What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that can be applied to the face, hands, and neck. They’re used to improve the appearance or feel of the skin. During this procedure, chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated, which causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. Once this happens, the new skin underneath is often smoother, appears less wrinkled, and may have less damage.
What are the benefits of chemical peels?
- deep chemical exfoliation
- treating hyperpigmentation and other skin discolorations
- facial rejuvenation
- unclogging pores
- getting rid of acne
- reducing the depth of wrinkles or acne scarring
- brightening skin tone
- enhancing the absorption of other skincare products
How does a chemical peel work?
As the name implies, chemical peels involve using medical-grade chemical solutions to gently remove the outer, damaged layer of your skin. In addition, Skin Savvy chemical peel offerings (PCA Skin, SkinCeuticals and Enlighten RX) go a step further and penetrate to deeper layers of your skin to stimulate cell turnover and collagen production.
Therefore, as the surface of your skin starts to shed away over the following few days, newer, healthier, more vibrant skin begins to shine through. Your “new” layer of skin is more even-toned and has smaller pores and fewer lines. Chemical peels can even minimize the appearance of scars, including old acne scars, by removing damaged tissue and triggering new tissue development.
At Skin Savvy we provide personalized chemical peel treatments based on your specific skin concerns. You can book your consultation by visitng our Contact Us page.
What happens during a chemical peel?
Your customized chemical peel treatment at Skin Savvy is an entirely rejuvenating experience. During your visit, your aesthetic specialist will thoroughly cleanses your face, neck, and décolleté. After that, they will apply a PCA Skin, SkinCeuticals or Reve Enlighten RX peel based on your skin concerns, skin tone, and skin texture.
The length of time your peel solution needs to be on your face just depends on which peel you’re having. Your chemical peel may need anywhere from 5-15 minutes (sometimes longer) to work. During this time, it’s normal to feel some mild burning or itching, which indicate that the peel is effectively working.
At the end of your chemical peel session, your skin care practitioner uses a neutralizing solution to deactivate the chemicals. This results in a cooling and soothing effect. The final step involves cleansing your skin and applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
NEW! RevePeel Enlighten Rx Peel System at Skin Savvy.
The Enlighten RX Plus is the newest skin lightening system on the market to include an intensive mask treatment and a home care regiment. This peel is perfect for patients that are ready to say goodbye to hyperpigmented skin with hormonal melasma, irregular pigmentation areas, or pitted acne scars.
Unlike lasers or photofacials that remove pigment from the skin’s surface but do not address melanin production at its root cause, the revolutionary Revepeel Enlighten Peel deeply penetrates the skin with skin-brightening ingredients which paralyze the production of melanin for a long period of time. The Enlighten Peel formula contains 6 bioactive skin-lightening ingredients including hydroquinone, retinol, kojic acid, arbutin, niacinamide and an oil-based form of Vitamin C.
This prescription-level, advanced chemical peel is designed to help exfoliate the skin and promote skin cell turnover, so your pores shrink, sun damage lifts, and fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed out just how we like it. The first application is applied and left on for 8-12 hours. Once it’s removed, you may experience redness, dryness, and flaking for 1-2weeks.
Is there any downtime after a chemical peel?
Yes, although the downtime you have after your chemical peel just depends on which type of peel you have. Almost all chemical peels result in mild redness, inflammation, and swelling afterward. For mild lunchtime peels, these side effects should resolve within a few days. Or if you’re having a medium-depth chemical peel, side effects may last for about a week. The more and more you have chemical peels at Skin Savvy — monthly peels are recommended — the better your skin starts tolerating the peels and the shorter your downtime becomes each time.
Get your youthful glow back by getting the correct, personalized treatment at Skin Savvy. Visit our Contact Us page to schedule your consultation.
Individual results may vary.
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