How Chemical Peels Actually Work
During a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin with the intention of making it blister. Eventually, this skin will peel off and expose a new layer of smoother, less-wrinkled skin underneath. Various chemical solutions see use in these applications, but the more common of them include:
- Glycolic acid
- Trichloroacetic acid
- Salicylic acid
- Lactic acid
- Carbolic acid
One or more of these acids will be applied to your skin in order to create a controlled wound and allow for new skin to eventually take its place.
Why Chemical Peels Are the Secret to Perfect Skin
- Peels allow you and the products you use to work more effectively: when the acid lifts away your dead cells, new cells and collagen rush into the area to start rebuilding your skin. Your body will be working in overdrive to produce fresh, new skin free from blemishes or wrinkles. This, in turn, will allow the skincare products that you use to be better-absorbed into your face. Your fresh and unweathered skin will gladly soak up everything that you put on it, which oftentimes isn't the case at all before a treatment.
- You can go custom: in today's world, most of us are seeking ways to get more personal with ourselves. Chemical peels are available using a variety of chemicals of differing strengths and compositions. Anybody with any skin type or colour can find the right chemical peel for them - they just have to ask!
- Melasma no more: while there's no permanent cure for skin discolouration that's caused by the sun, chemical peels have been shown to reduce these problems significantly. When combined with at-home practices like sun avoidance and good SPF application, a peel is likely your best shot at combating sunspots.
- Acne and scars are reduced: if you work closely with a professional to determine the correct peel for you, there's a chance that your struggles with acne may be nearing their end. Chemical peels dig deep into your skin to clear pores, and the chemicals stay there long after your treatment is done to continue fighting off dirt and infection.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
- Higher-grade chemical peels are more suited for fair to medium skin tones
- Darker skins benefit from lighter grade chemical peels (also known as sensitive peels)
Those looking to combat things like skin sags or bulges likely won't see much benefit from a chemical peel, either. Other cosmetic procedures may need to be considered instead. Consulting with an industry professional about your needs and how to meet them is crucial to determining whether a chemical peel is the right step for you.
Why Professional is the Way to Go
Working with a procedure to get your chemical peel means that you have somebody to assess your condition and health before making any decisions. Professionals will also oftentimes have access to more options when it comes to what goes into your peel. Getting the procedure done in a sterile environment will minimise your risk of infection as a result of your peel. Pulling off an entire layer of your skin in your dingy childhood bedroom while you're visiting home for the holidays isn't exactly the safest thing.
Working with a professional also means that you have support after your procedure. Should you have a negative reaction to your chemical peel, you'll know where to turn if you experience unwanted side effects of the treatment.
Discover if a skin peel is right for you by booking a complimentary skin consultation at your local Brazilian Beauty Clinic today! To book a chemical peel or learn more about what we offer, check out Brazilian Beauty Skin & Facial Treatments here
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