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What is a Chemical Peel and How Does it Benefit Your Skin?

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What is a Chemical Peel and How Does it Benefit Your Skin?

Kara here! I am an aesthetician with 14 years of experience and help patients at Janiga MDs improve the quality and appearance of their skin. Today I’m going to talk to you a little bit about chemical peels.

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Chemical peels can be used on the face, neck and hands. A chemical peel treatment is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin.

So, who needs a chemical peel?

Anyone with sun exposure, acne, or who feel his or her skin is showing the appearance of age like uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred skin. A few of the most common peeling solutions are Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid. Here’s a bit more about each type.

Types of chemical peels

  • Lactic Acid is the most gentle of peels. This is a great starter peel that improves texture, softens the appearance of fine wrinkles and reduces brown spots with minimal to no side effects.
  • Glycolic Peels are beneficial for all skin types with many levels of intensity, no downtime and no heavy peeling. This solution enables us to work with treating surface imperfections and suppleness, resulting in a radiant, smoother and brighter skin tone.
  • Salicylic Acid is the most successful peel for treating acne prone skin, excessive oils, uneven skin tone and clogged pores. This solution has a dual opportunity for killing bacteria and exfoliating the top layer of skin to expedite the process of cell turnover. This makes for home care products to penetrate deeper and create better results.

We pride ourselves on giving our patients cutting edge chemical peel treatments while also providing a relaxing, positive overall experience. You will love how your skin looks after I give you a chemical peel.

Learn more about chemical peels here. If you’re ready for a peel, call our offices and set-up an appointment.

~ Kara