To glow or not to glow, to peel or not to peel
Ladies, it’s that time of year when our skin becomes dry, and dull looking. We need to get rid of old dead skin cells, and renew the collagen (collagen is a building block of skin tissue that creates a strong and supple skin surface). There are various ways of doing this. One of the most popular ways is a chemical peel.
The words “chemical peel” do not exactly evoke a positive image. The very idea of chemicals on the skin will bring on the shudders. But look at the Wikipedia definition: “A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Facial skin is mostly treated, and the body and scarring can be improved. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin.” In reality, a controlled chemical is applied to the skin. New skin is regenerated and the old skin “peels” off.
Peels aren’t for everybody and some peels are more aggressive than others. But we would all like to have the most radiant skin possible, and even the healthiest lifestyle can leave you with a dull or ruddy complexion.
Chemical peels are some of the simplest and most effective treatments for achieving that radiant glow, and are one of the oldest cosmetic procedures performed around the world. Not only can you expect smooth and clear skin with these treatments, but chemical peels can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
If you’re looking for a dramatic ‘lift’ to your appearance without expensive surgery, chemical peels could be the secret to getting that youthful look.
- Reduction or removal of blotchy patches – Skin blotches can create a dull complexion, and typically do not clear up on their own. A chemical peel can penetrate deep enough to remove the layer of darker skin to even out your skin tone.
- Removing the appearance of sun damage – The sun is the leading cause of fine lines and wrinkles. These can be prevented with a healthy skincare regime. Peels remove the layer of skin that may be affected by sun damage to leave behind a fresh and smooth layer.
- Acne management – If you’re suffering from acne, a peel can be invaluable. Lighter peels such as AHAs and glycolic acid peels are more appropriate for sensitive and acne-prone skin, and can help clear up inflammation and even acne scars after a few months of treatment.
- Low downtime – Most peels require just one or two treatments before the cells begin to turnover; you’ll start to see effects in just a few days with little recovery time required.
- Age spot removal – Age spots can be difficult to hide under makeup, but chemical peels can help reduce pigmentation and even out your skin tone.
- Fast and simple procedures – The process of applying the chemical peel solution and letting it set rarely takes longer than 15-20 minutes.
- Improved collagen growth – Glycolic acid peels in particular will help with collagen production.
- Better skin quality Removing dead skin cells regularly will freshen up the skin and leave it silky smooth; chemical peels help remove dead skin cells and will even out the skin tone to leave you with a fresh and youthful glow.
Conclusion: Chemical peels can be great but only if they’re right for your skin. The best thing you can do is talk to a doctor or a cosmetologist/esthetician who specializes in the procedure, allow them to assess your skin and have them tell you if you’re a suitable candidate. Remember that it may not result in the quick fix you were hoping for. On the other hand, you can’t go wrong with a non-chemical treatment, preferably one using natural products. A good spa should be offering both to potential clients. Call or use the Coco booking form below to make an appointment for a free consultation