They are essentially facials that are done by a certified dermatologist where chemical solutions and agents are put onto your skin, causing the top layer to peel off after a while. This allows the softer and smoother skin underneath to become more visible. Chemical peels can be done on your hands, face, and neck.
There are three types, superficial, medium, and deep peels. Superficial peels use a mild acid to get into the top layer of skin, treating rough and discolored skin. Medium peels exfoliate through acids and can treat problem areas with wrinkles, age spots, and also discoloration. Deep peels penetrate to the middle layers of your skin, treating things like scars, age spots, and freckles.
Chemical peels include glycolic, salicylic, and beta hydroxy acids, combined with herbal elements like green tea to treat and soothe your skin.
If you’ve had concerns about lines, dull skin, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and scarring, chemical peels are a safe and effective way to treat your face. Results from chemical facial peels are permanent and are great for rejuvenation since they promote skin cell turnover, working to unblock pores and reduce sebum production. You will typically see results instantly.
If you want fresher and brighter skin, chemical facial peels are a great way to achieve that. Always go to a professional and never try to DIY one at home. The results will not be nearly as substantial, and you could cause major irritation to your skin.