Chemical peels have been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures since their origin in the late 1800s. Even with the beauty industry booming with new skin treatments, chemical peels continue to hold the number one spot into 2022. So why is the chemical peel still so essential and how do we know if we need one?
What is Chemical Peel?
A Chemical Peel is a professional procedure where scientifically formulated compounds are used to remove the upper layers of damaged skin, effectively speeding up the natural process of skin renewal and regrowth.
Increasing the speed of which dry and damaged skin cells are shed is crucial for the maintenance of essential skin functions and retaining a youthful glow - out with the old!
Dull, tired, uneven skin tone, acne, and pigmentation are often symptoms of slow skin cell renewal (lack of exfoliation).
The benefits of a chemical peel:
Lightens & Brightens
Evens Skin Tone
Reverses the Signs of Aging
Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
There are many different types of chemical peels used for treatment. They can differ in formulation (which compounds are used), strength (potency or percentage of active ingredients), and depth (how deep into the skin's layers it treats).
These options allow skin care professionals to customize and tailor their treatments to address a client's specific needs.
Though Chemical peels are designed to create a safe amount of micro-damage that removes the top layer of dry, damaged skin, this will leave the new fresh smoother skin exposed and sensitive to heat and UV rays post-application.
Meaning getting a peel right before your beach vacation is a bad call. Your licensed skin care professional will prescribe an aftercare regimen intended to protect your skin and enhance results.
Is A Chemical Peel Right for Me?
Chemical Peels continue to be a staple in a healthy skin care routine because of their ability to treat so many skin concerns.
However a peel is not always suitable for certain skin types. Everyone's skin is different, to know IF or WHAT treatment is right for YOU contact a licensed professional for a consultation!