Repair, restore, renew — these beauty buzzwords have been around for as long as we can remember. Does your current skincare wishlist include these terms? If yes, you might want to consider adding chemical peels to your beauty regimen. But what exactly is a chemical peel? We discuss this here.
A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that involves exfoliating the skin using an acid, customized as per the client’s needs. Chemical peeling is used to treat sun damage, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, and acne scarring. During a chemical peel treatment, a chemical substance is safely applied to the skin to remove the debris efficiently, and the pores are healed.
Chemical peels are the best-kept beauty secrets having numerous benefits for the skin. Below are the top benefits of getting a chemical peel for skin.
Chemical peels are widely used in treating acne and acne scarring. They improve the appearance of acne and acne scarring by exfoliating the outer layer of the skin and revealing fresh new skin. The new skin formed is usually less scarred and acne free.
Want to treat enlarged pores? A chemical peel treatment might help. While a chemical peel cannot reduce the size of pores, it can certainly make them look less noticeable. This happens when the outer and damaged layer of the skin is removed with chemical exfoliation.
A chemical peel can help reverse the damage caused by too much sun exposure. Damage from too much time in the sun not only causes sunburn but also hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. With a peel, the top layer of the skin sheds, giving rise to new skin cell formation.
How often should you peel? A professional chemical peel is something you can get once every 4 to 6 weeks. But frequency can change depending on the nature and type of the peel and also your skin concern. Let’s evaluate a peels frequency based on its types.
A light peel is a mild chemical peel for patients suffering from light skin concerns. Light peels contain salicylic acid or fruit acids and they can be applied once every 4 to 6 weeks.
Medium peels are chemical peels that remove the skin’s outer and medium layers. They contain glycolic acid and can be safely applied every 4 to 6 months.
This intense chemical peel contains phenol to treat the skin’s lower dermal layer. Deep peels are more aggressive in nature and treat deeper skin concerns. This kind of chemical peeling is recommended once in your lifetime.
Wondering whether you are a good candidate for a chemical peel? Which chemical peel suits you best? Want to learn more about them? Flawless Skin Center offers a wide variety of specialized beauty treatments with the latest state-of-the-art technology and helps you improve your skin health. Schedule an appointment with our experienced professionals by contacting us at Flawless Skin Center or call us at 818-848-2288.