Chemical peels are one of the best and least invasive exfoliating treatments you can use to rejuvenate your skin. But, unless you’ve experienced this treatment ﬁrst-hand, the term “chemical peel” can seem intimidating. Not to worry, our blog this month is to educate and put your mind at ease. Let’s start with what a peel is:
What is a chemical peel?
During a peel, a chemical solution is gently applied to your face, neck or hands. The solution works to remove the ﬁrst layer of skin, leaving the underlying skin exposed. Don’t fright; the new skin is smooth like a baby’s bottom, less wrinkled, and glowing!
So know that you know what a chemical peel is, let’s go over hat type of acids we use, and why kind of skin conditions they can help?
Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) – if you’re looking for a light peel and have oily skin, this is your ideal option. BHA peels are the most widely used in the beauty industry and pack a punch when it comes to the beneﬁts. Not only can it help with acne and acne scarring, but it also helps control the production of oil, leaving your skin glowing, not greasy!
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) – this is a medium-strength chemical and ideal for most skin types. TCA is a perfect choice if you’re looking to correct deeper wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, or more advanced pigment irregularities.
Jessner – these peels are usually a combo of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol. Jessner’s have a variety of strengths, and are ideal for calming skin and reducing redness and inﬂammation. That’s why we recommended this treatment for individuals with sensitive skin or those with Rosacea.
Glycolic Acid (GA) – GA is another milder peel and is a fantastic option for all skin types. This acid type is used to treat a whole list of skin conditions, including ﬁne lines, scars, acne, and so much more!
So there you have it! Everything you need to know about the chemical peels we oﬀer along with their beneﬁts. Hopefully, this article has put your mind at ease and encourages you to try one of our treatments. If you’re ready to give it a go, give us a call or book online.
Still unsure? Check out the link below to learn more about our peel services: