Benefits of the Different Types of Chemical Peels
When people want a fast and effective way to lessen the signs of aging, they turn to a solution known as chemical peels. This non-surgical cosmetic procedure is effective because it removes the damaged surface layer of the skin, revealing the young, healthy skin underneath. If you think this is right for you, visit Beaute Therapies in West Palm Beach. We offer three different peels to suit your skin needs. You will always be in good hands when you choose Beaute Therapies for all your spa services.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peeling is a non-surgical cosmetic solution. It uses harmless chemical solutions to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells from the surface. It is designed to treat a variety of skin conditions, including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, and uneven skin tone. In general, the procedure takes only 30 minutes, however, some can be longer, like our Vitalize Peel.
No two peels are the same. Depending on your skin condition, you can choose from light, medium, or deep peels to get the results you want. Patients notice a difference days after receiving light and medium peels, while results are immediate for deep peels.
There are many benefits of chemical peels, including the obvious: brighter, smooth skin. In addition to this, this cosmetic solution can:
- Reduce skin discoloration caused by sun damage
- Stimulate new collagen and healthy skin cell growth
- Improve skin tone and texture
- Smooth away fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce superficial scars
- Treat breakouts
Light to Deep Chemical Peels
When you visit Beaute Therapies in West Palm Beach, you will work with a specialist to determine whether you benefit most from a light, medium, or deep chemical peel. It all depends on your skin type and the conditions you wish to treat.
A light chemical peel uses a mild chemical solution to gently exfoliate the skin. Light peels remove the epidermis, which is the topmost skin layer. Most patients who receive light peels wish to treat:
- Fine wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Dry skin
Because the solution is so gentle, it is recommended that patients visit every 2-5 weeks for re-treatment. Side effects will vary, but generally include redness, stinging, irritation, skin flaking, and for some, hyperpigmentation. Discomfort will subside after repeated treatments.
For a stronger treatment, patients can choose a medium chemical peel. This procedure removes the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis, which is the inner layer directly underneath. This solution is ideal if you wish to treat:
- Acne scars
- Uneven skin tone
Multiple sessions may be necessary to maintain the desired results. It is recommended that patients visit every 4-6 months for a medium chemical peel. Side effects of this procedure are like that of a deep sunburn. You may experience pain, tenderness, and even swelling.
The final option is a deep chemical peel. This solution removes the epidermis, upper and middle layer of the dermis. The chemical solution used is strong and may require a local anesthetic and sedative for pain management. Patients who opt for this wish to treat:
- Deep wrinkles
- Deep scarring
- Precancerous skin patches
Side effects include tenderness, redness, scabbing, and flaking. It will take days for the skin to fully peel off and 7-14 days to fully heal. When you have a deep chemical peel, effects last up to 10 years and it isn’t advised that you do repeated treatments. One deep peel is all you need.
Contact Beaute Therapies
If you are interested in this fantastic procedure, look no further than the experienced team at our medical spa in West Palm Beach. We offer three solutions:
- Illuminize peel – Helps provide vibrant, radiant-looking skin with minimal downtime. Brightens the overall appearance of the skin.
- Rejuvenize peel – Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Noticeable improvement after just one peel and compelling results after three to six treatments.
- Vitalize peel – Improve the appearance of skin imperfections. See noticeable improvement after just one peel and compelling results after three to six treatments.
When you come in for a consultation, we will help choose the solution that’s right for you. For chemical peels in West Palm Beach, contact Beaute Therapies. Call (561)653.3399 for a free consultation.