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Choosing the Right Chemical Peel Treatment: A Step-By-Step Guide

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Your skin is one of the first things people notice about you, and it can have a significant impact on your self-esteem and how you present yourself to the world.

According to a recent survey, 67 percent of Americans feel self-conscious about their appearance because of how they feel about their skin.

Beauty goes beyond the surface; it is a part of our identity and how we perceive ourselves. By choosing the best chemical peel treatment for you, you can be on your way to restoring your self-confidence and feeling good in your own skin.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are skin rejuvenation treatments that can be used on the face, hands, and neck. They are used to improve the look and feel of the skin.

A chemical peel removes layers of skin using a chemical solution, causing the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off, revealing the younger skin beneath. It also removes damaged skin cells and promotes the growth of healthy skin in its place. As a result, skin is softer, less wrinkled, and less damaged.

There are various levels of peels, ranging from gentle to aggressive, depending on your skin concerns and what works best for you. Peels can be an effective option for revitalizing and refreshing your skin while addressing a variety of common skin issues.

Chemical Peel Benefits

Chemical peels are an effective, non-invasive method that can help reverse the effects of aging, take years off your appearance, and rejuvenate the overall look of your skin. Chemical peel treatments are helpful in targeting:

  • Fine lines around your eyes and mouth
  • Wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and genetics
  • Various forms of acne
  • Light scarring
  • Rough skin, scaly areas, and a dull complexion
  • Scaly precancerous patches (Actinic Keratosis)
  • Dark patches due to pregnancy (melasma) or taking birth control pills
  • Sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, and uneven skin pigmentation 

An added benefit is that there is little to no discomfort, and the procedures only take 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the type of peel, so it doesn’t affect your schedule.

Different Types of Peels

When it comes to chemical peels, there are numerous treatment options available. After your skin care specialist has met with you, analyzed your skin, and determined your skincare needs, we can proceed with the right chemical peel. Here are some treatments to consider:

Acne Peel

The Acne Peel targets oily skin to treat persistent acne breakouts and prevent new blemishes from appearing. This reveals a softer, more youthful texture while also reducing and eliminating acne.

Brightening Peel

The Brightening Peel reverses the effects of sun damage and brightens the skin. It helps to deeply correct pigment and treats discoloration, melasma, and hyperpigmentation.

Anti-aging Peel

This treatment uses chemicals to provide a thorough exfoliation of the skin, which enables the skin to be hydrated while simultaneously addressing fine lines and wrinkles. The Anti-aging Peel can be customized to your skin’s needs by choosing from a range of peel strengths.

Retinol Peel

Retinol, a form of vitamin A, can increase skin collagen production and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making this treatment beneficial for both acne-prone and aging skin.

Sensitive Skin Peel

The Sensitive Skin Peel is specially formulated to provide many benefits that other peels have minus the harsh side effects.

MD Peel

The MD Peel reduces acne scars and wrinkles and stimulates collagen. It’s a medium-depth, 30% TCA (trichloracetic acid) peel with aggressive results (a consultation is required before booking).

The Right Chemical Peel Treatment

Chemical peels are tailored to fit your specific skin care needs. The one recommended to you will be determined by your skin type and any issues you may be having.

The intensity of a chemical peel ranges from light, medium, and deep. Here are some of the advantages each one provides:

  • Lighter peels reduce acne and scars, brighten the skin, and smooth skin texture.
  • Medium peels treat scars, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Deep peels treat sun damage, scars, and wrinkles.

These treatments are customized to your personal needs, and a skin care specialist will be there to answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way.

What Should I Expect?

Following a chemical peel treatment, there are steps you can take to speed up the healing process and enhance your comfort. Here are some things you can anticipate and key tips to keep in mind in the next several days:

Post Peel

You may notice a slight redness to your skin for the first 24 hours or so. This is normal and will diminish quickly. To help soothe your skin, feel free to apply moisturizer liberally.

The Following Days

Most patients don’t experience peeling until the third day, and the process typically lasts between 7-10 days depending on the depth of the peel. 

Remember to let the exfoliating process happen naturally, and you should notice an improvement in your skin tone and texture in no time. 


Frequent application of a moisturizer is vital. This will also help reduce the severity of the flaking. During the shedding process, you should avoid picking, pulling, or peeling your skin. 

Try to avoid sun exposure and extremely hot showers until your skin has completely healed. It is also important to wear sunscreen in order to protect the healthy new skin. 

To maintain the best possible results, it is recommended to get peels on a periodic basis.000

Beauty From the Inside Out

Beauty is more than skin deep and starts from the inside out. If there is a treatment on our list that you would love to look more into, one of our team members would be more than happy to help you meet your personalized needs.

Our goal is to customize the chemical peel treatment that works best for you so you can put your best face forward. Let us guide you on your journey to feeling beautiful in your own skin. 

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