What is a Chemical Peel?
A superficial chemical peel is a minimally invasive procedure in which an acid based solution is applied to the face, decolletage or hands, in order to remove dead skin cells. After several minutes, the solution is removed, revealing smoother and more refine looking skin.
Why have a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels “reboot” your face, by allowing the healthy glowing skin to appear! Chemical peels address dull lifeless skin and reveal a dewy appearance. A series of chemical peels can help with fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone and texture, acne and acne scarring and also mild photodamage.
A chemical peel will improve the texture of your skin by increasing the cell turnover rate and improving your skin’s ability to hold moisture. It also helps to produce more collagen, reduces fine lines, decreases hyperpigmentation, unclogs pores and helps clear up acne.
(*Please note that a chemical peel cannot make dramatic improvements to deep wrinkles or sagging skin! Such conditions need to be treated with lasers or cosmetic surgery)
How Are Peels Performed?
Your skin will be cleansed and “degreased” before the peel is actually applied. This means that all surface oils and debris are removed so that the peel can penetrate properly.
The solution is applied to the skin – normally in layers (though some peels are simply one layer) – like a treatment mask. The peel solution is either removed at the end of the treatment or left on to self-neutralize. The acids in the peel work to dissolve the top layers of the skin creating a controlled wound and thus allowing the skin to regenerate itself.
How Does a Chemical Peel Feel?
Generally, you will feel a warmth and tingling over the area being peeled during the procedure. These feelings last just a few moments. At the end of the procedure, clients report a feeling of clean, tight and bright smooth skin.
What to Expect After a Peel
Following a peel, your skin will feel tight and a little dry. You may remain red for an hour or so following the procedure. If you peel after the treatment, it will begin approximately 3 days following your treatment. The extent of peeling varies according to the person and the depth of the peel. Not everyone peels following a chemical peel.
The Perfect Peel at DermaGlo
The Perfect Peel is an in-office chemical peel procedure performed by Dermaglo‘s medically trained professionals. It is a revolutionary peel that will transform your skin into looking younger, healthier and clearer in just one week! The Perfect Peel can be used on all skin types and requires no pre-peel skin preparation. The process takes less than 15 minutes and is virtually pain-free.
The Perfect Peel blends glutathione, kojic acid, TCA, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, and a blend of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin C. Kojic acid is a powerful lightening agent and is proven to increase collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin that is brighter and tighter. TCA, phenol and retinoic acid reduce wrinkles and correct pigment problems, while salicylic acid exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation.
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