The benefits of chemical / Facial peel
A chemical peel exfoliates the dead, sloughed, superficial skin to allow more vibrant skin underneath to shine through. It takes away the dull grey look and replaces it with a healthy glow. Without layers of dead skin cells blocking the pores, you will be less prone to breakouts, clogged pores and best yet, your at-home products will penetrate better. Even the best moisturizers on the market will have a tough time getting through layers of dead skin cells. By alleviating the blockage, you have just made your products that much more effective.
Chemical peels or microdermabraision, or a combination of the two treatments, are an excellent introduction into the benefits of medical esthetics. These treatments allow you to see, feel and sense the difference in only a few minutes. The procedures are fast and convenient, generally between 30 and 45 minutes. There is no recovery time, so you can get back to your normal routine the very same day.
These in-office medical-grade peels, in conjunction with a home care regime of medical-grade skin care products, can be used to improve the appearance of skin imperfections as well. Concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities such as sun spots or age spots, enlarged pores, mild to moderate acne, and superficial acne scarring can be addressed.
A chemical peel is not painful. There may be a mild tingling sensation and /or itchiness, depending on which peel treatment you are receiving. This sensation only lasts a few minutes and is supervised at all times. After a peel, the skin is sun-sensitive and we will apply a sunscreen immediately afterwards. We also recommend a sun block with an SPF 30 or more for your continued use after the treatment.
Chemical peels can be used on the face or body. Common areas of the body to be treated include the chest, back, and hands for skin rejuvenation, acne, or sun-damage.
It is important to mention that the term “chemical” peel may be deceiving. Although they are considered chemical peels, they are derived from natural ingredients, such as sugar cane, milk derivatives, and fruit acids. Peels have been around for centuries in a much more crude form, but even Cleopatra knew the benefits of using peels to keep the skin glowing and at its best. Medical-grade peels are much more effective and safer to use today, with the supervision of either a doctor or medical aesthetician.
Chemical Peels will help improve: