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The Appeal of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove (exfoliate) the outer layers of built-up skin and debris to reveal smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin.

There are roughly 30 layers of skin cells, stacked on each other like bricks. Some of these cells are shed each day and after 30 days that outer layer is completely replaced by new cells. Skin exfoliation slows down as we age and with certain conditions like acne, excess oil production, and sun damage. The buildup of these dead skin cells results in dull, rough-looking skin, and discolored areas become more visible. Especially with aging skin, blotchy pigment, or skin with poor texture, exfoliation by a skin professional is imperative.

Chemical skin peels are also used to treat melasma (a skin condition characterized by irregularly shaped patches of brown skin commonly found on the face and neck). They’re usually more effective at lightening brown patches than most laser treatments, which can stimulate even more dark pigment. Peels can be performed anywhere on the body and they come in a variety of strengths. Our estheticians have a reputation for understanding exactly what chemical peel will work best for your specific skin concerns.

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Some of Skinspirations’ Chemical Peels

VI Peel Precision Plus

The VI Peel is composed of five rejuvenating acids: TCA, Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C and is designed to improve skin texture and erase fine lines and sun damage. VI Peel Precision Plus includes the Lighten Booster and Brightening Booster.  It decreases hyperpigmentation and makes pores appear smaller. Peeling is complete within 5 days and it’s safe for all skin types.

Vitalize Peel®

SkinMedica’s Vitalize Peel is a powerful light peel that can peel the years away from aging skin. This is the perfect peel for patients with mild to moderate skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pigment irregularities, and acne. Visible peeling usually lasts 2 – 5 days. You’ll see results after just one peel but a series of three treatments is recommended for best results.

Illuminize Peel®

This superficial chemical peel from SkinMedica increases skin glow and radiance without any downtime. It contains alpha-hydroxy acids (mandelic acid and malic acid) in combination with phytic acid and commonly used peeling agents (salicylic acid and resorcinol) to maximize skin rejuvenating effects with minimal irritation and no shedding.

Obagi Radiance Peel®

The Radiance Peel is a gentle in-office chemical peel that is suitable for oily and acne-prone skin, as well as dull skin with fine lines. Like other mild peels, a series of treatments provide best results.

Customized Peels

Our estheticians also customize peels for specific concerns like aging skin, dull, dry skin, and acne, using medical-grade products only available in a physician’s office.

If you’d like to learn more about how chemical peels can improve your skin, our estheticians will be happy to give you their expert advice. You can make an appointment for a consultation by calling 727.571.1923.