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Chemical Peels- What is the Hype?

What are Chemical Peels? If the name has a chemical in it, is it safe to use on your face? There are of course some risks in any chemical peel treatment, but it is usually a very safe procedure when performed by a licensed aesthetician trained in chemical peels. Before any chemical peel treatment, a licensed aesthetician will consult with you and see whether or not you are a good candidate, eliminating these risks! Once your aesthetician finds the right chemical peel for you, chemical peels are safe treatments, and when done correctly provide a plethora of skin benefits! How do they improve our skin?


First, we need to know what chemical peels are made of. Chemical peels are acid solutions applied to the skin to remove old skin cells. Chemical peels come in many different forms such as gels, lotions, grams, and cleansers , which dissolve the outermost layer of the skin, allowing it to peel off over the following days.

Depending on the formulation and strength, a chemical peel offers clients many benefits which include; unclogged pores to prevent and heal acne, improve the look of dark spots and uneven pigmentation, improve the skin’s overall tone and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of rosacea and Keratosis pilaris, and create an overall dewy, fresher complexion.


What should you expect during a chemical peel? Of course, depending on the intensity of the chemical peel, once the peel is applied and begins drying, you may feel a burning or tingling sensation due to its high acidic chemical composition. The amount of burning or tingling will vary based on the type of chemical peel you are receiving and your level of sensitivity. The type and depth of the solution will determine how long the skin will peel. The traditional medium-depth chemical peels take three to five days for the skin to peel off before the new skin arises, while deeper peels that contain phenol can take seven to ten days to recover from. Although not all chemical peels cause peeling, most do and peeling should typically start on or around the third day after a peel, not immediately after. What should you expect after the treatment? Immediate results! How can the results be immediate? The advanced peel technology removes the uppermost layers of the skin at a microscopic level, causing the skin to tighten, unclog pores, improve lines and leave skin with a younger, smooth texture immediately. Don't just read about chemical peels, experience the skin rejuvenation peel for yourself! Contact our office and make your consultation today to see what the right chemical peel for you is!