Chemical Peels

April 28, 2022

Is your skin that is looking tired, dull, and sporting blemishes and lines? Do you want to find a treatment that’s more potent than a facial, but stays away from needles? Chemical peels are a non-invasive method of skin rejuvenation that can help you look refreshed, glowing, and gorgeous. They can be repeated regularly to maintain stunning results, and don’t require any downtime afterward! To learn more about this incredible treatment, offered here at Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ, read on.

What Are Chemical Peels?

This is a cosmetic treatment that uses chemicals to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. It does this by removing the top layers of dead skin cells to reveal healthier skin underneath, which is a technique called “skin resurfacing”. It can help reduce fine lines, clear acne, and blackheads, lighten dark spots or discoloration due to sun damage or aging, and even out overall skin tone. It can also be used to treat certain types of scarring caused by acne breakouts. Different types of peels can offer different, specific results.

What Are Some of the Different Types of Chemical Peels?

VI Peel

This medical-grade peel can be used on the face, neck, chest, back, or hands. It’s medium-depth, which means the chemicals penetrate the epidermis (top layer of skin) to reach the dermis underneath. It contains a combination of powerful ingredients that work together to improve the texture and tone of the skin, including salicylic acid and vitamin C. VI Peel is an affordable option for those looking to improve the appearance of their skin without surgery or expensive lasers.

Glyderm Peel

This is a type of chemical peeling treatment that utilizes acids and other ingredients to remove dead layers of skin and reveal newer, healthier-looking skin on the surface. Some common ingredients found in glyderm peel treatments include:

  • Glycolic Acid: This is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to exfoliate the skin and improve its appearance.
  • Lactic Acid: Another type of AHA, lactic acid can also help to improve the skin’s appearance by exfoliating and moisturizing.
  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA): TCA is a stronger peel ingredient that can be used to treat more severe skin conditions such as wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scars.
  • Phenol: Phenol is the strongest of all chemical peel ingredients and can provide dramatic results when used by a skilled practitioner like the staff members here at Simply.Aesthetics.

What Happens During These Treatments?

Before

The first step in the process is to come in for a consultation with a member of our team. We can examine your skin and determine if a peel will be the best thing to treat your concerns, and if so, which type. We’ll also look at your medical history and any skin conditions you may have had in the past to ensure this kind of treatment will be suitable for you. If we find that you’re not a healthy candidate, or that your skin concerns would be better addressed with a different treatment, we’ll talk you through your alternatives.

Your Session

All peels work similarly. We’ll begin with the cleansing, which gives your face a deep clean. A peeling agent is then applied to the face. This agent will work to break down the bonds between the dead skin cells and the healthy skin cells. As the agent works, you will likely feel a tingling sensation on your skin. Once the desired level of exfoliation has been reached, the chemical peel solution is neutralized and removed from your skin. A soothing ointment may be applied to help protect your skin.

Is There Recovery Time Needed After Either Treatment?

There is typically no recovery time needed after a peel. You may experience some redness immediately after the treatment, but this should subside quickly. This is usually minimal and can be covered with makeup. It is important to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen daily while your skin is healing from a chemical peel. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun’s rays and can be easily damaged. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and optimal results.

Why Does My Skin Look Dull and Tired?

Your skin can appear dull and tired for a number of reasons. Perhaps you haven’t been getting enough sleep, or you’ve been exposed to too much sun or pollution. Maybe you’re not eating a nutritious diet, or you’ve been under a lot of stress. Some people find that changes in their weight contribute to worn-out-looking skin. Whatever the reason, there are some simple steps you can take to help your skin look its best.

Start by cleansing your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Be sure to remove all makeup before going to bed. Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells and reveal fresh, new skin. And be sure to moisturize daily to keep your skin hydrated and looking healthy. Finally, try using a natural facial mask once or twice a week to give your skin an extra boost of nutrients. In terms of your lifestyle, it’s important to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.

How Often Can I Get This Treatment?

This treatment can be performed at various intervals, depending on the type of peel used and its effects. For superficial peels, it is usually recommended that you get them done around once a month or once every 2-4 months. This will help remove any dead skin cells and reveal fresh, healthy-looking skin underneath. Other, more potent peels often require a longer recovery time after each treatment and should be spaced out by several months to allow your skin time to heal properly between sessions.

Enjoy Gorgeous, Glowing Skin

If you want to enjoy a fresh new look that’s both stunning and completely natural-looking, look no further than a chemical peel. With no needles or lasers, zero recovery time, and tried and tested results, there are so many benefits – and you can keep coming back from more! At Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ, we can get you started on your skin resurfacing journey.

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