There are plenty of different kinds of chemical peels to help exfoliate the skin. Whether you receive your chemical peels from DNA Skin or choose to do some at home, it is essential to understand the process to keep your skin healthy and safe. Many of our clients choose chemical peels for a wide range of skin issues and concerns. Learn more regarding what you need to know about chemical peels and how they can help your skin.
Allows Deeper Skincare
Chemical peels can be applied alone or in tandem with other skincare treatments. Often clients will choose a chemical peel before another skincare treatment. This helps remove the layer of dirt and dead skin cells to reveal the lower skin layer. Chemical peels are often the secret to healthy skin as they help other skincare applications penetrate deeper into the skin. Exfoliating with a chemical peel prior to a skincare treatment is vital to receive the most benefit.
Corrects Common Skin Issues
Post-inflammatory and sun-induced hyperpigmentation are both skin issues that chemical peels can help correct. The chemical peel process stimulates new collagen production in the skin by creating a controlled injury. The body targets the skin area after a chemical peel, which produces new skin cells. Clients who struggle with acne and breakouts also enjoy using chemical peels to help clear up and control skin irritation.
Not All Chemical Peels Are the Same
While you may think that every chemical peel is the same as the rest, it is important to know that there is a wide variety of peels to choose from. Some peels require downtime, while others do not. Some peels take off a visible layer of skin while others leave the skin intact.
There are also different strengths available, including superficial, medium-deep, and deep levels. Understanding what kind of peel you apply, as well as how it should react with your current skin condition, is vital to keeping your skin safe during the chemical peel process.
Safe for Both Teens and Adults
While everyone’s skin is unique, it is generally safe for both teens and adults to receive chemical peels. Most peels should be spaced out 4-6 weeks, but some acne based peels are safe to apply every two weeks. Consider an online consultation with DNA Skin for more information about the peels you have at home, as well as tips on when to apply your chemical peels.
Chemicals Can Be Deceiving
Depending on your exfoliation history, clients can still receive peels as long as they don’t contain ingredients that bother the skin. Some clients with sensitive skin choose to stay away from those peels with salicylic acid and retinoids.
Peels also have a pH level that can be quite deceiving. It is commonly assumed that lower pH levels mean that the peel is less invasive, but something that is not the case. Understanding the Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA) levels within a peel is important. While every peel should state both the pH level and percentages of these chemicals, some peels can be deceiving in their potency. Double-checking with your esthetician at DNA Skin is important.
At DNA Skin, we always make your peel experience as comfortable as possible. Whether it is your first time or tenth peel with us, we always take into consideration your exfoliation history and the current condition of your skin. Allow us to help increase the health of your skin by setting up an appointment with us today!