So let’s get right to it, shall we? A chemical peel, also known as a skin peel, is a procedure intended to enhance the appearance of skin by chemically exfoliating it and promoting collagen and new skin cell formation.
To achieve smooth skin, reduce blemishes, pigmentation, fine wrinkles, and acne scars, as well as minimize the appearance of age spots, an acid solution is applied that dissolves dead skin cells.
Acid? Yes, that’s correct. However, it’s not as frightening as it may seem because, when applied correctly, the acids used in a chemical peel are safe for the skin and can provide amazing results. Several of these acids are included in the skincare products you use daily (all at a lower percentage). Regardless of the kind of chemical peel you choose, we advise only visiting medically qualified doctors or licensed aestheticians, as we have at The Facial Bar, because of the complexity of chemical peels. You don’t want to mess with these acids, we assure you!
But wait – there are different types of chemical peels?
Yup. There are various sorts of chemical peel services that we provide, depending on the result you want and the recovery time you can handle. We offer different types of chemical peel services: AHA Peels, BHA Peels, and TCA peels. Let’s see the different types and better understand what chemical peels do.
The first option for cosmetic treatments for different skin issues is this surface peeling. AHA peels rejuvenate the skin by boosting exfoliation. AHAs are naturally occurring acids with exfoliating capabilities that increase the skin’s natural exfoliation process.
During this exfoliation, dead skin cells can be loosened and cleansed to stop the buildup that causes the skin to look dull. Additionally, it boosts collagen generation and slows the aging process while balancing skin tone and color. AHAs also have the power to lessen acne and minimize [the appearance of] pores, giving skin a more radiant and young look.
Salicylic acid is the more popular name for beta hydroxy acid (BHA). BHAs are excellent for oily, acne-prone skin since they contain antimicrobial qualities and help control sebum production. They can also soften keratin, which aids in the reduction of keratosis pilaris.
TCA (trichloroacetic acid), a homolog of acetic acid, is an active ingredient in several popular chemical peels (like vinegar). TCA peels work by scraping off the top layer of skin from the skin over days, revealing a new layer of skin that is smoother and more appealing.
TCA peels have different strengths, enabling different formulations to act at various skin depths. What you wish to fix and how severe the issues are in the treatment area will determine which TCA formulation is ideal for your needs.
What skin conditions offer results from a chemical peel?
- fine lines
- acne scarring
- unwanted freckles
- large pores
- sallow skin
- tough skin
In addition to these specific issues, chemical peels can result in certain broader enhancements. The skin is given a considerably smoother texture, looks younger and more radiant, and feels rejuvenated.
How long is the recovery period?
Waiting for the old, purposefully damaged skin to peel off and expose new, healthier, and just better skin beneath is part of the recovery process after a chemical peel.
Chemical peels work by exfoliating the skin. Thus the subsequent flaking is desirable. Everyone’s skin responds differently; thus, it’s possible to experience little to no peeling and significant peeling with noticeable areas. Both situations are typical.
The peeling is anticipated to begin on days 2-3 and last for 5-7 days. The primary negative impact of chemical peels is this, which is also their most prominent adverse effect.
Do chemical peels make sense?
So, are facial peels worth it? In conclusion, a medical-grade chemical peel might be a perfect addition to your current skincare routine. Suppose you want to help your skin heal damaged skin more quickly. In that case, chemical peels are a great alternative to promote deeper cellular healing and rejuvenation. A chemical peel can treat more severe skincare problems and rejuvenate and enhance your appearance.
You should constantly take risks into account and be aware of how your skin responds to various skincare routines and products. It would be best if you took our experts’ recommendations at the Facial Bar. We’ll offer the best solution and recommend a peel that will be suited for your skin. Please schedule an appointment with us today.