Chemical peels are a popular med spa treatment to refresh and revitalize skin. This minimally invasive procedure is customizable to address your unique skin care needs and concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, hyperpigmentation, acne, and uneven skin tone. The experts at BodyLase® Med Spa deliver safe, effective chemical peels in under an hour with little downtime.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Chemical peels work by gently removing the top layers of the skin using a carefully prepared combination of nutrients and acids. We use different strength solutions depending on how deep a peel your skin needs. The components of the peel temporarily alter the pH level of your skin to exfoliate and remove dead or damaged skin cells and stimulate healing. Chemical peels are great for your face, neck, and chest and can give you a quick self-confidence boost.
The chemical solutions generally include:
- Glycolic acid
- Salicylic acid
- Trichloroacetic acid
- Lactic acid
- Carbolic acid
Your body naturally repairs the skin from the inside out to create a healthier new layer of skin that is smoother and brighter. The chemical peel also helps to unclog your pores and allows skincare products to be absorbed more effectively.
What Are the Different Types of Chemical Peels?
Your BodyLase skincare professional will assess your skin and discuss your concerns to determine which type and strength of peel will achieve the best results.
Light chemical peels strip away only the outermost layer of skin and are commonly used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone or texture, sun damage, and acne. The peel is applied and remains on your skin for a few minutes before being washed off or neutralized. There is little to no downtime allowing you to return to your daily routine, and you can get a light chemical peel every few weeks to help maintain healthier skin.
Medium chemical peels penetrate more deeply down to the top of the dermis or middle layer of your skin. This type of treatment addresses moderate wrinkles, acne scars, discoloration, and age spots by removing more layers of skin where damage has occurred. Medium chemical peels generate new healthy cells and stimulate collagen and elastin production for firmer, tighter skin. The recovery time is generally around a week, and you can repeat the process every few months.
Deep chemical peels penetrate through the entire dermis layer and require a longer recovery time. This peel treats more significant skincare issues such as deep wrinkles, scars or actinic keratosis and may only be needed approximately 2-4 times a year.
You will notice a difference in the health and appearance of your skin as it heals, such as a smoother, more even texture and skin tone and a more youthful glow.
Revitalize Your Appearance with a Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is an effective way of combating common signs of aging and stressors that affect how your skin looks and feels. We will develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve healthier, younger-looking skin. Learn more details about chemical peels at BodyLase.