A chemical peel may sound a bit frightening, but we assure you that when done right, they are not.
In fact, chemical peels can be an important part of your skin’s health. Something that may sound harsh can actually be extremely rejuvenating for your skin! A chemical peel can be thought of as a “reboot” for your skin, allowing healthy, radiant, youthful skin to appear.
What is A Chemical Peel? A chemical peel is an acid solution applied to the skin. It works to dissolve the outermost layer of skin cells that over time continues to peel off revealing your younger, fresher layer below. Noelle, LifeScape Aesthetician, explains, “Essentially, a chemical peel transforms the outer layers of skin by removing them and revealing fresh skin underneath.”
While most of our aesthetics patients are familiar with chemical peels for your face, additional areas commonly treated with chemical peels - but less commonly known - include the neck and chest.
Chemical peels come in varying levels of intensity to treat a wide range of skincare issues. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, there are two basic types of chemical peels:
- Superficial Peel: a mild acid such as alpha-hydroxy acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to exfoliate it gently
- Medium Peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the outer and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells
LifeScape Premier offers these two basic peels along some others including VI Peel, PCA Peels, and the Epionce Lite: Refresh Peel. Schedule your consultation today!
Here are 4 signs that your skin is asking for a chemical peel by your aesthetician.
You Have Wrinkles & Fine Lines
An aesthetician will often recommend a chemical peel as an effective way to boost your skin’s collagen production. When collagen levels are low, the skin can lose its elasticity and form wrinkles and fine lines. Collagen is the protein that gives skin its structure and strength to help prevent wrinkles from forming. A chemical peel can leave your skin firmer and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
You Have Unwanted Pigment on Your Skin
According to the International Dermal Institute, hyperpigmentation affects 5 million Americans, and is right up there with acne and aging concerns, as one of the most common complaints aestheticians hear about. Hyperpigmentation is a term for too much, or unwanted, pigment on the skin - such as age spots. Hyperpigmentation is any area of darker discoloration and can appear in the form of brown patches on your face, melasma, sun spots or scars from an acne breakout.
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Your Skin is Dry, Dull or Rough
Our skin is shedding constantly on a microscopic level. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the younger we are, the quicker it takes for a new skin cell to develop, travel up to the outer layer of skin and eventually shed, while the older we are, it can take twice as long! This reduced frequency in skin shedding can create a buildup of dry, dead skin cells that can make the skin appear dull and unhealthy. A chemical peel done by an aesthetician is the perfect way to remove this unwanted layer of dead skin cells to reveal fresh, plump, hydrated skin cells underneath. As we age, this becomes more and more important since the cell turnover cycle continues to slow down.
You Have Acne
When a pore is clogged with dead skin cells, there is no oxygen getting to the cell. This clogging can cause acne bacteria to form and thrive. An acne blemish can lead to inflammation and redness. One of the best ways to stop acne from developing is to keep dead skin from clogging pores. And how can you prevent those dead skin cells clogging your pores? You guessed it—a chemical peel done by an aesthetician!
Which Treatment is Right For You
Everyone’s skin is unique and it changes with age. This is why customizing treatments to your skin type is extremely important. Having individualized skincare treatments will help to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Invest in a proactive, comprehensive beauty boost with LifeScape Premier’s Gym for Your Skin Membership. Our licensed medical aesthetician advises and guides you each month on discounted treatments best suited to you and even touch on nutritional and lifestyle recommendations to unveil your most beautiful and vibrant self .
Post chemical peel, you will have a bright, dewy and healthy-looking complexion! A lineless, spotless, flawless complexion is lying just beneath the surface of your skin. A chemical peel treatment is one of the fastest ways there.
Book Your Chemical Peel Or Save Big By Enrolling in the Monthly Gym for Your Skin with LifeScape Premier Today. Chemical peels can reveal younger-looking, smoother skin by reducing fine lines, age spots, and acne scars. Come in for a consultation and let us help you find the right peel for your skin.
References: https://www.pcaskin.com/the-truth-about-chemical-peels, https://www.ascpskincare.com/updates/blog-posts/chemical-peels, http://www.groveandkane.com/peelsogood/2017/1/15/4-signs-your-skin-is-asking-for-a-chemical-peel,