A chemical peel can treat anything from signs of aging to acne. Here’s how it can help you, according to your skincare concern.

For many people, the idea of doing a chemical peel on their face sounds like the stuff of nightmares.


But despite this treatment’s gory name, and the bad rap it has gotten in the media, this procedure can actually be transformative for the skin. The fact that it is the third most popular non-invasive treatment that millions of Americans do regularly each year should be a testament to its versatility and effectiveness. But what exactly is a chemical peel? Here’s everything you need to know about them, and how they can benefit your skin.

What does a chemical peel do?

As the name suggests, a chemical peel resurfaces the skin. But the procedure is a lot less scary than the same might suggest. A solution that is chosen depending on your concerns is applied to the skin which removes the top layers. The result? While this might sound gruesome, if done correctly by a trained professional, there is little to no downtime. It is also a much more budget-friendly option than other skin-improving procedures, such as laser treatments.

What skincare concerns can they address?

The real question is what skincare concerns can’t they address! While people suffering from dryness and sensitivity or probably benefit more for soothing facials, chemical peels have yielded amazing results among people suffering from acne, hyperpigmentation, and even fine lines and wrinkles. Practitioners can also create custom formulas so that your peel is tailored to your specific needs.

Is the treatment safe?

Don’t worry, your face won’t sizzle and melt off! These treatments are safe when performed by a board-certified practitioner. But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be side effects. Depending on what type of chemical peel you opt for, the downtime might vary from none to a few days, during which you might experience some discoloration, redness, swelling and, of course, peeling. But the result? After a few days of looking dull and flaky, you will be left with a fresh, glowing complexion. Worth it!


Interested in getting a chemical peel? Contact us and we’ll get you glowing in no time!