What Are the benefits of Chemical Peels?
Peels can smooth out the tone and texture of skin, deeply exfoliating to get rid of some of the outer dead layer of skin to reveal a fresher more youthful complexion beneath. Some of the specific concerns peels can correct include:
- Pore size- pores often appear smaller after a peel
- Pigment- unsightly, uneven pigment and dark spots, including melasma, can be improved with peels
- Acne- specific peels, such as salicylic acid, can reduce acne break outs and help heal inflamed skin
- Scarring- peels can recue the appearance of many types of scars, including pitting from acne
- Fine lines- peels can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
When is a good time to get a Peel?
Peels can often give the skin a great “ pick me up” before a big event. Change of season is also a great time for a peel, as seasonal weather conditions cause specific stresses on the skin, and peels can help correct those.
Which Type of Peel Should I get?
As many people already know there are many different types of peels. Peels are often composed of an acid or a combination of acids. These can include common peel ingredients like:
- Salicylic Acid
- Glycolic Acid
- Lactic Acid
- Trichloracetic acid ( TCA “ doctor strength” peel)
However some other custom peels may also contain unique ingredients, like Ferulic Acid, ascorbic acid, Retinoic acid, and other alpha hydroxy acids like citric or malic acid. Each of these many compounds have specific qualities that make them ideal for addressing certain conditions. For example, salicylic acid is often beneficial for active acne sufferers, whereas glycolic acid is anti- aging. Many peels cannot be used safely in darker skin types as they can cause increased pigmentation. In contrast, the AFA peel is gentle, does not cause sun sensitivity which many peels can, and can therefore be carried out in summer months and on darker skins. New Carbon based peels, Like the V Carbon Peel, contain ingredients designed specifically to leach impurities from the skin. The V Carbon Peel, is also sometimes called the “ Hollywood” peel as many celebrities use it just before their red carpet appearances to give their skin a plumper, smoother glow. It’s a great new addition to the peel options, as there is little to no down time, and it is said to promote collagen deposition, for a firmer more toned skin with repeat treatments.
The best way to pick a peel is to consult with a medical professional. Our medical aesthetician will conduct a thorough skin assessment and be able to advise you which type or types of peels will give you the best results. See our peel promotion below, and contact us at (905) 273-3045 to set up your peel consultation?