Chemical peels for your skin are an amazing solution to the ongoing problem, “how can I make my skin beautiful?” Through years of careful analysis and scientific research, chemists have found an answer in the various chemical peels widely used for skincare treatments. In this blog, we plan on summarizing the scores of articles and publications to give you a quick rundown of chemical peels and what you can expect when using them.
What Is A Chemical Peel?
Many people feel frustrated by their skin – it can become discolored, wrinkled, blemished, over pigmented, or a host of other problems. These issues can affect self-esteem and confidence, and an excellent way to counteract them is through chemical peels.
A chemical peel is a form of keratolytic therapy – the process of removing dead skin cells from the face to expose the new, youthful skin underneath – that uses acids of various types, strengths, and concentrations to exfoliate the skin. A chemical peel can be used to soften skin, flatten wrinkles, fade acne scars, alleviate hyperpigmentation, or treat a variety of other skin problems.
There are many peels available to the public – among the most popular are Glycolic Acid Peels and Lactic Acid Peels. Dermalure also offers stronger peels like the TCA peel, which can treat more severe conditions. Which peel is right for you depends on your skin, your conditions, and what you want to get out of a peel.
What Is the Process Like?
Although they vary in strength and intensity, the basic process for any chemical peel is the same. The acid is applied to the face, at which point it begins to exfoliate and break down the old surface skin. A chemical peel requires some amount of down time – usually ranging from a few days to a bit over a week – during which the skin make flake and peel away. This is a natural part of the process – the old skin must come off in order to expose the vibrant, fresh skin underneath. After the downtime, you’ll have beautiful, healthy skin that will make you feel radiant and confident. Once the process is complete, careful use of high-SPF sunscreen is important for sunburn safety.
If you have questions about chemical peels, keratolytic therapy, or any other product or service we offer, please reach out to us at our contact page. Keep checking this blog periodically – we’ll be keeping it up to date with helpful tips and information for keeping your skin healthy, happy, and beautiful.