Chemical Peels involve a process of applying a solution to the skin which causes the skin to peel/slough off within a day or two after it is applied. This removal of dead skin cells stimulates the production of new skin cells that create a dramatic difference in skin color, texture, tone and the skin feels softer, smoother and has a very healthy glow to it.
Like the video depicts, many people are unsure or afraid of what to expect from a chemical peel and what the process entails to get one. Below is a list of some of those myths and the truths about them…
Myth #1: All chemical peels are created equal
Not all peels are the same. “Chemical peel” is actually just a general classification for a number of chemical treatments used to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin. Some are stronger than others and provide different results.
Myth #2: Getting a chemical peel means a lot of downtime
Recovery time after a chemical peel depends on the type and strength of peel you’ve received, many don’t require downtime at all!
Myth #3: Chemical peels are bad for your skin
The word “chemical” might sound like something you shouldn’t put on your skin, but when performed correctly chemical peels are a safe way to improve your skin. Many chemical peels use naturally occurring acids found in fruits and other foods like sugar cane.
Myth #4: Chemical peels are painful
During some peels (a TCA peel, for example), the chemicals act as an anesthetic so pain is very minimal. During alpha hydroxy acid peels, which are milder than TCA peels, the only feeling is a slight stinging or tingling sensation during the treatment.
Myth #5: You should only get one if you have skin problems
There are chemical peels that specifically target acne, acne scarring or sun spots however, the most popular use of chemical peels is for facial skin regeneration . Chemical Peels are ideal for anyone who wants to improve the look of their skin.
If you’ve been searching for an effective way to renew and refresh your skin, consider getting a chemical peel!! Give us a call at Advanced Skin Therapy of Smokey Point and forget the myths and focus on the facts to determine if a chemical peel is right for you.