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Smooth skin not only looks great, but it makes you feel better about yourself. With the use of chemical peels, achieving that is even easier. Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment geared towards achieving smooth, clear, taut skin. Chemical peels also remove layers of dead and damaged skin cells and can treat various skin imperfections like acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and more.

Like many other skin products, choosing the right chemical peel for your skin is important. Here you’ll learn all about chemical peels and how to choose the right one for your skin type. And don’t worry, if you don’t know which type is right for you, we can help!

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are an aesthetic treatment that entails the application of a chemical solution to the skin. This solution can be applied all over but is especially popular to use on the face, hands, backs, neck, décolleté, and more to exfoliate and get rid of dead and damaged skin cells.

After the chemical peel, the skin underneath will be smoother and show less pigment, wrinkles, and damage.

Types of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are broken up into two types: superficial, and medium. Each chemical peel requires a different precursor to the treatment itself. Here is how these different types of chemical peels are characterized:

Superficial Peels

Superficial peels are the lightest variety. A cotton ball, gauze, or brush is used to apply the chemical solution to the area being treated. The targeted area will start to whiten and a slight stinging sensation might transpire. The chemical solution will then be removed and a neutralizing solution will be added.

Medium Peels

Medium peels work a little deeper into the target area but are applied the same way as a superficial peel. Medium peels may also contain glycolic acid.

Your comfort is always of the utmost importance and you’ll even be given a fan to use, as needed, to keep your skin comfortable.

Benefits of Different Types of Chemical Peels

Each type of chemical peel comes with different benefits. Whether you are looking at the base level treatment or the deepest level, each one has its advantages:

Benefits of Superficial Peels

  • Minimal downtime
  • Gentle exfoliation 
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Enhances skin texture and radiance 

Benefits of Medium Peels

  • More significant improvement in skin tone and texture
  • Reduces fine lines and age spots
  • Can address precancerous skin growths

Skin Concerns Addressed by Chemical Peels

Aside from improving the appearance and feel of your skin, chemical peels also can address skin concerns you may have. Addressing these concerns can help clear problem areas.

Acne and Acne Scars

Chemical peels have the potential to help reduce the appearance and severity of acne and acne scars. The chemical peel will exfoliate the skin and unclog your pores. Superficial peels are best for managing acne, while medium and deep peels are moderately more effective in treating scars.

Hyperpigmentation and Sun Damage

Hyperpigmentation and sun damage can darken certain areas of your skin. Chemical peels can help combat this by lighting the dark spots and evening out your skin’s tones. Medium chemical peels work best for both hyperpigmentation and sun damage due to the VI Peel active ingredient.

Aging Signs (Fine Lines and Wrinkles)

Unless blessed with the contrary, people are going to establish aging signs like fine lines and wrinkles on their skin. Chemical peels can stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of aging. The use of a medium chemical peel for aging signs is the best option due to its ability to penetrate deeper into your skin. 

Rough Skin Texture and Enlarged Pores

People with a rougher skin texture and enlarged pores should seek out chemical peels. The use of chemical peels will smooth your skin and reduce pore size, making you feel better about the appearance and feel of your skin. 

The best chemical peel for a rough skin texture and enlarged pores would be the medium peel. Unlike other skin concerns, the glycolic acid in the medium peel is best used for skins of this type.

Before and after chemical peel treatment results

Choosing the Right Chemical Peel for Your Skin

When choosing the right chemical peel for your skin, you have to weigh and consider several factors. You’ll want to be familiar with your skin type, the results you desire from this treatment, and the downtime that comes with chemical peels. 

To see the best results for better-looking and smoother skin, consult a BodyLase skin care professional to get a better grasp as to what will work best for your skin. 

What to Expect During and After a Chemical Peel

When looking to get a chemical peel, it’s important to know what to expect from the procedure and the aftercare process. 

The Procedure 

  • Consult with your aesthetics provider
  • Protect your skin from heavy sun exposure
  • Avoid other chemical-based treatments 
  • The actual “peeling” from the peel will vary based on your unique skin and the type of peel used. Some people experience no actual peeling, but don’t worry—the peel still works. Others may experience mild flaking or actual peeling in sheets.

Post-Peel Care 

  • Cleanse gently with cool water.
  • Moisturize often using a non-comedogenic moisturizer until the skin feels normal.
  • Don’t pick the peeling skin! If needed, use small scissors to cut away peeling skin. Resist the urge to “peel” it or accelerate the skin removal.
  • Protect your skin from heat exposure.
  • Don’t double up on treatments.

Call BodyLase for a Chemical Peel Consultation 

To get the best treatment for your skin that’ll leave you walking away with smoother, clearer, and better-looking skin, it’s important to choose the right chemical peel. Each person’s skin is different and has unique skin concerns, that’s why selecting the correct chemical peel will yield the results you desire. 

If you believe a chemical peel is the right step for your skin’s future, call BodyLase or contact us for a chemical peel consultation. 

Contact BodyLase at (919) 351-2054 for their Raleigh, NC, location and (919) 617-6664 for our Cary, NC, location. BodyLase offers many different body treatments, special promotions, and deals for first-time clients.