What is peel?
These treatments are medical-grade facials that are more powerful than those available over the counter or in spas. Chemical solutions come in various strengths, and chemical peels are often classified as either a superficial peel, medium peel, or deep peel. They may include just one product, such as glycolic or salicylic or a combination of solutions.
During the procedure, the product is applied to the affected area (usually over the entire face). The applied agents then work to separate and “peel” the outer surface layers of the skin. These layers often contain dead skin, which is removed during the process. The treatments stimulate the generation of new skin cells through the healing process. During the application, patients may experience a temporary cool, warm or hot sensation.
What causes acne?
Chemical peels can be used alone or in combination with other products and services, like dermaplaning, to treat:
- Dark spots
- Dehydrated, aging, or environmentally-damaged skin
- Large pores
- Rough skin texture
- Wrinkles and surface lines
The number and type of treatments varies among individuals. Downtime is often minimal, so there is no interruption in social or work activities.
A variety of chemical peels are available, even for sensitive skin. The three most common acids used in peels are Glycolic, Salicylic, and Lactic acid. Glycolic acid is best for treating hyperpigmentation, especially the pigmentation that results from melasma. It also has an overall brightening effect. Salicylic acid is ideal for treating acne and clogged pores. This acid is an excellent exfoliator, so it is especially helpful in increasing cell turnover rate. Lactic acid is a great beginner peel that boasts some of the same benefits as glycolic acid, but is a milder treatment option. A thorough evaluation is made by our aesthetician to determine the best treatment for your skin type and goals.
To add a dermaplaning treatment to your peel, ask for a Clear Signature Facial!