Maintaining a daily skin regimen of exfoliating, cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting promotes overall skin health. With an effective chemical peel, the top layer of dead and dull skin cells is gently sloughed off to allow the superficial correction of visible skin imperfections.
Chemical exfoliation involves the use of chemical substances to dissolve dead skin cells. Two main types of chemicals used for exfoliation are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). AHAs, such as glycolic acid and lactic acid, are water-soluble and work by breaking down the bonds between dead skin cells, allowing them to be easily removed. BHAs, like salicylic acid, are oil-soluble and can penetrate deeper into the pores, making them particularly effective for oily and acne-prone skin. As the debris and dead skin cells are removed, it takes with it harmful substances and improves skin imperfections that cause your skin to appear dull and aged. After exfoliation, be aware that you may be more sensitive to the sun. Hydrating newly revealed skin and protecting it with an effective sunscreen is essential. Peels can be extremely helpful for acne-prone skin, reducing clogged pores often associated with oil or problem skin. A chemical peel is an extraordinary treatment to restore your glow.