Skin Peel Types: How to Choose the One That’s Right for You

November 7, 2017

 

 

 

Chemical peel is a non-invasive, non-surgical solution to reveal a younger, fresher and newer skin on the face, neck, hands and even underarms.  It is a very effective way to not only achieve healthier skin but also to maintain it.  When applied to the skin, the solution will cause the old, damaged layer of the skin to peel off, resulting to a fresher, healthier and younger appearance.  Chemical peel is a great option to address skin problems such as:

 

  • Dark patches, freckles, and age spots

  • Fine lines around the mouth and eyes

  • Wrinkles

  • Acne

  • Mild scarring

 

Getting chemical peels will give you the following benefits:

 

  • Smoothen rough skin by eliminating skin’s top layer

  • Promote youthful appearance

  • Regulate acne

  • Reduce acne scar appearance

  • Erase minor imperfections

  • Minimize fine lines/wrinkles

  • Can remove deeper imperfections

  • Minimal downtime with peeling

  • Reduces ‘pit’ acne scar appearance

 

The right chemical peel depends on what your goals are for your skin as they differ in their depth of penetration.  Finding out which chemical peel is best for your skin can be quite confusing.  In choosing, you must consider several factors such as degree of damage, downtime and of course the budget

 

But here is a quick guide for you in considering which chemical peel to go for.

 

For clients with minimal sun damaged skin and with fine lines and wrinkles you can consider getting light peels:

 

  • Light glycolic peel

  • Trichloroacetic Acid or TCA (10-25%)

  • Mandelic peel

  • AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) peel

 

Light peels are good for skin maintenance, softening very fine wrinkles and for fading mild hyperpigmentation.  Accompanied with little or no downtime, light chemical peel is perfect for lunchtime beauty fixes.

For clients who has more pronounced facial aging, more stubborn pigmentation and wants to have the quickest results, get the medium peels:

  • TCA 35-50%

  • Glycolic acid 70%

Medium peels are typically associated with longer downtime (around 1 week or more) and prolonged healing time.

For clients with more severe wrinkles and skin laxity, correcting blotches caused by age, hormones or sun damage, removing freckles and removing pre-cancerous growths consider having deep peels:

  • Phenol acid

  • Carbolic acid

Deep chemical peels are performed with general anesthesia and require 2-3 weeks downtime, much like a surgery, and takes months before full recovery.  They often incorporate bleaching instruments, so they are not recommended on people with dark complexion. Also, it is not advised on clients with heart problems.

In conclusion, the safest and most effective way to know which chemical peel you need is to consult the experts.  At Loveli Skin Beauty Centre, we will help you choose the right one which will fit to all your considerations.  With proper assessment of the current condition of your skin we can recommend the best chemical peel that will work for you.

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