First popularized in the 90s, chemical peels are enjoying a renaissance—and for good reason, because they offer numerous benefits to your skin. A chemical peel is a skincare procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the surface of the skin and used to remove the outermost layer of damaged, dead skin cells in order to smooth and refine the skin’s texture.
Chemical peels are available in a variety of strengths and chemical compositions, depending on your skin’s texture and needs. SpaMD offers a range of levels, and will work with you to identify the right treatment for your skin and goals. Our chemical peels on the lighter end of the spectrum will improve the appearance of acne scarring and sun damage. The stronger level 2 peels will penetrate deeper into the skin to target wrinkles and even eliminate pre-cancerous growths.
The benefits of chemical peels are too numerous to count, but these are the five key benefits you will enjoy from a chemical peel:
Chemical peels are like an extreme exfoliation—they remove the top layer of dead and damaged skin cells, revealing new, smooth, and revitalized skin beneath. Meanwhile, as the top layer is lifted away, signals are sent the cells below to multiply and increase both collagen and hyaluronic acid production. Essentially, your skin starts “acting” younger. A chemical peel applied by our professional clinicians can also enhance the elasticity of the skin, resulting in a glowing and youthful complexion.
Chemical peels can be pure—made of one single chemical in a higher concentration—or a cocktail of multiple chemicals at lower concentrations. It all depends on what your skin texture is like and what your goals for treatment are. When you come in for a free consultation at Spa MD, our clinicians will take you through a thorough assessment of your needs in order to identify the chemical peel treatment that is right for you.
In addition to stimulating collagen and hyaluronic acid production and giving your skin a more youthful appearance, removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells also makes your skin more receptive to products. Without dead skin cells in the way, your favorite skincare products are able to more easily penetrate your skin, allowing them to be more effective. Now that’s bang for your buck!
A chemical peel with salicylic acid can be incredibly effective at treating acne. The salicylic acid penetrates deep into your skin to unclog pores while also treating the surface layer of your skin to remove blackheads and soften the appearance of post-breakout scarring. Even better— salicylic acid will linger in your pores after the treatment, helping to prevent future breakouts.
It’s hard to find a concealer that effectively covers the dark circles under your eyes—and even harder to find one that doesn’t disappear over the course of the day. While it might be a little nerve-wracking to think about chemicals coming so close to your eyes, certain chemical peel solutions have been found to be a safe and effective treatment for targeting dark undereye circles. Time to toss away that useless concealer once and for all!
Have more questions about chemical peels? Call 651-222-4490 to schedule your free consultation.