A Chemical Peel is a skin treatment that often times gets a bad perception simply because customers are misinformed and the the name sounds scary. However, if you have never had a chemical peel before, it’s not scary at all, and it's actually very good for the skin.
Chemical Peel Benefits
Let’s talk about the benefits from chemical peels first:
- Stimulates collagen and elastic production
- Increases the cell turnover
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Improves the texture of the skin
- Fades hyperpigmentation
- Unclogs pores
- Clears up acne and lighter acne scars
- Evens out skin tone
Basically, chemical peels are designed to remove the imperfections of your skin and leave you with the perfect good skin.
How do chemical peels work?
When the chemical peel solution is put on the skin, it creates a controlled injury to exfoliate the outermost layers of the skin. It encourages the growth of new skin tissues during the skin healing process, then the dead skin eventually peels off and it leaves you with a brand new layer of skin.
Are chemical peels painful?
There are different strengths of chemical peels: superficial, medium depth and depth.
Superficial peels are light and very gentle; you may not feel a thing, a slight tingling or stinging sensation with superficial peels. Medium depth peels are stronger than superficial peel but not as strong as depth peel are, you would feel stinging or heat on your skin with medium depth peels. Depth peels are stronger, they go deeper into the skin, and therefore they are painful. Usually numbing agents would be used during this kind of peels, you can get depth peels at a dermatologist’s office.
When people don’t see their skin peeling off after a chemical peel, they think the chemical peel doesn’t work. But the truth is chemical peels dissolve the cement between skin cells, you many have thousands of them coming off at the same time, although the peeling is still invisible to the naked eyes, you would still see results. There are many different types of chemical peels and different companies have their own formulas to make the peels that are gentler to the skin yet effective. Therefore, every chemical peel is different and amount of visible dead skin peeling off is not the same, plus individual’s skin is different. Chemical peels should be done in a series of 3 to 6 peel for best results.
For more information on chemical peels and Invigorate pricing, go to our chemical peels page.