularities, acne scars, and moderate sun damage, including deeper wrinkles. TCA, Jessner’s solution, and higher percentages of glycolic acid are frequently used for medium-depth peeling.
Deep peels – To reach the lower layers of your skin, opt for a deep peel that uses a phenol-based formula and helps to repair and improve scarring, sun damage and tighten the skin. Although they can be painful and require about two weeks of downtime, they offer the best results of all chemical peels.
Examples for chemical peels include the Glycolic, Lactic, Mandelic, Beta, Vitalize, Salicylic, TCA, Retinol, or Jessner chemical peel. They are one of the most common nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in the US and help to treat a number of skin concerns like fine lines, age spots, acne and acne scars, rough skin, melasma, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation.
Pros and Cons of Chemical Peels
- The procedure is non-surgical, safe, and less costly than laser resurfacing treatments that offer similar benefits.
- Chemical peels can be customized according to your specific concerns, skin type, available downtime, and budget.
- Although most chemical peels aren’t painful, patients may experience some discomfort like burning or stinging. They may take pain medication if required.
- You may opt for a light peel which requires minimal – if any – downtime. It helps to give you an immediate glow and can make a significant difference to your skin over time when performed several times.
- Dark skin tones may be at risk of hyperpigmentation when using deeper peels.
- If your provider is inexperienced or the wrong peel is applied or left on for too long, you may experience severe burns or scars.
- Sensitive skin may negatively react to the acids.
- Optimal results may require several peels of light or medium strength.
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