Okay so let’s talk about the complex world of choosing a chemical peel. The process of shedding old skin to reveal gorgeous new, younger looking skin underneath… I mean who wouldn’t want this? I want to look gorgeous all the time. Who doesn’t? So we’re agreed, many of us are willing to trade the sting and the inconvenience of a chemical peel for good results. But, that’s what we want good results. Excellent results are my preference. So, how can we get excellent results from the variety of chemical peels out there?
Well, here’s what you’re dealing with. Chemical peels come in a variety of acid percentages used in a controlled way on the face and décolletage. The acid substance is designed to damage the skin forcing it to shed the old skin over a number of days. With deeper professional peels the skin and upper dermis will be dissolved. I know, it sounds kind of shocking but it’s the damage that produces the great results. Potentially, that is. So, collagen production is kick-started by this acid damaging process. It is forced to produce new skin. After patiently waiting out the peeling and flaking process without picking at the skin (be mindful) after a chemical peel, your reward? Newer looking skin, actually it is true new skin you will see on your face. The final reveal, it’s a great moment. And, women naturally are wiling to pay for this to be done properly.
So, start with good research. Superficial chemical peels are used for facial rejuvenation and exfoliation. A lunchtime peel for the face and décolletage might include glycolic peels, lactic acid peels or fruit enzyme peels. Deeper peels or medium depth peels with salicyclic acid treat all kinds of acne and target medium depth lines and wrinkles. These are applied professionally for best results. Here is where you really have to up your research. Ask yourself. What is the skin problem I want to transform?
Whether you are African American, Armenian, Asian, Caucasian or Indian you need to precisely research which chemicals (from many) and what depth of peel (percentage) your skin cultural type will handle. It really does come down to that. After all we’re talking about using acid on skin. Dark skin is not going to react to acid the same way as light skin. We don’t want scarring. We want gorgeousness. Your research will help you decide. You simply must take precautions with chemical peels. Chemical peels produce very different outcomes. They affect each person’s skin differently. I mean really differently. So, do I have a chemical peel at home, at a spa or at the dermatologist’s office? That’s your next question.