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Superior, Rejuvenated Skin: Here’s How a Chemical Face Peel Works

chemical face peel

The beauty industry was worth an estimated $532 billion in 2019.

That figure is expected to be even bigger in the coming years.

But wearing $532 billion worth of beauty products can take a hefty toll on the skin. Makeup use can cause allergic reactions, skin irritation, and acne as well as clogged pores.

All these factors may have you wondering if there is anything you can do to reverse the damage done to your skin.

Rest assured, talk with your esthetician about a chemical peel.

Chemical peeling is a technique used to remove the outermost layer of skin from a patient. Chemical peels exfoliate the outer layer of skin resulting in improved skin tone, texture, and/or pigment.

The chemical exfoliation allows for healthy new skin to replace the skin that was removed during the peel.

But how does a chemical face peel work? And how can you know if this treatment is right for you?

Continue reading to learn more about the different types of chemical peels and how they work.

How Do Chemical Peels Work

Simply put, chemical peels use mixtures of acid to exfoliate the skin. 

This process typically takes place in a medical spa office. This allows medical professionals to administer the compound and monitor the patient.

The chemical peel process begins with the patient’s skin getting prepared and cleaned for the peel. Once the skin has dried, it’s ready for the application.

The first step application involves applying a mix of a couple of different acids to the patient’s skin.

Here, the applier will focus on problem areas. The acid mixture may also be applied around the eyes and mouth to avoid the appearance of harsh transition lines.

The application step can sting, but many offices use high powered fans to reduce discomfort. 

The next step involves the retinal component. This is used to penetrate through the exfoliated skin and promote collagen stimulation and skin rejuvenation.

Finally, a calming cream is applied to the patient. This anti-inflammatory helps prevent DNA damage and encourages the skin to heal. Patients should be feeling no discomfort at this point in the process.

Now that you know more about the process, you may be wondering who is a good candidate for a chemical peel treatment?

Why a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels can be applied to the skin for a variety of reasons.

Chemical peels can address aesthetic imperfections including pigmentation problems, fine lines, dull skin, and the signs of aging. 

Patients can also undergo chemical face peels to reduce their skin’s oiliness, or to become less prone to acne.

There are a number of different chemical peels that prospective patients can choose from. Some of the options include:

  • VI Peel
  • Apeele
  • Dermapeel
  • Lactic
  • Glycolic 
  • Salicylic
  • TCA

Each of these chemical peel options specifically treats different problems that may affect the skin. 

Be sure to talk with your esthetician and pick the chemical peel that best suits your needs. They will monitor your progress, and ensure that you have the proper products to take care of your skin during and after the peel!

Chemical Face Peel

Your skin is the largest organ in (or on) your body.

You should feel confident in it! 

But if skin imperfections are keeping you from feeling your most confident, then a chemical face peel may be the treatment for you.

If you have any questions about the chemical peel process, please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation.