Category Archives: Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels in the New Year

We’re nearing the end of the year, which means that people are starting to think about their New Year’s resolutions. There will be all different kinds of New Year’s resolutions, including improving your diet, your cardio, your social life, or your work ethic. Well how about improving your look – a task you can easily accomplish through the usage of chemical peels. At Dermalure, we’re proud to provide chemical peels among our many other high-quality skin care products that are designed to make you look great for the upcoming year.

Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Skin Makeover!

With the usage of our chemical peels, you can make your skin appear younger and give it a healthy and radiant glow. You simply apply the chemical peel to your skin and it will remove the outermost layers of your skin. This dead skin peels away and the new skin that regenerates is usually smoother and more-wrinkle free than the old skin, giving you a more youthful appearance. While you may need to seek professional help from a dermatologist or an esthetician to determine your type of skin, the perfect chemical peel, and how best to apply it, after you learn about its technique, it’s a simple process that you can perform by yourself with our at-home chemical peels.

Contact Dermalure Today!

If you have any questions about our products, please feel free to contact us online or give us a call at (877) 336-4652. We at Dermalure are glad to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to help your skin achieve a new level of radiance!

Chemical Peels Are Like Weight Training

At Dermalure, we offer the most advanced and sophisticated products that deal with anti-aging, skin care, and skin repair. One example of the many treatment products that we provide is a chemical peel. Chemical peels are skin-resurfacing procedures where a chemical solution is applied to the skin in order to peel off the top layers. When the skin regenerates, it’s smoother, less wrinkled, and appears younger than the old skin. Using our at-home chemical peels is a learned technique that you can perform on your own. It’s actually not dissimilar to learning how to weight train and it follows the same basic philosophy.

The Art of Weight Training

When you first start weight training, you probably won’t really know what to do. Even with plenty of research, you’re generally better off getting a personal trainer to go over the exercises you should be doing and how often you should be doing them. A personal trainer will also make sure that you’re keeping up with the training routine and doing it properly. However, after enough time spent on your training regimen, you’ll have mastered the routine and become completely familiar with it. At that point, there’s really no reason to continue paying for an expensive personal trainer when you know the training methods and you can continue them on your own.

How This Relates to Chemical Peels

This same sentiment holds true for chemical peels. While you may want to go to an esthetician or a dermatologist when you first use chemical peels, after you learn more about your skin type and how to apply the peel, you can use our at-home chemical peels to do them by yourself. When you fully understand the basic concepts of applying them properly, you can save yourself the expensive trip to the esthetician. You’ll get all of the benefits without spending any of the extra money!

Contact Dermalure Today!

We encourage you to check out our at-home chemical peels and other skin care products to see what’s best for you and your skin. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at (877) 336-4652 or contact us online. We hope to hear from you soon!

How Chemical Peels Work

The Science Behind Acquiring Your Youthful Look

You’ve got acne, blackheads, oily skin, scars from acne, sun or age spots, discoloration or a multitude of other skin ailments that just don’t make you look your best. Both men and women of all ages who face such beauty challenges have turned to chemical peels to eliminate these unsightly nuisances and enhance their features. Chemical peels are common treatments at any dermatologist office, skincare boutique, or  beauty spa. Now you can even purchase and apply your own chemical peels at home.

Although the word “chemical” might sound scary, nothing is actually “peeled off.” The process involves washing your face, neck and/or hands with a chemical solution that causes it to dissolve the upper layers of skin, leaving a new layer of skin below. This new layer is brighter, softer, smoother, and less wrinkled that the old skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin and works by dissolving the upper layers of the skin.

But what, exactly do these chemicals do and how do they work? The truth is there are dozens of different types of chemical peels, all containing different ingredients or varieties of ingredients. And, they can be applied in dozens of different strengths, giving each individual a chance to use just the write concentration of just the right chemicals for their certain situation.

Types of Chemical Peels

Generally, there are three types of chemical peels available today:

  • Superficial or Light Peel

These mild acid peels are the most gentle and only penetrate and remove the top layer of your skin, called the epidermis. These chemical peels can give your skin an instantly brighter look and improve the appearance of rough skin and mild discolorations. They are also used to moisturize and to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or scarring from acne. The acids used are usually of the alpha hydroxy (AHA) or beta hydroxy (BHA) types and they can often include natural enzymes from fruits. Superficial peels can boost your skin’s nutrients to produce abundant and healthy new cells. These types of peels are usually pain-free with only a mild irritation or redness experienced which can be soothed with a moisturizing cream. There is no recovery time. Usually six to ten treatments are recommended for best results.

  • Medium Peel

With a medium peel usually made from TCA (trichloroacetic acid), you’ll find both your outer and middle layers of skin removed to exfoliate all damaged skin cells. These treatments are used to penetrate deeper in order to eliminate sun damage, wrinkles, and discolored skin. After treatment, you may feel a burning sensation for up to an hour after treatment. The medium peels may require some recovery time as your face might be puffy, pink and itchy for a few days up to a week after the treatment.

  • Deep Peel

Deep peels are the strongest types of chemical peel and can achieve the most noticeable results. A stronger concentration of TCA or phenol is used  that deeply penetrates the middle layer (dermis) of skin to remove damaged skin cells. These peels are able to remove moderate lines, sun damage, scarring, wrinkles, age spots, and freckles. Because of its strength, it can only be used one time on your face. As you might guess, the deep peel involves quite a bit more pain (you may even be sedated) and can it can take months to fully recover. Your entire face will be swollen for a few days and then scan, leaving itching, peeling skin. There is a danger in getting patches of bleached-looking skin and scarring. This type of peel should only be performed by an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

How A Chemical Peel Works

Before you decide on a chemical peel, contact a skin care expert about what results you are looking for and which type and strength of peel would be best to achieve those results. In general, the process of a chemical peel treatment, whether at home or in an office is:

  • Cleansing. Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed before your chemical peel treatment. For deep peels, a local anesthetic is usually used to numb your face. You may be sedated and will likely be put on a heart monitor.
  • Application. The selected peeling solution will be applied for a designated amount of time. You should only feel either nothing or a small tingling with a light peel and perhaps a bit more discomfort with a medium peel. Sometimes a fan is used to cool your face.
  • Removal. After the appropriate amount of time, the peel will be neutralized and removed. For light peels, this process can take as little as 10  minutes. For heavy peels, the peel is applied to your face one side at a time for about 30 minutes.

Chemical peels can seem confusing, but they all really work in the same manner. The different ingredients, types of acids, and additives used in each types of chemical peel combine to remedy problems a host of skin care challenges. The popularity of the treatment is growing as men and women fight to look their youthful best. For more information on the chemical peel types and treatments, check out Dermalure’s line of skin care products.

Winter Chemical Peel Gifts

What You Should Know About Giving Chemical Peels as Gifts for Christmas

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or for yourself this holiday season, our team here at Dermalure has something for you that will make heads turn. Our at-home Chemical Peels are great gift options if you are looking for something that has the potential to really improve the quality of someone’s life. Our peels deeply exfoliate skin and beautifully lift away the dry, damaged top layers on your face to reveal the younger and healthier skin underneath. We have a number of different types of peels for you to choose from. We are more than happy to help you figure out which of our products is best for the skin type and/or skin conditions the recipient is experiencing!

Why Is A Chemical Peel A Great Choice?

As described with an earlier blog about skin care in cold temperatures, due to the coming winter, many climates are experiencing colder and drier weather conditions. Hot air is more capable of holding water than cold air is, so as temperatures drop this winter, the humidity that helps to naturally moisturize our skin is decreasing as well. This change in weather may leave skin feeling and looking dry, flaky, or damaged. This is one reason why wintertime is a great time to acquire chemical peels! Rejuvenate the skin of yourself or a loved one to reveal the beautiful, healthy and young skin that lies beneath the troublesome outer layers. These peels can be used conveniently at home and if used correctly, can really transform a face.

At-Home Chemical Peel Options

The following is a list of some, but not all of the chemical peel options we have to offer:

  • AHA/BHA Acne Peels: These are the mildest forms of chemical peel formulas and produce light peels. They can be used for exfoliation, and can clear breakouts, minimize fine lines, and brighten complexion.
  • Glycolic Acid Peels: This type of peel has become one of the most requested and purchased peel, and works well in removing dead skin cells and thickening the living epidermis. This peel can help even out colored areas such as pimples and pigment spots, and has various strength levels ranging from beginner peels to advanced, so a wide variety of people with different skin types can find what is perfect for them!
  • Hybrid Peels: Our hybrid peels are great starter peels for people just beginning to use our products, and work well to exfoliate dead skin cells and leave you with a fresh, youthful appearance.
  • Jessner Peels: These peels have been in use for more than 100 years and work well to dry out active acne, dislodge blackheads, reduce light wrinkling, and improve overall appearance and health of sun-damaged, acne-prone, or aging skin.
  • Lactic Acid Peels: Lactic Acid peels are desirable because lactic acid is naturally produced in nearly all living forms of life. These peels work well in firming skin, and promoting the growth of healthy and full skin cells.

Purchase the Perfect Holiday Gift Today

What is better than a gift that someone will actually be inclined to use on a regular basis? Our chemical peels are bound to leave their recipients with healthier, happier skin, and a bigger smile to match. If you have any questions or would like to get ahead on your holiday shopping, please feel free to visit our website or call us at (877) 336-4652 today. We look forward to helping improve your skin and quality of life!

Dive Into Light Chemical Peels

Everything You May Want to Know When looking Deeper Into Chemical Peels

People who are new to chemical peels can quickly become overwhelmed with the many choices they face as there are several different types of peels available. If you’re confused about what type of chemical peel is a good choice for your skin, you should first understand what a chemical peel is and how it works.

Chemical peeling involves applying an acid solution to the skin to slough off the upper layer(s) of skin. As the outermost layer or layers of skin is removed, the new skin that replaces the sloughed off skin has fewer imperfections and is softer and smoother for a much improved appearance and feel. Peels can be used to diminish lines, wrinkles, acne scars, dark spots and roughness of the skin caused by sun damage.

There are three basic types of chemical peels: superficial or light chemical peels, medium peels and deep peels. Experts recommend that first-time users start out with a light peel that’s less harsh on the skin. This is because a light chemical peel contains a mild acid that works gently to only remove the uppermost layer of the skin.

What Light Chemical Peels Can Do

Light chemical peels can help if you want to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, mild acne scarring, skin discoloration and dry or flaking skin. Light chemical peels typically contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) and include glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid. You can achieve glowing and radiant skin quickly and easily with a light peel that you can apply in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

They are also lower in acidity concentration as well. Depending on the type of peel, these can be anywhere from a 5% Salicylic Acid Peel to a 15% Lactic Acid or 15% Glycolic Acid Peel. Now chemicals peels with acidity concentrations that are the same can produce different results. It’s not just about the acid level, it’s about the chemicals that go into each peel, and what each one can do for your particular skin’s needs.

Light chemical peels are sometimes called lunchtime peels because they are fast and easy to apply and allow you to return to work or go straight out afterwards without anyone knowing you’ve done the treatment. Your skin can be a little pink afterwards and you may see some mild flaking, but this can typically be hidden with makeup.

Dermalure offers a very wide range of high quality chemical peels. If you’re a first-time user, our Glycolic Acid 10% peel is a good choice for beginners. This peel is one of the most popular strengths and it produces immediate, noticeable results.

Need Help Choosing a Peel?

If you need some assistance choosing a chemical peel, we’d be happy to help you select the right peel that will give you the results you’re after. Simply contact us and we’ll respond as soon as we get your message. We’re proud to offer a complete range of advanced skin care products that can help you achieve and maintain the soft and radiant skin you deserve!

How Often Should You Get a Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are great. They lift away the dead, dry cells on the surface of your skin, letting the radiant, youthful skin underneath shine through. When applied by a trained esthetician, they can be one of your greatest allies in looking healthy and beautiful – but if overused, they can be drying and harsh on the skin. So how often should you be getting chemical peels?

What Exactly is a Chemical Peel?

Before going into frequency, let’s discuss what a chemical peel does and the different types available. In general, a chemical peel refers to the process of applying a gel containing a diluted acid, letting the mixture sit and absorb into the skin, then washing it off. Depending on how deep the acids penetrate, skin will start to peel off over the next one to two weeks, letting the young, fresh skin underneath shine through and encouraging more to grow.

Chemical peels come in three strengths: mild, medium, and deep. In a mild peel, the acids don’t penetrate far into the dream, so recovery is quicker and easier but the peel can’t fight deep issues in the skin. Medium peels penetrate farther, so they can alleviate things like long-term sun damage and precancerous skin lesions, but the skin will redden and the peel will require more of a recovery period. Deep peels are a more serious procedure, and the acid penetrates deep into the skin. This means deep peels can fight severe sun damage, severe wrinkles, growths in the skin, and major pigmentary changes – but the recovery is pronounced and may require anesthetics.

How Often Should You Get Peels?

The truth is that every patient is different, so how often you get peels is something you’ll have to decide with your doctor. In general, most patients will get a mild peel every month or so, with more significant peels being used as occasional maintenance or when problems come up. If you have sensitive skin, this treatment schedule probably isn’t for you – you’ll want to use peels more infrequently to give your skin more time to recuperate. If you have tougher skin or are trying to treat a specific problem, we may recommend a more consistent peel schedule.

Contact Your Skincare Experts

If you’d like to find out how frequently you should use chemical peels, we’re always happy to help. Feel free to call us at  877.336.4652, shoot us an email at info@dermalure.com, or reach out to us at our contact page. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Chemical Peels For Christmas

Give the Gift of Smoother, More Radiant Skin This Holiday Season

Now that the holiday season is here, it’s time to start thinking about shopping for those people on your gift-giving list this year. Because everyone loves feeling good and looking great, a top idea is to give the gift of quality skincare products such as at home chemical peels, facial washes, moisturizers and skin serums.

Giving the gift of healthier, smoother skin and a younger “you” is a top idea for both men and women. If you’re like most people, you have that one person in your life who is very hard to buy for. Maybe it’s a close family member or your best friend. Giving him or her a gift basket filled with quality skincare products is a great idea because even the pickiest person would appreciate this type of thoughtful gift!

Dermalure’s wide selection of quality skincare products make wonderful holiday gifts, regardless of who you need to buy for. Whether you’re looking to gift your husband, mother, best friend, sister or brother, we have a very broad range of quality products that are specially formulated to clean away dirt and grime to leave the skin smooth, soft and amazing looking!

When buying the chemical peels, serums, moisturizers and other skincare products to put into your holiday baskets, don’t forget to shop for a few smaller like washcloths & hand towels, bath beads, soaps etc., to fill out your baskets. And, by all means, don’t forget to buy a little something for yourself because after all, you’re worth it!

Dermalure offers the most advanced and sophisticated skincare products from quality chemical peels to face serums and more. We understand that everyone wants to have great looking skin. This is why we work hard to help you get the great skin you deserve by offering a wide selection of superior skincare products at affordable prices. We’re confident that with the continued use of our products, that you will be very pleased with your healthier, younger and more radiant skin!

Choosing Chemical Peels Carefully

Choose a Chemical Treatment According to Your Skin Type

At Dermalure, we understand that everyone’s skin type if different. That is why we offer chemical treatments and other skincare products in varying types so that everyone can use our products to restore and rejuvenate the natural glow of their skin. Use this guide to take a moment to find out what skin type you have so you choose the correct chemical treatment.

To determine what skin type you have, follow these four easy steps:

  1. Wash Your Face. Using a gentle cleanser, wash your face and then pat dry. This will wash away the dirt and oils that have accumulated on your skin.
  2. Wait One Hour. During this time, you skin will return to its natural state which will help you determine your skin type. Do not touch your face during this time.
  3. Dab Your Face with a Tissue. When dabbing your face with a tissue, focus on the T-zone which is the area of your forehead and nose.
  4. Determine Your Skin Type. The four main skin types are normal, oily, dry and combination skin.

Normal skin is neither oily or flaky and it feels smooth and supple. If you have this skin type, the tissue you used to dab your skin will not show any flakes or oily spots. People with normal skin can benefit from a Jessner peel that contains chemicals designed to exfoliate the epidermis to leave clear, even and smooth skin underneath.

Oily skin will show on the tissue you use as grease. People with this skin type typically have large pores and shiny skin. A Dermalure Hybrid Peel is ideal to use on oily skin as it both unclogs pores and reduces their appearance. A salicylic acid peel is another good choice for oily skin as salicylic acid gets rid of bacteria, surplus sebum and inflammation from deep inside the pores.

Dry skin may feel tight or show flakes of dead skin. People with dry skin typically have small pores. Lactic acid chemical peels are good for those with this skin type as lactic acid can provide the necessary hydration dry skin needs.

Combination skin is the most common skin type. This skin type exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. In this skin type, the T-zone is usually oily while the skin elsewhere is dry. People with combination skin can benefit from glycolic acid peels that deep cleans pores and smooth rough skin while leaving the skin soft and supple.

Choosing the Right Chemical Treatment

It’s always best to begin with a lower strength acid when choosing a chemical treatment. This is because chemical treatments with stronger acids remove more layers of the skin. When you begin with a chemical peel featuring a milder acid, no more of the top skin than necessary will be peeled away. The skincare experts at Dermalure strongly recommend consulting with your dermatologist before choosing a chemical skincare treatment as he or she can tell you what level of acid is right for your particular skin type.

Chemical Not So Mass Appeals

How Chemical Peels Interact with Different Skin Types

Dermalure‘s wide range of chemical peels is designed to improve all skin types and skin conditions. We understand that it can be a daunting task to know what chemical peel to choose that will work best for your particular skin type. Therefore, we are providing this short guide that explains how chemical peels interact with the three main types of skin, which are oily, normal, and dry. But first, it’s important to cover what a chemical peel is and how it works to improve the skin.

What a Chemical Peel Is And How It Works

A chemical peel is a concentrated acidic solution that exfoliates the outer layer of the skin to expose the softer, smoother skin underneath. Depending upon the type and strength of the peel you choose, a chemical peel can help improve light wrinkles, fade acne scars, reduce scarring & hyper-pigmentation and improve the overall tone of the skin.

A first-time user should always begin with the lowest percentage peel and gradually increase as the skin adjusts. Using a strong percentage the first time can result in burns and skin damage, which could be irreversible. A chemical peel is typically used on the face (excluding the eye region) although it can also be used to spot treat other areas like the hands and neck. Now on to how chemical peels interact with the different skin types.

Oily Skin

Chemical peels containing salicylic acid are ideal for oily skin due to their ability to penetrate and dissolve excess oil in the pores. Salicylic acid is both a phenolic acid and a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) in one. The BHA quality of salicylic acid is very effective at penetrating and breaking down fat tissue to leave the skin smooth and soft. This is why many beauty products contain salicylic acid including shampoos for oily skin and body washes.

Normal Skin

TCA chemical peels contain trichloroacetic acid. This type of peel has a deep exfoliating effect wherein it can clean out congested pores to refine the surface of the skin. A TCA peel works well on normal skin that’s neither excessively oily nor dry. A TCA peel can treat fine lines & wrinkles, minimize the appearance of skin tags and improve upon slight imperfections of the skin. A TCA peel with a concentration of between 5 and 15% is considered a light strength peel that is perfect for first time users as it produces fast results at the most mild concentration. This type of peel can brighten and tighten normal skin with minimal peeling, flaking and downtime.

Dry Skin

Lactic acid chemical peels contain natural humectants, which moisturize the skin as the acid exfoliates it. This makes lactic acid peels ideal for dry skin. Lactic acid peels are less irritating to the skin than other peels. These peels can be used to treat a wide variety of skin problems including dry skin, age spots, mild acne scarring, premature aging, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, discoloration and sun damaged skin.

Dermalure offers a wide range of high quality, medical-grade chemical peels at affordable prices. We guarantee that with the continued use of our chemical peel products, you will be pleased with your younger, healthier and more radiant skin. We are committed to offering stellar customer service so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Chemical Peel Myth Busters #2

Dermalure Debunks More Myths About Chemical Peels

For many years, chemical peels have served as a solution to common skin problems. They improve skin texture and appearance, and offer several skincare benefits. Regardless, chemical peels seem to get a bad rap. Popular sitcoms like to poke fun by making chemical peels look horrifying and painful. Some of us might recall the episode of Sex and the City when red, puffy face Samantha suffered through her chemical facial treatment. Rest assured, scenes like those are based off myths!

Chemical peels are painless and effective. You may recall our previous myth-busting blog post from back in March. Our Dermalure Skincare Professionals are back to debunk some more of these fictitious beliefs.

Myth #1: All Chemical Peels Are The Same

There are significant differences among chemical peels. “Chemical peel” is an umbrella term that refers to a number of procedures that work to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. The chemical solutions available vary in strength and composition, in order to treat different skin types and conditions.

Myth #2: Chemical Peels Hurt

With chemical peels, you can expect a slight tingling sensation, along with a warm and tightening feeling of the skin, but not pain. A majority of skin peels are very mild. You will experience a prickling feeling, if you are opting for one of the deeper skin peels, but properly administered chemical peels do not hurt. With TCA peels, the chemicals actually act as an anesthetic, minimizing pain, and Glycolic peels are the mildest of peels. Consult with a skincare professional to find the peel that would best fit your skin needs.

Myth #3: Chemical Peels Make Your Skin Literally “Peel Off”

The word “peel” in this case definitely causes some confusion. Contrary to popular belief, nothing actually peels off during a chemical peel. Instead, the solution safely dissolves the old, upper layers of the skin, stimulating new tissue with smoother texture to emerge.

Myth #4: Chemical Peels Are Just For Faces

Chemical peels are effective for treating body acne, aging skin and roughness. They are not exclusive to facial skin. Full body peels are possible, as well.

Myth #5: Chemical Peels Don’t Do Anything

This is absolutely inaccurate. Chemical peels are highly effective with fading scarring, treating acne, improving skin texture, and reducing the appearance of fines lines, liver spots, age spots, freckles and uneven coloring. Conditions that you should not expect peels to treat include sagging skin, large pores, broken blood vessels, and deep scars.

Rejuvenate Your Skin Today!

Skincare has never been easier! Dermalure has a large variety of products available to best suit individual skins types. Our representatives are here to help you find the right product for you. Call us at 877.336.4652 between 9 am and 5 pm PST. You can also contact us at anytime via email at info@dermalure.com. Let us help you get started on a path to clearer, healthier skin today!