Beautiful skin is a joy to behold. Who doesn’t love the look and feel of smooth, soft skin? There are many treatments and skin routines that can get anyone closer to that flawless skin. One of our favorite treatments is chemical peels.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are one of the solutions to treating a variety of skin concerns to uncover a flawless complexion. Peels come with various refined acid formulas to treat an individual’s skin type and unique set of skin concerns. With an immense range of treatments available, chemical peels target pores, fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, and several other skin imperfections. Depending on the client’s skin concern, chemical peels containing ingredients that target those issues will be used.

Acne Problems?

Chemical peels containing salicylic acid are used to treat acne, targeting breakout, unclogging pores, and eroding blackheads. Chemical peels can be an excellent solution for those who suffer from acne. Peels target existing acne, prevent further breakouts, and fade scars and pigmentation leftover from old blemishes. Because peels come in various strengths, the aesthetician will evaluate the client’s skin concern to determine the peel’s strength before applying it to the skin.

The Process

Once you’ve had your skincare consultation, a chemical peel typically begins with cleansing the skin. Then, the chosen chemical solution targeting the client’s skin concerns is applied. The peel is then removed after a designated amount of time to reveal skin that is rejuvenated.

After a chemical peel, the skin will take a few days to heal, depending on the peel’s strength. The skin may fake off or peel, but it is important not to pull the skin. Avoiding the sun is crucial after treatment as the skin is healing and the new skin is sensitive. This sensitivity and peeling could last for one to ten days. During this time, using gentle facial products is essential. Follow up with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin from any sun damage.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Because chemical peels are non-invasive, it is recommended to do a series of 4 to 6 peels to achieve the desired results. Chemical peels are a good choice for a quick pick-me-up that will deliver almost immediate benefits for a fraction of the cost of expensive laser treatments and skincare products.

Peels refresh the skin, exfoliate the layers of skin, increase collagen and hyaluronic acid production, both of which contribute to brighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin. Chemical peels get rid of the dead cells on the skin’s uppermost layers, making skincare products more effective and allowing for better absorption.


Are you looking to refresh your skin’s appearance? The skin specialists at BodyLase can evaluate your skin and recommend a treatment that is right for you. Call us at 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) or 919-851-8989 (Cary) and make an appointment today.