Chemical peels increases the production of collagen, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles, leaving your complexion looking younger and glowing!
Depending on the strength of the peel you can experience dramatic results, from a visible reduction in superficial lines and wrinkles, minimizing the appearance of sallow skin, and brightening a dull complexion.
If you are prone to acne, skin peels can help reduce your breakouts and signs of scarring, giving you a beautifully even skin tone.
How do peels work?
A chemical solution is applied to the face which exfoliates the skin, causing it to peel off. The exfoliated surface cells improve the skin’s tone and pigmentation and smooths the face’s surface texture.
Do chemical peels hurt?
It is a common misconception. Although your skin may feel warm and tingly, you should not experience any pain or discomfort. However, a chemical peel may make your skin temporarily more sensitive to the sun. Make sure you protect your skin from UV rays, with a quality sun block, for the first few days after treatment.
What are the types of peels?
Peels are roughly divided into superficial peels (AHA & BHA), medium peels (TCA and Jessner) and deep peels (Phenol peels). However, for the most part you’ll want to look for Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA’s), and only seek TCA, Jessner and Phenol peels with professional advice in very serious cases.
- AHA’s and BHA’s are gentle and eat away dead skin cells by dissolving intercellular bonds between keratin in the stratum corneum, or outer horny layer of skin. You may feel a slight sensation while it’s working, and this is entirely normal and shouldn’t be painful.
- On the other side, TCA and Jessner peels may require a physician present.
- Phenol peels must be performed in a medical setting, by doctor recommendation, in strict conditions, and requires anesthesia!
How long do the effects of a face peel last?
The results of a face peel may vary depending on the custom treatment you received. For the best results, we recommend between 4 and 6 sessions, with a 2 week break in between. For your ongoing skin regiment, you can repeat the treatment twice a year for consistently glowing skin.
Who should NOT get a chemical peel?
There are several preconditions that may indicate this treatment is not for you. For example, you should avoid chemical peels if you are experiencing any kind of skin infection, open wound, severely damaged skin, sun damaged skin, inflammatory dermatoses (dermatitis, psoriasis, etc.) and skin cancer (or any other kind of cancer during and after treatment, until okayed by your doctor).
You don’t want to chance it with serious issues like these. Also, pregnant or nursing women will want to avoid glycolic peels, as skin sensitivity is increased, and should always consult a doctor prior to treatment.
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