Monday, November 18, 2013

Benefits Of A Chemical Peel

Brighten Up Your Complexion

Is your skin looking dry and dull? Are your pores clogged and your skin breaking out? Think about doing chemical peels to brighten and freshen your skin up.

Many times when I first meet with a client and I have determined they would be a good candidate for a chemical peel their first question is always "Am I going to look like Samantha from Sex In The City?" For those of you not familiar with the show Samantha has a deep chemical peel and it leaves her skin as red as a tomato, blistered and oozing. I am always happy to inform them that light peels do not do this to the skin. Light peels are a gentler way of  renewing the skin and not scary at all. You will not have to hide in the house and can continue your life as normal. There is no downtime with lighter peels. You can continue life as normal when you do lighter peels all the while your skin is getting regenerated and refreshed.

There are several types of peels used for different skin issues. I will go over just a few. Glycolic acid is the smallest molecularly so it can go deeper than others acids. Generally Glycolic is used for oilier skin. Lactic acid is a gentler acid and is great for sensitive skin as well as rosacea. Lactic acid will bring out your skins natural moisture so drier skin types respond well to this treatment. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy and is the biggest molecularly. It is fabulous for fighting acne and is also used in many over the counter acne medications as well. They all all good choice when doing lighter peels to rejuvenate the skin. 

Peels help with fine lines, sun-damage, acne, and scarring. Peels regenerate skin cell and help build collagen. Light chemical peels are done every 10-14 days and should be started a low strength gradually working up to a higher strength.When peels are performed at low strength, then there is no downtime involved. Generally a series of 3-6 light peels are done to affect and change the skin. In some cases more is needed.What may happen is the skin will be slightly pink right after the peel and may have a sunburn feel to it. This sunburn feeling and pinkness is gone by the next day. About 3 days after the peel there may be some flaking on the skin as the dead cell are being shed revealing the new fresh skin underneath. Your skin will feel smoother and look brighter. Fine lines and scarring are softer and the pores are cleaner. Once you have done a series of treatments and you are happy about how your skin is looking, do a peel once every 4-6 weeks to maintain your results. Chemical peels are also a one of my favorite anti-aging weapons!

Have you ever done a chemical peel? What are your anti-aging secrets?
                                                                                                         Till next time.
Your Esthetic Goddess,


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