What a Chemical Peel Can Do for Your Skin

Chemical peels are a treatment that can be often associated with a burning face. The world of beauty has come so far with technological advancements, but people fear they will leave the spa with a red face. SKINNEY Medspa is featured on The Zoe Report in an article titled, “What To Know About Chemical Peels Before Booking An Appointment.” Professionals from the spa knock out misconceptions that leave people fearing for their face.

If something happens to a person’s face during a chemical peel, it is most likely because the treatment was not done by a trained professional. A bad reaction is often the result of people doing their own treatments. Josie Holmes, esthetician at SKINNEY Medspa says, “A major misconception is that all chemical peels will leave you with lots of downtime and extreme peeling. That is not the case.” Professionals say although your face won’t look inflamed for a week, it should still be taken seriously.


what is a chemical peel?

Holmes says, “A chemical peel is an age-old technique of applying a chemical solution to the skin’s surface. This process is intended to treat the outermost layers of the skin to help exfoliate and peel off troubled skin, revealing a fresh and smooth new layer.” Beauty experts say peels are typically made of salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid TCA, or resorcinol. If the peel is extremely strong, the number of layers applied and how long its left on the skin becomes deeper and there is not as much downtime.

There are chemical peels for different skin types. The depth of the peel depends on the ingredients your dermatologist or esthetician uses. Professionals say the peel can loosen impacted cells giving them an easier time to shed or it can act as a substance that gets rid of surface keratin protein.


how to prepare for a chemical peel

It’s important to do your research before booking a chemical peel. “Chemical peels can be very intense depending on the solution, so if you have never received one before, it may be best to start slow,” says Holmes. If you are on a strong acne medicine, you might not be eligible for a peel. “You cannot receive a chemical peel if you are on Accutane or have not been off Accutane for at least six months,” says Holmes. She mentions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you won’t be able to get a treatment.

Before your appointment, avoid makeup, moisturizer, or oils for about 24 hours. It’s also important to stop waxing or exfoliating a week before the peel.


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