Chemical Peels are great facial treatments that will significantly improve and smooth the texture of your face by removing the damaged outer layers of your skin. Chemical peels have been proven to help treat acne, wrinkles, skin spots or uneven coloring on your skin. Peel formula’s may need to be adjusted based on skin type and individual needs. Below you will find some FAQ’s about certain types of chemical peel treatments and the results you might expect.
What Conditions Do Chemical Peels Treat?
Chemical peels have been proven to:
Improve the texture and appearance of skin
Reduce lines and wrinkles under the eyes and mouth area
Pose as anti aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
treat acne scars
Proven acne treatment
Reduce age spots, freckles and dark spots from pregnancy also known as a condition called melasma.
Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?
If you are looking to improve the texture and appearance of your skin due to damage from aging, the sun, acne, acne scarring, or dark spots from pregnancy, you are a good candidate for a chemical peel. If it is your first time using a chemical peel, A Platinum Skin Care Specialist is available to assist you with any questions you may have about chemical peels and whether gylcolic, jessners, lactic, salicylic, or TCA peels and formulas are right for your skin type.
Who is NOT a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
You are NOT a good candidate for a chemical peel if any of the following apply at the peel site:
Infection or disease,
Cut or broken skin
Currently have an active Herpes simplex 1 sore
If you are nursing or pregnant
If you have taken Accutane in last 6 months
If you currently have Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis or Rosacea.You are not a suitable candidate if you have used any of the following drugs in the last 48 hours: Retin-A, Renova, Prescription skin care products, Products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin-lightening agents, Other acid products.
What is a Gylcolic Acid Chemical Peel?
A Glycolic acid chemical peel is probably the most widely recognized chemical peeling acids there are. It is a great general type of acid. It is water soluble, and works nicely on most skin types to accelerate the turnover of skin cells, remove lesions, restore steadiness, elasticity and can help to improve the true moisturizing characteristics of the skin. But, just because it is the most popular, it does not mean it is the best acid for your skin.
What is a Jessners Chemical Peel?
A Jessners chemical peel is best used for treatment of cystic acne and acne scarring. This chemical peel will cause frosting almost immediately upon application and will provide you with much peeling.
What is a Salicylic Chemical Peel?
A Salicylic chemical peel is ideal for use on heavily clogged pores and people with oily skin and acne.
Always prepare your skin for at least 2 weeks prior to utilizing a chemical peel for best results. If you are prone to hyper-pigmentation you should use the Fading Gel to help "turn-down" the melanin production in your skin Retin A, Retinol, and Glycolic acid based serums are all preparation products. *A two-week preparation does not guarantee you will not have any pigmentation issues arise during your peel, but it decreases your chances considerably.