March 30, 2016
Top 4 Myths About Chemical Peels

Myth #1 
Chemical peels can be performed at home

Glycolic and Lactic Peels tend to be the gentler of the chemical peels available on the market. Deeper peels should be performed by a certified physician. At the appropriate percentage, glycolic and lactic peels are perfectly safe and easy to use in the comfort of your home. With our new kit, we make it even easier to prep and neutralize your peel. Not to mention the amazing ingredients that are included in the Post Peel Treatment Serum which easily penetrate into skin for amazing results!

Myth #2 
Chemical peels have a long downtime

Downtime should not be more than a week to completely regenerate skin. You should experience mild peeling which is often not visible to the naked eye. It will feel more like roughness than actual peeling. We always recommend starting at the lowest percentage, and slowly moving up in strength as your skin adjusts to the peel. We carry glycolic peels from 10-70% and Lactic peels from 25-90%. Starting off at the lowest percentage will ensure that you do not experience a long downtime with minimal redness and peeling. 

Myth #3
Receiving a chemical peel is a one-time solution

Chemical peels help to resurface the skin, bringing new, healthier skin tot the surface. For this reason it is essential to practice good post peel habits. These include:

  1. Avoiding sun exposure
  2. Wearing sunscreen when outdoors, even if it is cloudy
  3. Avoiding going into a Jacuzzi or heat (ex. Steam from a stove), for at least a few days after a chemical peel.
  4. Use hydrating and moisturizing products on a regular basis to provide your skin with an ideal environment for healing. Avoid harsh products.

It also important to note that one peel will not be enough to repair years of damage. It can take several treatments to achieve desired results.

Myth #4
Chemical Peels are only beneficial for those with problematic skin

Chemical peels are beneficial for all skin types. Everyone needs to exfoliate their skin at least once every 2 weeks. This will help to promote a healthy skin barrier. Glycolic peels are great for improving skin’s resiliency. They help to increase collagen and elastin production for firmer, healthier skin. Lactic peels work more on the skin’s surface. They are great for dry skin types and help to reduce the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation.



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