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A chemical peel is a sort of exfoliation performed using a chemical solution, usually a gentle fruit-derived acid, to remove dead cells from the skin. It’s a quick treatment, usually taking up to 5-10 minutes, and afterward, the peeling process in which you shed the dead skin can take about 3-5 days, leaving you with fresh skin underneath. This makes it a fantastic, quick treatment, but what are the benefits?
There are so many benefits! Chemical peels don’t just rejuvenate the skin, but they can also improve its look in as little as a single treatment. It works great for improving your skin tone, reducing discoloration caused by sun damage, and addressing skin imperfections like superficial scars. You can even use it on some mild acne scarring!
Chemical peels also have anti-aging benefits, helping to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles by encouraging collagen growth and giving your skin a more plump, hydrated look. Chemical peels can also help clear the skin if you struggle with acne breakouts.
One of our favorite, little-known benefits of chemical peels? They can help your skincare products at home work more efficiently! By removing the top layer of skin, you’re also removing a lot of buildup that may have been preventing your skincare products from doing the best job possible. After a chemical peel, you may find that you need to use less of a product to get the same amount of benefit as before.
Although you may start to see improvement in as little as one session, we still recommend that you set up a series of chemical peel appointments with your dermatologist for the best possible results. The appointments are most effective when you receive at least three, spaced 3-4 weeks apart.
Multiple sessions allow you to receive a deeper and more thorough exfoliation, targeting the deeper layers of the epidermis and producing a healthy glow. This kind of deep exfoliation stimulates more cellular turnover, leaving you with a healthier complexion for longer.
If you’d like to find out if you’re a candidate for a chemical peel, reach out to us today. Call us at 855-793-2868 to have a chat with our cosmetic concierge and make your appointment today!