What Are Chemical Peels Good For?
Chemical peels are generally considered to be the foundation of any results-driven clinical skincare treatment plan. They are central in our arsenal to fight aging, acne, and brown spots for all ages and skin types.
Chemical peels are the most versatile and customizable treatment to help remove cellular buildup and regenerate all skin types. Most Celebrity Skin combo treatments contain a chemical peel in addition to other treatments, such as dermaplaning or oxygenation as these corresponding treatments enhance the effectiveness of the peel.
Chemical peels of any strength 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. Peels may be especially beneficial in the treatment of hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne, sun damage and photoaging. Your skin takes on a more vibrant appearance with even a single peel!
About Celebrity Skin’s Chemical Peels:
- Chemical peels are offered in a variety of strengths, and during each appointment we will consult with you to decide the proper peel for you on that day. We consider many factors to determine the best peel for you on the day of your appointment – your current skin condition (dry, oily, sun-exposed, active acne) and your desired downtime. Even if your skin is prime for a deep peel, you may have lifestyle considerations that will factor in (upcoming vacation/travel, big event, going to be in the sun the following week, etc.) and we may elect together to do a light or mid-depth peel instead.
- How does the pricing work for chemical peels? Our light, mid-depth, acne mid-depth, and progressive peels are the same price. We offer a few different options for deep peels (such as VI Peel) which will have additional costs explained to you at the time of your appointment.
Chemical Peels 101
Light, Progressive, Mid-Depth, and Deep Peel
Light Chemical Peels
Light chemical peels are the least aggressive, removing only the outer layer of the skin with no real visible peeling. Repeated treatments on a regular basis (once 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. A light chemical peel can be combined with other services for a more dramatic result or added to any facial treatment.
Mid-Depth Chemical Peels
Mid-Depth Peels target the intra-epidermal layer, skin exfoliation starts within two to three days of treatment.
- The first few days your skin will feel dry and tight.
- The drier your skin is to start, the longer it takes for peeling to begin. Oily people start peeling sooner.
- Expect light flaking, similar to a sunburn peel.
Mid-depth chemical peels can be administered as frequently as every 4 weeks as needed to achieve results. 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 in removing hyperpigmentation.
Results 7 days after a mid-depth peel
Deep Chemical Peel
Deep Chemical 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.
Celebrity Skin offers a variety of deep peels including the VI Peel.
Deep Chemical Peel Progress (Days 1-10)
Yes, almost any part of the body can be peeled and rejuvenated!
With a Body Peel, you can get rid of unsightly sun damage and improve the health of your skin everywhere! Our popular Works Facial includes hands and chest, so it’s a great option to tackle everything at once.
We can peel your arms, legs, back, and more with our body peel treatment. 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.
Yes, chemical peels are a core component of our acne treatment facials that address clearing active acne breakouts as well as old acne scars.
Celebrity Skin acne facials are custom treatments designed for you, and work alone or in conjunction with any prescription acne treatment products you may be currently using. For acne sufferers, we typically employ mid-depth chemical peels to achieve our goals of clearing active acne and reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and scarring from prior breakouts. Chemical peels can be very effective at treating acne and minimizing old acne scars on the face or any part of the body.
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What Skincare Products Should I Use At Home?
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.
At Celebrity Skin, we recommend and utilize a wide variety of reputable clinical skincare lines such as: ViDerm, SkinCeuticals, Jan Marini, and Rhonda Allison. These are the product lines we trust, use ourselves in all treatments, and sell to our clients for at home use.
Skincare Products NO NOs:
- Do not seek advice from the gal at Macy’s. She is likely not qualified. Not the resort spa either! They may be aestheticians but they are probably not medically trained or equipped with treatments/products strong enough to cause measurable improvement.
- Do not purchase skincare products on the internet or Amazon because they have great reviews!
- Even if it says the product was designed for hyperpigmentation, acne and/or wrinkles do not buy it. The manufacturer has seen YOUR skin.
- Don’t follow your girlfriend’s or a YouTuber’s advice on skincare. You do not have the same skin that they have. You are unique.
- Even if you are seeing a Dermatologist, you need an Aesthetician to work in conjunction with your provider. In the end, not seeking professional advice can be costly and frustrating.
The products chosen for you and your peel treatment are customized based on your individual needs. Everyone’s product regimen 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! You may need different products if you travel or during various times of the year.
Proper clinical skincare products, following advice, and consistency 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.
How Do I Prep For My Chemical Peel?
It’s important to review our chemical peel instructions to help maximize your results and minimize complications.