Chemical peels help a great deal in addressing anti-ageing in skin care. They can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation problems, increase circulation in the skin and unplug clogged pores.Chemical peels can stimulate collagen and elastin making the skin plumper and younger looking.
There are many kinds of chemical peels. Here is a list of the most common peels and how they can be used to help your skin:
Glycolic 10%-50% (alpha hydroxyl acid) These peels help with oily, acneic or ageing skin. They are derived from sugar cane. Salicylic 10%-30% (beta hydroxyl acid) These peels come from the aspirin family found in willow trees and address bacteria on the skin as well as oily skin.
Salicylic 10%-30% (beta hydroxyl acid) These peels come from the aspirin family found in willow trees and address bacteria on the skin as well as oily skin.
Lactic 20%-50% (AHA) These peels are derived from milk. They hydrate and exfoliate at the same time helping with oily, ageing, dry skin. Mandelic 20%-50%. These peels come from bitter almonds. They are safe for darker skin and address sensitive/
Mandelic 20%-50%. These peels come from bitter almonds. They are safe for darker skin and address sensitive/ageing/oily skin issues. They have antiseptic and antibacterial properties. They are superficial and can address pigmentation issues.
Azelaic 20%-40% derived from wheat rye and barley. They address acne/rosacea/and sensitive pigmented skin.
Jessner is a blend of lactic/salicylic/and resorcinol. They help with acne, scaring, cystic acne, and pigmented skin. These peels are usually very strong.
TCA (tricholroactic acid) This peel works for dry/aging/scaring/pigmented skin. They can be layered and run mild to strong.
In all cases of using chemical peels, a good skin and health history must be taken before any peel is done. This is important to ensure that a bad reaction to the chemical used won’t occur. If you decide to have a peel, don’t start off with something strong. Start with a more gentle peel and progress from there. Just because the peel is of a lesser strength doesn’t mean it won’t work as well. It means that the peel is buffered and Ph balanced to the skin and this makes it safer for you and your skin. Also, choose an esthetician that you can trust who understands how to do chemical peels. It takes special training to understand what peels would be best for you and how to adjust the strength so you will get the desired result for better skin.
At Skin Care by Robyn, we take a progressive, not an aggressive approach to chemical peels. This means we start off slowly with chemical peels and progress in the strength of the peel after we get to know your skin. This provides effective results in a safe environment so your skin will improve over time. A series of more gentle peels is always better for your skin than one deep peel. This approach offers more safety and a lot less downtime. Some of the peels we use have very little to no downtime yet give you beautiful results.