What are facial chemical peels?
chemical peel enhances and smooths the texture of the skin. It is an effective treatment for facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. Peels exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin, revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color.
The chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world, and was performed in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to help people achieve smoother, more beautiful skin. Chemical facial peels vary in strength and are popular because they offer nearly immediate results and can be performed in a spa and as an outpatient procedure.
Who are the best candidates?
In general, clients with fair skin and light hair are the best chemical peel candidates. However, clients with other skin pigmentation and hair color can achieve good results as well. Ideal candidates for the chemical peel procedure are individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their skin, have realistic expectations & understand the procedure, are in good health, and do not smoke.
You are likely to be pleased with the results of a chemical peel if your goal is to alleviate acne, smooth wrinkles, improve skin texture, eliminate age spots, or reduce the effects of sun damage. The different types of chemical peels come in varying strengths and provide different levels of treatment. Ask your Aesthetician which chemical peel is best for your skin type and needs.
Proper after care
- Avoid sun exposure after your peel
- Avoid exercise, sauna, whirlpool and hot tubs after your peel. Wait 7-10 days.
- Always use the suggested At-Home-Care products recommended by your Aesthetician & follow their instructions
- Always use sunblock of at least SPF 15
What to expect after your spa peel
Glycolic & Lactic Peels: Minor to no flaking; skin is sensitive to sun.
Enzyme Peels: Little to no flaking. They are micro peels and you do get shedding, just at a microscopic level.
Ultrasonic/Microdermabrasion: No flaking, no redness.