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How Do Chemical Peels Work?

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Did you know that a flawless, radiant complexion is just beneath your skin? Lately, doctors, nurses, and estheticians alike have come to the realization that that one of the easiest and fastest ways to achieve radiant skin is through one of the most common and popular skin treatments of the 90s, the chemical peel.

Recently, there has been a widespread revival for this popular and loved treatment. It has remained in the top 5 most popular minimally-invasive procedures in America, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report.

What is a Chemical Peel and How Does it Work?

Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment that use acids to help exfoliate the skin. It does this by mimicking the natural exfoliating process of the skin by breaking down the bonds between the skin cells. The result? A new layer (new cells) of skin that is smoother, softer, clearer, and more radiant.

What Are the Different Types of Chemical Peels?

The terms ‘light’, ‘medium’ and ‘deep’ describe how deeply a peel penetrates the skin.

  1. Light Peels
    The gentlest and least penetrative type of peel, a light chemical peel, provides subtle improvement over time, usually when performed in a series of treatments. This peel removes the outermost layer of the skin, and is best for fine lines, acne, uneven skin tone, or even dry and rough skin. After a full regimen, it will reveal a healthy glow on your skin.Light peels are the best option for people with dry or sensitive skin and also don’t want to experience any kind of downtime.
  2. Medium Peels
    This intermediate peel is slightly more penetrative than the light peel. It gives your skin a smooth and fresh look by removing slightly more than just the outermost layer of your skin. Medium peels work to stimulate collagen production and improve elasticity to achieve firmer skin.Medium peels are a great choice for people looking to address signs of aging and are okay with a few to a couple days of downtime.
  3. Deep Peels
    This is the most intensive peel you can get. It is primarily used to deliver significant improvement to the skin, especially skin conditions like stubborn acne scarring and deep-set wrinkles. Because of its intensity, patients usually only require one treatment of a deep chemical peel to achieve desired results.Deep peels are suitable for people looking to treat severe skin conditions. This type of peel requires the longest amount of downtime, resulting in peeling and redness for about a week.

Where Can I Get a Chemical Peel?

It is best to receive a chemical peel at a reputable medical spa or dermatologist’s office to ensure safe application and aftercare expertise.

Looking to get one? We offer all types of peels here at Garcia Aesthetics. Give us a call or visit our website to book your appointment.

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