Understanding Chemical Peels

When you hear peel, most of the time you are thinking that you are going to have to hide away for the next week or so, due to the skin on your face peeling off like a snake.

This does not always have to be the case. Chemical Peels have advanced to be able to give results with no downtime and very minimal peeling. In some cases you don't peel at all! The intensity of the peel can range from superficial to deep depending on what's being treated. The more severe the concern being treated, typically the more peeling you will experience. Although if you are receiving chemical peels to treat acne, in most cases the skin will not peel at all because most of us with acne have oily skin.

Many times chemical peels are designed for each specific skin type to insure safety and desired results. For example, hyperpigmentation in lighter complexions is treated differently compared to darker complexions. When treating those with a darker skin complexion, the professional must be careful to not reactivate the pigment causing melanosome. As mentioned in my blog about melanin, melanin is produced by our melanosomes that are activated when the skin has been injured. Think of your melanosome as first aid and melanin (the pigment) as the band aid. If the professional is not careful and knowledgeable on actively melanated skin then they can unfortunately make matters worse, not better.

There are many ways your Skin Therapist can cocktail different peels to give you the results you are looking for. Whether you just want a more intense exfoliation that leaves your skin with a freshly renewed glow or a deep exfoliation that completely resurfaces the skin is completely up to you. Receiving a superficial chemical peel on a monthly basis will help with anti aging, boost collagen production, increase cellular turnover and improve skin elasticity.

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