Chemical peel facials are effective anti-aging treatments to help your skin to feel reinvigorated and renewed, addressing a number of common skin care concerns.
The team at Vibrant Rejuvenation, led by Registered Nurse Natasha Copelin, offers customized chemical peels, along with many other skin care treatment options. If you’ve been curious about this luxurious procedure, we’ll answer all of your questions and explain the benefits of a chemical peel below.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a facial technique that helps to improve and smooth out the texture of your skin.
How a Chemical Peel Works with Your Skin
To understand how a chemical peel works and why it’s safe, you’ll first need to understand the structure of your skin. Your skin has seven layers that fall into three main categories.
You may already be familiar with the epidermis, which is the top-most main layer of the skin. It consists of several sublayers that perform different functions, such as repelling water.
The dermis is the middle layer of the skin. Much of your cell production occurs in the dermis.
Also known as the subcutaneous fat layer, the hypodermis protects your body and helps you to trap heat.
Typically, chemical peels penetrate either the epidermis or the dermis, depending on the level of treatment needed to provide the desired results.
What Kinds of Chemical Peels Can I Receive?
Traditional chemical peels are divided into three categories:
- Superficial peels
- Medium peels
- Deep peels
Superficial peels are a type of facial that utilizes mild chemical solutions to gently exfoliate the top layer of skin. Not only do superficial peels produce smoother skin, but they also help reduce discoloration, roughness, and dullness.
Medium peels utilize glycolic or trichloroacetic acid to penetrate not only the epidermis layer but also the dermis layer of the skin.
While superficial peels help to improve the appearance of the superficial layers of the skin, medium peels take things a step further. Medium peels are facials that help improve the appearance of age spots, freckles, skin discoloration, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Medium peels can also be utilized for exfoliation purposes, helping to smooth out the overall texture and appearance of skin.
Deep peels utilize trichloroacetic acid or phenol to penetrate even further into the dermis. They can help remove damaged skin cells, resulting in healthier skin overall.
Deep peels can help treat scars, wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, freckles, and age spots. The caveat with deep peels is they can only be performed once.
Should You Get a Chemical Peel?
Whether you choose to get a chemical peel ultimately depends on your cosmetic goals.
The prime candidates for chemical peels are people with certain skin issues, such as:
- Darker pigmentation on scars
- Acne scarring
- Sensitive skin
- Abnormal or excessive skin scarring
The amount of melanin present in your skin can determine how much success you have with a chemical peel. Typically, individuals with lighter or fairer complexions experience more success with chemical peel facials than those with more melanin.
Furthermore, there are some people who, because of their family or medical history, are not good candidates for chemical peel facials.
These individuals include those on certain acne medications, individuals who have a family history of overgrown scar tissue, or pregnant people.
If you are not a good candidate for a chemical peel, our skilled aesthetic professionals can discuss alternative treatments with you.
Chemical Peel Benefits
There are many benefits that patients can enjoy from chemical peel facials, including the following:
- Smoother skin
- Balanced skin texture
- Reduced appearance of skin discolorations
- Smoother appearance
- Reduced acne blemishes
- Reduced appearance of pores
- Customizable according to your skin type and treatment plan
Best of all, chemical peels are non-invasive.
Are Chemical Peels Safe?
Chemical peels have been around since the nineteenth century and have evolved significantly over the last several decades. The team at Vibrant Rejuvenation can answer any questions you might have about the techniques we use for our chemical peel treatments.
Chemical Peels vs. Other Treatment Options
In researching their options, patients often weigh out the benefits of chemical peels against other popular treatments. For example, laser treatments may be effective in treating some of the same concerns.
Ultimately, if an anti-aging facial is what you’re after, you will want to consult with the team at Vibrant Rejuvenation for advice on the best method to move forward. Because your skin is unique, our providers will help you to decide on the best treatment option for your specific needs.
How to Prepare for Your First Chemical Peel
There are some steps you should take as you prepare to receive your first chemical peel. Some general rules to follow are:
- Don’t exfoliate the skin excessively beforehand
- Stay hydrated prior to your treatment
- Avoid excessive exposure to sun
- Come to your treatment with a freshly washed face, free of makeup and lotions
The team at Vibrant Rejuvenation will be happy to answer your questions about the process of preparing for your chemical peel.
Ready to Book Your Chemical Peel?
Natasha Copelin, RN, and the experienced team at Vibrant Rejuvenation in Commack, NY, are experts in a variety of facial services, including chemical peels. Are you ready to experience the benefits of a chemical peel for yourself? Schedule your consultation today by calling us or visiting our website.