What Are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel?

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Some people are blessed with flawless skin, while some of us have to work at it! For those of us that weren’t naturally blessed with beautiful skin, a chemical peel can be a helpful tool to achieve the skin of our dreams.

By choosing the right peel for your skin type and performing them on a regular basis, chemical peels can help transform your skin, address skin issues, and help you get the complexion you wish you were born with.

Here we’ll discuss some chemical peel benefits for skin:

  • Smoother skin - When you see your skin in natural light, it suddenly becomes apparent how important skin texture is. If you notice that your skin is uneven in texture, a chemical peel can improve it by increasing collagen production and adding volume. If wrinkles, fine lines and facial folds are a problem due to loss of volume during the aging process, a chemical peel can help diminish and smooth those imperfections.
  • It’s quick - If you lead a busy life, fitting skincare treatments into your schedule may be a challenge. However, with chemical peels, you can make your skin a priority without cutting into your valuable time. Typically, chemical peels take about 30 minutes to perform and require little to no down-time. You’ll get quick and beautiful results from a chemical peel with minimal effort.

  • Helps with breakouts - If you suffer from adult acne, a chemical peel can be a great way to treat it because many of the peels contain salicylic and glycolic acids designed to target breakouts. With a chemical peel, you can often expect acne to be treated in roughly three to five days after treatment. In addition, if you suffer from acne scarring, a chemical peel can be a great way to help improve its appearance.

  • Helps reverse sun damage - If you spent your younger years basking in the sun or visiting tanning salons, a chemical peel can be a great way to reverse any damage. Chemical peels can increase collagen and elastin and give you back your youthful appearance.

  • Treats age spots - If you’ve tried topical products on age spots, you probably know how hard they are to get rid of. Even trying to cover them with make-up can be near impossible! If you suffer from stubborn age spots, a chemical peel can help improve the appearance after just a few treatments.

  • Increases collagen production - Collagen is what keeps your skin tight, toned, smooth hydrated and youthful looking. When your skin loses collagen, it results in volume loss which can typically be seen on the chin, lips, forehead, and cheeks. Chemical peels that contain glycolic acid can help increase collagen production. Although it will take some time, after continued use of a chemical peel for anti-aging, you should see a noticeable difference in the appearance of your skin.  

  • They can be combined with other treatments - The beauty of chemical peels is they can be combined with a number of other treatments including cosmetic injectables, dermal fillers and other rejuvenating skin treatments.
  • They treat multiple areas - Although chemical peels are most commonly used to address facial skin care concerns, they can also be used on other areas of the body including hands, chest, and backs.

  • Good for most skin types - Because chemical peels are superficial treatments, they are generally safe for most skin types and skin tones and can treat a multitude of skin care concerns including
    • Acne scarring or surgical scars
    • Freckles, hyperpigmentation, and melasma
    • Skin tone and texture
    • Hormonal skin damage
    • Acne


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