The great thing about chemical peels is that even one peel can make your skin look younger and more even toned! While Dr. Wright does not recommend chemical peels during the sunny seasons because of the strong UV rays damaging your skin with the amount of time spent outdoors, November is the perfect time to get one! Different chemical peels works work for different skin issues like pigmentation or acne but did you know that it works to smooth out fine lines and reduce pore size? This treatment can also be done on the neck and hands to remove age spots too!
Read on to find out more reasons to schedule a Chemical Peel today!
Dr. Wright’s Tip:
Chemical Peels are the next best thing to having fresh new skin! Chemical peels which often use Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA- Glycolic) or Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHA- Salicylic), not only are found to reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills but improves the look and feel of dull skin and texture.
With any kind of chemical used on the skin, there are precautions you need to consider before you book a chemical peel treatment. Before your treatment is done at Skin MD and Beyond, a proper skin evaluation is performed to make sure that the right peel treatment will give you the greatest results. During your consultation we work with you to determine the depth of your peel which depends upon the condition of your skin and your goals after treatment.
Lactic acid vs. Glycolic acid Peels
Lactic acid and glycolic acid are two of the more common peel solutions. Because they can do similar things to your skin, it can be confusing to decide which one of these two chemical peels you should use.
Both peels yield similar results, though Lactic Acid Peels, derived from milk, are less harsh and can be safely used 1-2 times per week. Although it depends on your skin type and the strength of the lactic acid peel, it is a great way to treat superficial skin damage. A lactic acid peel every 2-3 weeks will revitalize and brighten skin, keeping it young and healthy.
A Glycolic Acid Peel will penetrate deeper, tends to fade hyperpigmentation better and is derived from fruit acid found in sugar cane and citrus fruits. This peel not only works on the outermost skin level, it also penetrates to the deeper skin layers. The peel removes the top layer of skin, promoting the production of collagen and elastin. It is a rapid exfoliant that will slough away dead, dry skin cells resulting in an even-toned, radiant and glowing appearance. Your newly exfoliated skin will feel soft and smooth, turning your problem skin into flawless skin.
If you are deciding between a glycolic acid peel and a lactic acid peel and don’t know which to get, go with lactic acid if you have never gotten a peel before or if you have lots of dark marks you want to fade. Once you find you can tolerate lactic acid just fine, you can try glycolic acid the next time you get a peel. See why many trust Skin MD and Beyond for their skin care needs and book a chemical peel today!