Chemical peels are skin treatments with chemical solutions such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid etc. Peels are cosmetic treatments that can be applied to the face, hands, and neck. They’re used to improve the appearance or feel of the skin. During this procedure, chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated, which causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. Once this happens, the new skin underneath is often smoother, appears less wrinkled, and will have less damage.
Different peels are used to address the patient’s specific skin conditions. Some of these peels are naturally occurring acids derived from the sugar cane plant. The acid works at the base of the stratum corneum dissolving the glue that holds these dead skin cells together. This process increases cellular turnover and improves the overall structure with a more uniform and normalized stratum corneum being created. Smoother, softer skin with the lessening of fine lines and discoloration is observed. These peels can be considered as a moisturizing agent for people who need a softer exfoliation and milder approach to skin rejuvenation. The peels are designed to increase the cellular turnover rate and thin down the build-up of dead skin on the surface, resulting in skin that is softer, smoother, less wrinkled, and less dehydrated.
Another benefit is for those that suffer from acne, as it is a anti-bacterial peel. The result is an incredible exfoliation and stimulation of your skin, all designed to” jump start” your skin to function and appear younger and clearer. Your skin will feel ultra-smooth with a clean glow.
How do you prepare for a chemical peel?
Before your procedure, you’ll first have a consultation with our skin care specialist. During this visit, they’ll help you determine what the best treatment option is for you. Before a chemical peel, you must: