What is Chemical Exfoliation?
Chemical Exfoliation gently removes the outermost layers of the skin using various acids derived from fruit, milk, or sugarcane, or a hybrid of organic acids to reveal newer, brighter, healthier-looking skin. Although these acids provide exceptional results, one’s skin does not always visually peel from their use. However, the skin still receives the benefits of their properties, and you will see the results!
Chemical Exfoliation Results
Chemical exfoliation treatments target sunspots, pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, laxity (looseness), acne, and acne scarring as well as improve skin tone. Peeling agents are a fantastic adjunct to other aesthetic procedures such as facials, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, photofacial, and microneedling which further enhances the results of both treatments.
Chemical exfoliation treatments may be repeated as often as weekly to every 3-5 weeks depending on the strength of the acid used. Your skincare professional will guide you with your treatment plan.
Types of peels available:
Lactic – a gentle peel safe enough for weekly use to enhance the performance of home-care products. Safe for pregnant or nursing women or those with sensitive skin or an allergy to aspirin.
Glycolic – considered the “universal peel.” Glycolic acid refines the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, texture, elasticity, and skin tone.
Jessner’s solution – a blend of salicylic, lactic and resorcinol acids to smooth skin, even texture, lighten pigmentation and fine lines, as well as address acne or acne-prone skin.
Mandelic – a gentle peel for all skin types, especially darker skin, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. Great for rosacea and melasma.
Salicylic – considered the “gold standard” for acne and acne-prone skin. Salicylic acid reduces acne breakouts, prevents new breakouts, lightens discoloration, and improves the skin’s texture.
Your skincare professional will assist you in determining which peel(s) are best for your condition and will help you achieve your desired results.