For only a few people, beautiful skin comes down to genetics. Everyone else requires a lot of help to get flawless skin. Chemical peels are one of the great options to treat various skin concerns, from signs of aging to acne scars or hyperpigmentation. Though the name sounds scary, in reality, it is not. It provides brighter, clearer, and more youthful skin. You must be curious to know more about the chemical peels. Here we have gathered all the information you need to know about the fantastic treatment.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is also known as chemexfoliation or derma peeling. A chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the dead skin cells from the surface. The treatment is available in various strengths and acids suited to multiple skin types. Each type has its own benefits, and only an expert can guide you to choose the right one for your skin concerns.
Types of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels generally come in three basic types: light, medium, and deep. This refers to the depth of penetration and strength of ingredients used.
- Light Chemical Peel- This is a gentle form of the treatment that removes the outer skin layer to reveal a brighter complexion, tighten enlarged pores, and reduce the appearance of superficial acne scars. Mandelic acid is commonly used in a light chemical peel.
- Medium Chemical Peel- Salicylic acid and Glycolic acid provide light to medium peel, which means they go a little deeper than the light peel. Jessner solution is also a medium peel that works best on people with dark skin. It addresses wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, and hyperpigmentation.
- Deep Chemical Peel- This penetrates the lower part of the dermis known as the reticular dermis. It is ideal for patients who want to treat deeper wrinkles and acne scars. TCA, or tricloroacetic acid is used in a deep chemical peel.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Fades Signs of Aging
As a chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin, the underneath layer reveals fresh and healthy cells free from wrinkles and fine lines. A light chemical peel is enough to treat superficial signs of aging. However, a medium to deep peel is better for deep wrinkles. At James Christian Cosmetics, our experts will help you decide whether a light, medium, or deep peel is best for your skin concerns.
Treatment of Acne
A light to medium chemical peel with salicylic acid or glycolic acid reduces acne by 45-95%. The treatment helps to unclog pores and removes bacteria. You can consider it a mildly effective over-the-counter acne treatment that clears the blackheads, whiteheads, and acne scars.
Minimize Sun Damage
You have no idea how the UV rays damage your skin. Sun exposure causes wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots. Fortunately, chemical peels repair and reverse the sun damage and keep you looking fresh and young.
Maximize the Effectiveness of Skincare Products
The chemical peel removes dead skin cells from the surface, and that shedding sends the signals to your body to boost collagen production, which will improve skin elasticity. Your skincare products will penetrate deeper and perform better due to debris removal from the surface. The smoother skin appears more radiant and receptive to skincare products.
Ideal Candidates for Chemical Peels
People with fair complexion and light hair are better candidates for the treatment. However, it benefits the darker skin tones as well. Severe acne, deep wrinkles, and sags do not respond to chemical peels. They may need other injectable treatments like Botox, Dermal Fillers, and micro-needling. At James Christian Cosmetics, we have a team of experts to perform the injectable procedure. Our founder, James Christian, has over 10 years of experience in the industry. You can visit for a free consultation to discuss your skin concerns.