6 Benefits of Chemical Peels

In 2018, chemical peels were among the five most-used minimally invasive procedures. With over 1.38 million procedures requested, chemical peels stood at the third spot behind Botox and soft tissue fillers.

There are three types of chemical peels—light, medium, and deep. Light chemical peels exfoliate the skin lightly and remove only the epidermis, the topmost skin layer. Meanwhile, a medium chemical peel is slightly more robust and removes the dermis and the skin layer beneath the epidermis. A deep chemical peel will remove the epidermis, along with the dermis’s upper and middle layers, and might require local anesthesia before the procedure.

Here we share the six benefits of getting chemical peels.

Treats Acne

Topical acne treatments can only go so far. A chemical peel exfoliates deeper and helps ease acne breakouts. It is an effective treatment for mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris. It can unclog the pores, decrease oil production, remove blackheads, reduce inflammation, cleanse the skin thoroughly, and reveal a new skin layer. Glycolic acid chemical peels are simple, inexpensive, and efficacious in treating pores, acne, and acne scars.

Erases Fine Lines and Wrinkles  

Fine lines and wrinkles make you look older, significantly reducing the youthful charm that’s often associated with healthy, glowing skin. Deep peels can help you eliminate them by treating severe photoaging, deep or coarse wrinkles, and scars.

Minimizes Sun Damage

If sunspots, discoloration, or hyperpigmentation are getting in your way of feeling confident, vibrant, and beautiful, you must try chemical peels. A mild chemical peel can help heal sunspots, freckles, and other pigmentation problems.

Controls Melasma

Melasma, a common hyperpigmentation disorder, is often resistant to specific cosmetic treatments. It can negatively affect a person’s self-esteem and quality of life. If you’re noticing an increase in pigmentation problems, trying a chemical peel for acne scars can be a promising solution. Traditional glycolic peels, lactic acid peels, and phytic solutions are safe and effective treatments for melasma.

Easily Customizable

According to Statista, the market for chemical peel facial rejuvenation will reach $3.1 billion by 2026. Chemical peels are popular because they are low-risk, safe for every skin color, and customizable. Cosmetic surgeons can mix and match different acids to address specific skin concerns.

Balances Texture

Peels are best known for their unparalleled skin-smoothing benefits, balancing the skin’s overall texture. They can give you silkier, toned skin and boost its ability to absorb skincare products. Peels work by lifting rigid and dead skin layers from the face, neck, or hands, leaving gorgeous and smooth skin behind.

About Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics

We offer VI™ Peel, Illuminize Peel®, Rejuvenize Peel™, and Vitalize Peel®, along with several other non-surgical cosmetic skin therapies, injectables, and laser treatments. We have been serving the residents of Portsmouth since 2002. Please fill out our new patient form to find out which profound skin treatment works best for you. You can also call us at (603) 319-8432 or email at hello@ballentynemedicalaesthetics.com to know more.