Living in sunny Florida, no matter how diligent we are about applying sunscreen and protecting our skin, we’ve all had instances where we were burned and then our skin peeled. It’s inevitable in South Florida.
But in our CRS MedSpa, we like to force a little skin peeling/exfoliation with our chemical peels. Our superficial and medium depth peels are great for treating a variety of skin issues. Chemical peels remove dead skin, revealing new, smoother, younger-looking skin beneath.
February’s a good time for a chemical peel in our CRS MedSpa, as we’re usually not out in the sun quite as much, so your skin can have a peel and rebuild new skin cells before sunny spring and summer.
What can you treat with a chemical peel?
Chemical peels are usually done on the face, but they can also be used on the neck and the backs of the hands. Here are the skin issues they can address:
- Lessen the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
- Treat certain types of acne
- Minimize fine lines, especially those under the eyes and on the corners of the mouth
- Reduce the appearance of freckles, age spots, and melasma
- Improve the overall appearance of the skin
Types of chemical peels
It can sound harsh but the goal of all chemical peels is to destroy certain parts of the skin to encourage the growth of new skin cells. With more than superficial peels, there is noticeable skin peeling that lasts from a day to two weeks. The duration depends on the penetration and type of the chemicals used in the peel.
- Superficial peels — These are mild peels usually done with acids derived from fruits, called glycolic acids. Superficial peels may have some light peeling over the next day or two, but nothing extreme.
- Medium peels — These peels usually involve trichloroacetic acid. They penetrate more deeply into the skin, causing a second-degree burn on the skin. There will be peeling and crusting with medium peels as the skin begins the process of rebuilding.