What is a Chemical Peel?
Non-invasive skin rejuvenation.
Chemical peels are based on a simple scientific concept: acids that loosen dead skin cells. Using these acids peel off (exfoliates) the superficial layer of dead skin, which stimulates new cell and collagen production. Chemical peels are the most popular non-invasive procedure for improving skin texture and tone. It reduces the look of wrinkles, pigmentation, and acne scars. It reveals a new layer of smooth and glowing skin. It can even treat pre-cancerous skin marks.
Chemical peels are classified as light/superficial, medium or deep depending on the depth of penetration of the ingredient on skin. Deeper peels need more downtime, and can have more side-effects including sensitivity to the sun, scarring, and pigment changes.
How It Works
Progressive and repeated treatments of light to medium peels are the best to see gradual results. Repeated treatments will help your skin adapt to it. Once your skin acclimates, it will rejuvenate itself like youthful skin. Some common peeling agents are alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), beta hydroxy acids (BHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and retinol. AHA includes glycolic acid, lactic acid, and citric acid.
Not all peels are equal, and different skin types are suited for different formulas.
Alumier MD peels use only pure acids. They offer light to medium peels, depending on your skin condition. The anti-aging, antioxidants and brightening ingredients are applied after the peel. This makes sure that the active ingredients do not degrade in the acidity of the chemical peel formulas. The beneficial ingredients and nutrients for the skin penetrate and get absorbed better post-peel.
SKEYNDOR uses a combination of multiple acids and enzymes at low concentrations. Their ingredients dive deep down to unclog pores and stimulate cell and collagen growth. On the surface, it works to clear blackheads, acne, acne scars and dark spots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Chemical peels are based on a simple scientific concept: acids that loosen dead skin cells. As a result of using these acids, the superficial layer of dead skin peels off (exfoliates), that stimulates new cell and collagen production. Chemical peels are the most popular non-invasive procedure for improving skin texture and tone. It reduces the look of wrinkles, pigmentation, and acne scars. It reveals a new layer of smooth and glowing skin. It can even treat pre-cancerous skin marks.
Chemical peels are usually done on the face, but it can also be used on the hands, neck, and décolleté.
Chemical peels feel like a facial. You may feel a slight tingling sensation when the acid is applied, but this normal.
Chemical peels, especially if done regularly, can improve skin texture, tone, and signs of aging. It improves acne, acne scars and reduces pores, wrinkles and dark spots. Progressive and repeated treatments of light to medium peels are recommended for the best results.
You can see instant results of the chemical peel with a healthy glow of the skin. Your skin may be slightly red, but with a superficial peel, this effect will be minimal. The most important thing you have to remember is to wear sun protection, as your skin can be more sensitive right after the procedure.