Chemical peels are a simple and effective way to gently resurface the skin revealing fresh, smooth, newer and clearer skin underneath. Studies have proven that these medical grade peels are very successful at improving skin texture and tone, reducing acne, acne scarring and comedones, minimizing oiliness, dryness, fine lines and pores as well as reducing sun spots, melasma and hyperpigmentation.

Benefits

  • Quick and easy to fit into your daily routine.
  • There is a type of peel for every skin condition.
  • Very little discomfort.
  • Very little downtime depending on the peel you choose.
  • Medical grade peels are more effective than salon or other esthetic grade peels.
  • Can be used on any part of the body.

How chemical peels work

Medical grade acid is applied to the skin in a controlled manner. It can affect the skin on a cellular level gently removing the damaged layers of cells that cover the healthy ones. Improvements in skin appearance generally result from a controlled series of peels with each peel being done 2-­‐4 weeks apart. You should avoid having a peel done if you have had facial waxing in the past week, have a cold sore or have used topical vitamin A (retinol or retinoids) in the past three days.

What to expect from chemical peels

Depending on the type of peel chosen for your skin type and concerns, you may experience little or no downtime, or you may have some tightness, flakiness and possible peeling at day 3 to 5 of the peel. The skin is usually back to normal by day 7 of the peel. You should avoid wearing make up and avoid direct sunlight for the rest of the day. Make sure to incorporate a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher during the course of your peel series.

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