(and how to find the one right for you!)
A chemical peel doesn’t just exfoliate and remove dead skin, but its natural exfoliating process can offer many benefits and improvements for most skin care types and the conditions associated with them. The three types of chemical peels: Superficial, Medium and Deep refer to just how much the product can penetrate the skin, and who will benefit the most, especially since some are too harsh. Chemical peels aren’t suitable for everyone and should be left to the pros to assess your skin and choose the one that’s right for you.
- WHAT ARE CHEMICAL PEELS?
When a person is looking to improve the texture and tone of their skin, many look to chemical peels. Don’t let the name scare you, this popular cosmetic treatment has the ability to do wonders to the skin by helping treat and improve various skin conditions. As you sit back and relax, your esthetician will carefully apply a chemical solution to exfoliate the skin making it appear smoother, softer, and brighter. Better yet? It will leave you with healthier, more youthful looking skin (and we can’t complain about that!).
- TYPES OF PEELS
Although you may find various peels being offered at your favorite spa such as the Pumpkin Definer to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, the Vitamin C Refresher to brighten and radiate the skin, or even a Hydroxy Rebuilder to even out skin tone, these are three different types of peels allowing for everyone to benefit. So what are the different types of chemical peels you should know?
When you’re looking for dramatic results with significant improvement in the texture and tone of the skin, deep peels may be the way to go. Although too harsh for some skin types, deep peels are great for wrinkles, fine lines and aging skin. Those with mature skin aren’t the only ones benefiting but deep peels are great for acne scarring, diminishing even the deepest of scars. Due to the intensity of these types of peels, many times only one treatment is needed to see a dramatic improvement. During a deep chemical peel’s downtime, it’s normal to experience peeling, irritation and redness that will go away in about a week.
Penetrating the skin deeper than the “gentler” superficial peels, a medium chemical peel is great for improving elasticity and stimulating the production of collagen, achieving firmer, younger looking skin. Medium peels improve the signs of aging including diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making skin appear softer and smoother with improved texture and tone. Hyperpigmentation and acne scarring can also be improved by this type of peel, but not as drastic as the deep treatment. The downtime of a medium chemical peel is usually only a few days with normal side effects such as flaking, redness and irritation.
The gentle superficial peel can help with mild acne, and hyperpigmentation. Those looking to brighten up a dull, tired appearance will find this treatment to be the answer, as it wakes up the skin leaving a healthy glow. Although not as strong or as dramatic of results as both the medium or deep chemical peels, this form of peel is the gentlest option. Superficial “light” peels can also improve the production of collagen and can help the aging skin of those dealing with sensitivities without all the harshness and downtown.
- WHAT ISSUES CAN BENEFIT FROM PEELS?
- Mild scarring including from acne
- Dark patches
- Sun spots
- Age spots
- Some fine lines and wrinkles
- AT HOME PEELS
The internet sells everything including at home chemical peel kits and just like that sounds, it’s a very risky treatment for inexperienced people to perform themselves. When attempting to perform your own chemical peel you’re risking permanently damaging your skin with:
Don’t risk damage to your skin by doing your own peel, leave it to the experts. Allow us to help you determine the best route of treatment, getting a softer, smoother, more youthful look. Check out the many peels being offered at Lamaris Hair Salon and Day Spa and give us a call. You’re only one call away from your best skin!