What Is A Chemical Peel
In-office epidermal peels are a non-invasive way to immediately refresh and brighten the skin with no downtime. Blends of peeling agents such as alpha-hydroxy acids, anti-oxidants, and exfoliating ingredients safely remove superficial cell layers. Once the superficial cells have sloughed off, a fresher, brighter and smoother complexion is revealed. A series of 4 to 6 peels done every 4-6 weeks, stimulates cell renewal while helping to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, repairing photodamage, hyperpigmentation, and superficial acne scarring.
Chemical peels are typically applied to the face, and sometimes, depending on the concern, can be done on the neck, back, and chest.
If you are looking to refresh the look of your skin, then a chemical peel may be the perfect way to do it. Book a consultation with us today to get started!
Are There Different Kinds of Peels?
Yes! There are quite a few different types of chemical peels, differentiated by their active ingredients and strength. From milder gentle enzymes to alpha-hydroxy acids to stronger Jessner’s peels, chemical peel ingredients differ, depending on the degree of peeling you want to achieve.
Types of Peels
Mild to moderate peels may be a combination of naturally-occurring acids like lactic and glycolic acid. They may also be mixed with other active ingredients that help to exfoliate, hydrate or brighten the skin. Stronger peels with ingredients such as salicylic or retinoic acid result in a more robust peel, but they must be applied with more care and attention to skin type and skin issues to avoid unexpected results such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Downtime and recovery time such as redness, peeling, dryness, and tenderness, is longer with a more assertive peel. A mild peel may have a minimal recovery, but may still provide a fresh glow to the skin.
They are used for uneven superficial pigmentation, some types of acne, fine lines, dry skin, and rough texture.
What Do Peels Help With?
Chemical peels are indicated to produce a wide range of benefits. Chemical peels can be used to:
- Soften wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduce hyperpigmentation & scarring
- Reduce brown spots and texture from sun damage
- Decongest pores and reduce blackheads and whiteheads for acne-prone skin
- Contribute to a smooth, glowing complexion
- Help other products absorb into the skin more effectively to work better
Who Are Chemical Peels Right For?
Chemical peels may be part of a skin rejuvenation plan for most clients, depending on their skin type and skin concerns. During your skin consultation, we will review your skin type and rejuvenation goals and suggest the best type of peel that is safe and effective for you.
Starting at Cost & Time Of Procedure
- Range: $129 – $199 depending on the number of treatments and package selections.
- Time of Procedure: 30 min.