How Can a Chemical Peel Improve My Skin?
You might ask yourself…”Why would I ever want to get a peel?” Chemical peels at any strength are beneficial to your skin. By removing cellular buildup and stimulating skin regeneration, peels offer measurable improvement in reducing wrinkles, fine lines, pore size, and oil production while clearing blemishes and improving the skin’s texture, tone and hydration. Your skin takes on a more vibrant appearance! Chemical peels may be especially beneficial in the treatment of hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne, sun damage and photo aging. So I say, “Why wouldn’t you?”
Which Skin Peel Is Right For Me?
These peels are the least aggressive, removing only the outer layer of the skin with no real visible peeling. Repeated treatments on a regular basis (1 time per month in a perfect world for maintenance and up to once a week to correct damage) will cause mild exfoliation of the skin with cumulative effects. This is best described as a mild, yet refining peel. Although not recommended, you could put makeup on and go out to dinner after this peel if you had to. No one would know you had done anything.
This basic peel includes cleansing, chemical peel, topical vitamins, post peel balm and sunscreen. This is not a “facial” but a clinical treatment only. This peel can be combined with other services for a more dramatic result or added to any facial treatment.
Mid-Depth Peels target the intra-epidermal layer, skin exfoliation starts within two to three days of treatment. The first few days your skin feels dry and tight. The drier your skin is, the longer it takes for peeling to begin. Oily people start peeling sooner. Light flaking will occur, similar to a sunburn peel. May be administered every 4 weeks as needed. A mid-depth peel can offer rejuvenative effects with minimal to no down time. This basic peel includes cleansing, chemical peel, topical vitamins, post peel balm and sunscreen. This is not a “facial” but a clinical treatment only. This peel can be combined with other services for a more dramatic result or added to any facial treatment. Photo shown is a before / after a mid-depth peel, illustrating the progress the chemical peel has removing hyperpigmentation.
Results 7 days after a mid-depth peel
Deep Peels reach the deepest intra-epidermal layers where the skin peels in large segments. Skin becomes brown and crusted prior to considerable peeling, occurring three to four days after application. The typical recovery period lasts seven to ten days, with treatment up to twice per year. A deep peel restores and renews skin with the most dramatic results.
Can I Peel Other Parts of My Body?
Yes! I highly recommend it. Get rid of all that unsightly sun damage and improve the health of your skin everywhere. We can peel your arms, legs, back, etc. Some of the more popular body parts, aka “the forgotten zones,” are the skin on the neck, chest and hands. The skin on the neck and décolleté is thinner, contains fewer sebaceous glands and is often forgotten when applying corrective products and sunscreen. The skin on your hands often looks the most “beaten up” and spotty. A Mid-Depth to a Deep Peel will help to produce noticeable improvement in the texture and tone of your hands.
The Necessity of Proper Home Care Products
A good home skin care regimen is essential for maintaining and improving the results of your peel. The “right” skincare regimen can help prevent future damage, help maintain healthy radiant skin and correct previous damage. Professional skin care products are not over the counter because they contain higher concentrations of active ingredients that actually work.
Do not seek advice from the gal at Macy’s. She is not qualified. Not the Spa either. They may be Aestheticians but they are not medically trained or equipped with treatments/products strong enough to cause measurable improvement. No Internet purchases or Dr. Oz! Even if it says the product was designed for Hyperpigmentation, Acne and/or wrinkles do not buy it. They haven’t seen YOUR skin. Don’t follow your girlfriend’s advice either. You do not have the same skin that she has. You are unique. Even if you are seeing a Dermatologist, you need an Aesthetician to work in conjunction with your doctor. In the end, not seeking professional advice can be costly and very frustrating. The products chosen for you and your peel treatment are hand picked based on your individual needs. It is different for everyone. One person may be doing it for acne scarring, another one for brown spots, another one for fine lines and wrinkles and some may be doing it for everything! Proper skin care products, advice and follow through are key to getting the results you desire. A good home skincare regimen can help prevent future damage, maintain healthy skin and correct previous scarring or skin conditions.