What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel, also known as chemical exfoliator, uses a chemical solution to improve the appearance of your skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to your skin, which remove your outer skin’s layers. The new skin is usually smoother with fewer lines and wrinkles, has a more even color and is brighter in complexion.
What conditions does a chemical peel treat?
Chemical peels are used to treat certain skin conditions or to improve your appearance by improving the tone and texture of your skin.
Chemical peels are most commonly performed on your face, neck or hands. They can help reduce or improve:
Fine lines and wrinkling caused by sun damage, aging and hereditary factors.
Certain types of acne.
Sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, uneven skin coloring.
Rough skin, scaly patches, dull complexion.
At SkinProVancouver, we are offering a medical-grade superficial chemical peels perfect for all skin types.
Is a chemical peel good for all skin types?
Generally, superficial peels can be used on all skin types. However, if you have a darker skin tone, you have a greater risk of experiencing a darkening of your skin after treatment. This condition is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If you have a naturally darker skin tone, you may want to get the advice of your skin specialist about other less aggressive treatments to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.
Chemical peeling may also not be recommended if you:
Have a history of abnormal skin scarring like keloids or hypertrophic scars
Have extra coloring in your scars.
Have skin conditions or take medications that make your skin more sensitive.
Can't stay out of the sun for the healing period.