BodyLase, chemical peelsThe holidays are coming.  Do you want to look in the mirror and see wrinkles, blemishes,  and dark spots staring back?  Of course not.  Age and sun can leave marks on your skin.  If you are looking for a way to freshen up your skin and get back that smooth healthy glow for the holiday party season maybe a chemical peel is for you.

A chemical peel is a procedure that can aesthetically improve your skin’s appearance. This cosmological procedure uses a mixture of different acids which exfoliate the uppermost layers of the skin. Once the uppermost layers of the skin “peel off”, a layer of new skin remains which is smoother and less blemished. Chemical peel procedures can be done on the face, neck, chest, hands and legs.

Before jumping into having a chemical peel here is a list of the skin problems for which this procedure gives the best results:


Acne can leave many scars on the face, neck and chest.  Even after the acne is treated and completely healed scarring may remain leaving the skin uneven and blotchy.  A chemical peel  can soften the acne scars and balance the uneven pigmentation thus resulting in a smoother texture and more even toned skin.


Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is a discoloration of the skin that occurs during the healing process which follows a skin trauma.   This trauma can be a bug bite, a cyst under the skin or acne.  In such cases, chemical peels are used to improve the appearance of the skin by lightening the darkened area.


Scars are very common. Scars are marks that are left on the skin’s surface after a wound or an injury has healed. A lot of times, scars cause uneven pigmentation and a textured skin surface.  These can be diminished with a chemical peel.


Wrinkles are a common factor of aging. Wrinkles usually appear on the face, hands and neck. Fine lines around the eyes and mouth can be reduced or eliminated by chemical peels.  Deep wrinkles, sags or bulges on the other hand show no improvement after this procedure.

Dark skin

Darkening of the skin occurs for many reasons.  Melasma is one common reason.  Melasma occurs when the skin is stimulated to produce more color.  This can be from sun exposure, hormones or even cosmetics.  90% of the people with melasma are women.  These dark patches appear on your face, neck and forearms.  Chemical peels can lighten these areas to give a more even skin tone.


If you have scars or hyperpigmentation on your legs that you do not like, you can get a chemical peel to make the skin look fresher, vibrant and smooth.

Large pores

Although large pores can never be reduced fully, chemical peels can temporarily reduce their look on the skin. After the peel good skin maintenance will keep the pores smaller in size.

Looking your best for the holidays is important.  Let one of the expert aestheticians at BodyLase® help you get your skin looking great this holiday season.