Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels are widely known, in the world of Esthetics, for the treatment benefits they provide for skin conditions like age-related wrinkling, acne, scarring and hyperpigmentation. Chemical Peels consist of Alpha Beta Hydroxy Acids and they have a lower pH, which helps products penetrate the top layer of the skin. Chemical peels exfoliate skin and remove dead surface cells by causing a slight wounding. The process rejuvenates the skin by promoting skin renewal through new skin cell growth. There are three levels or types of peels.

Superficial chemical peels mostly consist of Glycolic, Lactic, Kojic, Salicylic Acids or a blend such as TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid). The concentrations of these acids in peels are higher in percentage than those found in typical topical applications in professional skin care products. There are also peels that consist of such enzymes as Pumpkin, Papaya or Bromelain. These peels are a bit more gentle on the skin, but they still effectively remove the top layer of dead skin cells without as much irritation or sensitivity.

Superficial Chemical Peels are performed by a licensed esthetician who has had proper training for administering these skin-improving solutions. It takes professional knowledge and experience to determine who's a candidate for a specific type of peel that addresses certain conditions. These peels are usually combined with other ingredients, such as antioxidants and humectants, to keep the skin balanced as it is being exfoliated. Superficial peels are mild to moderate on a pain-scale level with only a tingling and slight burning sensation. Skin redness usually lasts 12 to 24 hours with only a slight flaking or peeling of the skin that occurs a few days after the peel has been performed. There is no downtime with superficial peels and makeup can be applied the day after the peel has been performed. These peels can be set to occur in a series of six months to a year, depending on the condition being addressed and the determined amount of procedures necessary to achieve the desired results. The only contraindications for superficial chemical peels are for women who are pregnant, nursing or using Retinoid topical products. Most sensitive-skin types can tolerate superficial peels, depending on the levels of different acids and/or enzymes used.

Medium Chemical Peels are usually TCA or Jessner (a blend of Lactic, Salicylic and Resorcinol) peels. These peels are made in higher concentrations. They are also layered and must be performed by a physician. Medium Chemical Peels reach deeper into the epidermis than a superficial peel. The deep process effectively removes damaged skin cells to reveal newer, more refined skin. In some cases, application of medium chemical peels can cause a second-degree burn in the skin. There's typically a stinging sensation after application and swelling and/or irritation can occur. Downtime is also needed after the application of medium chemical peels. The skin usually takes at least two weeks to heal. It can blister, flake, crust and it will definitely shed. These peels are for extremely photo-damaged skin, noticeable skin discolorations and for deep wrinkle reduction.

Deep Chemical Peels are performed only by a plastic surgeon. These deep peels are phenol-acid-based and are required to be performed under local anesthesia. Continued medical care or oversight is required for a few weeks. These peels reach deep into the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. They're typically performed to treat hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and even scar tissue. Recovery time is 14 to 21 days and swelling can last up to six months. Deep Chemical peels can only be performed once and there is risk of toxicity, because of the amount of phenol applied to the skin.

Superficial Chemical Peels and Enzyme treatments are more of the focus in the work of professional Esthetics. With easy-to-use applications and very little risk to the skin, they can offer clients immediate gratification by removing dead skin cells. The process leaves the skin polished and glowing, and the results can last for weeks. Clients with acne, scar tissue and hyperpigmentation skin conditions may not see results as quickly, but with a series of chemical peels, combined with the use of professional-grade products and an esthetician-advised regimen, results can be seen over time.

Chemical Peels also improve the chances of proper product penetration, post-peel, which helps skin absorb active ingredients. The process encourages hydration and, ultimately, long-term skin regeneration.

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