When it comes to skin care, chemical peels are one of the most misunderstood treatments. Maybe it’s because the thought of using chemicals to treat skin seems more dangerous than helpful, but that’s simply not true! Chemical peels are one of the most effective ways to treat many different types of skin damage with no pain. Get the facts about this awesome treatment below:
What is a chemical peel?
Like a facial, chemical peels are used to improve the appearance of your skin by removing signs of aging and damage. Chemical peels use a chemical solution to peel off the outer layer of skin and reveal a new, smoother face. With the exception of some redness and minor irritation, peels have no side effects.
What types of peels exist?
There are superficial, medium, and deep peels, which all use a different type of acid to treat your skin. Superficial peels treat the top layer of skin to remove discolored and rough skin. Medium peels penetrate the medium layer of skin to improve sun spots, wrinkles, fine lines, freckles, and skin discoloration. This peel can also remove some precancerous cells. Finally, deep peels penetrate even deeper, removing all the things the previous two peels can and even scarring. If you are looking for skin care in New Jersey, we offer lactic, glycolic, pigment balancing, radiance, antioxidant pomegranate, salicylic, advanced, and three-step peels. Let us know what you hope to accomplish from a peel, and we can point you in the right direction.
What are the skin benefits?
There are many different benefits to chemical peels. They reduce acne scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, crow’s feet, hyperpigmentation, discoloration, sun damage, roughness, and other types of skin damage. No wonder peels are so popular! The degree of correction varies on the strength of the peel and frequently you get them.
Are they safe for everyone?
There are a few types of people who aren’t good candidates for chemical peels, including pregnant women, those who have taken the acne medication Accutane in the past six months, people who have used acid-based skin care products in the previous 48 hours, and anyone with rosacea, eczema, or similar conditions. You should also not receive a chemical peel if you have an open cut or sore. Everyone’s skin reacts differently to chemical peels, but fair-skinned people typically see the best results.
Do they hurt?
While chemical peels sound like they may not be the most pleasant of experiences, they are actually quite the opposite. Aside from a stinging sensation, which can vary in severity but never gets too intense, chemical peels don’t hurt at all. The more intense the peel, the more intense the stinging. If the stinging gets too intense, tell your aesthetician and she will remove the peel and put cream on it to negate the feeling.
Hopefully, we’ve alleviated some of the confusion and uncertainty about chemical peels, and you’re feeling ready to give them a try. If you’re looking for skin care in New Jersey, we’d be happy to learn about your skin care goals and help you find the perfect chemical peel for you. Right now, our pomegranate peel is only $80! Book an appointment online here.