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What are Chemical Peels?
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin
Stimulated collagen production, which can help to make the skin plump and firm
Types of Chemical Peels
These are the mildest type of chemical peel and only affect the outermost layer of skin. They are typically made with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) and can help to improve skin texture and tone.
These peels penetrate deeper into the skin than superficial peels, and are typically made with glycolic or trichloroacetic acid. They can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. These are the best type of chemical peel for acne scars.
These are the strongest type of chemical peel and penetrate deeply into the skin. They are typically made with phenol or a combination of acids and can help to treat more severe skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles and scarring.
Preparing for a Chemical Peel
Before your chemical peel treatment, it’s important to prepare your skin properly. This may include avoiding certain medications or skincare products that can increase skin sensitivity, and following any pre-treatment instructions provided by your skincare professional. It’s also important to discuss any medical conditions or medications you are taking with your skincare professional, as these may affect your treatment.
What to Expect During a Chemical Peel
Aftercare for a Chemical Peel
After your chemical peel treatment, it’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your skincare professional. This may include applying a gentle moisturizer to your skin, avoiding sun exposure, and avoiding certain skincare products for a period of time after your treatment. It’s important to protect your skin from the sun following a chemical peel, as your skin may be more sensitive to damage from UV radiation.
Chemical Peel Safety and Risks
While chemical peels are generally safe and effective, there are some risks and potential side effects to be aware of. These can include:
Redness, peeling, or flaking of the skin
Temporary skin discoloration
Scarring or infection in rare cases
Increased sensitivity to the sun
It’s important to discuss any concerns you may have about chemical peel safety with your skincare professional before undergoing treatment.
Why Choose Us for Your Chemical Peel Treatment
At MyImage Skin and Body, we specialize in safe and effective chemical peel treatments that can help you achieve your best skin yet. Our team of skincare professionals is experienced in performing chemical peels of varying strengths and formulations, and we work closely with each client to develop a treatment plan tailored to their unique skin concerns and goals.
We use only the highest quality skincare products and equipment to ensure optimal results and minimize the risk of side effects. Our comfortable and welcoming spa environment is designed to help you feel relaxed and pampered throughout your treatment.
What is the Cosmelan Peel?
The Cosmelan Peel is a professional-grade chemical peel that targets pigmentation issues, including melasma, sun damage, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This powerful treatment involves the application of a topical mask that contains a blend of active ingredients, such as azelaic acid, Kojic acid, and arbutin. The mask is left on the skin for several hours and then removed, revealing brighter, smoother, and more radiant skin.
How does the Cosmelan Peel work?
The Cosmelan Peel works by inhibiting the production of melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color. The active ingredients in the mask block the enzyme that produces melanin, which reduces the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The peel also exfoliates the skin, which helps to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, resulting in a smoother and more even complexion.
The length of a chemical peel treatment can vary depending on the strength and type of peel being performed, as well as the specific concerns being treated. Superficial peels can typically be performed in under an hour, while medium and deep peels may take longer.
After a chemical peel, you may experience some redness, peeling, or flaking of the skin. This is normal and should subside within a few days to a week, depending on the strength of the peel. It’s important to follow any aftercare instructions provided by your skincare professional, such as applying a gentle moisturizer and avoiding sun exposure.
The frequency of chemical peel treatments will depend on the specific concerns being treated, as well as the strength and type of peel being performed. Superficial peels can typically be performed more frequently than medium or deep peels. It’s important to discuss your skincare goals and concerns with your skincare professional to determine the appropriate frequency of chemical peel treatments for your skin.
Yes, chemical peels can be combined with other skincare treatments, such as facials, microdermabrasion, or laser treatments. Your skincare professional can recommend the best combination of treatments to help you achieve your skincare goals.
The chemical peel cost can vary depending on several factors, including the type of peel, the size of the treatment area, the location of the clinic, and the expertise of the skincare professional.
At MyImage Skin and Body, we are dedicated to helping our clients achieve
radiant and youthful skin with safe and effective Chemical Peel treatments in
Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and
learn more about how we can help you achieve your beauty goals.