Which Chemical Peel is Right for Me?
- Posted on: Nov 30 2021
Chemical peels have long been regarded as a top treatment to sustain healthy skin. The customized treatment is improved to improve the look and feel of the skin by encouraging the release of dead and damaged cellular debris. Just one peel can leave the skin smoother and more radiant. Repeat treatments can help promote collagen production and reduce the signs of aging. At Aesthetic Medispa of West County, located adjacent to our St. Louis office, we offer a variety of chemical peel options. We describe them here to help you begin to discern which might be best for you.
The lightest of our peels, this treatment is great for a quick pick-me-up for the skin. It may be ideal for a first chemical peel experience or for the person who has a busy schedule and cannot afford downtime. The Illuminize peel can improve skin tone, texture, and clarity with little to no peeling.
Still considered a light chemical peel, this treatment can address multiple concerns at once. Examples include acne scarring, acne, sun damage, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles. Clinical studies of the Vitalize peel indicate that treatment can thicken the epidermis and enhance collagen production. Though mild to moderate peeling may occur in the week after treatment, this peel can be done every 3 to 4 weeks for more dramatic results.
This SkinMedica peel is the strongest of the three. It targets deeper layers of the skin for more comprehensive exfoliation. The Rejuvenize peel can address the same concerns as lighter peels, but to a more profound degree. Moderate peeling is expected within the week following treatment, and may last two to five days. A series of peels may be performed at 6-week intervals to achieve more significant improvements.
Finding the Right Peel for Your Skin
One of the factors that may help you choose the right peel is knowing your skin type. Our providers can assist with this during your consultation. Chemical peels are generally safe and gentle for just about all skin types, but it matters which is selected. With darker skin tones, the concern is that a deep peel may cause pigment irregularities. For darker skin, then, we choose lighter peels that cause more flaking than actual peeling.
Get your holiday glow going early. Contact us to schedule a visit to our St. Louis med spa location for your chemical peel.
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