The Science of Chemical Peels and Benefits of a Homecare Package
What is a chemical peel?
Chemical peels cause intentional damage to the epidermis and/or dermis with the goal of stimulating new tissue to improve skin texture and tone. Chemical peels have been used dating back to Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra used sour milk to improve the appearance of her skin, according to some sources. Lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) is the active ingredient in sour milk.
How can chemical peels benefit the skin?
Chemical peels improve skin texture and firmness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Peels also even out skin tone improves acne-prone skin and reduce pore size appearance.
How are chemical peels classified?
Chemical peels are classified as superficial, medium or deep, depending on the depth of penetration of the ingredients used. Superficial peels exfoliate to various levels of the epidermis. Medium-depth peels treat through the papillary dermis and deep peels to the mid-reticular dermis.
The strength of a chemical peel is determined by the type of ingredients used, their concentrations and the pH of the formulation.
On what areas of the body are chemical peels used?
Chemical peels are usually performed on the face, but may also be used on the neck, décolleté, back and hands.
ChromaDerm offer a selection of superficial to medium depth peels known for their excellent results and safety profile. We believe in repeated treatments for progressive and gradual results, and to avoid the side effects and downtime associated with deeper peels. Chemical peels at ChromaDerm are only performed by a very experienced Registered Dermatology Specialist Nurse and skin care Practitioner in a clinical setting so that they are delivered safely and effectively.
When peels are performed regularly, the skin gets used to this process and begins to rejuvenate itself like younger skin.
You will receive a complete thorough skin analysis and recommendation based on your individualized treatment program to address your skin concerns.
We will create a personalized program that combines professional treatments with home care products since they work synergistically to improve the health and beauty of skin.
Pre-treatment products precondition the skin, accelerate results and minimize complications. Post-treatment products minimize complications, soothe the skin and then maintain the results. Professional treatments enhance the results of your home care products.
Beautiful skin doesn’t happen overnight. A single chemical peel can provide the immediate effect of bright and radiant skin. However, more significant results in treating textural issues, fine lines and inflamed acne take time.