What Is the Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a form of exfoliation that uses a chemical solution to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of skin. Treatment time for a chemical peel can take up to 30 minutes, and the peeling process can last anywhere from three to five days after. During the peeling process, the dead skin cells shed or flake off, eventually revealing fresh, new skin underneath.
There are many benefits to receiving a chemical peel. Not only do chemical peels reveal a brighter, smoother, and more refined complexion, but they also improve the skin’s overall look and feel in just one treatment. Other benefits of receiving a chemical peel include:
- Skin color:
Chemical peel improves the skin’s color, clarity, tone, and texture.
Chemical peel stimulates new collagen and healthy skin cell growth, resulting in a radiant complexion.
Chemical peel can reduce the discoloration caused by sun damage.
Chemical peel helps to clear up breakouts.
A chemical peel is known for smoothing away the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Chemical peel increases hydration of the skin.
Chemical peel strongly addresses visible skin imperfections and superficial scars.
Chemical peel enables skincare products used at home to be more effective because a peel can remove several layers of skin build-up and congestion, allowing products to penetrate deeper into the skin.
Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands.
Chemical peels can be used to:
- Reduce fine lines:
Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth.
- Treat wrinkles:
Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging.
- Mild scar:
Improve the appearance of mild scars.
Treat certain types of acne.
- Age spots:
Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
- Feel of skin:
Improve the look and feel of skin.