This Skin Treatment Is Making A Comeback
Chemical peels have been around since the mid-1800s, though they really seemed to gain mainstream popularity in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Today, chemical peels are increasing in popularity again because they have become less abrasive and have less down-time. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of chemical peels.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure that uses a solution of various chemicals that are applied to the skin. Chemical peels use different types of acids to break down the top layer, or layers, of skin. These acids lift away dead cells and trigger a lovely chain reaction; they help diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
Many different chemical formulas are used in various skin peels. Some common chemical peel ingredients include:
- Glycolic acid
- Lactic acid
- Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)
- Vitamin C
- Salicylic acid
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Exfoliates and smooths skin – Many people want to try a chemical peel because they want smoother-looking skin with a more even tone and texture. While chemical peels can leave your skin looking silkier and feeling toned, they can also help your skin absorb your skin-care products better due to dead skin cells being removed from the skin’s surface.
Reduces sun damage & hyperpigmentation – Mild chemical peels can be used to treat sunspots, dark spots, freckles, and pigmentation problems. They can also reduce blotchiness and fine lines caused by the sun. Recent studies have found that certain chemical peels can also help reverse melasma, a type of hyperpigmentary disorder.
Reduces acne marks & blemishes – Certain types of chemical peels can help control acne breakouts and help reduce scarring from past blemishes. Chemical peels using ingredients like salicylic acid and lactic acid are often used in peels to help clear acne.
Learn More About Our Chemical Peel Options
At Sousan Med Spa we are proud to offer a variety of chemical peels including salicylic, lactic, glycolic, and more. One of our Sousan specialists will be able to help you choose the ideal peel for your individual needs. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of chemical peels or would like to schedule one, reach out to our team!