Chemical Peels

In recent years, chemical peels have become somewhat of a buzzword in the beauty and cosmetics industry. Chemical peels have quite the variety of benefits for all different skin types.

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are simply a technique for exfoliation. You’ve probably used a sugar scrub or a salt scrub in the shower to exfoliate your skin and sluff off any dead skin. You’ve also probably used a loofah to achieve the same goal. The problem with using manual exfoliants like these on our face is that it can tug on our skin, causing early lines and wrinkles. Manual exfoliants are sometimes harsh and, if used with too much pressure, can break capillaries in the skin or clog pores. We don’t want any of these side effects, so to remedy this, dermatologists introduced chemical peels.

What are the different types of chemical peels?

You can buy your own chemical peel to do at home at most stores that sell quality skincare products. These are very gentle peels that help to get off extra dirt, makeup, and dead skin at the end of the day. They may use glycolic acid, AHA, or another form of chemical exfoliant to gently remove any excess particles sitting on top of the skin. While these are recommended by most dermatologists and aestheticians, a professional chemical peel is a great treatment to receive in order to bring your results to the next level!

What does a professional chemical peel do?

A chemical face peel essentially removes your most outer layers of skin, revealing a softer, smoother face underneath. Because of the intensity of these peels, you will also see a reduction in acne, fine lines, and scars. Many younger patients receive a chemical peel for acne to help reduce inflammation and scarring on their face. This will help them to have a smoother, even skin tone as an adult as well.

Chemical peel benefits also include a reduction in any hyperpigmentation or melasma on the skin. These types of chemical peels have also been known to help reverse sun damage and many signs of aging. As we get older, our skin doesn’t reproduce as quickly, so a strong chemical peel helps to reveal a younger looking you!

What are the side effects of professional chemical peels?

Many people are very curious about chemical peel side effects, and you will experience some of these. Skin is likely to remain flaky, red, and possibly irritated for a few days after your peel. You may want to schedule some downtime to take care of your skin after your treatment.

What types of chemical peels does Agless Appeal Med Spa offer?

Our office currently carries the VI Peels with boosters. We also have SkinMedica Peels. SkinMedica offers three peel options based off of your individual needs. They have the Illuminize Peel, Rejuvenative Peel, and Vitalize Peel.

If you’d like to know more about the chemical peel cost, please call our office at (319) 393-3984. We have some of the best chemical peels in the Cedar Rapids, IA area, and we can’t wait to help you achieve the results you’ve been looking for!