If your skin’s texture has seen better days, a chemical peel can exfoliate away flaws like acne scars and dryness. At Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness in Delray Beach, Florida, esthetician Romy Mittler and her team can help you choose the strength of your chemical peel according to the needs of your skin. For more information about chemical peels, call Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness or book an appointment online today.
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are treatments for your skin that range in their capabilities, depending on the type you get. At Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness, the team helps you choose between a light, medium, or deep peel depending on your skin type and the difference you want to see. Each of them involves a chemical solution applied to your skin that causes it to shed one or more surface layers of cells.
Light peels are relatively gentle on your skin and only remove the outermost layer of your skin. One benefit of choosing the light peel is that you can get it as often as every 2-5 weeks for skin that continues looking its best.
Medium peels are slightly more aggressive and remove the outermost layer as well as the upper part of your skin’s middle layer. If you get a medium peel and enjoy the results, you can get another one in 3-9 months.
You should only get a deep peel if you plan on it being the only chemical peel you ever get. The peel removes the middle and lower portions of your dermis, the middle layer of your skin, and requires about two weeks of healing time.
Which features can a chemical peel address?
The team at Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness might recommend a chemical peel if you have multiple skin issues you want to address. A chemical peel can reduce or eliminate these common skin flaws:
- Rough textures
- Acne scars
- Small wrinkles
A deep chemical peel can also remove precancerous growths. Of course, lighter peels result in a more subtle difference, and deeper peels create a long-lasting, drastic effect.
Am I a good candidate for a chemical peel?
As with any skin care treatment, the team encourages you to sit down for an in-depth consultation to discuss your goals, your health, and your skin type. They can help you choose the right kind of peel for your skin or advise you against getting a chemical peel if your skin won’t handle it well. They might decide that you’re a candidate for treatment with a chemical peel if:
- You have a light complexion
- You don’t scar easily
- Your health is generally good
- You have realistic expectations for the result
- You haven’t taken acne medication for at least six months
The team also makes sure a chemical peel matches your treatment goals. If you want smaller pores or fewer deep wrinkles and folds, they might guide you to other more suitable treatment options.
For a chemical peel consultation, call Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness or book an appointment online today.