Okay, so Sex & the City kind of gave chemical peels a bad rap. We all remember Samantha’s raw bacon face. Yikes. But you don’t have to worry about coming away sizzled.
But don’t worry, that is nothing like an actual chemical peel experience. At Renew Aesthetics, we will work with you to build the exact peel experience you want.
Before we explain more about our philosophy when providing a chemical peel, we figured we should cover the basics!
Your skin is made up of a bunch of different layers of tissue. The two outermost of these layers of your skin are the epidermis and the dermis.
Different chemical peels are categorized by how deeply they can penetrate your skin and which layers the chemical exfoliants encourage your skin to shed its outermost layer, revealing younger, brighter, smoother skin.
Chemical peels are a highly effective treatment for resurfacing the skin and combating:
- Acne scars
- Skin discoloration
- Uneven skin tone
- Aging skin/spots
- Actinic Keratosis
- Enlarged pores
Types of chemical peels at Renew Aesthetics
Chemical peels can be categorized in 3 ways: superficial, medium-depth, and deep. This has to do with the specific ingredients and indicates how deeply the mask will penetrate your skin. Deeper penetration allows the peel to treat more severe conditions.
Superficial chemical peels
Superficial, or light, chemical peels are very gentle; the main exfoliant used in these types of chemical peels is an AHA-like glycolic acid, which penetrates the outermost layer of skin.
Light peels are ideal for first-time clients or those who have sensitive skin and are best suited to address:
- Fine lines
- Acne scarring
- Unwanted texture
- Uneven skin tone
With a light peel, any redness and irritation you experience while recovering should be very minimal. The recovery period is typically only a few days to a week of limited product use and sun exposure.
Medium-depth chemical peels
Medium-depth peels require a longer recovery period but produce more dramatic results after a single treatment. Immediately following your peel, you may experience redness, irritation, or flakiness as your skin sheds its dead and dull exterior to reveal a refreshed and rejuvenated you. Redness may persist for a couple of weeks to a month.
This type of chemical peel is ideal for clients with more pronounced:
- Acne scars
- Lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation
As a rule, you should repeat medium-depth chemical peels every 4 to 6 months to maintain your results. If your skin is more or less sensitive, your Renew Aesthetics provider will work with you to build a more customized timeline!
Deep chemical peels
Involving the harshest ingredients and penetrating your skin through the dermis, deep chemical peels are reserved for clients with extensive:
- Sun damage
- Precancerous growths
As opposed to medium peels, the results from a deep chemical peel are highly transformative and can last for years. You read that right: YEARS.
Naturally, though, these types of chemical peels also require a longer and more intense recovery process. This will include limiting your skin care products, exposure to the sun, and exercise. The exact recovery period varies for each patient.
Rejuvenate Your Skin with Renew Aesthetics!
With our individualized treatment plans, one-on-one consultations, and superior care, Renew Aesthetics champions our patients. You never have to question whether you are our top priority.
We serve patients from all over the area, including:
- And more!
Book a consultation to chat with our specialists about a chemical peel. We’ll sit down, get to know you, and discuss treatment options. We treat every patient individually with customized treatment plans tailored to their personal needs and goals.
Contact us online or by phone at 479.668.0168 to learn more about our skin services at Renew Aesthetics.
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