Have you heard? Chemical peels are one of the hottest skin treatments of 2017, making headlines in fashion magazines and beauty blogs alike. Chemical peels offer incredible skin-renewing benefits with minimal downtime. Such popularity, however, seems to breed a lot of confusion. Many of our clients aren’t exactly sure what chemical peels do, and some fear that they’re painful!
Rest assured, chemical peels are a comfortable treatment. To help clear up any other concerns you may have, here are a few chemical peel basics:
Exfoliation is key.
The basis of every chemical peel is a gentle acid solution, such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid, which is highly effective at penetrating the skin and exfoliating, or removing, dead skin cells. By removing the top layer of skin, chemical peels also stimulate new collagen production to reveal a healthy glow with diminished signs of aging.
Timing is everything.
We closely monitor every chemical peel to ensure the acid-based solution penetrates the skin for an optimal amount of time. No more, no less. Each chemical peel has a pre-determined amount of time on the skin to preserve the integrity of the dermis and achieve the best results.
Renewal is the goal.
The deeper your peel, the longer your downtime will be. Mild peels may produce a slight pinkish color to the skin with no downtime, while deeper peels may entail days of social downtime while the skin refreshes itself.
Whether you opt for a series of mild peels or a smaller number of more intense peels, the ultimate result of chemical peels is an overall improvement to your skin’s appearance, with diminished lines, age spots, pigmentation irregularities, and much more.