This medical-grade chemical peel uses ingredients to specifically target dark spots and fight the signs of aging like wrinkles and dull skin. Your provider will discuss skin goals and determine which chemical peel will be best for your skin.
If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, uneven or textured skin, they can benefit from getting a chemical peel. Phytic acid and citric acid target the dark pigmentation while Gluconolactone and Glycolic acid fight the signs of aging like wrinkles and dull skin.
Treatments are best seen after 2-3 treatments, you should expect to have some dryness and flaking of the skin for up to 3-4 days after the peel.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES A CHEMICAL PEEL TREAT?
Chemical peels are non-invasive treatments to improve the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. A peel can reduce and improve uneven skin tone, dull skin, rough patches, and lines and wrinkles around your eyes and mouth. It can also treat acne scars and damaged skin from the sun.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A CHEMICAL PEEL?
If you have any of the issues noted above you are probably a great candidate for a chemical peel. There is really no age limit for a peel, and many women over the age of 65 have successful peels.
If you have a current infection, broken or cut skin, active herpes, a sunburn, or if you have taken Accutane in the last six months, you would NOT be a candidate.
HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY SKIN AFTER MY CHEMICAL PEEL?
Wait 12 to 24 hours to wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Cold or warm water is best. Use your fingertips and do not rub, itch, or try to peel your skin. Use whatever ointment was recommended by your provider, and begin applying 50 SPF sunscreen along with a moisturizer to the face.
When your skin begins to peel, you can use a soft washcloth to gently exfoliate the dead skin. Expect that your skin will appear red for 7 – 10 days. It is important to not let your skin dry out or it could leave scars. The use of a gentle cleaner, sunscreen, and a medium to thick moisturizer will help to prevent this from occurring.
**** Avoid stress from excessive exercise and sun exposure. Recuperation time will depend on the type of peel.
Why would you use a chemical peel anyway?
Acne and Acne Scars: Some skin care products can clear our acne but is powerless to stop some of the scars left behind. A chemical peel can help break up and remove acne scarring.
Wrinkles and fine lines: Over time, our skin stops producing collagen, which helps with elasticity. That lack of elasticity creates wrinkles and fine lines on the top layer of our skin when we frown. Chemical peels can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, by stimulating new collagen formation.
Uneven skin tones, also called Hyperpigmentation: Our skin is exposed to external and internal stressors like pollution, sun damage, hormones, or a skin injury. These changes can impact different parts of our face, giving the appearance of an uneven skin tone. A chemical peel can produce smooth, even skin.
Melasma: Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark patches on the cheeks, forehead, or chin. People with dark skin tones are more likely to have melasma. It is also sometimes a result of pregnancy, stress, or thyroid conditions. Chemical peels can even skin tones while you work on the underlying cause of melasma.
A chemical peel gives your skin a reset by removing the outermost layer of your skin.
**** Think of a snake shedding its skin, revealing a new, beautiful layer.
CHEMICAL PEEL SAFE FOR DARKER SKIN?
So which one of these peels is best for dark skin? As we mentioned, people of all shades can get chemical peels. Darker skin, pigmented skin, or People of Color need the right peels to effectively tackle their skin concerns while being safe to use. Superficial peels are the best options for dark skin. Your provider may first try low levels of glycolic acid and salicylic acid. Studies show glycolic acid and salicylic acid are safe and effective.
$150 · 20 minutes