Chemical Peels: Putting Your Best Skin Forward!

One of the most popular procedures in our medspa is the chemical peel—and for good reason. These treatments pack a powerful punch at a price tag that will fit just about anyone’s budget. By effectively removing old, dead skin cells and increasing new cellular production, a brighter, more youthful epidermis is revealed.

Because of the wide variety of peels available, just about anyone is a good candidate for a chemical peel; and having at least one peel a year is a smart choice for healthy skin. As we age, our dead skin cells lose their ability to slough off in a timely manner. This causes our skin to look dull, wrinkled, and discolored from sun exposure and other kinds of pigmentation problems.

Choosing the right peel for your skin is very important. Even if you have sensitive skin, you can still get a chemical peel. Your aesthetician will be able to recommend exactly the right ingredients to best suit your skin’s condition and your beauty goals. Perhaps you need a superficial peel to brighten up, or maybe you need a deeper, mid-dermal peel to address more significant issues—we can recommend exactly the right peel for you.

The effectiveness of a peel is determined by the acids used, and the percentages of each acid in the variety of peels available. There are about as many combinations of acids in peels as there are skin conditions. In that there are many different acids used in peels; such as salicylic, glycolic, kojic, malic, trichloroacetic, and various others, one can imagine there is a good combination for your particular skin’s needs.

Peels are available that can treat different depths of the skin, which determines effectiveness and downtime. It is important to be aware of the effects of a peel, including how your skin will look and feel while the peel is actively working. One can expect dryness, cracking, some redness, and sloughing of the epidermis. These side effects do not last long and the results are beautiful.

The bottom line: there is a peel out there to match your lifestyle and skin type. From light peels to deep peels, Southern Surgical Arts has the right peel to fit your skin and your budget.

To learn more about your chemical peel options, please schedule an appointment with our medspa at 423-266-3331…just in time for holiday parties and pictures!

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