“What is a chemical peel and what can I expect?”
“What does it mean to have a ‘chemical peel‘?”
“Is a chemical peel for me?”
We absolutely LOVE chemical peels over here at Candessa Aesthetics! A love so strong that you couldn’t tear us apart. Chemical peels are imperative for good skin health whether it’s wrinkles, laxity, or acne. Let me say that again . . . IMPERATIVE!! I’m going to address a few questions that we seem to get and hopefully that will clear the air and YOU will love those chemical peels just as much as we do.
A chemical peel comes in many forms and depth options. Below is a great diagram for each of the three types of chemical peel depths: Superficial, Medium, Deep.Superficial peels will give you a light exfoliation and cause some minimal skin peeling. This is a great option for a “pick-me-up” or maintaining from a previous peel/treatment. Medium Depth peels will leave you with downtime for about a week; tight skin that turns into “molting skin”. These are perfect for pigmentation, laxity, and wrinkles-at-rest and best done a couple times a year. Deep peels are generally categorized as a Phenol Peel. This is the most aggressive treatment, not for the faint at heart, that requires a physician and quite a bit of downtime with wound care. However, if done properly and once your skin heals you wont regret the results. Best for deep wrinkles, texture issues, pigmentation, and laxity.
Chemical peels are usually acid based: Salicylic Acid, Trichloracetic Acid (TCA), Lactic Acid, etc. The non-acid ingredients would be something like Vitamin A. They each have their benefits and skin issues they target; it’s best to talk to your physician or esthetician about what’s best for you.
Do you have wrinkles? Do you have dull skin? Do you have acne issues (whether few or many)? Do you have pigmentation? Do you have Laxity? If you said yes to these questions, you could use a chemical peel in your life.
*Keep in mind that due to some allergies, not all ingredients can be used on your skin. For instance if you have an aspirin allergy we usually keep away from Salicylic acid. A Test Patch is always performed to ensure your skin’s safety.
We can’t wait to treat your skin and show you how great a chemical peel can be! You will fall in love and never turn back!