November 1, 2022

The benefits of chemical peels for your skin

Chemical peels are one of the most popular services in most aesthetics establishments, but why are they popular and how do they benefit our skin?

A chemical peel is a solution used to alter the pH balance of the skin. This loosens the binding that adheres skin cells together. The skin cells begin to slough off, revealing fresh new skin underneath.

The words “chemical peel” can sometimes make people have reservations about having a treatment. Chemical peels are often derived from natural sources. Glycolic Acid is produced from sugar cane and fermented milk can be a source for Lactic acid. Salicylic Acid is isolated from the bark of a willow tree. Many chemical peels can be superficial and mild with no downtime, while other chemical peels are stronger and may require a few days of peeling.

The secret to clear, healthy, youthful looking skin is exfoliation. Most skin types need both a manual and chemical form of exfoliation. Having regular services like micropeels and a quality skin care regimen you can make significant improvement in texture and tone. However, to take your skin to the next level a deeper peel that penetrates the epidermis for more exfoliation is often recommended.

Benefits of deeper peels:

  • Improves uneven skin tone and pigmentation abnormalities such as melasma and sun damage

  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen and elastin production

  • Improves acne, pores and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation

  • Brightens skin, addresses dullness and other texture concerns

SkinMedica Vitalize peel and SkinMedica Rejuvenize peel are two highly effective peels and some of our aestheticians favorite peels.

Vitalize peel

The Vitalize peel is the number one selling peel in the USA. The Vitalize peel provides penetration to the mid layer of the epidermis. It is safe for all skin types. Visible peeling is expected which starts approximately two days after the procedure and lasts 2-3 days. For best results 3-6 peels are recommended. This peel can be repeated every three to four weeks. This peel is ideal for mild to moderate skin imperfections. Results can be seen in as little as one treatment with significant results after 3-6 treatments.

Rejuvenize peel

Rejuvenize peel is the strongest peel from SkinMedica, designed for more advanced skin imperfections. The Rejuvenize peel penetrates to the basal layer of the epidermis. Visible peeling is expected which starts two days after the procedure and may last up to five days. For best results a series of 3-6 peels is suggested, this peel can be repeated every four to six weeks. This peel designed for moderate to severe skin imperfections. Results can be seen in as little as one treatment and significant results after 3-6 treatments.

To find out if your skin can benefit from a SkinMedica peel, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our aestheticians.