At-Home Peeling with Resurfacing (Part 1)
When it comes to achieving great skin, cosmetic procedures like chemical peels can be a huge help. Chemical peels are treatments that involve applying a chemical solution to the face to remove damaged layers of the skin.
They are known to improve various skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and uneven skin texture. But what’s a chemical peel exactly, and how does it work? In this two-part blog post, we’ll be diving into the basics of chemical peels and helping you understand everything you need to know before trying out this dermatological treatment.
First things first, the chemicals used in chemical peels vary in strength and type. There are three main types of chemical peels: superficial, medium, and deep.
Superficial peels are the mildest type of chemical peels that work only on the topmost layer of the skin. They involve the application of milder acids, such as alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acids, that help remove the top layer of dead skin cells, reduce skin discoloration, and improve skin texture. They are perfect for people with mild acne, superficial pigmentation, and fine lines.
Medium peels are a step up from superficial peels that involve the application of stronger acids such as glycolic or trichloroacetic acid. They penetrate deeper into the skin, targeting the middle layer of the skin and erasing moderate pigmentation, acne scars, and wrinkles. They are a good option for people with severe acne or sun-damaged skin.
Deep peels are the strongest type of chemical peels that involve the application of phenol acid. They penetrate the deep layers of the skin, targeting deeply rooted scars, wrinkles, and discoloration. They are recommended for people with severe skin aging issues and deep wrinkles.
An at-home skin peel is a popular and non-invasive option. These peels use chemical exfoliants such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), which dissolve the outer layer of skin cells, revealing brighter, smoother, and more radiant skin. While many people prefer to have skin peels done by a professional, several safe and effective at-home options, such as Laboratori Collagenil Intense Resurfacing, are available. With proper use, at-home skin peels can provide notable benefits to the appearance and health of the skin.
The chemicals used in chemical peels penetrate the skin at different depths and break down the bonds between cells that hold the dead skin together. Superficial peels and at-home peels work to exfoliate the dead skin cells on top of the skin, revealing a fresh and radiant complexion.
Medium peels remove more damaged skin cells and stimulate new cell growth. They are best for improving skin texture, tone, and pigmentation issues. Deep peels work to remove deep wrinkles and signs of sun damage, but they require more downtime and come with more risks, such as hyperpigmentation and scarring.
Stay tuned for part two, where we’ll get into the nitty-gritty details of what to expect at a chemical peel appointment, including preparation, treatment, and post-treatment care. With this knowledge, we hope you can make informed decisions about whether or not chemical peels are right for you to achieve the glowing skin you deserve.